You smell like fried chicken and your hair, skin and clothes are coated with grease. Your tennis shoes are a wreck. You got you paycheck, but you don’t even want to look at it because you know it’ll make you depressed. Since you only got 20 hours in the last pay period you know its going to be a bad one. You’ll be lucky if you have five or ten dollars to spend after paying your bills. It seems like everyone is asking for their pound of flesh; federal and state withholding, FICA, the credit card company and that damn student loan payment of $320 a month. Now Mom and Dad want to charge you rent and are asking you to start paying them back for the money they lent you. Things are looking more and more hopeless.
Now you’ve tried all the job search sites; Monster, Indeed and Craig’s List to name a few. You’ve sent out resumes. No replies. You got a couple offers for internships but the pay is zip, zero, nada. You’ve already have several internships under your belt. A lot of good they’ve done so far. Plus if you accepted one of these internship positions, how are you going to pay your bills?
You keep wondering when you’re going to find a better job. One that will let you move out of Mom and Dad’s house. A job that you can be proud of. A career that will not be a total embarrassment when you’re asked ‘What do you do for a living?” You got a business degree. You even got fairly good grades. How come your life isn’t turning out like how your parents, your teachers and your student counselors all promised? It worked for them.
Why won’t these old guys retire? How are you are you supposed to get a job when all of these old farts keep sticking around? Your Dad and his friends are always complaining about how they lost half their retirement savings in the last stock market crash. Now they are all talking about never being able to retire. Great! Am I supposed to wait until I’m 40 before I get my first real job?
Now if this description of a recent college graduate has many similarities to your life, you are not alone. Recently the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 48% of employed U.S. college grads are in jobs that require less than a four- year degree.
In the US News, it was reported that in December of 2013 more than 3.5 million Americans work at or below the minimum wage. People working for minimum wage is up more than 50 percent from a decade ago. The real sad thing is that many of these extra people working for minimum wage have college and advanced degrees.
How can this be happening? Isn’t the economy supposed to be getting better? According to the government, unemployment has declined to 7.8%. The stock market is up to all-time highs. So why is it so hard to find a job?
One of the reasons why government unemployment figures don’t seem to jive with reality is because the formula used to calculate them has been altered to make them appear better than they actually are. The status quo doesn’t want the alarm bells ringing and getting everyone in a panic. If that were to happen the whole house of cards would come crashing down.
If you want a more true unemployment rate, a good place to go is John Williams’ Shadow Government Statistics. His unemployment rate figure includes long-term and short-term discouraged workers and those that are forced to work part-time because they can’t find full-time employment. When you include these people in the unemployment rate, it bumps it up to 23%. Can you imagine what would happen if the mainstream media started reporting that the unemployment rate was 23%! Did you know that the highest that unemployment ever got during the 1930’s depression was 25%. No wonder the politicians are covering up the truth. If they didn’t, they would be in the unemployment lines with the rest of us.
Now I know what I’ve described is seams very bleak. Potentially it might mean that you could be stuck in your lousy minimum wage existence for a decade or more. This is especially true if you keep pinning all your hopes for salvation on getting a job with big established companies. It’s time to face facts! These companies are laying off more people than they are hiring. If they do hire anyone, they want only applicants with a lot of experience. Gone are the days when you could get a good job at a Fortune 500 company and be set for life. Generous defined benefit retirement plans are almost nonexistent and are being replaced by stingy 401K plans that might last a couple of years if you plan on eating dog food and living in a trailer. It’s time to give this fantasy of living your parent’s life up. You’re living in the past. It’s gone and it isn’t coming back, at least in your lifetime. So if plan A is failing miserably, you need to go to plan B.
So if you can’t find a job in your field there is only one other thing you can do. You need to create one. Now I know this seems like a daunting task. However, there is a website that has thought through and wrote down all of the information you will need to know to create your own business. Much of this material is also presented in video format. All of this information is offered free of charge. The name of this website is NewBusinessCreator.com.
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So now its time to use that talent and knowledge that so far has been going to waste. It’s time to stop wishing things were different. It’s time to face up to facts and start creating your new future. It’s time to check out NewBusinessCreator.com and start creating your plan for getting out of the crappy existence you are living in today!