Category: Opinion

Market Saturation & You

I've never had anyone give me a satisfactory answer to this question in my regular Facebook dealings, so I'm going to present it openly for anyone that would like to try. One of the most common things people say when it comes to entry-level jobs is that they're made for teenagers. It's also something to do while you go to college and figure out how to pursue your career path. Whenever someone mentions how those jobs are low-paying and high stress, the former person will say, "get a better job. Go to school, learn a trade, better yourself." Sure, okay. That's a whole nother conversation in itself, but for the scope of this post my question is about market saturation and will be presented as a hypothetical scenario. If you take 100 people right now, you'll most likely have a pretty good mix of work. I'm just going to throw out some numbers for the sake of the scenario and say that maybe half work entry-level jobs such as food service, hospitality, and retail. 20 work office jobs at the base level. 10 work office jobs at an executive level. 5 are small business owners, and 5 are corporate CEOs. In this scenario, pay will stretch from around minimum wage hourly ($7.15 federal) to millions per year salary. Think of this as the situation we have now. A good mix of workers in different areas, different levels of pay and a (somewhat) median cost of living in between. Now, consider…

What Are We Mad About, Again?

Ebola came out of nowhere and exploded in the media, and then it disappeared overnight. Then Zika popped up, and that has disappeared as well. Brock Turner was a hot topic for a couple weeks, and then, you guessed it, he vanished. Ryan Lochte was the talk of the town for a little while, but then his fire died down to make way for Colin Kaepernick. (Let me not forget to mention that Feminist garbage heap Jezebel wrote an article about how sexy he is¬†while shitting on him the whole time. Hooray, feminism?) So, what are we mad about today? Actually, there are two things: The DEA is starting a new war against Kratom. From the linked article: Kratom is made from the leaves of Mitragyna speciosa, a Southeast Asian tree related to coffee, and has been consumed in Asia for millennia, typically as a tea or powder. The herb contains alkaloids that appear to activate opioid receptors in the brain and reduce pain. Although most opioids have sedative qualities, low to moderate doses of kratom serve as a mild stimulant. Kratom has been used by a lot of people for everything from analgesia to anxiety maintenance, and more recently as a tool to help combat opiate withdrawal symptoms. Of course, if there are fewer people using drugs the DEA won't have anything to make money off of, so that can't happen. Kratom has also been used recreationally as a mood elevator, and we can't have that, either. Happy people…

Tragedy in Paris

In the wake of so many people being senselessly killed tonight, I think it's a good idea to reach out to a loved one and get reacquainted with who we are as human beings. Connect with someone, share a meal or a drink or just good conversation and help spread the word of these people who lost their lives for no reason. If we let things like this tear into the fabric of humanity any more than it already has, we're only going to be worse off in the future. Love each other.