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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:34 AM

Dollar stores in multi-million dollar neighborhoods.

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Whenever a jobs report comes out I always ask what kind of jobs are being added. There is a wide gap between skilled and unskilled labor building in this economy. Those without the skills for select fields are being left behind to pickup jobs in the growing low-wage service sector. It used to be the case that blue collar work with one paycheck was enough to pursue the American Dream. That is definitely no longer the case.
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The US has nearly 25 percent of the work-force in low-wage work. This is much higher than many countries around the world:


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airplaneman Nov 2012 OP
louis-t Nov 2012 #1
DBoon Nov 2012 #2
Sherman A1 Nov 2012 #3
vinny9698 Nov 2012 #4
kcass1954 Nov 2012 #5
jmowreader Nov 2012 #6

Response to airplaneman (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:41 AM

1. It's sad when Dollar General and Salvation Army

are the new 'anchor stores' in strip malls.

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Response to airplaneman (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:48 AM

2. The war against unions since Taft Hartley passed

Retail workers were once heavily unionized, and the work paid well.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:28 PM

3. +1000

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Response to airplaneman (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 06:47 PM

4. The Dollar Store that has the biggest sales nation wide is in Beverly Hills

Rich people have two things that poor people do not have:
1. Money, so when they see a good deal they buy large quantities, cases
2. Storage space: Even if you have the money to buy larger quantities, poor people do not have any place to stash it.

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Response to airplaneman (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:13 PM

5. I'm always dismayed when a sports team wants their home city to pay for a new stadium/arena and

they release their "statistics" on how many "new" jobs will be created.

The question that is seldom asked and never answered is how many of those jobs are new, permanent, full-time positions that offer benefits and a living wage.

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Response to airplaneman (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 05:51 AM

6. The rich are very different from the poor

The poor use dollar stores to survive.

The rich have learned dollar stores are a great source for open stock quality glassware and party supplies. If you throw lots of parties you need shitloads of glasses and it is declasse to issue Solo cups when your bank balance rivals the GDP of Bangladesh. It is less expensive to buy 500 dollar-store glasses and a restaurant glass cart to store them than it is to rent glasses repeatedly.

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