Why Must These Jobs Be Going Away?

Layoffs, layoffs, and layoffs. Everyday you hear about more companies laying off. Reasons?

The economy.Companies wanting to compete with others going offshore. Overhead is too high. I mean come on. Keep jobs here. Americans need the jobs. You will go out of business and not get ANY new projects when this happens because nobody will be able to afford to create business. People won’t be able to buy anything and again the economy will continue to tank.

Why bring departments to other countries? Why help their economies? We need to think about America first and foremost. That is what matters. What about our people? Our government is giving tax incentives to businesses to go oversees. Why? What the hell is the reason for that? Hell… tax them for going over there.

More and more people are loosing jobs in the Oil and Gas industry which is a huge job industry. Bring that industry back home. Find it here. Such as the Keystone pipeline. Why are we not approving it? Lets break it down. How many jobs will it create to build it? Then, how many jobs will it save to maintain it? Vehicle Manufacturers. Why not stop importing so many cars? Bring back building more vehicles here at a reasonable price? How many jobs will that create? How much money will we save for the importing fee and tax from the other countries?

What about government getting the hell out of out private business? I mean the taxation is ridiculous. All companies should have a specific tax. And it should not be so much that the company spends so much that they bring home just a little bit of profit. Further more, taxing citizens? UM, no. How about let us, go ahead and drop the governments wages. Why should ya’ll make more than the average citizens? Exactly what the hell do they do that proves they should make as much as they do, when half the time, they do not do what we have asked?

And Welfare? Again, UM, No. This was meant to be a temporary help. Nobody should be on it for life. Especially a non-citizen. Get them the hell off. That will help the economy. Why is it the citizens are suffering the most? Why is the wage so driven down? None of this is right and the government is getting all of this back ass backwards.

Personal story, which happens to be mine. Both my husband and I, are in the Oil and Gas industry. My job is going offshore. My husband’s job (well lack thereof) is projects. And there isn’t any at this time. So what does that mean? We are in fear of loosing are job at any given time. We bought our house in December of 2015. We have a ten year old and a 5 year old. Both their birthdays are in a few weeks. What the hell are we going to do? What other experience we do have. We both have been looking for months for other jobs. But who is hiring? And if a company is, they want a specific qualification that neither of us have. Or a specific degree that neither of us have. OR we just don’t have as many years. OR they decided on somebody else. I mean we have done so many applications and looked on so many websites. We are practically begging for a chance. Any chance that can keep us afloat to keep our house and bills paid. I don’t have a degree. My husband has TWO. My husband has take jobs that have nothing to do with his degrees just to keep us afloat while waiting to get something.

What else can we do? I know there are so many other people in the same boat. And I truly feel sorry for them. Where can they go when this is all they know. When they are a certain age and companies don’t want to pay what they deserve?

This country and these politicians can do better. They can fix this shit. They can go and change this before its too late. This president can get his head out of his butt and change his stances and stop making certain groups happy and others unhappy and left jobless.Other than screwing people that are still working paying for others who have to live on welfare and unemployment, living off the government. That is the last thing many people want to do. Some people, like myself and my husband love working. Love to have that to be proud of and it looks like we won’t have that. We want to raise our kids this responsibility.

Its stressful. Every single day, to wonder if this will be the last day. If i will come home with a job. If i will go to work and still have a job. OR it i will get called into the office to be told I no longer have a job, insurance or benefits.




2 thoughts on “Why Must These Jobs Be Going Away?

  1. I’m going to offer a bit about my experience, not because I think I have all the answers to your problems, but because I have faced some of what you are going through now. I hope some of what I have to say can give you ideas, or help make you feel a bit less cornered.

    I retired a couple of weeks ago. I worked in three basically unrelated job sectors. For the first decade after high school I was in sales, gradually going from retail counters to industrial. I learned that you can find work in sales anywhere, move to any region or state you want and get hired quickly, but you’ll be starting over at the bottom each time. I went back to junior college and got an AA degree, a general computing certification.

    I worked for the next two decades in tech jobs. Tech does not offer as much mobility as sales but does provide very high pay and excellent benefits. My mistake was getting too attached to a single company, assuming it would last. When the bursting of the dot-com bubble finally hit that company, I went from being a department head to working in their warehouse, a 70% pay cut. So in my late 40s, I went back to school again, this time a series of short-term trade schools for various health care certifications.

    My last 15 years were spent doing medical assisting, working in dementia care, and medical imaging.
    Health care work was the most emotionally satisfying, and between the other two careers in pay and benefits. One great thing about it is that it’s impossible to outsource patient care. Doctors can be forced to work at long distances, but not nurses or techs. Robots can’t draw blood, clean up wounds etc. and patients cooperate with other people better than with machines, so it’s more efficient and cost effective. The nature of the work itself means it’s always in demand, and always will be as long as people want to keep living, and there are diseases and injuries.

    Until being forced into the third career, I had not really learned the difference between “in demand” occupations, and “variable demand” ones. Oil and gas is obviously a “variable demand” industry. When prices are up it’s great. When they go down, lots of people lose their shirts. Health care isn’t the only “in demand” occupation, but you might want to think about how that difference affects your long-term risk for your family’s plans.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback. I do appreciate hearing your idea. I have always thought about trying to go back to school to get into a different field. My mother in law always said getting into the medical field was always the way to go considering people will always need it and it will never go away.

      The job I am currently at, was one that actually gave me a chance when the only experience i had was Sonic Drive In. So like you, i thought i was always going to be here and I was always so comfortable. So being in constant worry, its disheartening and so stressful. But again, thank you for the advice and I will honestly consider it. Its definitely an eye opener, especially when it just isn’t my husband and I, but with kids. 😦

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