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2019-05-24 Home Front: Politix
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-24 05:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [251 views ]  Top

#1 No doubt, Big Business wants the "good" old days back. They currently operate in a labor market. They don’t like that, because, in a labor market, firms compete for workers and wages are bid up. Companies don’t like a labor market. They prefer that workers compete for jobs and wages not rise.

Cheap labor continues to be very popular and the "Multinationals" paras that follow nail it as well. I'm not certain of Kushner's role in all of this however.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-24 06:02||   2019-05-24 06:02|| Front Page Top

#2 "The nearly two-thirds of U.S. IEEE members who reported being unemployed at some point during 2016, had not been re-employed by mid-April of 2017."

Lies and hyperbole. I always see "We're Hiring" signs at various fast-food joints. Food Preparation Engineers are in need.
Posted by DooDahMan 2019-05-24 07:35||   2019-05-24 07:35|| Front Page Top

#3 A major issue among people w STEM degrees is that they are frequently disappointed that their work is not fully STEM but includes a lot of admin as well. This gets worse with time because the more responsibility you have, the less actual STEM work you get done. In addition as companies change their business operations, people have to fill functions that they really didn't expect to work in, e.g., engineers have to evaluated job applicants, mathematicians have to edit company reports, etc.
Posted by lord garth 2019-05-24 08:22||   2019-05-24 08:22|| Front Page Top

#4 + Potential employers prefer to hire graduates from institutions where professors are allowed to fail members victim groups.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-05-24 08:33||   2019-05-24 08:33|| Front Page Top

#5 Maybe our universities could try educating some Americans for a change.
Posted by gorb 2019-05-24 09:54||   2019-05-24 09:54|| Front Page Top

#6 The president has insisted that "companies are moving offices to other countries because our immigration rules prevent them from retaining highly skilled and even ... totally brilliant people."

I've said it before. If they want cheap foreign labor let them move to the Third World shit hole of their choice. They can move their headquarters, the board of directors and chief operating officers offshore, move their mission critical databases. Move it all; lock, stock and barrel. Then they can deal with the Third World infrastructure, taxes, bribes and bureaucracy. Buh-bye.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-05-24 10:55||   2019-05-24 10:55|| Front Page Top

#7 A major issue among people w STEM degrees is that they are frequently disappointed that their work is not fully STEM but includes a lot of admin as well. This gets worse with

This is because — and I know this because Mr. Wife started out in STEM — the training required to get a STEM degree (look at a situation, figure out the solvable problem, then solve it) translates usefully to many other things, and the ability to apply mathematics covers much of the rest. The trick is to be sure that one really does want to remain in STEM, and find a company that offers a parallel technical track, where achievement is rewarded with a higher level technical problem to solve rather than promotion to management. The thing is, contra lord garth, it turns out some who started out in STEM — again like Mr. Wife — discover they really enjoy solving the problems that management presents, and are glad they were given the opportunity to develop unexpectedly enjoyable skills.

Bottom line, if one wants to be sure to stay in the lab, do not progress academically beyond a BS in the sciences or associate degree in engineering. To be sure, then one will find oneself merely executing others’ ideas rather than generating one’s own, but to limit oneself one must be limited. Or rich enough to self-finance the work, but that is a different question.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-05-24 17:10||   2019-05-24 17:10|| Front Page Top

#8 I was accused a number of times of being cynical, sarcastic, and aggressive with sociopathic tendencies while seeking re-employment. I was told I needed to up my 'emotional intelligence' which would make me more valuable than decades of STEM-based critical thinking.

There's not a talent shortage, there's an abundance of 'nice'.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-05-24 21:22||   2019-05-24 21:22|| Front Page Top

#9 I was accused a number of times of being cynical, sarcastic, and aggressive with sociopathic tendencies while seeking re-employment. I was told I needed to up my 'emotional intelligence' which would make me more valuable than decades of STEM-based critical thinking.

Could we...somehow be related Skid ?
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-24 22:20||   2019-05-24 22:20|| Front Page Top

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