Americans were accustomed to the Bread Line nd the Unemployment Line back in the 1930s, but we’re having these today as well.
Some employees lose their jobs through no fault of their own. However, some other times, there is cause for termination.
Dishonesty, evasion, or lack of integrity on the job can be the culprit, as well as lack of training and misunderstandings. It is important to be honest, straightforward, and forthcoming on the job with your management and then to insist on proper training and fair treatment as well.
via Top 10 Reasons Employees Get Fired, Among Surveyed Companies 2008 – 2012.
If you are over 50 years old in America, you may be able to benefit from some of the facts and advice in the following article:
Many Baby Boomers are finding that their age for receiving full benefits from Social Security Retirement has been raised to age 66 years. Some of the youngest Boomers are being pushed to wait until age 70.
A big surprise for the now-young Generation Z, though, is that Congress under the Reagan Administration passed actions that raise their age of retirement to 75.
In addition, today’s senior citizens who have no families are in a rough spot. Many are becoming homeless, with absolutely no place to go. While larger cities have a homeless services network, rural communities and many small towns usually have nothing of the sort. Some seniors are even stuck in abusive relationships, because otherwise, they would be homeless.
Employment services are senior citizens are growing, especially in places like Texas and Oregon, and adequate housing is the next step in helping our aging population to survive in America.
They didn’t mean to do it —
Legislators that passed the last increase in Federal Minimum Wage in 2009 and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) did not intend for Unemployment Benefits to be reduced in response., but that’s what we all received.
Because of employer workarounds to offset the new increased labor costs, Unemployment Benefits are being decreased because fewer people will be eligible in some industries. Further increases in minimum wage may cause additional wage, hour, and benefits cuts to employees in 2013 and 2015.
via How Increases In Minimum Wage and the Impact of the Affordable Care Act Inadvertently Decrease Unemployment Benefits.
In the early 20th Century, Senior Citizens rioted against then- Boston Hospital in response to continuing high fees charged for healthcare. One hundred years later, America stood on the edge of a boiling national populace nearly ready to riot en masse for decent healthcare and reasonable prices.
During the intervening American century, over 100 riots occurred in protest of many issues that ranged from war, racial prejudice, the draft, unemployment, disability funding cuts, women’s rights, areas of corporate corruptness, even shortages of promised nylon stockings after WWII, and others.
How can the US Constitution help us with that? Constitutional Amendments have helped in the past and they may help in the future. Will another set of riots occur first?
via US Constitution Day on September 17 Celebrates Freedom and Helps Sort Election Campaign Issues.
Out of hundreds, the largest American riot occurred in 1863 to protest the military draft during the Civil War. The second largest was in 1967 in Detroit under the administration of Governor George W. Romney. Analysts place that as the cause of the exodus from Detroit to the suburbs and the decline of the city even in 2012.
Government labor statistics show that from January through the end of April 2012, over twice as many women were lost out of the workforce as were men.
While men lost jobs to women in 2009 and part of 2010, the reverse trend began in 2010 and continued into May 2012. By May 2012, over 488,000 women had become unemployed since January 1. During that same Period of time, fewer than half as many men (net loss) became unemployed in America: about 185,000 men.
Read the details and thoughts about how this trend might continue to 2013 at:
School supplies are too expensive for most families when only specific BRAND NAMES can be purchased. Some school families in America have been strapped for cash to pay for $65 to $100 worth of school supplies in Elementary School! In Middle and High Schools, add an expensive calculator that is required.
Some Parent Teach Organizations are purchasing supplies in bulk at Whole sale Prices to offer large discounts to their students. Have a look at the articles above and see what you can do to avoid financial problems at the start of the school year.
Recent research at Ohio State University and University of Michigan-Dearborn have shown Jay Zagorsky and Patricia K. Smith the effects of the American Food Stamp Program, now called SNAP, and Body Mass Index and weight-gain over time. Very interesting and important for the future of American health, healthcare reform, and the impact on US industry and workers.