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One major issue with homelessness is drugs and mentally unstable

Posted By: The Thrill
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11:23 am

We've noticed that the lower we dip into the employee pool the higher the likelihood of the unemployable there is. Either severe addictions or just plain dumb.

We've hired three people who within a month stopped showing up. They'd never seen so much money, not a lot to be honest, and were blowing it all on booze and drugs. It's a sad reality of addiction.

Then the other 2 people we almost hired, completely failed the competency test we provided. To the point they either can't read, won't read or just too lazy to read. Unemployable. I'm not even talking about mentally disabled, that's different.

All of this leads to homelessness. More money, more problems. So many think "I got a job once, I can do it again." Nope. Once the drugs run out and they clean up they aren't welcome back. No money, no job is a slippy slope to homelessness. I honestly feel bad for these people and blame their natural support group for failing them.

Fix society? Fix natural support groups. I don't want to get off topic but having kids you don't want (i.e. no abortion) is a quick way to have a failed natural support group. That will only further our decline in society.

Uplifting, positive culture can help society. I'm not saying religion, so much negativity with religion long term. We need to stop putting money into wars and military and funnel all that money into education and public programs. Make people happy. Fulfill their hierarchy of needs per Mazlow. Complete the two-factors of motivation per Herzberg. We teach motivation principles through business, why does society teach fear tactics? Bad leadership. The KITA approach has been proven to be so ineffective, yet our nations leaders swear by it.

Time for a massive overhaul.

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The Thrill icon NEW: The economy (long)
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 09:10 am [ID# 1947757] [reply]
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HoopUte icon NEW: My first thought is you stole my economic health measurement theory 😉
HoopUte - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 09:38 am [ID# 1947759] [reply]
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The Thrill icon NEW: Great minds think alike. (nm)
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 11:10 am [ID# 1947767] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: Let’s not get cocky. I was once told it was the dumbest thing someone had ever heard. I responded by asking them how long they’d worked at Wendy’s. 😁 (nm)
HoopUte - -- Thursday 6 June 2019, at 09:00 am [ID# 1947813] [reply]
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pangloss icon NEW: I wonder when it will occur to small, service companies to bid up wages & benefits to attract and retain unskilled labor. .
pangloss - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 09:45 am [ID# 1947761] [reply]
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The Thrill icon NEW: That's the plan as far as I'm aware. Replace incapable humans with capable robots.
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 11:12 am [ID# 1947768] [reply]
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pangloss icon NEW: I couldn't find current capital plant & equipment investment stats after an exhaustive 3 minute google, so I don't know how its been going. I know stock buybacks have set records - not a positive development.
pangloss - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 01:06 pm [ID# 1947777] [reply]
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Newbomb Turk icon NEW: "Raising the minimum wage to $15 would put lots of cash in the economy quickly. People living hand-to-mouth don't invest new cash."
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 05:28 pm [ID# 1947786] [reply]
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The Thrill icon NEW: At least get rid of top wages. People suck at tipping and restaurants make a killing off of not paying employees (nm)
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 6 June 2019, at 06:02 am [ID# 1947801] [reply]
96GradAlum icon NEW: re: "The company has made a ton of money but none of the employees have really prospered. That's another thread." And therein lies the crux. Company managers are greedy and don't share the profits. My new mantra: business ethics needs...
96GradAlum - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 09:56 am [ID# 1947762] [reply]
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The Thrill icon NEW: My answer to this is a maximum wage. 4000x the lowest paid employee.
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 11:28 am [ID# 1947770] [reply]
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o NEW: Bill Gates never made close to that as an annual salary from Microsoft
trevorute - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 05:04 pm [ID# 1947785] [reply]
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The Thrill icon NEW: Exactly the reason that won’t happen. Just pay themselves less but be worth more as an asset (nm)
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 06:12 pm [ID# 1947788] [reply]
GUBA icon NEW: One thing I have noticed is that employers are still reluctant to pay higher wages and are very reluctant to offer to train people for the job they want to fill. Too many employers (especially in Utah) are expecting fully trained & experienced folks
GUBA - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 09:59 am [ID# 1947763] [reply]
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SubstiUTE icon NEW: I wonder how much the crusade against immigrants (Mexico) has affected it all?
SubstiUTE - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 10:32 am [ID# 1947764] [reply]
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o NEW: Everything you said makes sense.
UteBrave - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 10:45 am [ID# 1947765] [reply]
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The Thrill icon NEW: One major issue with homelessness is drugs and mentally unstable
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 11:23 am [ID# 1947769] [reply]
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wannabeaute icon NEW: Conservative Econ 101 has always told us that a strong economy would just naturally push wages upward. Supply and demand, y'know.
wannabeaute - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 11:33 am [ID# 1947771] [reply]
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o NEW: Trickle down economics is one of the biggest scams ever sold. (nm)
UteBrave - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 11:36 am [ID# 1947772] [reply]
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The Thrill icon NEW: What you don't understand is it trickles down by making the company stronger and job security.
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 12:07 pm [ID# 1947774] [reply]
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Rocker Ute icon NEW: I had a business professor tell us that you are always worth more to someone else and people who stay with the same company their entire lives are leaving a lot of earnings on the table.
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 12:19 pm [ID# 1947775] [reply]
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The Thrill icon NEW: A lot of truth to that and the squeaky wheel
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 12:27 pm [ID# 1947776] [reply]
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wannabeaute icon NEW: One of the reasons he's a bad employer is that he clearly mis-understands economics.
wannabeaute - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 02:09 pm [ID# 1947781] [reply]
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Rocker Ute icon NEW: Its garbage and nobody really wants to go look for another job particularly if you are happy with it overall, and smart employers reward employee loyalty - but yeah. (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 02:36 pm [ID# 1947782] [reply]
o NEW: RE: The economy
Charlie - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 01:18 pm [ID# 1947778] [reply]
The Thrill icon NEW: That's been the fear for 20 years but most corporations are just adjusting accordingly.
The Thrill - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 03:41 pm [ID# 1947784] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: New jobs report shows just 27k added in May. I’m afraid the slowdown is just around the corner.
HoopUte - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 01:53 pm [ID# 1947779] [reply]
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UTAuley icon NEW: So you're saying now would be a bad time to be out of work...did I mention the contract I've worked for the last 11+ years was lost to a competitor and my last day was May 31?
UTAuley - -- Wednesday 5 June 2019, at 03:31 pm [ID# 1947783] [reply]
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