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Inside Job Numbers: Temporary Jobs Count

Inside Job Numbers: Temporary Jobs Count

Something about jobs numbers that no one ever talks about, that is, assuming they're even aware of this.

Temporary jobs count!

Democrats play the role of Republicans in this debate today. Just as they talk about Obama's record breaking stock market as evidence of his prowess in managing the recovery, so too do they cite his job numbers. So much cheerleading, they try to quash any analysis of the numbers. But they should because they're missing something really distorted about the recovery: temporary jobs count. The lesson we lose when we ignore this aspect of job numbers (more important than underemployment IMO) is the disdain corporations have for labor. Specifically, they go to great lengths to deny workers what labor fought for 100 years ago: a living wage and benefits. What happened to those $25/hr jobs? Why are workers making $14/hr? Are employers really not willing to pay that wage? Actually, those $14 jobs are in fact $25/hr paid by the employer. The difference ($11) being paid directly to the staffing agency.

If only Democrats could put down their pom poms and talk about temporary jobs as a symptom of something terribly wrong rather than, as MSM portrays it, a positive economic indicator, they can expose the "free market" gig economic policies of conservatives.

But they (Democrats) can't, because it's a football game, a their side is winning right now.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Aug 7, 2015, 12:20 PM (1 replies)

Where do people here come down on Uber et. al.?

Great opportunity for thousands of part-timers, fair competition. Cool app!

Unfair competition to middle class professionals, subject to regulations and restrictions, trying to provide for their family. Another example of libertarian "race to the bottom" economics wherein technology is ahead of the law.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Jul 23, 2015, 04:18 PM (96 replies)

Woot! Woot! The DOL is taking my claim!

In May, I filed a complaint against my then employer on the grounds of unfair labor practices, namely, expecting its employees to work off the clock and be happy they have a job, ie, wage theft. It's pathetic that it's impossible to get your coworkers to come along. We all talk among ourselves about working evenings and on weekends, but their attitude is that of one who has Corporate Stockholm Syndrome and they side with the abuser.

Anyway, the DOL wrote me stating they'll be conducting an audit of this company.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Jul 22, 2015, 08:22 PM (3 replies)

In some ways, it's like Stockholm Syndrome around here

Who blew up the world economy?
Crooks and banksters

How do fix the world economy?
Hand $trillions to the crooks and banksters
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Jun 3, 2015, 06:32 PM (0 replies)

Lol Preacher sheshe! Don't let hypocrisy stop you!

I'm sorry you lost your livelihood, too. The world imploded because all of the presidents are trickle down believers. What idiot would give $TRILLIONS to the criminals while the middle class crumbled.

And why do you defend Obama for doing this? Shock Doctrine response to crisis aimed at bailing out those responsible.

Good on ya, sheshe! Side with the offender like a victim of abuse.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Jun 3, 2015, 12:18 AM (1 replies)

Really you guys?

the only way out is to give the crooks and robbers what they want at the barrel of a gun?

Do you remember what Iceland said to the motherfuckers and what happened to their economy after?

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Jun 2, 2015, 11:28 PM (2 replies)

That's because our Presidents, all of them...

are proponents of Trickle Down economics. Obama had trillions of $ to throw around in his first months in office and gave it all to the white, male douchebags who blew up the world.

And now jobs are trickling down and all the idiots rejoice because they forgot Obama proved he's a trickle down believer in his first few months.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue Jun 2, 2015, 10:01 PM (1 replies)

the "we agree on 90%" meme was effective! Obama proves

... yet again how easy it is to manipulate Dems.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue May 12, 2015, 11:01 PM (1 replies)

Some policies are much bigger than others

TPP isn't a single vote. It's making major economic policy decisions.

It's like saying Hillary's war vote was just one vote and we're not living with the repercussions 12 years later.

1 <> 1

Don't be so myopic.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue May 12, 2015, 10:51 PM (0 replies)

My 3-D chess prowess says he's giving Hillary wiggle room

She can wait and find out which way the wind blows before announcing she's always been a supporter or opponent of TPP.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Tue May 12, 2015, 10:42 PM (1 replies)
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