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Work Ethic in America (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 6, 2021 1:40 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 6, 2021 2:28 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by gevans [SC]) Jun 6, 2021 4:03 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by MC [PA]) Jun 6, 2021 4:15 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by Barb [MO]) Jun 6, 2021 4:52 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by T [IN]) Jun 6, 2021 5:06 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by P.B. [MI]) Jun 6, 2021 6:22 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 6, 2021 6:23 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 6, 2021 7:29 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Jun 6, 2021 7:58 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by Susan [OH]) Jun 6, 2021 7:59 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by Fra nk [NJ]) Jun 6, 2021 9:01 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Jun 6, 2021 9:14 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by MAT [PA]) Jun 6, 2021 9:49 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 6, 2021 10:08 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Jun 6, 2021 10:22 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Jun 7, 2021 9:26 AM
       Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Jun 7, 2021 9:26 AM
       Work Ethic in America (by S i d [MO]) Jun 7, 2021 9:31 AM
       Work Ethic in America (by Mike [TX]) Jun 7, 2021 10:42 AM
       Work Ethic in America (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 7, 2021 10:51 AM
       Work Ethic in America (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 7, 2021 11:14 AM
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       Work Ethic in America (by 6x6 [TN]) Jun 7, 2021 11:31 AM
       Work Ethic in America (by WMH [NC]) Jun 7, 2021 11:44 AM
       Work Ethic in America (by Mike [TX]) Jun 7, 2021 12:12 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by WMH [NC]) Jun 7, 2021 1:51 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by Mike [TX]) Jun 7, 2021 2:17 PM
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       Work Ethic in America (by WMH [NC]) Jun 7, 2021 5:03 PM
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       Work Ethic in America (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 7, 2021 9:59 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by Smokowna [MD]) Jun 7, 2021 10:55 PM
       Work Ethic in America (by WMH [NC]) Jun 8, 2021 7:18 AM
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Work Ethic in America (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 1:40 PM
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I wonder to myself about our future.

I hate to sound like one of the two old guys from the Muppets that would sit up on a balcony and laugh at how the world is changing around them. Guess though that is what I am doing. This hits home as it impacts the number of qualified applicants I will get.

Like many people on this website, I wonder if Americans are loosing the desire to go out and find work. Are we loosing our work ethic? Maybe that is true at some level. At a different level wonder why there are so many now hiring signs overring bonuses on top of the hourly rate.

Many state are turning down the federal $300/week kicker. Others are embracing the kicker as free money helping out folks impacted by COVID. If you see how these states break down politically you will see those who support raising the minimum wage to $15/hour also embrace the extra federal money.

I have to wonder if this isn't the logic behind the kicker money, effectively setting workers expectations to the federal kicker level. It is an interesting social experiment for sure. I am just looking forward to knowing what the normal will be and when will it come?

Earlier this week I posted about stagflation. Interest rates are not high now and that is why we are not stalled out. But if the norm on wage sticks suddenly at double where it is at now, Interest rates will go up to battle inflation.

As landlord indeed it will mean that we will have to pay more wok to get done, but it also means something much bigger. If wages double - what happens to your rents?

Just my random thoughts for a Sunday afternoon as I put off mowing my large lawn (it is too hot - can't be June....must be Global Warming)

--72.23.xxx.xx




Work Ethic in America (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 2:28 PM
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Paying people out of work more that when they were woking is stupid. Typical government bad management. --89.45.xx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 4:03 PM
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Many of America's people have NO work ethic. Work, what's that??

In contrast, we were at a favorite restaurant yesterday. Our waiter was a kid who we meet in a ministry seven years ago. He was ten then... He's been working at this restaurant since he was 14. His words yesterday "it's hard work, but I'm making money, and I'm doing something good".

His parents are both non citizens. He was born here, so he's a citizen.

Many people with the best work ethic are recent arrivals to our country, or first generation citizens in our country. --69.80.xx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 4:15 PM
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I work FT and PT. I had a discussion with my PT boss about how I am not making $18 plus an hour, the starting wage of many of those attempting to hire here. I like my coworkers and what I do at my PT job but I may have to bail for more money. It is a shame. Hoping things change soon. Either way, you don't get paid unless you go to work. It is a slap in the face for those who have worked with the company for years. I could make more at Sheetz than my current employer. --73.230.xxx.xx




Work Ethic in America (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 4:52 PM
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Was visiting with a friend who walked by. The local DQ is paying $13 an hour to start. They still are struggling to hire people.

There is no shortage of jobs, only a shortage of people actually willing to work. Iím glad m y state decided they were no longer going to accept the federal extra, and people were going to have to actually apply for jobs again,

The vaccine is available everywhere. Time for everyone to go back to work and all these eviction moratoriums to end. --67.43.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by T [IN]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 5:06 PM
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Qoute from a leader from dubia...

My father was on a camel, I'm in a Mercedes, my son is on a Land Rover, and my grandson is going to be from Land Rover, but my great grandson will be back on a camel," he purportedly said.

According the post, the interviewer followed up asking him to clarify the statement, to which Sheikh Mohammed replied: "Tough times create strong men, strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men, weak men create tough times. Many won't understand but you have to raise warriors, not parasites.Ē

This why you don't see muli generation business that are successful. USA has kept it work ethic thanks to immigration... --76.77.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by P.B. [MI]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 6:22 PM
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Well, this is an interesting subject. To many people earn more money sitting home on their butts playing video games, etc. cause the government is supporting them.

They get free rent, free electricity, free heat, free food, free spending money for cigarettes, etc. And on top of that they go to food banks to get more free food. If their car breaks down the government will pay the repair bill.

My sons work. One is a contractor and the other a mason. They do pretty well.

This is the story they tell. Their half brother is 1/4 Indian, on their Dad's side. He doesn't work. They see him in the grocery store and he has lobster, shrimp, T-bone steaks, salmon slabs etc. in his cart. My sons have hamburger, hot-dogs and brats, and maybe once in a while a steak. It makes my sons angry as their half brother says he is "Living the good life."

I also have had four different single parents with children rent from me. All on assistance. Then they try to have a single guy or girl move in with them. They want the assistance, plus more money from the person ignorant enough to want to move in with them. One guy passed the application, moved in with a woman and her kids. They stayed for two years, got into a fight and she left. He was going to stay but couldn't afford it, on his own, so he talked to me and voluntarily moved out. He said he could afford half of everything, like he had been doing. "What do you mean half?, I asked. "She was on assistance and had everything paid for!"

So....after fifteen minutes of conversation, he realized that she was pocketing his half of the rent, half the propane, half the electric, half the groceries, that he paid for.

And one other thing I find. These people get their food allowance twice a month. The 1st and the 15th. The garbage bags become heavy then as they throw away what they didn't eat before to make room for more. This also happens before the 2nd Thursday of each month when the food banks give away food. Half of it ends up in the garbage.

Heavens....I didn't mean to almost write a book! Welcome to the Landlord world and the free government handouts.

--67.22.x.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 6:23 PM
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It's interesting to watch the hibernation re-emergence from those that have been collecting unemployment for the last year. Not only do they not have a work ethic, they aren't even fully awake and coherent.

Let me give you my Friday morning: I go to Lowes looking for a part and run into one of the guys that has recently come out of hibernation, he has no clue where it is, and worse he doesn't care to help me find it. I explain the situation to one of the old guys and he is extremely annoyed with having to work with them. Then I go by a convenience store, lay my purchase on the counter. The lady there behind the counter is staring off into space behind me. I waited what seemed like an eternity (at least 20 seconds) and said "ma'am" and she snapped out of her daze. Then took my wife to lunch and we were getting quite a chuckle out of the person with the water pitcher, clearly they hired her to fill glasses throughout the restaurant. She was walking aimlessly through the aisles pitcher in one hand staring at the phone in the other. For our whole meal she never once filled a glass.

I referred to them as Zombies in another thread which is exactly what they are acting like. Maybe we need to declare another pandemic, the zombie apocalypse and put all our efforts on another vaccine. Maybe they will come out of the daze on their own in a few weeks, who knows. Clearly they don't have a good work ethic at this point.

I have had the distinct honor to come into the workforce at a time when WWII hardened men were setting the tone and expectations on the job. They had high standards and you applied yourself fully or they would wear you out. Comparing that to today's zombie apocalypse gives you a pretty good idea of where we are headed. It ain't good. --64.130.xx.xx




Work Ethic in America (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 7:29 PM
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What bothers me is the use of pot to stupefy people. They are already stupid and now they are high. The THC remains in body fat after smoking and can be released next day when it's least expected. Happened to me after riding around in small car with smoking boyfriend. Next day I suddenly felt dazed while teaching my class. So what you are seeing might be last night's booze binge or weed chemicals still in the person's body. --108.24.xx.xx




Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 7:58 PM
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It does seem to be getting worse, for a variety of reasons. The general dumbing down of people via over use of technology (learned helplessness). The training of people to be consumers instead of actually learning skills. More people dabbling in hard drugs. Living on SSI becoming more socially acceptable.

I think there are lot of young people out there who want to do something, but have very unrealistic ideas like getting paid to create youtube videos, or becoming an online influencer and monetizing that.

It's not totally their fault. Society has failed in preparing them for life. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 7:59 PM
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DH and I went out to eat with his high school friend and his new GF last week. GF is a staunch member of "the party that I am not" and her brother is a real bigwig in that party. On the way to the restaurant, we passed MULTIPLE businesses that said HIRING! HIRING! Taco Bell has a big sign that they are HIRING and offer a $1000 sign-on bonus. We still get the local newspaper, and several businesses are offering sign on bonuses.

GF was APPALLED that we all (including her BF) thought that "people just don't want to work", that there are jobs going begging, etc. And why not? If you can make even 2/3rds of what you might make @ a job, stay home on unemployment and you have no child care bill, no gasoline or wear and tear on your vehicle-not to mention-YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK!

This country is in real trouble, I'm sorry to say. --76.189.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Fra nk [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 9:01 PM
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So many have no idea of what kind of work their out of. --174.206.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 9:14 PM
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Andrew Yang and other elites have floated the idea of UBI in recent years. These generous unemployment benefits are essentially temporary UBI.

I know that T was in office when these enhanced UE benefits were put in effect... but I don't know who actually came up with the idea though.

Is it possible that this enhanced UE was created as a test run to see how well UBI does in the real world? "never let a crisis go to waste" kind of thing? --72.188.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by MAT [PA]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 9:49 PM
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It's possible that enhanced unemployment is a test case for UBI. I also think, more than likely, that it's a backdoor approach to implement the $15/hour minimum wage. Essentially, a business has to pay $15/hour to compete with unemployment.

On a related note, I stopped in at Krispy Kreme this morning. A sign on the door said the lobby was closed - drive thru only. No reason given, so I asked the woman at the window. Covid? Nope. She said "employment shortage". --100.34.x.xx




Work Ethic in America (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 10:08 PM
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This is been a problem for quite some time. The biggest barrier for a lot of people getting jobs is the fact that they can't pass the drug test. The other problem is they think working is beneath them. We see this constantly when we're taking applications for apartments. America has huge problems. --209.122.xx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 6, 2021 10:22 PM
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Is $15/hour the "living wage" that they keep mentioning? Is there a dollar amount set to the living wage? --72.188.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 9:26 AM
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The problem with these temporary benefits is that the people most inclined to sit on them will wait until the last minute (when they are cut off) to look for a job. And then of course they have a stigma in some employers' eyes because they are seen to have been working the system for the last year. For unskilled jobs it may not matter though.

The same with the eviction moratoriums, in my view. The type of person who will sit in free housing for months will try to stay in place for as long as possible. At some point you have to rip the band aid off and it should have been done months ago in my opinion. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 9:26 AM
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The problem with these temporary benefits is that the people most inclined to sit on them will wait until the last minute (when they are cut off) to look for a job. And then of course they have a stigma in some employers' eyes because they are seen to have been working the system for the last year. For unskilled jobs it may not matter though.

The same with the eviction moratoriums, in my view. The type of person who will sit in free housing for months will try to stay in place for as long as possible. At some point you have to rip the band aid off and it should have been done months ago in my opinion. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 9:31 AM
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A friend and I discussed this over the weekend. I believe we are somewhat living off the legacy of our past. Just like the "4 Generations" cycle goes (poverty to riches, riches to wealth on autopilot, wealth on autopilot to indolence & reckless spending, indolence & reckless spending returns to poverty), so America is living off the wealth and freedoms earned in our past.

That isn't to say no one is earning today: quit a few still are, but we appear to be in the 3rd stage (indolence & reckless spending). Give it a generation, and we could easily be a poverty stricken nation that looks back to the glory days when we had things like running water and electricity in ever home. When 1 person is supporting 5 who refuse to work, that can only continue so long.

We gave up so much freedom in the past year due to "security". What's that saying against about those who buy security with liberty end up getting neither? So many screamed that "Safety is more important than the economy" while failing to realize it is the ECONOMY that allowed us to shut our doors for months and run at 25-50% capacity and not descend into utter chaos. Now we've cashed that check and drained that savings account. One more round of year-long shut downs will probably be enough to kill the golden goose for good. It will be interesting to see what event precipitates it. Another Covid variant? War in the Middle East? Or will we just spend ourselves into oblivion trying to mandate Green policies and a way-too-generous welfare state?

Bottom line: we can't keep printing money forever and acting like that's the solution, but that is precisely what Washington DC is doing today, and there is no sign of stopping. Republicans and Democrats are both guilty. Both spend recklessly. "Fiscal responsibility" is a joke. So much a joke no one is talking about it except Rand Paul and a handful of others. And like the Montagues and the Capulets, who with their ridiculous feuding killed their legacy, both will be punished.

My crystal ball is murky, but I do wonder how long we can keep this going? --107.216.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Mike [TX]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 10:42 AM
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Itís been painfully clear Americans are getting lazier and lazier through the years. I have several businessí s and itís harder and harder to get people who have good work ethics and take pride in their work. Everyone wants things just handed to them for doing nothing. People are so lazy now a days. Itís even evident on This site. Look at the people on this site who donít want to take time to talk to applicants or take time to show their rentals anymore. Americans have lost their work ethics, their morals and just got plain lazy. They donít take pride in anything anymore. Look At how nice neighborhoods have gone down. Used to be every one took pride In Their house and yard . Put their cars in the garage etc. now, no one puts their cars in their garage, all the neighborhoods that used to have yard of the month contests have that no more. What are they going to call it now? Yard and drive of the month with most cars parked outside? Customer service is non existent every where you look.

People are all about number 1 nowadays and dont care about anything else for the most part. Not everyone but an awful,lot. Businessís are begging with good jobs to be had for people to come work but it seems a lot of people would rather sit hame and get their handout. Many , if they do go to work only do as little as possible to get by and could care less about the quality of their work.

Ď --73.183.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 10:51 AM
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Now as the lock down is going to be eased as the percentage of people getting vaccinated restaurants are finding difficult to get help. I remember when a provincial progressive government in Ontario introduced Workfare not welfare where they cut off cheats along reduce the number of people on social assistance. Some stayed working where others when a provincial government lifted ban on life time cheats they quit jobs then went back on social assistance again. Have been to less well off countries where you had two choices which are work or starve. If there are jobs while not being the best paid jobs people should take those jobs where as long people get a cheque at the end of the month that is not going to happen. Restaurants must have staff to operate as without staff the operating expenses can not be paid. The free for all rent is destroying the economy as many more jobs would be out there as the need for repairs and renovations needs the funds to be done. If the goal to reduce global warming then that requires considerable investment. Oh the anti poverty advocates said it was inhuman to cut off people who were cheating on welfare where they quit jobs. What about the tax revenue lost here. Every country that experimented with a income plan failed as some absolutely no want to work or open up business. Governments should not fund left wing extremist groups where those scammers would get a real job. --99.236.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 11:14 AM
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I think we have been living in this stage for a while. This was a growing problem before COVID and has just been strengthened by the UE.

I think J pretty much nailed it with it being related to tech in the beginning. For years now, everyone of the younger generations have been learning to work from a computer because it is easier and pays more and you are in a climate controlled environment. Now most can work from home and have no clue how to do anything else. Most people seem to not be able to work outside in the heat due to there being used to A/C.

Companies have refused for years and decades to pay descent wages to the blue collar workers who are the ones working the hardest in the worst conditions and out in the weather. The blue collar workers are the ones that do the hard labor that brings in the money to pay everyone. Yes, it takes the intelligent people that know how to make money by using other people's labor, blood, sweat and tears. It takes the office person that knows how to use a computer or do the paperwork and it takes investors and others of the white collar world but, the reality is, is that it takes everyone to make it work. It is the team that makes it happen but the hard laborer is the one that is looked upon as worthless. I think now, it is coming back to haunt these companies and others who have not been willing to pay the laborers, who pay the highest taxes, and do the hardest work and dirtiest jobs. Maybe now everyone is coming to the realization that all parts of the team matter.

I believe COVID has been a bunch of bull and a real disaster but I also believe that it has been an eye opener.

Is America loosing it's work ethic? Yes, it has been for a long time. I think the blame lies on tech and the cheap payers who have failed to see that everyone has value of some sort. The biggest problem now though is that it has been too long of a period of time go by that people are going into the tech field and nobody is teaching or learning the trades. Who is going to teach the trades, the tech guy from there computer, who has probably never gotten dirty a day in there life??? Who wants to learn the trades and flip hamburgers or work on the assembly line when it pays the least and has some of the highest taxes? Any takers? --73.120.xx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 11:19 AM
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Mike nailed it too --73.120.xx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 11:31 AM
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Maybe we should ask the question, how do we correct this problem?

BTW, no offence meant to the techys'. You are needed as well. --73.120.xx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 11:44 AM
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Mike/TX, a couple of things:

Not wanting to waste time with losers to whom you will never rent is not lazy. It's putting a value on YOUR time. I can be a lot more productive working on my business rather than showing a house to someone who doesn't qualify and never will or listening to stories that are both heart-breaking and ridiculous at the same time. Those kinds of people don't get to take MY time away from me.

American lawns: we spend billions on them and really, MOST areas are not suited to them naturally so we fertilize and mow and rake and for what? To emulate some long-forgotten style imported from Merry Old England. Probably we'd all be better off if our land - even small patches - were cultivated with food, either for us or the birds or the bees.

Restaurants: those very restaurants that can't find workers these days - do they even need to exist? At least in such great numbers and at such cost? One thing Covid taught us personally: we spent way too much on eating out, on paying other people to cook and clean up after us. I'm not all that eager to return to that. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Mike [TX]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 12:12 PM
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WMH, it only takes a couple of seconds to screen out a loser. Never mind I just read the rest of your post and you are exactly part of the problem. Yea m right. You have no spare time and your time is so valuable. Yet, somehow your able to post on here 24/7 lol, ok I bet itís nap time for you. Adios! --73.183.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 1:51 PM
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Gee Mike that was rather hostile.

I have plenty of ME time these days. Too much so, in fact, because I ended up pretty severely disabled this past year and don't get around much physically right now.

Doesn't change my opinion about we Americans eating out too much prior to Covid instead of cooking at home and saving some big bucks, and spending too much time & money as a country on our lawns that serve no useful purpose. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Mike [TX]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 2:17 PM
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WMH And there you have it! I rest my caseÖ.. smh --73.183.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 4:29 PM
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Ray-N-PA, I think that some younger people view a work ethic as a relic of the past. These same people are having rude awakenings when they don't have everything that their parents/grandparents do/did - because their elders worked/scrimped to get there.

One of my millenials has been totally on board with a great work ethic since graduating college 10 years ago. The younger millenial had a bumpier start, parroting what her generation is complaining about ("Boomers" have caused all their problems. But I stump them when I say things like, "See that phone in your hand? Boomers are responsible for it.")

We had to practice tough love with both, making them pay their own way for certain things starting in their teens and gradually ramping that up as they entered college. They HAD to work - and learned to enjoy the rewards that come with hard work.

So there's hope, I think. --108.52.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 5:03 PM
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My kids are in their 30s and 40's (one is almost 50!) - what generation does that make them? They've all had jobs since they were legally able to work with junior permits.

My granddaughters are 16 and 24 (good lord) and they have also worked since they were legally allowed to; youngest one does after-school care for the littles at a Montessori School.

I have pictures of my youngest son and his then-new wife (welcome to the family!) digging huge roots out of a septic system at a place we had just purchased. I mean...it was nasty. But DIL was in there like a trooper. Come to think of it, she helped lay French drains at another place when they were just engaged, and floors at others.

As some people like to say about dogs, it's all in how they are raised ;) --50.82.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 5:28 PM
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WMH, Your DIL sounds like my 34YO future SIL - he helped us clean out my MIL's basement, garage, and shed of 30 years worth of junk, in 93 degree heat and humidity. (To top it off, he's a germophobe and a clean freak - he had to leave that nasty, mouse-poopy shed a few times to calm his stomach, but he kept at it, as closing on the house was in a couple of days.) --108.52.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 9:59 PM
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I guess I do have a second part of this - Do you all screen for work ethic in your leads? --72.23.xxx.xx




Work Ethic in America (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jun 7, 2021 10:55 PM
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I wish I was not so busy, it would be fun working for some of you.

I enjoy work, solving problems and good customer service.

.....and lately...I clean the windshield in my truck. (Ran out of t shirts to fold).

After reading through the posts. I'm somewhat appalled by a 22 year old kid who says he can't find a job.

I want him out. I think he has conned me while I was busy working.

I listen to no news, I have no clue to any current events.

I do see the help wanted signs. If I were to guess, there probably is a record being established now with employers desperately seeking help.

--108.28.xx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 7:18 AM
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Ray, I never put two and two together, really, but sometimes people ask here about renting to young people. We've been really lucky with that demographic. But now that you mention it, the young couples I rent to always seem to have that strong work ethic.

In fact I've got one guy moving in soon - left high school, was home-schooled and finished online - went to work right after as a helper with an HVAC company and has just been promoted to lead installer. That's a big deal! He's set for life with a good trade now.

We had a couple downstairs: he managed the local bowling alley for his family and she has her own gymnastics/cheer school (a successful one, too.) They were BABIES when they move in. They got married while here and three or four years later bought a house, still going strong years later.

Most of our youngest renters have work hard and have great jobs.

BUT then I remember the couple who were big into surfing, which is fine, but surfing seems to suck that desire to work right out of you. They broke up and she lost her job during Covid. I will say, though, that when she defaulted on her debt to us, he stepped up and paid it, to avoid getting a ding on his credit. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2021 9:14 AM
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I see the differences when I teach at the local U as well as in the rentals. Some of our young people have been taught to work, while others have had it all handed to them.

Some of my students whine about their test scores but wonít do anything about it. Others take ownership and meet me to work out their issues. --67.43.xxx.xxx




Work Ethic in America (by Susan [OH]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 7:55 AM
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Late again to the party, but I think one instigator of the problem is that high schools ONLY (for the most part) value a "college education". No emphasis on vocational training. --76.189.xxx.xxx



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