Seeing the system that these crazy kids are being brought up in so deluded and stagnant, starting from the day they leave High School, they already don’t have any work ethics at all and have been programmed to think college is only way they will be able to get a job and get a pay check at all. In fact we are intentionally killing the blue collar worker because of the forced mass push for college. They no longer promote degrees like engineering, they promote shitty useless skill sets that have no meaning in the real world but to work for some mega corporation, and those who don’t like manual labor, which is everyone getting out of high school these days can barely even pass the shitty PT standards they already have to meet, and look at how crazy the fat ass meter for this nation has become. Mind the gap, its not just this country. Europe is far worse…. We really need to teach kids better living and more positive methods, not spending their hard earned dollars on junk. You know the good old heart and soul, getting them some drive to work hard and be happy? That seems to be completely gone now.
More than two-thirds of Texas schoolchildren flunked the state’s physical fitness test this year, a troubling trend that doctors worry could get worse with the Legislature loosening the requirements for high school gym class.
No one out of High School wants to do a real job anymore, even though the pay checks of the blue collar worker sure as hell blows those fucking shitty Unamerican whimpy Office jobs out of the water. The whole scam of the college degree going along with the few service jobs that existed may of been true in the 80’s and 90’s when there was real economy and real education systems that one would make a significant amount more money than a High School degree only graduate, but the numbers are actually at around 300,000 more in a life time. This number is mostly drawn from the Engineering, Medical, IT and network engineers who actually require a technical knowledge to even do their jobs properly and safely, they make the average college grads salary go up, but the average college grad is really making 20 – 30k a year, not the 100k people boast about they will be making in high school or some crazy number.
We live in the 21st century now, and sad to say, the college degree is completely useless now when trying to have a stable life, unless you pay for it in full before you graduate… and it seems to have just become a new way to keep people out of the system a extra four years, a extra four years of unemployment and no work skills at all unless they were actually working a part time or full time job like a real American, but hell in this day and age have fun getting a job with no experience, and shit why even bother when you can take a loan and pay for your entire time in, and like the scams say “you’ll make your money back after you graduate”.
Well how about if I told you the overall college debt is higher than our credit debt? Don’t believe me, how about if i told you it was close a trillion dollars.
more and more students are going to still be repaying their own student loans when their children enroll in college. That may make those families less willing to borrow to pay for their children’s educations. It also means that they aren’t going to be as capable of saving for their children’s education or even for their own retirement.
Shit looks like education has destroyed the working man for good now…. Sadly there is more to having a skill/trade than just making money and having a life line in this world we live in now, trade skills are good to have as to learn and love your work, you get more hands on and see your accomplishments more than having a low low low end white collar job.
Thinking back a bit Bachelors though in which mind you has become the new minimum, master degrees are beginning to replace the bachelors now from what I have been seeing, maybe its just another scam to jack people over for more money in their life time? We could always get into more of the specifics of it all, with shitty online programs like University of Phoenix diploma mill like scams that have been spreading deluding the college industrial complex further than it has to itself already, all in the name of for profit education. With the scary possibility of education cuts and failing economy, these for profit organizations may actually take over the older system that’s been changed but isn’t completely shit and corrupt yet.
The way it used to be?
Q: BUT MISTER BLOGGER THESE KIDS ARE GOING TO SCHOOL TO GET A BETTER JOB THAN IF THEY WAS AT MCDONALDS FLIPPING TURDBURGERS!!!! THEY’LL BE MAKING MORE THAN YOU, YOU CROOK YOU!!! DARE YOU QUESTION THE COLLEGE MONARCH?!?!?!
A: They have destroyed our job system already, when they killed the blue collar worker of America, which in return is destroying our nations infrastructure in return sending our nation out of control into complete job market confusion, and as prices of goods in china increase every year the worse off this country is going to be with its insane outsourcing of factory jobs, and on our side of the shit barrel of fun, bridges collapsing and people dying from lack of skilled workers…
Back in the old America (2002 and prior), kids would before even getting out High School, probably take up a trade skill or the less manly ones would work at a warehouse or a clerk at some store like some do today. The ones who were apprentices would already be a 16 yr old some times 17 starting out working a full time job, learning a trade, going to school taking classes for that skill at the local college to get their needed certification credits.etc
So in the first year they make like 25k – 30k nothing big sometimes less, sometimes more depending on the state you live in. Any how they gain journeyman level and are making 50k or something to that, and this is three years down the road, well the kid who went to college is in 20 – 50k or more debt, in the negative, and if this kid working the real job was living at home, he probably already has 100k in actual cash? I don’t see where learning a skill is bad thing. I literally worked as a handy man, welder and carpenter but never was part of an apprentice program when i was a teenager, but I could of taken one up any time, but I was a lazy mother fucker, I liked my part time work, and full time video games, martial arts and freerunning days.
I saw some dreadful shit happening in 2007 – 2009, when I was still a teen there was huge manning problems in the manual labor job market. They just couldn’t get people to fill these jobs that were needed to maintain the city or work on repairing things all throughout the downtown area, and into the more ghetto parts of town were even worse off. Along with this shortage was a housing collapse and state had already cut a bunch of its programs funding trade schools and other things no one was sending there kids to learn, seemed like a massively lucrative job market, no one wanted because they all were thinking the were going to make 100k + a year with their office jobs working for govcorp or megacorp.
Saddest event I ever saw was not as dramatic as it sounds, but really horrifying on how low our younger generation has become. My friend who was a successful private business owner and an Electrical Engineer was trying to tell me about some Lab in Orange County California, who was looking for someone to do cleaning type work, you know dreaded manual labor, they tried their hardest to not hire an illegal, but they were putting out a 20 dollars an hour pay for 30 hours a week, and it wasn’t even a set schedule it was just after hours cleaning the hallways and labs and stuff. No one wanted the job, no college kids, no High Schooler’s, not even unemployed people at the time wanted that job, so they ended up hiring an illegal immigrant. I remember how people were feeling insulted that these guys were suggesting they do manual labor, they just felt to good to do that kind of work I guess, their egos being to big!!!
Q: BUT THOSE JOBS ARE HARD TO GET NOW, THE BLUE COLLAR WORKER IS DYING BRED MUAHAHAA! YOU MUST GO TO COLLEGE TO MAKE A LIVING MOTHER FUCKER!
A: Not true at all, the states just don’t support them anymore, and the corrupt education system doesn’t even lure young able bodies to them, advertising for these positions are almost non existent, all being maintained by really old guys who love to work and love their jobs. But the Unions have been mostly to blame for the collapse of the blue collar worker in the late 20th and 21st century…. Which I will I go into later, that’s a whole bag of shit bags who are undermining America.
I think the most serious loss here is people who know the trades and can do the work that’s needed to maintain this countries infrastructure, but the average age of the individuals doing this work is ridiculous, no younger generation is replacing them, they are all literally working beyond retirement when they did not have to, they don’t have Little Jon to come and replace his job at 27 -35 years old so he can go work a white collar job with the experience and education he has already obtained financially and having the experience.
We need to educate these kids growing up today on sustainable living, and saving money and investing into things like gold, silver and land if they can get some, not those crooks in wall street, leave that to people with money to waste. We need to teach kids to not spend money on stupid shit, and maybe those smaller salaries will lead to higher standard of living, and more positive life style. Just throwing these kids into the grinder of the world outside their minds is not the way to do things, and thats exactly whats being done. We need to get the hearts and souls of these youngsters in the right place before its to late, because if we don’t they will be the death of our nation, and maybe civilization as we know it.