Poll finds unprecedented anxiety over jobs
More than 6 in 10 workers worry about getting a pink slip, the highest level in decades.
In a dreary sign of economic doldrums, more than six in 10 workers worry that they will lose their jobs, according to a Washington Post-Miller Center poll.
It was the highest level in more than a dozen surveys dating to the 1970s, the newspaper reported.
A record 32 percent also said they worry "a lot" about losing their jobs.
The newspaper noted that the anxiety is concentrated among low-income workers: 54 percent of workers making $35,000 or less now worry "a lot" about losing their jobs, compared with 37 percent of lower-income workers in 1992.
In addition, 85 percent of lower-income workers fear that their families' income will not be enough to meet expenses, up 25 points from a 1971 survey.
The poll of 1,509 adults was conducted Sept. 6-12. It had an overall margin of error of 3 percentage points.
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I work for a large American corporation, a household name that draws 99% of its revenues from here in the USA and not one, i mean not one, of our computer programmers are citizens of this country. We are currently in process of sending our call center and document imaging and other back office tasks to the Philippines.
This is not a right or left issue. This is an American issue and if a revolution is needed, let it begin.
. . . Will destroy wealth, produce a shrinking economy.
Of course we're concerned we could be next when we see our dedicated, experienced, and long-term co-workers get the boot!
Obama is the Apex of what is wrong with reverse discrimination.
Discrimination = Bad
Reverse Discrimination = Bad
No Discrimination = Good
How can this be? The libtards keep telling how wonderful of a job the idiot in the whitehouse has been doing.
The 21st Century Fiefdom,
Welcome to the 'United Corporations Of America', founded on the principal that the sacrosanct profit-imperative will forever be the primary directive...with the worsening human toll simply constituting the expectant collateral damage.The 'lubrication' for these insidious corporate engines are the minions of average Americans whose unrelenting human toil, time and temerity are considered fair 'compensation' for their sacrifice before the alter of the always elusive almighty dollar.
How can any economic system survive and thrive when one half of 1% of the population has so much money that they can purchase all of the power and policy making at the very highest levels to not only protect their wealth but in fact to multiply it without apparent headwind?
Obviously, the system as it now stands is not working for 99% of the 312 million average Americans who must worry daily not about their blue chip stock portfolio but their jobs and the amount of food in their pantry or refrigerator. Is this the America that our forefathers envisioned for their future generations, or is this the America that has been created through the collusion of big government the uber-rich, the privileged and the corporation? Our freedoms, our quality of life and our very worth as human beings have been redefined by an omnipresent cabal of powers that now have no checks nor balances, and the genuine fear is that we can not long survive under this new paradigm of feudal life.
Peace to all ~
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