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Old 04-28-2014, 10:05 PM   #21
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Unemployment in the U.S. is still pretty high. I'm doing my part to not take up a full time job some younger worker with a family might want.

Maybe companies will just have to resort to job training programs if they can't find skilled workers.
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Oh no! I thought I was doing the responsible thing opening up my job so a younger person could have it when I retired.
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We have a nation with $1 trillion dollar in student loan debt and yet a shortage of skilled workers for the jobs that are available. I don't think most logical solution is to keep us older workers at our desks until we die.

Maybe we just need to do a better job of counseling kids about their career choices and job options.
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Maybe we just need to do a better job of counseling kids about their career choices and job options.
The recent test mania and anguish over 'failing' schools has caused us to forget that only about 20% of our HS students will go on to graduate from college. Good vocational education is a necessity, IMHO. Take a look at how the Germans do it. We can take what they do, adapt it to our own needs. But, it costs money.
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