View Poll Results: How long have you been unemployed for?

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  • Still EMPLOYED.

    35 48.61%
  • Just got laid off this month.

    2 2.78%
  • Two Months.

    2 2.78%
  • Three Months.

    3 4.17%
  • Four Months.

    0 0%
  • Five Months.

    1 1.39%
  • Six Months.

    1 1.39%
  • Seven Months.

    2 2.78%
  • Eight Months.

    6 8.33%
  • A year or more.

    20 27.78%
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Thread: HOW MANY MONTHS HAVE YOU BEEN UNEMPLOYED?

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    I got laid off a year ago last june. however I started a business and did not sign up for unemployment. so I was never counted. Even with all my skills and experience I don't think I would have been able to find a job quickly for a decent salary, as not mant places want to hire an old, big ugly white guy with a bad attitude!!

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    Yeap, that is just it. Companies want little young stupid, cute, skinny candidates who are in dept and have to take whatever is thrown at them with a YES SIR attitude.

    Old UGLY white guys like us are far past them days my friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSIBIKE View Post
    Yeap, that is just it. Companies want little young stupid, cute, skinny candidates who are in dept and have to take whatever is thrown at them with a YES SIR attitude.

    Old UGLY white guys like us are far past them days my friend!
    yea but the thing that kills me is whos gonna teach the new pukes?
    reminds me of the cranky ole D.I.s!

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    The random sample of poll takers here points to around 38% visibly unemployed. If this is representative actual unemployment, we are soon to realize a depression in the US. The 9.7% level is surely unrepresentative what actually is!
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    That's a leap of estimation IMO. The few Gunco members who have polled are hardly "random" and there's a reason why pollsters use around 1000 poll results to draw conclusions. Any less and a poll mathematically doesn't hold its own water.

    Being as I've been unemployed for over three years now, some of that time as a student, I'm not even on the same planet as those counted as "unemployed" so yes, I agree that 9.7% unemployed is under-reporting the actual percent but this poll doesn't prove anything. Fine for discussion, though!
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    It has only been a couple days from the start of this poll. Lets see how the percentages converge after some more time?
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    If this is representative actual unemployment
    Yeah the Gooberment says something like 9.7%, I think it closer to 15-17%.

    Here's a common answer I found on the net to "unemployment during the depression";
    The unemployment rate for the years 1923-29 was 3.3 percent. In 1931 it jumped to 15.9, in 1933 it was 24.9 percent. It then steadily decreased until 1941 when it stood at 9.9%. In 1942, after U.S. entry into World War II, the rate dropped to 4.7%.
    So if history repeats itself then it looks like the next two years will be worse if nothing is done soon.
    "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" Ronald Reagan

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    We will go to war other than over in P-stan and A-stan. Folks will have to go back to work again making things.
    M U S I B I K E

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    Thumbs up Yes Sir..

    Quote Originally Posted by MUSIBIKE View Post
    We will go to war other than over in P-stan and A-stan. Folks will have to go back to work again making things.
    War cures all work problems.. When I graduated High School, Back in 1967. The contractors had trailers lined up at our high school in Connecticut.
    Connecticut is a Guberment contractors paradise.
    Avco Lycoming. Siskorsky "Black Hawks", Submarines New London Ct. on and on. Oh jet engines etc.
    If major war breaks out. Connecticut is the place yah want to be. Work work work.
    My buddies went too work and I went off too visit Uncle Sam.
    Your on the money MUSIBIKE bro.
    War solves all economic problems. Sad. Very very sad sad sad but true.
    "Man needs but two things to survive alone in the woods. A blow up female doll and his trusty old AK-47" - Thomas Jefferson 1781


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    Places that brew beer will abound as long as places where girls STOOP over like you have in your avitar.

    It is a man's world!

    Stated as shown.
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