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If it’s not enhanced unemployment benefits,
why are people turning down jobs?

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/22/2021 8:31:09 AM

Employers say they’re having difficulty filling jobs. Jobless Americans say they want to work. So what’s going on? (Snip) But a recent survey of 1,000 unemployed workers by CNBC and Morning Consult told a different story. Respondents said the trickle-down effect of job openings had not reached them — at least, not yet. Some 87% said they had not received job offers in the last six months. What’s more, 65% of those surveyed said unemployment benefits were not a factor in their rejecting a job. Instead, they cited too-low salary (36%), concerns about COVID-19 (35%) and the need to care


Regardless of the reasons they are giving, they are making more money sitting at home instead of working.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40 5/22/2021 8:41:54 AM (No. 793371)
Women and minorities affected most - tape at 11.00! Nothing here.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: sw penn 5/22/2021 8:49:37 AM (No. 793379)
Because they don't want to wear masks 8-12hrs a day? They don't want to help perpetuate a system that is designed to crush them for the benefit of the few?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MOBeef4u 5/22/2021 8:49:50 AM (No. 793380)
These stories all make it sound like this has been the case for years. What were all these people doing before March of 2020; you know, when unemployment was below 4 percent? Of course generous unemployment compensation is the reason. I’d take this survey with less than a grain of salt considering the source.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodo101 5/22/2021 8:52:16 AM (No. 793382)
Just more claptrap.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tsquare 5/22/2021 8:52:17 AM (No. 793383)
We have an unemployed niece who has no job skills, will not work for entry pay…so she sits on her assets.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: franq 5/22/2021 8:53:44 AM (No. 793385)
CNBC? Not a credible news source.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 5/22/2021 9:34:36 AM (No. 793423)
I discussed this briefly with the manager at the restaurant where I eat with friends every Friday night. They are having trouble getting staff, and hope that the imminent end of unemployment payments will help them to get new staff. People getting paid for sitting on their butts is a very bad thing.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 5/22/2021 9:37:30 AM (No. 793431)
If one is lazy, lying is just another minor sin. I have heard people admit why they are living the leisurely life while Help Wanted signs hang all over the place. If they didn't receive enough government income to pay their bills they would be homeless.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: padiva 5/22/2021 9:42:20 AM (No. 793437)
Some of these young ones can only work with one hand. The other hand holds the phone.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: valinva 5/22/2021 9:43:16 AM (No. 793440)
In case you forgot, these people with children got a $1400 check for each child after Biden took office. They will start getting between $250 and $300 per month per child in July as a child tax credit. Having no child care should not be an excuse. Also, when they say they did not take a job because the salary was too low, they are actually saying, I can continue to live on unemployment so the check they get for not working is actually what enables them to not work. The survey should have asked, 'If unemployment was stopped, would you take a job offered you'?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MDConservative 5/22/2021 9:56:09 AM (No. 793457)
It's more than the unemployment benefits. How many, for example, live behind in their rent, protected by eviction bans? The "protections" afforded during this hysteria are astounding, and overlooked in al these calculations.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 5/22/2021 10:03:28 AM (No. 793466)
FTA:"What’s more, 65% of those surveyed said unemployment benefits were not a factor in their rejecting a job. Instead, they cited too-low salary (36%)..." So, the people who ran the survey failed to make the connection between "too low salary" and "I am making more on unemployment" (or, at least enough that its not worth working for that wage).
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 5/22/2021 10:14:15 AM (No. 793475)
Between 50 and 60 million babies weren't born in the USA, but were aborted in the last couple of decades. Gee, could that have any effect on the labor market if there were 50 million plus fewer people available to take job because they were denied a birthday?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: SamNJ 5/22/2021 10:50:19 AM (No. 793510)
A restaurant server recently told me that some of his fellow servers are willing to return to work, provided they are paid cash, off the books, so that they can still continue to receive their stimulus payments.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: red1066 5/22/2021 10:53:31 AM (No. 793513)
My son has been looking for a fulltime job for more than a year. Not only has he not found a job, he hasn't even had an interview for one. There might be jobs out there that are part time, but fulltime jobs apparently don't exist.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Kate318 5/22/2021 10:56:22 AM (No. 793519)
Sorry, CNBC and Morning Consult, but people are not telling you the truth.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rememberwhen 5/22/2021 11:33:40 AM (No. 793550)
Carefully selected study group and carefully worded questions to get the desired results, perhaps? Not a stretch considering the source.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TXknitter 5/22/2021 12:14:31 PM (No. 793565)
It is good news to hear that Jedediah is gone. It is wonderful to hear that FNC is trying to “right” a leftward tilting network. However, the Board of FOX is what it is. None of the programs do what Lou Dobbs did - not even Tucker and I respect him.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TXknitter 5/22/2021 12:16:17 PM (No. 793566)
I sure apologize everyone for posting on the wrong thread.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: TXknitter 5/22/2021 12:19:37 PM (No. 793568)
I too have nieces in their South Texas small town with children. They vote Republican and are now married. They both had more than ine child out of wedlock. They are jumping up and down over the continued government goodies. They work but they have collected so many benefits over the years just fir being a “single Mom.” When the culture started putting that behavior on a pedestal, we got more of it!!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/22/2021 12:57:35 PM (No. 793591)
What kind of unemployment laws do we have that pay a person benefits, when they have a handful of job offers?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: AntiStatist 5/22/2021 1:08:58 PM (No. 793597)
There are HELP WANTED signs everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Our business is 300 workers short (2000 is full). #15, your relative sounds like Cousin Eddie “holding out for a management position”. This nonsense also comes to resemble a government scheme to artificially increase the minimum wage. When do businesses get to impose minimum prices with customers being forced to purchase at those increased prices?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JHHolliday 5/22/2021 1:17:54 PM (No. 793601)
Pure unadulterated BS. At least 90% of the fast food, restaurants and contractors here are advertising for employees. Went to Krystal for hamburgers 2 nights ago. The employee said it would be at least 30 minutes because she was down to one employee. Our contractor who is to put up some some rails said he went from nine employees to two.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mushroom 5/22/2021 5:54:24 PM (No. 793768)
My Opinion only. Folks in Hospitality got shut down, for a scam, and then year+ later the Feds wrote them a check. A pittance, but with unemployment boosted and that 'bonus' on top it DID cause more than a few to start asking what their worth really was in the work place. Frankly, in the chains I think workers are getting ripped off. The Ma and Pa places, not so much. And I believe that this was a side goal. You must work for a corp or you will forever be marginalized. I didn't get any cash because I was stupid enough to have build a portfolio instead of buying a huge house, expensive cars, and every electronic gadget known to man. I do NOT envy the current generation with that pitiful 401k "matching" garbage. You are being ripped off!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 5/22/2021 11:04:55 PM (No. 793942)
A relative of an old friend runs two restaurants and is having trouble getting help, too many still being paid to sit at home.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/23/2021 2:51:02 AM (No. 794009)
I have a relative who lost a husband and not collecting anything. Looked desperately for a job and overqualified. No one was desperate to hire them. Finally got a miserable job overnight stocking. Don't want to hear how nobody applies. Maybe the sin is applying while white. On the other hand I know a family of seven with one adult child. Already on welfare, two in the household collecting SSDI, had two tax refunds, husband furloughed and collected plus the $600 a week, four kids collecting the $1400. Three stimulus checks and now the kiddie gravy train is headed their way.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/23/2021 5:35:01 AM (No. 794039)
Simple, they are scamming the don't get da Money unless you are seeking a job...
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