Send your kids to school

RNG

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Jan 2015
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Here's some hard facts to think about. The split is way wider than I thought it would be. School is good.

Blue-collar men in pink-collar times



Data: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey, Census Bureau American Community Survey via IPUMS Abacus; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Young and less educated men are losing their place in the U.S. workforce.
Why it matters: Technology and automation, shrinking unions and changing family dynamics have transformed the role of men in the workforce, while male high school graduates either need to pursue higher education or enter lower-paid industries traditionally dominated by women.

More at Young, uneducated men are losing their place in the American workforce
 
Jul 2014
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Just as weed is becoming more prevelant, and even legal in some places now.

Coincidence?
 

RNG

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Jan 2015
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Just as weed is becoming more prevelant, and even legal in some places now.

Coincidence?
Legal weed is more prevalent. I can't talk about the US situation, but in Canada, the number of kids doing pot is dropping.

The biggest growth of pot use is in the seniors demographic. Lots of aches and pains, I know from personal experience. About the aches and pains not the smoking pot. Edibles are still illegal here till they sort the laws out, and with my lung issues I'm waiting for that.

So no, I don't think it's weed, I think it is the logical outcome of offshoring menial jobs and the increase in AI and robots.
 

Sparta

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A lot of techie jobs are going to be lost to automation too, ai is already capable of simple coding. If you want to avoid being phased out by technology then look to non-repetative manual labor. The last guy with a job will be a plumber.
 
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Legal weed is more prevalent. I can't talk about the US situation, but in Canada, the number of kids doing pot is dropping.

The biggest growth of pot use is in the seniors demographic. Lots of aches and pains, I know from personal experience. About the aches and pains not the smoking pot. Edibles are still illegal here till they sort the laws out, and with my lung issues I'm waiting for that.

So no, I don't think it's weed, I think it is the logical outcome of offshoring menial jobs and the increase in AI and robots.
Same here, its the old folks hanging out at the pot stores.
 

HayJenn

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Jul 2014
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Not sure what pot has to do with the actual topic since it was never mentioned in the link? But then again par for the course.

But this caught my eye


  • In their place, unskilled jobs in health care and secretarial work are booming — occupations traditionally dominated by women. But sociologists have found young men reluctant to take what they perceive to be "woman" jobs.
  • "They don't see themselves as doing that or think it's a feminized job," Robert Moffitt from John Hopkins University told Axios. "Even though the wages are not too bad, they don't want to enter those occupations
I have seen Executive Assistants jobs that pay as high as in the 80- to 100K (with years of experience of course)

I wonder why more men are not interested in Admin jobs. The need to get over that it's a "women's" job.