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Old 07-15-2019, 04:35 PM
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All I can say is, we in deep doodoo with what is out there. I can see myself an my team burning out, trying to find a person I can half way trust. It is not pretty.
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Hire me I’ll out work them all
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In before millenial bashing thread!
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Originally Posted by torfed View Post
in before millenial bashing thread!
lol, I never thought of it that way.
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Job postings are worthless. You get the best of the unqualified stooges sitting around looking at job postings. Which, in record low unemployment, means the bottom of the barrel. Anyone decent in any field is being heavily recruited. Do it in house or outsource it.
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And if you find a good one, be prepared to pay up and you also need to be prepared for them to move on once they are trained well if you can’t keep up with the pay scale.
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It’s bad when the “skills” section of the application is left blank
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Try military job placement. There are some smart kids coming out that haven't Been ruined yet.
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Originally Posted by streeter69 View Post
lol, I never thought of it that way.
Wasn't referring to you, it just seems most employment threads seem to end up there via other posters. Trust me, unfortunately this will head there, looks like it is already starting.
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
Try military job placement. There are some smart kids coming out that haven't Been ruined yet.
Generally where we get our best and trainable help.
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Originally Posted by abeal2 View Post
Generally where we get our best and trainable help.
State your field and job opportunities and you might get some hits PM.


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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
Try military job placement. There are some smart kids coming out that haven't Been ruined yet.
I will try it. At least, possibly, hopefully they can follow direction.
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Tell me about it.

Been doing 18/20 hour days for the last 8 months. I finally told the company owner I’m done and need a week or 2 off. His response was a raise and a “I didn’t know that was going on”.

Told him him it wasn’t a shake down, but bringing stuff to light that had been going on.

Ive had 19 people (11 “captains”) on my boat. Every damn one of them was an idiot. Unable to follow clearly
wtitten directions, oral direction, inability to contribute, inability to complete the same repetitive tasks successfully, unable to accurately compete a log book entry... you name it, it’s happened on here.

i know I’m not easy to work with, but you what I ask, and you can pretty much do what ever you want. But you have to listen and pay attention... present job is very complicated, very dangerous and very involved for everyone.
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You are in Buffalo, NY - frankly unless you are paying NYC area wages, who would want to be there?
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Last year I went to a gas station to get gas for the 2-stroke outboard on my tender.. Because I was paying cash, I had to pre-pay. So I wanted to get just 5 gallons to mix properly with the right amount of oil.
The kid behind the counter said you mean $5 ? I said no, 5 gallons. He thought a few minutes and said "We don't sell gas by the gallon"

Really? If this is the future of America, we are in trouble.
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Look in the mirror first guys, I have a feeling there ARE good people out there, they're looking for the good jobs.
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
Look in the mirror first guys, I have a feeling there ARE good people out there, they're looking for the good jobs.
Agreed...
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The pool of available skilled labor is getting smaller. Almost everyone we hire is already working and is willing to change for better pay and benefits. Not knocking millennials but they do seem to change jobs a lot more often that other age groups.
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Lulz..unless your >50 years old..and then no one wants to hire you because you cost too much.
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The pool of available skilled labor is getting smaller. Almost everyone we hire is already working and is willing to change for better pay and benefits. Not knocking millennials but they do seem to change jobs a lot more often that other age groups.
The pool of skilled laborers willing to take on apprentices is also smaller. People don't just magically learn skilled labor.

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