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If You Have One Of These Jobs, Good Luck

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While global equity markets (alone) celebrated what appeared to be a somewhat lackluster jobs data dump yesterday, it's not all rainbows and unicorns for the US employee. It is not just manufacturing jobs that are bleeding (as bartenders and waitresses surge), but the following 14 professions have been in decline for the last decade and are projected to drop even further going forward. From shipping clerks to sewing machine operators and typists, the new normal looks a little different from the old normal of the last century.



Source: BLS and Goldman Sachs


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Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment bugs_
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single borrower, single payer

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment UncleBubba
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File Clerk, Data Entry Keyers, Typists, Office Machine operators?

didn't know these still existed. 

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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I had to chuckle when I saw "Printing Press Operator" on there.  A million years ago I was in that industry- eating printing presses alive with digital solutions.  Now the internet is eating digital printing solutions alive.  Book printing and Direct Mail were the last great hold-outs where there was plenty of volume to support big printers and presses, now even they are in decline. 

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:50 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Book printing and Direct Mail were the last great hold-outs where there was plenty of volume to support big printers and presses, now even they are in decline.

Printing press operators are still in high demand in the central banking "industry".

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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If only 'twere true.  Treasury prints the paper currency (Crane Paper out of New England supplies the paper stock to them, the rest is done "in house"). 

Fed does the electronic kind.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:26 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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at least my vcr rewinder job appears to be safe....

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment neidermeyer
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Don't let your continuing education slide ,, I understand that there is great demand for DVD and Blu-Ray rewind operators.


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 22:00 | Link to Comment Long-John-Silver
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I can't figure out how to rewind my Internet Streaming Box (ROKU). The only button on it is labelled "reset" and it's located behind a tiny hole so you need a pin to push it. I've never actually pushed it and never had a reason to. Perhaps they employ South Asia Indians to re-wind all that stuff I watch and provide US phone support at the same time.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 09:58 | Link to Comment cifo
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Switchboard operator???????? In 2020? This must be a joke.

How about punchcard typist? Or lawnmower/TV/VCR repairman?

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 13:04 | Link to Comment ATM
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Those are all still government positions protected by union contracts.


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 23:56 | Link to Comment old naughty
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"vcr rewinder" will not be safe after the rewind/collapse...

in fact, I don't believe the tellers will still be high up in 2020 as IMHO, these jobs will be robot-o-maxed right after the rewind/collapse, soon...and they'd just be spewing:"Sorry money is not available at this time, please try back later".

You can record that into the vcr.


Sun, 07/07/2013 - 00:55 | Link to Comment Cast Iron Skillet
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but then you do need a vcr rewinder.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 01:46 | Link to Comment All Risk No Reward
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The scary thing is that these numbers don't include the collapse that will occur between now and 2020.

Be scared enough to be concerned to take positive action to gaincontrol over the necessities of life.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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'Crane Paper out of New England supplies the paper stock to them, the rest is done "in house"'

Yep, that was Myre Kraft's contribution to the empire.  Bob is still happy to have diversified into owning sports teams and attempting to be a real estate mogul.

- Ned

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:35 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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Local store owner asked me to locate a money counter for him.  I ended up finding an inexpensive one with multiple counterfeit detection levels built-in.  During his first run of less than 100 20's it kicked out four bills. Then it kicked out a couple 10's and 5's.  He said he normally rubs his finger over the 20's to detect the impressions on the bills but they were getting harder to detect.  He said he stopped taking 50's and 100's except from regulars years ago as the counterfeits were rampant.

Seems like Ben has some competition.

Also, this guy gives me his change to sort and 'clean' every week.  I get his bags of coins, throw them in a counter/sorter, then run each type of coin through another sorter that 'rejects' copper and silver coins. Averaging 5-6 silvers a week now and 2-3 rolls of copper. Takes about an hour. I think people are raiding their change jars as the 'Recovery' progresses. I'm looking for a commercial countertop sorter to count coins in the store and keep 5% and the owner gets more sales without the hassle of counting it. 

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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I guess boardgames/cards & calendars are the last ones holding the torch

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment Jam Akin
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Video game packaging and such is still a profitable niche.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 11:20 | Link to Comment TruthBeforeAll
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I hear the Fed is still hiring.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 00:06 | Link to Comment AGuy
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"File Clerk, Data Entry Keyers, Typists, Office Machine operators?"

There is a huge error on the Office Machine Operators. Today everyone working is an office Machine operator, since virtually everyone has a desktop or laptop PC that they operate.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:49 | Link to Comment giggler123
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Yep, 4years @ college, now on 10year apprenticeship as shipping clerk.  My boss recons in 6years I maybe take the reins.  Ofcourse I gotta pay for my student loan for another 30years, and perhaps a house or two, you know how it is these days flipping seems important, its always on t.v.  I did think perhaps I should have taken up Betamax repairs since their seems more of a future in it...

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:36 | Link to Comment uhb
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precisely my thoughts when i read that.


Sun, 07/07/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment JeffB
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I was a little surprised the chart labels them as "Professionals".


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment Taku
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OT: Offer tells driver that his Constitutional rights DO NOT apply at roadblocks, and may be 'taken away' for 'safety concerns'.

Don't know if anyone posted this already, but:

4th of July DUI Checkpoint - Drug Dogs, Searched without Consent, Rights Taken Away, while Innocent

Sure the driver wasn't being a proper sheeple.

That does not give just cause for police to tell you that your Constitutional rights can be taken away for, errr, a roadblock. Or does it? You decide...(what kind of world you want to live in).

Maybe next time they will want your smartphone data. Or DNA sample.


All hail, Emperor Obama.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:54 | Link to Comment nmewn
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I'll see your "guilty until proven innocent/show me your papers Stasi checkpoint" and raise a blatant Third Amendment violation ;-)

"Mitchell claims that defendant officers, including Cawthorn and Worley and Sgt. Michael Waller then "conspired among themselves to force Anthony Mitchell out of his residence and to occupy his home for their own use." (Waller is identified as a defendant in the body of the complaint, but not in the heading of it.)
     The complaint continues: "Defendant Officer David Cawthorn outlined the defendants' plan in his official report: 'It was determined to move to 367 Evening Side and attempt to contact Mitchell. If Mitchell answered the door he would be asked to leave. If he refused to leave he would be arrested for Obstructing a Police Officer. If Mitchell refused to answer the door, force entry would be made and Mitchell would be arrested.'"
     At a few minutes before noon, at least five defendant officers "arrayed themselves in front of plaintiff Anthony Mitchell's house and prepared to execute their plan," the complaint states.
     It continues: "The officers banged forcefully on the door and loudly commanded Anthony Mitchell to open the door to his residence.
     "Surprised and perturbed, plaintiff Anthony Mitchell immediately called his mother (plaintiff Linda Mitchell) on the phone, exclaiming to her that the police were beating on his front door.
     "Seconds later, officers, including Officer Rockwell, smashed open plaintiff Anthony Mitchell's front door with a metal ram as plaintiff stood in his living room."

No warrant, no nothing, outside of an overriding sense of self importance & superiority.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:09 | Link to Comment Croesus
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Moar "Government FOR the People"....



Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:37 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Be patient.

The time is coming when being a paramilitary policeman will be making yourself a target.

There are plenty of old-timers still around who do not go with this crap, but their numbers are dwindling.

Part of the reason to militarize the police is to make them see you as an enemy combatant and treat you as such.

In the meantime, do not put yourself at risk. You will know when the time is right, when they attack us openly.

You new brainwashed guys out there with badges: what goes around comes around. All of you are making one huge tactical mistake, but I sure won't tell you what it is, bitches. I will tell you this: you will regret ever having picked up that shield. You will learn to fear righteous Americans, I can promise you  that much.

Act only in self-defense, ZH Brothers. Obey their criminal laws until they leave us no choice. You must do so or we lose the moral superiority.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:33 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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I got on YouTube through the link to the Kid getting his Fourth Amendment violated.


Yeah. There is a way of fighting back. But then You Tube censors me so quickly. LOL. There were many State Lovers supporting the ILLEGAL SEARCH. So I merely wrote:


"If that kid has no right to be safe and secure from Warrantless Searches then the posters whom SUPPORT THIS ACTION have no right to the Freedom of Speech.

Let's have them EXPERIENCE an unwarranted loss of Freedom.

Maybe they need to be placed on the Terror Watch List for their statements to INCITE Civil Disobedience. They need to be REPORTED to DHS.

Maybe they will be placed on the No Fly List. Maybe it might retard their chance for advancement in their Jobs.

You cannot be too safe, right?"


I wonder why You Tube censored this??? Do you have a clue?


Tall Tom

I Cor 13

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Professions, mine, professor. Anything to do with education (the net is taking over, they are having us construct our own demise).

Lawyer, I bet.

Banker, I bet.

So many bubbes to burst...

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment dynomutt
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I read the hotshot ones are buying rental houses in the Hamptons to rent out.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment nmewn
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And if you refuse you don't get your severance package.

Go Team!

Really makes ya want to get up in the morning ;-)

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment InvalidID
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Debt collections are booming!

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:54 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Blackboard, Canvas, and the like.

Rote memorization check off lists; no discussion, debate, writing, or critical thinking.

Students supposedly "learning" as they click through a formulaic PowerPoint type slideshow, alone.

They'll take the tests together of course, while they sit on the couch drinking beer and eating delievered pizza or microwave'd easy meals because they can't make toast or boil water.

Tuition up as humans are taken out of equation;  higher profit, less overhead, more money for Administrators.

Before long there won't be classrooms or lecture halls or libraries, just a huge I.T. Department with banks of computers and "Engagement Centers" on campus with every fast food joint and bling restaurant imaginable where students are supposed to discuss and debate their "learning" but they just eat over-salted corporate slop, play on their devices, and hook-up.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:58 | Link to Comment nmewn
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On the bright side, the homeless will now have some really cool buildings to crash in.


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:21 | Link to Comment jwoop66
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Present company excepted, I'm sure professor, but your profession has done more than its fair share to get us in the unconstitutional mess(es) we all presently occupy. 

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:12 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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"it's not all rainbows and unicorns for the US employee."

Even unicorns are having a tough time.  Their days of making a living wage punching the hole in CDs are numbered thanks to iTunes.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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I used to make vinyl records at RCA. Then I became a typist. 

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment Jendrzejczyk
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Please go into central banking next.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:30 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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If I were to do that they would shortly be obsolete.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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It is Saturday night and all, but I'm guessing that was the point ;-)

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:11 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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You must be old or worked for Uni or 33 1/

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:28 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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Old. Oldly enough, a medical transciptionist can still get work, it just doesn't pay anything. 

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Midas
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Do you need to be able to spell transciptionist to get the job?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment dynomutt
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Jumpin' Jupiter, those jobs STILL EXIST?!?!!?


I can't think of anywhere I've been in the last 15 years that has any positions that match anything like that.


Shipping clerk?  That's externalized

Bank Teller? ATM fix everything!

Data Entry Keyer?!? OCR and IT

Printing Press Operator??! Niche, probably a couple thousand left in the country, yes?  Newspapers being chucked in the dustbin of history can't help that.

Loan interviewers and clerks???!? THIS IS ZEROHEDGE! YOU KNOW WHY THIS IS DYING

File clerks?  Yes, I need a file clerk to tell me where COMMAND.COM is

Ticket agent? Externalized and/or automated

Sewing Machine Operator?  This is AMERICA! We can't all be American Giant!

Machine Feeders?!? Ditto, THIS IS AMERICA! We can't all be Tesla/GE!

Switchboard Operator?!!? Wasn't Woz's job in the 70's before Atari and Apple putting together blue boxes that Jobs would sell?  Even in the damned 70's these people were wastes of space!

Postal Services? Postal Barcode/autosort, budget cuts


Flight Attendants? Well, as long as they fit between the seats I guess they're fine.

Office machine operators?! Yes, I need some person JUST FOR operating my laser printer or labeler.  That really makes a whole lot of sense.


Seriously, if a company still has any of these and is run by anyone under 70, that person should be shown the door.  Over 70 and they should have been given their gold watch by now.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment AR15AU
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My little bro has been in printing for a few years now.  It is niche.  All the operators and color mixers have been in the game forever, aging baby boomers, and there is no replacing them with a younger generation.  He can literally work anywhere in the country and they pay him ridiculous sums for such "labor".  Interesting how even in dying industries, there are still opportunities.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:24 | Link to Comment dynomutt
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I'm pretty sure most of the good work in that sector these days is in junk mail^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hpromotional circulars that just EVERYONE wants!


And absolutely, positively printed with eco-friendly inks.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:47 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Even direct mail (please don't call it junk mail if you're talking to a junk mailer) is in outright decline.  Partly the internet eating it's lunch, partly a lack of desire to invest in an industry that depends on the bankrupt Post Office to deliver it's finished goods (mailing packages) in a timely fashion.  Most of the Mom-and-Pop DM shops have been eaten by the big boys.  Or just gone bust.

Google "Direct Group" out of New Jersey (now defunct).  If the company had been called "Phoenix Steel" the story would read almost exactly the same.


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment bluskyes
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I have made my niche maintinaing "legacy systems" that were scheduled to be retired 10+ years ago. No one young wants to learn the old shit, the old guys are retiring, and the systems still do what they were intended to.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 01:25 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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"Loan interviewers and clerks???!? THIS IS ZEROHEDGE! YOU KNOW WHY THIS IS DYING"

Yeah, we are getting to the point in the bubble cycle that they will give a loan to anyone with a pulse again.


Agreed, but just wait.  Keyboard to be replaced with thumb swipe text interpret pad, most communications will read like this:

"I go now, bill sent, u sign, u pay, we deliver, thx, nice day."

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:14 | Link to Comment dynomutt
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I'm surprised punch-card keyers, stackers, and sorters wasn't on this list.


IBM fix everything

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 07:49 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Or nine track tape librarians.. 

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment SpykerSpeed
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I used to be a teller, after I graduated a couple years ago.  It's just bizarre to me that that job still exists... people my age (hell, people under age 50) hardly ever go into a bank except to beg for a loan or get a roll of quarters to pay for parking.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:18 | Link to Comment dynomutt
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One use of the teller is to go coin roll hunting.

Ask for a $500 box of halfs and see if you find any silver ones.


As is said on the ZH


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:30 | Link to Comment SpykerSpeed
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Oh yeah, I would get tons of requests for half dollar coins.  I'd never give them out, though - I purchased all of them for myself before the bank even opened for the day.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:06 | Link to Comment max2205
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Ha, silver, the new BDI index

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:42 | Link to Comment natty light
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The only time I go in my credit union is when the ATM is inaccessible.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment Mr. Crisp
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I'm thinking of the future. What are the good jobs in Greece?


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Ban KKiller
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Food production, fisherman?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment Jendrzejczyk
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You would need to be Miss Crisp.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:08 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Travel agent, U-Haul dealer, Pawn broker, gun smith, bicycle repair & taxi service, shoe repair, taylor, street lamp lighter, farrier/black smith, undertaker, witch doctor, moon-shiner, tire re-treader, appliance repair, auto repair..

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:38 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Printing press operators apparently had a bad 1997.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:27 | Link to Comment bluskyes
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No QE that year?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment Kiss My Iceland...
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Would it kill you to display the graph with the text readable horizontally ? I almost twisted my neck

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:20 | Link to Comment Never One Roach
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Worse yet, I twisted my back and think I'm permanently disabled....where did you say I apply for that SSDI ?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:33 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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You don't apply, you just give them your account information online without a doctor visit and they start sending you the checks.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Looks like Human Beings being replaced by machines.

Where do I apply to be a Hal 9000?

Or can I just retire on SS disability?

Reason:  "Cannot compute, no laser scanners built into eyes, organic parts that need ingestion of fluids, nutrients, and waste evacuation.  Not an automaton; also have a heart and a soul."

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:54 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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You remember in "The Empire Strikes Back" Lando Calrissian had that bald guy with the computer interface embedded in his skull and Lando could send commands to him via remote?  Your future.  And mine.  Enjoy.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:01 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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I thought that was in "Pluto Nash"

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment Racer
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Printing press operatives on the list???... I thought there was a  massive ongoing recruitment?

The ChairSatan and other central Bwanksters needs opertatives for their expanding toilet roll printing facilities

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:37 | Link to Comment Bear
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Something is amiss ... it says that from 1997 to now Printing press operators increased at least 10 times ... hardly when printing presses only work in .gov, printing regulations and $$$

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment WTFUD
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I'd wager anyone that the biggest jobs growth area is security ( admittedly it covers a large field ). My best job was doughnut control inspector where i trained people to measure the circumference annd diameter of the middle.
Aah the good old days when one knew ones place!

Back to reality it would be nice to read that 7000 or 95% of public economists jobs were immediately dispensed with. Real waste!

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment wjkins
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Tax paying American carpenter..which I find becoming more and more difficult every day.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:07 | Link to Comment Jendrzejczyk
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You (and I)[american electrician] are becoming dinosaurs. Use it to your advantage. There are some out there that will pay a premium for your time. You just need to find those customers and keep them,

and their circle of friends happy.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:25 | Link to Comment surf0766
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Have no fear.. once on the other side of the fiat,  only people who can use their hands will survive.


Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:41 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:36 | Link to Comment de3de8
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Due to OSHA?

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:07 | Link to Comment therearetoomany...
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15 years ago they said, 'get a trade, they can't outsource carpentry plumbing etc to india'

BUT, that's where NAFTA, H1-B, came in, and now this fucking immigration travesty

Can't outsource the job - insource the cheap labor, from mexico, india, china, russian, poland. 

This whole thing is about reducing our standard of living vs the rest of the world.   Just saw on CNN (only because I was stuck watching it while having breakfast) about how we're now having to import GP doctors because 'everyone' in the US is going for specialists. 

Believe it, it's true marxism/facism....there will be the elite and there will be the rest.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:36 | Link to Comment q99x2
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The United States of America could use a President. The position has been left wide open by a fucking globalist CIA puppet

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:40 | Link to Comment Bear
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Flight Attendant ... one of the hardest jobs to get in US. "When Delta Air Lines recently put out the “help wanted” sign for 400 flight attendants, more than 50,000 people applied."

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 00:11 | Link to Comment WAMO556
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I have seen some of the FLIGHT ATTENDANTS that got hired.... The term BATTLEAX comes to mind....


Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Heroic Couplet
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Talk to career counselors at a local community college.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment Sutton
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Put Floor Brokers up there to.



Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:23 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Professions .... typist, sewing machine operator, machine feeder ?  Jizz moppers ?

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:43 | Link to Comment Village Idiot
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By the looks of the handles on this thread old poster's might make it.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:31 | Link to Comment Judge Crater
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A lot of those jobs are hooked in with factory workplaces.  A factory shipping clerks sends out manufactured products.  Trouble is, thanks to NAFTA, ruinous tax policies that favored outsourcing and competition from China, some 50,000 large factories closed in the USA in the 1990s.  That represents a lot of fairly well paying full-time  jobs, many with health and retirement benefits.  Those factory closings hollowed out the industrial heartland of the USA.  The job I would like is to be part of VP Biden's entourage, to travel for free to first class hotels overseas, spending $500,00 or more on each two day, one hotel night "business" trip. 

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment Jam Akin
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Couldn't pay me enough to travel with that Yayhoo...

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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these are "professions?"

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Lmo Mutton
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How do you get an FA onto the flight deck?

Put a twinke on the dash and grease her hips.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment Promethus
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How about first responder with a six figure salary and pension. Hope that gravy train ends. Our "heros" killed that golden goose.

Sat, 07/06/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment nestle
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McDonald is always hiring ppl.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 00:08 | Link to Comment CuriousPasserby
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Fuck that work. I just want to get a fishing boat and learn to be a master baiter.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 02:04 | Link to Comment Manic by Proxy
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Come again?

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment toadold
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I found a job posting on line for part time data entry. It was for company that runs toll both camera's.  They needed people to manually enter License plate numbers. I suspect they were having a problem with their OCR picking up the plates....heh.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 01:21 | Link to Comment FleaMarketPete
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How can we get "HR Professionals" on there?  Sorry ladies, hiring people is not a science.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 02:54 | Link to Comment pitz
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"HR Professional", sounds like a complete oxymoron.  I've never met a so-called "HR Professional" that was professional at all.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 07:08 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Lucrative professions with a future: professional hitmen specializing in bankers and financiers.  Needed urgently - a Corzine capper....

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:11 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Yeah but when the whole system collapses, the rising professions will soon be gun smith, shoe repair, bicycle repair, appliance repair, undertaker...

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 08:11 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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On the bright side, I see huge opportunities for the Professionally Unemployed.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 09:00 | Link to Comment sunnyside
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In my first job when graduating college in 1986 we had a common secretary for six of us young engineers.  We had computers with word processors, but the old engineering manager felt the secretary was there to type our reports (any he did were still hand written and then given to her).  She had to have something to do and we were required to have her type them (no it wasn't for spelling or form).  It got so ridiculous that we would actually write the reports on the processor (I think it was Word Star or Word Perferct), print them and hand them to her and then she would proceed to re-type them out on her typewritter and then return them to us. 

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 09:08 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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They didn't include prostitution on the graph. That has increased since 1997.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 09:38 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Just going to have to do your own thing and make the best of it because relying on and employer has always not been a good idea and even worse now.  For many, and esp those over 40, being thrown out of job now is like being dropped off on a deserted island and it is either do or die.

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 10:43 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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The service industry did well during the Great Depression, so the repair industry should do pretty well.  

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 11:10 | Link to Comment Carnegie_IB
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Peter Drucker provides great reads into this subject matter. From his readings I learned that two types of workers are evolving. 1. service workers 2. knowledge workers. 

The service workers are expected to represent the larger portion of the workforce and support the knowledge worker. Similar to the support a warrior or knight had in history. 

Lower standard of living economies will have a greater emphasis on operating or physical related occupations. This may explain why outsourcing manufacturing jobs is believed to increase the standard of living of the relative economy. 


Sun, 07/07/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment knowshitsurelock
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Why not become a bureaucrat?  They make twice as much as the private sector, have huge retirement, medical, sick leave and vacation packages, and you really don't have to produce anything of value, or do anything which actually furthers commerce. 

All you have to do is harass those who create the value added to insure the necessary taxes that pay you, and slow down and destroy anyone who is trying to get something done.  You can never get fired for incompetence because that is the job description.  You will learn how to back stab others, how to be a total asshole, how to stop thinking logically, how to pass the buck, ignore anything which is helpful, and how to talk on the phone and do your nails at the same time.

These bureaucrat jobs are always hiring!

Sun, 07/07/2013 - 13:16 | Link to Comment Gavrikon
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High School Grad, went to work in a factory.  Laid off.  Back to School.

College Grad in IT.  Got replaced by cheap labor from India.  Went to night school.

Got a Real Estate Brokers License.

Need I continue?  Still wondering what those "jobs of the future" might be.

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 00:57 | Link to Comment Minister of Bre...
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I don't get "flight attendants". Is air traffic decreasing, is the cohort on each aircraft decreasing, or are existing attendants working more flights?

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