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Published: Saturday, June 23 2012 9:05 a.m. MDT

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justired
Fillmore, UT

"The more specific the job requirements, the harder it is to find individuals that have that kind of training,"

imagine that!

it would be foolish for anyone to train on thier own dime and time, for these specific jobs, without having a guaranteed job in advance.

Hawkyo
SYRACUSE, UT

This just says to me that in many cases, not all, I understand, but many cases, people aren't willing to do ALL that is necessary to provide for their families. I recently picked up a job working nights at a grocery store. I'm a college grad with a degree and a job in teaching. I have a seasonal job working with fruit trees. I have worked as an unskilled assistant on construction projects involving cement, clearing land, hauling rocks, building fences, and more. Is any of this work below me? heck no! It's worth it to me to bring some security to my financial situation. If there aren't any jobs in your field, go get some new skills! I think too often my generation, and the ones not far behind me are too LAZY to do real work for real pay. Grow up America! The gov. can't do it for us, they're completely messed up. We must work for our own survival. Rely on the gov, and you'll watch your children starve. Mark it down!

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Well said, and well done, Hawkyo. I applaud your work ethic. People should be willing to work hard, but you also point out a glaring reality; teachers are poorly compensated, for their level of training, especially in Utah. The answers to societal ills do not belong to one political party. We should all work hard and employers should fairly compensate their workers.

Manufacturers have sent much of their work abroad. They are now reaping what they have sown. They should be willing to invest in their employees if they want workers to invest their futures in their company. Laborers are not just "human resources," they are individuals with hopes and dreams. More than making over its image, manufacturing needs to gain a track record of being worthy of "the company man" before students should give them serious consideration.

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