Carrier Stays: What 1,000 jobs saved will mean

So there are at least 1,000 people ecstatic about Carrier’s reversal of its plans to close an Indiana plant and move 1,400 jobs to Mexico. That’s 1,000 more Americans who won’t have to:

  • File for unemployment, which only pays a portion of their salary and only for 6 months.
  • Feverishly search Craigslist and other internet job boards.
  • Write a new resume, submit it to ZipRecruiter, and start receiving junk emails for “work at home jobs that earn $12,000 a month.”
  • Answer endless calls from non-English speakers offering a 3-month contract to work in Seattle, while living in Peoria.
  • Take 1, 2 or even 3 part-time jobs to “tide them over” until they get a REAL job.
  • Raid their savings or borrow the money, go back to school for “retraining” in another field—which they won’t be able to get a job in, either, due to the hundreds of thousands of H-1B visa foreign workers.
  • After a full year of real unemployment, be dropped from the official Bureau of Labor Statistics list of unemployed workers who have “given up looking for work.”
  • Start taking anti-depressants (if not smoking weed or crack).
  • Lose their mortgage and destroy their credit rating.
  • Start living in their car or on the street.
  • Become one of the many middle-aged white Americans who die young for “unknown reasons.”

But instead, those individuals and their families can look forward to a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Yes, this IS a celebration.

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  • citizenpain1

    Congrats on the site!

  • Susan

    Nice site Holly. Very nice indeed. May you have a long run and many readers.

  • lincoln cadillac

    CMS, us bad pennies are going to show up now and again. Good luck.