KLook wrote:Ditto, wsherrick, except we have curtailed our income by over 50%. Being conservative, you can bet the credit cards are collecting dust. And there are many people just like us in these jobs I am being offered. They paid $20 to $28 and hour just a few years ago and now they are offering $11 to $14 if you are lucky. Something has to give.
Exactly. I got laid off at $26/hr and was getting offered$16-$18 in all but a couple places and the ones paying are places where I don't want
Now the school I went to and learned HVAC because my machining job went to Mexico is starting a government sponsored MACHINING program! They have a bunch of job postings on the wall and they are mostly in the $16-$18 range. One as much as $20.
The kicker is that it's being done in conjunction with Electric Boat. So basically, General Dynamics just outsourced it's training program.