It's posts like these where you lose people.
If you care.
One one hand we talk about how skilled labor jobs are needed.
How they are in high demand.
Then when someone mentions current pay is less than it was 11 years ago.
You scoff at the them.
All the while mentioning in other posts how you "make more in a month than (poster) does in a year"
One if the BIGGEST issues in America is the Suits make more than the Creators of things.
It is a global market now. We either deal with having to compete with everyone else and what that entails or we pay ourselves out of a job as many of the unions are intent on doing. In many cases, the SUITS are the ones that invested their time, equity, and risked their own collateral to get where they are. If you have executive SUITS that end up being the demise of a company, then the free market has done its job.
The problem is that we DON'T have a FREE MARKET as the bailouts continue to be used as a means of propping up bad business decisions at the expense of the American taxpayer. While Hong Kong continues to kick everyone else's ass in the world market, we are intent on staying the course and hoping that this whole global market thing will pass as a fad. Smarter corporations like Apple have invested in overseas ventures to ensure that their company will survive beyond the crony corporatism that is killing the American infrastructure as fast as it can.
In spite of this, the laws of supply and demand still apply. If you can justify your skill set then you can find a buyer for it if you can be a proper advocate for yourself. The beauty of a FREE MARKET would be that if things are that bad in the company that you are presently in and the industry is viable (and your skill set is worth what you think it is) you can find demand for your services elsewhere.
When it comes to the modern day American worker, the majority of us have a severely inflated sense of what we're worth when it comes to justifying our employment/wage. Hence, the attitude we have on display in this thread