Why Generation Y and Millennials are miserable.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MSP, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    It's an op-ed piece from one guy. I read it, and there is some round reasoning in there. But it still doesn't change the fact that we have too many liberal arts graduates and not enough nurses and engineers. It's not as much of a garbage degree as psychology, sociology, women's studies, or whatever Tassia has. Lol! But it's still no engineering degree. And not to pick at the wound but so far yours isn't doing you much good, not in career terms anyway.

    Here's the link folks should be reading:

    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/...oins-chorus-republicans-critical-liberal-arts
  2. Coleman

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    I think 2/3rds of all the girls I know on Facebook are now in nursing school or have just become a RN. I hope for their sake it doesn't become a flooded field of work like teaching became after the teacher shortage 8 or so years ago.
  3. mistawiskas

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    They might be sort of safe. The abominable-care-act is just a pre-emptive bail-out of the medical industry so there may or may not be a collapse there.
    I know all the big hospitals in this area are expanding like crazy.
  4. MSP

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    Yeah, it's important that we don't get a glut of any particular degree. Useful or otherwise. The schools should work in conjunction with industry to meter admissions to reflect the needs in the job market. Most liberal arts would return to what they were in antiquity - pursuits of the wealthy for enrichment, and for those limited few gifted in the arts. And in addition to all of that, the total number of college admissions should be lowered as well. For most of the worker bees apprenticeships and certificate programs would be all they would need. And when conditions in the workplace changed they could simply learn a new skill.
  5. mistawiskas

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    But then we get back to having jobs for the "worker bees". Those jobs will not ever be coming back to the USA.
    I think the utopian dream was to farm out all the manual and manufacturing jobs to lesser countries and promote the USA workforce
    all to upper management and technology based brainy employment.....or some shit like that.
    To me, the whole push to sell college degrees looks just like the sub-prime lending practices of 2000-2006. Apply this article to college loans instead of sub prime mortgages: http://anewscafe.com/2013/01/25/americans-are-pissed-off/

    Let me know how well that works out.

    Everything is great and looks good until the bubble pops

  6. MSP

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    Actually there is a lot of push right now to bring jobs back, by the businesses themselves if you can believe it. On some level I wonder if the whole outsourcing thing was a coordinated effort by industry and government to lower our earning and quality of living expectations so that when the lower paying jobs returned rather than revolt we would be grateful.
  7. mistawiskas

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    It's called: "redistribution of wealth". That agenda is global.
    Yes, those jobs may head back here, but it'll only be when the wages here are lower than over there or the cost of shipping makes importing unfeasible.
    Meanwhile, the cost of living keeps escalating. WTH, we've had it much better than the rest of the world....it's time to let them have a crack at it.