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Old 02-08-2018, 02:47 PM   #41
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I didnít understand the original title, I thought it was supposed to be computation not competition. Then I started reading and figured it out, haha.


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Old 02-08-2018, 04:07 PM   #42
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My eyes thought it was supposed to be compilation before I read it.


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..could be compulation.. who knows ???
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I am in my mid 50s but hung around older people mostly as a youth.

raised in fly over land mostly, 50/50 town and country, started paying income taxes at 12.

It will take decades and most likely a big war to un screw the damage done to our young by our anti-American dis-education system IMHO.
God help America.

If every College freshmen had to have worked at least 13 weeks at a full time real job, Our universities and colleges couldn't go on selling manure as "education"
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There are a bunch of broke di... my age but some of us get chit done.
Yep, just lost that exact awesome kid (27) to a white collar job after working for me for about 2 years. They are out there, but really don't want to be blue collar as far as I can tell.

Now I'm back at the bottom of the gene pool for help with candidates that Kirk described above to a tee.

I even start new guys at about twice minimum wage until they learn, and then raise their rate as they learn.

Almost always, they last a few months and I have to send them and their cell phone packing after multiple warnings, or they just stop showing up with excuses that wouldn't fool a toddler.

Very frustrating.
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..could be compulation.. who knows ???
I thought it was copulation or I never even would have clicked on it.
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There are a bunch of broke di... my age but some of us get chit done. I was born in 1989. I went to war. I’m a homeowner and an employer, so I pay taxes. I also vote republican.

I don’t see it too bad in the trades, especially with smaller companies. If someone can’t hack it they get let go.


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HA HA. I got demorat friends, I get along with anybody as long as they benefit society and donít leech from it.


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Yep, just lost that exact awesome kid (27) to a white collar job after working for me for about 2 years. They are out there, but really don't want to be blue collar as far as I can tell.



Now I'm back at the bottom of the gene pool for help with candidates that Kirk described above to a tee.



I even start new guys at about twice minimum wage until they learn, and then raise their rate as they learn.



Almost always, they last a few months and I have to send them and their cell phone packing after multiple warnings, or they just stop showing up with excuses that wouldn't fool a toddler.



Very frustrating.


When bsing with buddies or employees I always talk the work up. With everybody being afraid to sweat for a living these days, that creates a need for skilled carpenters, so when you older guys finally retire Iíll be able to name my price on jobs! Thatís my retirement plan anyway.


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If every College freshmen had to have worked at least 13 weeks at a full time real job, Our universities and colleges couldn't go on selling manure as "education"
That's true. They are easy to program because they just left mom and dad's cocoon and are still being funded. I had already been in the military and had nothing much in common with most students.
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I didn't have enough credits come graduation year. So I took some summer courses to get the points. Biggest bunch of jag offs I'd ever seen.

Years later, I took my first college class. Night time, community college. What a difference.. Those people were mostly adults (back then) paid their own tuition (back then) paid attention, asked relevant questions, and they still had to get to bed afterwards and get up & go to work the next day (back then).

What we've done is pimped out our education system.

There are places where "free enterprise" does not belong. And education is chief among these.
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I’ve said it before And I’ll say it again. I’m a worker. Not an English major. Everyone has their strong and weak points. Spelling is one of my weak points. And auto-correct doesn’t help.
Paragraphs are appreciated. Please. That first post hurt to read, though the spelling was fine enough.

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