Waiters with College Degrees: Up 81%; College-educated janitors up 87%.

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    Jul 12, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/2012-07-10/waiters-w-college-degrees-up-81/

    It’s harder to change the world on a diet of canned beans and frozen corn, often the dinner staple for 24-year-old Darien Buckley.

    She has yet to find a job that utilizes her double major in photography and communications after graduating from college in 2010. She is working as a telemarketer at a publishing company in Orange County, California.

    In an election year when both President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney are vying for the support of young voters with promises to restore jobs, youth underemployment isn’t abating. It’s not only debilitating for individuals whose career and income opportunities are stunted. It threatens the economic expansion, as college-educated young adults have traditionally fueled consumer spending on clothes, technology, entertainment and cars.

    The number of waiters and waitresses ages 18 to 30 with college degrees increased by 81 percent from 2000 to 2010 — to 159,645 –according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. The number of janitors with college degrees rose by 87 percent to 20,475. There were 1.9 million jobless people ages 20-24 who weren’t in school in June, a gain of 312,000 from May and the biggest increase since record-keeping began on the topic in 1985, according to nonseasonally adjusted statistics.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 12, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Yeh, after TEN YEARS of Bush tax cuts for the filthy rich, which was supposed to produce more jobs than we had people to fill them, WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?

    WHY HAVEN'T YOUR REPUBLICAN HEROES IN THE CONGRESS PRODUCED EVEN ONE JOB CREATION BILL ?
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    Jul 12, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidYeh, after TEN YEARS of Bush tax cuts for the filthy rich, which was supposed to produce more jobs than we had people to fill them, WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?

    WHY HAVEN'T YOUR REPUBLICAN HEROES IN THE CONGRESS PRODUCED EVEN ONE JOB CREATION BILL ?


    They're very busy voting to repeal Obamacare 33 times.
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    Jul 12, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    What about people working IN their field WITHOUT a college degree?

    I dropped after 2.5 years, kept the same job since I dropped, and am now making more than most of my former classmates who got their degrees and went to fly for the airlines.
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhat about people working IN their field WITHOUT a college degree?

    I dropped after 2.5 years, kept the same job since I dropped, and am now making more than most of my former classmates who got their degrees and went to fly for the airlines.


    Except if they fly for Southwest icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    Don't waiters with degrees get better tips? icon_rolleyes.gif

    And I'm sure if Horatio Alger were around....
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:23 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidWhat about people working IN their field WITHOUT a college degree?

    I dropped after 2.5 years, kept the same job since I dropped, and am now making more than most of my former classmates who got their degrees and went to fly for the airlines.


    Except if they fly for Southwest icon_smile.gif
    None of them have the experience requirements to do that yet. SW has high standards, which is why I love flying SW (as a passenger).

    In fact, I'm flying to Miami via SW this Friday. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    msuNtx said
    paulflexes saidWhat about people working IN their field WITHOUT a college degree?

    I dropped after 2.5 years, kept the same job since I dropped, and am now making more than most of my former classmates who got their degrees and went to fly for the airlines.


    Except if they fly for Southwest icon_smile.gif
    None of them have the experience requirements to do that yet. SW has high standards, which is why I love flying SW (as a passenger).

    In fact, I'm flying to Miami via SW this Friday. icon_biggrin.gif


    I knew I liked you icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    msuNtx said
    paulflexes saidWhat about people working IN their field WITHOUT a college degree?

    I dropped after 2.5 years, kept the same job since I dropped, and am now making more than most of my former classmates who got their degrees and went to fly for the airlines.


    Except if they fly for Southwest icon_smile.gif
    None of them have the experience requirements to do that yet. SW has high standards, which is why I love flying SW (as a passenger).

    In fact, I'm flying to Miami via SW this Friday. icon_biggrin.gif


    I knew I liked you icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 12, 2012 8:21 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    Webster666 saidYeh, after TEN YEARS of Bush tax cuts for the filthy rich, which was supposed to produce more jobs than we had people to fill them, WHERE ARE THE JOBS ?

    WHY HAVEN'T YOUR REPUBLICAN HEROES IN THE CONGRESS PRODUCED EVEN ONE JOB CREATION BILL ?


    They're very busy voting to repeal Obamacare 33 times.


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    And saying no to everything else they could, to make sure this was "OBAMA'S ONLY TERM AS PRESIDENT". Republicans were far more interested in ending Obama than working together with him and the dems to promote job growth. They were successfull at holding back progress, gotta hand it to them on that !!! (the damn idiots)
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    Jul 12, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhat about people working IN their field WITHOUT a college degree?

    I dropped after 2.5 years, kept the same job since I dropped, and am now making more than most of my former classmates who got their degrees and went to fly for the airlines.


    I think this is going to happen more and more. The cost of education has been driven up for a number of institutional factors - including but not exclusive to the bargaining power of unions/administrators but this will change.

    It's sort of bizarre for liberals here to suggest that this is somehow the result of tax cuts or deregulation when the reality is that it's probably something of the opposite.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 12, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    More people should be educated on how to pick a major that will have a positive occupational outlook.
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    Jul 14, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    Who in the f*ck cares riddler what you say? Take a look at Canada before you start spouting right wing crap on the US.

    All you do is cut and paste. Can you think?