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    Quote Originally Posted by Ęthelfrith View Post
    That doesn't compute with basic labour economics. That would suggest starting wages would react to supply and demand conditions, but then higher wages are more immune (see internal labour markets where, for numerous reasons, wage increases reflect 'artificial' human resource management methods)
    It does in some ways. A starting wage is typically meant for someone young so if that wage isn't acceptable, they can find a better one and move. With higher wages normally comes experienced workers. They are far less likely to want to move and tend to stay where they are due to owning a home, family etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    It does in some ways. A starting wage is typically meant for someone young so if that wage isn't acceptable, they can find a better one and move. With higher wages normally comes experienced workers. They are far less likely to want to move and tend to stay where they are due to owning a home, family etc.
    Youth wages are found to be more related to supply/demand conditions. For example, you get 'crowding' problems where wages fall too low to maintain focus on productivity enhancement. His focus on experience doesn't work, given internal labour markets and how human resource management will reject focus on supply/demand conditions (e.g. means to reduce labour turnover; importance of bargaining power etc)

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    Good lord, people.

    Maine is not some frozen hellhole. Geesh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprockey View Post
    Good lord, people.

    Maine is not some frozen hellhole. Geesh!
    Ayup! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprockey View Post
    Good lord, people.

    Maine is not some frozen hellhole. Geesh!
    Says the guy from Massachusetts!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Yea its having a dramatic effect already. School and local budgets get voted down all the time. Few young people around. One reporter up here called it the "silver tsunami." Its also worrisome because all these companies, how long will they remain here if they cant find workers? We already had a couple move down south because its where the workers are.

    New England now home to oldest population in America, Census data shows | masslive.com
    I heard someone claim New Hampshire voted for Trump because it's a 'drug infested den' or something to that effect, so I'm having trouble reconciling that statement with the largely geriatric populace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    I heard someone claim New Hampshire voted for Trump because it's a 'drug infested den' or something to that effect, so I'm having trouble reconciling that statement with the largely geriatric populace.
    We have a double whammy, the second highest heroin epidemic and the second oldest state.

    The changing face of NH: What it means to have the 2nd oldest population in the nation | New Hampshire
    https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/statedeaths.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Shocker! no one wants to live in a New England version of redneck central with shitty winters.
    Bull. Maine is a gorgeous state with lots of opportunities. Some people are just wimps when it comes to winter. You can do a lot in Maine in the winter if you're not lazy.

    I may retire there except it may not be friendly to some of the species of fish I raise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    We have the same situation in New Hampshire. Lots of jobs openings and few to fill them. New England is now the oldest area of the country and just too old to work in many cases.

    https://www.marketplace.org/2016/12/...labor-shortage
    You have a gorgeous state just like Maine. Nothing to complain about. One upside to an older populations is more homes to buy for the younger folks. I've been looking on online realtors in NH and the homes prices are quite reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprockey View Post
    I live in New England (MA) and vacation each year in Maine. It is beautiful... some would say "the way life should be"

    LOL
    Amen.

    For those folks that move to Florida -- good riddance. Florida is a shithole compared to the New England states. Been there done that. You can have Florida.

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