Thu Feb 9, 2017, 11:20 AM

Jobs in the EU utopia. The Uber model on a grand scale.

I was torn about where to place this article. In some ways it's about money but it's much more about the new political economic model. And tho the article is about Europe, it applies just as much, if not more to the USA.

The Uber model. The change from the traditional employee model to one which provides no security and no benefits to the labor force but enriches the owner class with untold profits. Combine that with a wide open migration model for labor and here ya go.

Make sure we people get behind opposition to the "travel" ban. The owner class really needs to keep our wages down.

Feeling ‘Pressure All the Time’ on Europe’s Treadmill of Temporary Work

Meet the new generation of permatemps in Europe.

While the region’s economy is finally recovering, more than half of all new jobs created in the European Union since 2010 have been through temporary contracts. This is the legacy of a painful financial crisis that has left employers wary of hiring permanent workers in a tenuous economy where growth is still weak. Under European labor laws, permanent workers are usually more difficult to lay off and require more costly benefit packages, making temporary contracts appealing for all manner of industries, from low-wage warehouse workers to professional white-collar jobs.

For those stuck in this employment netherworld, life is a cycle of constant job searches. Confidence can give way to doubt as career prospects seem to fade. Young people talk of delaying marriage and families indefinitely. And though many were grateful for any workplace experience, they were also cynical about companies that treated them like disposable labor.


Trump was our Brexit.

BTW, did you notice in the article that the usual excuse is offered for this screwing of the workers? "employers wary of hiring permanent workers" What a crock-o-shit that excuse is.

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Response to exindy (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2017, 11:22 AM

1. Feeling a little empty that you didn't vote for him?

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Response to BuzzClik (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 9, 2017, 11:25 AM

2. I voted against Hillary.

And against Obama in 2012.

Don't regret it in the least. Proud to have taken the high road and stayed out of the gutter that so many seem to find so comfortable.

I think it's one of those "Die on my feet instead of living on my knees".

Is there an alert system when anti-corporate postings occur? Heluva reaction time.

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