Temp/Staffing Agencies Seem to Be Like Politicians

From what I am reading so far about Temp and staffing agencies, they seem to be like politicians. There seems to be few good ones and varying degrees of bad ones.

I have checked out reports, from common people, on Ajilon Finance, Aerotek 1 2 3, Robert Half4 5, TEK Systems, Manpower, etc.

Also, I have found that temp and staffing agencies are notorious for posting fake job postings .

Some of the comments that I have read at these comment pages show that some think that our government is paying these job sites to post these fake jobs so that it can help cover the BS they and their media allies are pushing about the “recovery”, a thought that wouldn’t surprise me at all if it were true! Also, a common complaint that I am seeing is that these temp and staffing agencies are really not after jobs, but to data mine resumes. Another thing that they tend to do is to hire people, letting them believe that it is temp to perm, but, right before it is supposed to go perm, they let them go to avoid paying benefits, unemployment, etc (reminds me of the practices that they were notorious for doing in the old grape picker days). Also, I have read, and I believe it, posts that regular companies are doing this crap too, so it’s not just temp/staffing guys, though temp/staffing seems to have a reputation for doing it.

Interestingly, it’s not just the young getting shortchanged by these guys, but even people with over 20 years of experience. Often people that worked in a skill set for over a decade were supposedly “not qualified”.

I’ve seen temp and staffing agencies compared to pimps, and, if you think about it, they’re right. Many of these guys find you a job and take a bit of the cut for themselves. Also, while this is bad, they also are happy about the illegal immigration situation. As can be seen here, they have been known to take advantage of illegal immigrants (and I’m sure they are not hiring Americans too but the illegals instead). This article here shows such a place. Also, I have found that Manpower Group was one of the companies that asked Congress to have Amnesty, so I know that other temp agencies are in on the cheap foreign labor scheme.

Of course, it’s not just illegal immigration that they’ll take. They also don’t mind using the legal temp foreign workers either.6 7

Also, temp agencies make a great way for companies to get around Obamacare.8 9 10

So temp and staffing agencies, like politicians, might have a few good ones, but far too many seem to be like parasites that feed off of the misfortune of others to make a living.

Shortage of IT talent, my butt!

You have probably heard that there is a shortage of talent in the STEM field (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics). You may even have heard it from some like Ted Cruz.

However, other sources show otherwise.1 2 3 4 5 6 7

In short, we seem to be seeing the following trends:

  • A demand for cheap foreign labor via the H1B Visas
  • A demand for a huge set of skills that are hard to fulfill
  • An unwillingness to train American workers so that they can do the job.
  • Age discrimination
  • HR and Recruiters who aren’t qualified to get the people needed as they lack knowledge in the industry and cannot tell really who would be a good fit.
  • People determining who is a “good” fit based on a keyword search of resumes
  • Stagnation of STEM wages, or even decreases, over at least the past decade.
  • Job boards listing jobs that they really don’t intend to hire for or that they don’t intend to hire US workers for but put them up anyway to appear to be complying with US law.
  • A rise in temp jobs and contract jobs vs regular secure full time jobs.
  • The jobs not paying enough to justify taking out the college loans to get the required degrees or, even worse, the jobs not even being available enough to justify the time and money spent to get the required degrees.
  • A demand for skills related to certain, sometimes proprietary, technology that one usually doesn’t encounter in college yet one is expected to know for “entry-level” jobs.

So, if the tech industry is making enough bullcrap to manure all the farm fields in the United States, why should we trust them with their College and Career Ready Common Core?8 9 What do they hope to get out of that?

More profit and greed of course! And, also, so that the kids will be used to learning to do what they’re told and will work in the sweatshops the corporatists have planned for them and will not question the Big Government elites when they try and make us like Venezuela or Cuba.

Yes, Big Government is in league with the H1B Visa scheme too as well as Common Core. But what does Big Government get out of the tech industry ripoff scheme? More unemployed equals more on government aid which equals more government dependency. And you don’t even need a degree from MIT to figure that one out! Yes Bernie, free college won’t help if there are NO jobs!

I used to want to go into STEM for a career but, after finding out the truth, I am going to go into writing and blogging (where, in the end, I’ll probably do better off anyway than those who continue to try and get into they dying STEM industry) and let my Bachelors of Science and my Associates of Arts and Associates of Science just be for naught (well, not totally, as I use those skills on this WordPress site and other things.) I used to want to be in the IT industry but now, for the most part, I wouldn’t even SPIT in the direction of a lot of firms.

“Today I resigned from the school board.” From Teacher Wendy Bradshaw PhD

This is just so sad.

Poetic Justice

Teacher Wendy Bradshaw PhD from Florida handed in her resignation letter today. Her letter speaks the unspoken words of thousands of professional educators across the country. Her letter is the cry of what is in the hearts of teachers who, also, can no longer harm the children.

Please share her words so just maybe, we can once again have schools that love and tenderly care for the well-being of our most precious gifts – our children and grandchildren. #DoNoHarm

“Today I resigned from the school board. I would like to share with you what I gave them. Feel free to share it if it strikes you as important.

To: The School Board of Polk County, Florida

I love teaching. I love seeing my students’ eyes light up when they grasp a new concept and their bodies straighten with pride and satisfaction when they persevere and accomplish a personal goal. I…

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What to do about boycotts?

Well, I’d like to think that there are some companies, if they support enough bad things that are ungodly, unpatriotic, or just plain greedy, shouldn’t be patronized by Christians or conservatives.

However, I guess maybe some may feel more strongly than others. As to that, I guess Romans 14 applies.

Romans 14

1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.

2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.

3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

4 Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

14 I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.

16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:

17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

22 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.

23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

I think the passage speaks for itself and lays out a pretty good guideline which I don’t need to elaborate on as God has done it for me enough. I will say that the passage isn’t talking about the downright immoral or sinful stuff, but possible associations with sinful stuff. (i..e in part, they were mentioning meats offered to idols. The meat itself, often good and offered at a good price, wasn’t the problem mentioned, it was the issue of its association with the pagan gods that was causing trouble for some, especially new believers.) I believe meats offered to idols could, in a sense, by applied to money spent at a place that donates to the cause of sin. Spending money and fast food, a technology company, or an investment may not be evil in itself, but the association with it could cause problems for believers who may feel it is not right.

A Black Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Does It Matter?

Of course, we’ve seen other black guys like Mace and Lando, so it’s not like we haven’t had black guys in there before. (Indeed, Vader was once voiced by a black guy.)

As to the idea that the introduction of the black stormtrooper is a form of political correctness, there might be some truth in that. Indeed, the way the Empire has been laid out, it would seem very odd indeed.

The Empire is pro-human. It believes aliens like Wookies are lesser beings. Thus it used this xenophobia to justify its enslavement of non-humans. While the Alliance has non-humans like Akbar in it, the Empire is all human (at least that we’ve seen. Not sure if they had any non-humans in the recent “Rebels” series.)

Also, it’s pretty much sexist too. While there might be some, like Admiral Dahla (though she’s more non-canon than canon.), it’s pretty much all men in the Empire’s ranks. The Alliance, on the other hand, has those like Leia in the leadership.

The Empire also does appear to be racist. At least as far as we’ve seen, till this new movie coming out, all of the Empire’s leadership has also been white. The Alliance, however, has had those like Lando.

Indeed, uniformity seems to be the RULE of the Empire. They have their army all look alike (clones). They seem to be composed of white human males in their leadership. And if anyone disagrees with how they run the place, they blow up their planet.

In fact, the term stormtrooper referred to a part of Hitler’s fighting force. Hitler believed in an Aryian race and was horribly racist and anti-diversity, much like the Galactic Empire.

While the Empire appears to be the picture of uniformity and conformity, the Rebel Alliance seems to be the picture of diversity and free thought. One would think that the Empire in the new movie would be the same way and that the Republic, which I think is back and was created by the Alliance, would be like the Alliance. The Alliance at least in the cannon, seems to be anti-genocide, etc while the Empire, which it demonstrated quite clearly by blowing up Alderan, is the complete opposite.

Thus, the black stormtrooper, while a cool concept, seems strange. Then again, maybe the white male human policy was specific to the Palpatine Administration and whoever is in charge of the Empire now is a bit more diverse than Sidious. Whether that is indeed the case, or whether this is just a PC move remains to be seen.

Academia is out of control

Schools are very bad. Sadly, not enough are awake about it or the causes of it.

Mouser's View

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has determined that the increasing availability of student loans has tended to raise college tuition costs, to the detriment of the system.

Well … duh.

How much did that report cost? A couple of phone calls would have done the trick.

But let’s look at the other side. Doesn’t an increase in funding mean universities can hire more and better professors to mold impressionable youth?

No. Sorry, Karl Marx.

The money is going to support increasingly bloated bureaucracies – assistant deans and campus life overseers and such. Political science professor Benjamin Ginsburg from Johns Hopkins wrote a book about the subject way back in 2011 and got plenty of feedback from peers.

He summed it up in a blog post on The Fiscal Times: “Professors wrote to me with stories of mismanagement, administrative incompetence, bureaucratic waste and fraud and the sheer arrogance and…

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Tech Thursday: Technically Speaking for CCSS

More on the connections between our various enemies. Wake up people!

commoncorediva

Last night, I had the honor of speaking out against Common Core and the ‘CCSS Machine’ as I call it. In today’s “Tech Thursday”, I will share the details so you discover for yourselves, just how broadly the all-encompassing education reform (illegally based) has progressed.

Technically Speaking, A Bit if Background:

When I was invited to join last night’s phone call, I asked my hostess what the topic was to be so I could prepare. The topic, she said, would be to tie in how the most recent shooting in OR,  not only Common Core, but the overall mental damage our educational system has wrought upon our schools. My part of the conversation was to see where Common Core, communities, mental health, and gun control intersected.

My first connection between all of the above came with my “Project Aware” article (published in Dec. 2014) In that article, you can find…

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Humorous Musical Talent: Pro-COS Songs

I have been writing pro-COS songs (they are based off of pop-culture songs.)

They are the Congress who won’t do anything.
They just go to D.C. and clown around.
Despite at election time when they promise to do everything,
their record shows you….they don’t do anything.

Oh, they’ve never impeached Obama and never threw Hillary in jail.
When we ask them to investigate the bad guys they move at the pace of a snail!
They are so lame that the number of times Obama has vetoed them is only four.
And we all wonder why we vote anymore.
They haven’t passed a balanced budget since before 1994!
And we all think they’re corrupt to the core.

They’re the Congress who won’t do anything.
They just go to D.C. and clown around.
Despite at election time when they promise to do everything,
their record shows you…they don’t do anything.

Oh, they promise to be a hero and a loner.
Yet they betray you thanks to cash from many a K-Street donor.
Despite what they tell you it’s always party first.
And while they exempt themselves from all their stupid laws, you the voter always end up with the worst.
And while IRS corrupting makes you mighty pissed,
Congress don’t do squat to stop Obama’s iron fist.

They’re the Congress who won’t do anything.
They just go to D.C. and clown around.
And if you’re tired of Congress not doing anything,
go to http://www.conventionofstates.com and http://www.cosaction.com and help fix everything!

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I have a song for activist judges:

 

Just say no!  Just say no!

We can’t let them do this anymore!

Just say no!  Just say no!

Say “Enough!” and  slam the door!

I don’t care if you’re white, black, trans, straight, or gay.

Let’s bring it on!

One thing holds true: we don’t want activist judges legislating our liberty away!

 

And I have one for those politicians who would sell their soul to Satan for votes:

Get out and go!
Get out and go!
Don’t come back to DC anymore!
Get out and go!
Get out and go!
Hope you get hit on your way out the door!
I no longer have to listen to the lies they say!
Let the term limits come on!
I never liked career politicians anyway!

Want to fight against Common Core and bureaucratic corruption? I have a song for that too!

Come out and show!
Come out and show!
Don’t just whine on Facebook anymore!
Come out and show!
Come out and show!
Kick the bureaucracies to the door!
Come and make them hear what We the People have to say!
Let’s have Congress make our laws from now on!
I never liked bureaucrats legislating anyway!

Go to http://www.conventionofthestates.com and http://www.cosaction.com and just Let It Go!

Facing Death for Doing the Right Thing

This is from Daniel 3; Daniel 6; Esther 4-5.

One day, King Nebuchadnezzar made a big statue made of gold. Everyone was supposed to bow down to it when the music started playing. (Daniel was obviously exempt for some reason, perhaps his high position.) Whoever didn’t bow would be thrown into a very hot furnace (likely the furnace used to make the idol).
Well, the music played and most people bowed down. However, some of Nebuchadnezzar’s officials pointed out that three Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (whom the king must have put in high places as the verses indicate such).

The king was really mad. He had them brought before them. He offered them a second chance (I think they must have been important and/or well-favored, because I think most people would have been fried right away for disobeying the order.) . If they bowed, they would be fine. If not, they’d be thrown quickly into the furnace. The king said that if that happened, no god would be able to save them from his power. Oh what to do?

They replied that God was able to save them. They also said, that, even if God did not save them, they were not going to bow down to his false gods. (Way to go guys!)
The king was REALLY mad now. He ordered that the furnace be heated seven times hotter than normal. Soldiers went and threw them into the furnace. As the people were in a hurry (too much to take safety precautions apparently!), the soldiers who threw them in were killed by the strong heat. It seemed to be the end of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

However, it wasn’t. Also, despite being tied up (though I think the ropes burned), they were walking around, and there was a fourth guy in there (Jesus possibly). The king was astonished. The king asked them to come out, calling them servants of the Most High God. They came out.

Many people crowded around them. They were burnt and neither they nor their close smelled like smoke or fire. The king said that they had defied him and their God had saved them. He then decreed that anybody that spoke against God would be cut into pieces and their house made into a dunghill and that there was no god like God who could save people. They were elevated further in position after this. Their bravery got them rewarded and also caused glory to come to God.

Years later, under Persian rule, Daniel had a position of power under the Persian leader of Babylon (and possibly a Persian king) Darius was in charge. Daniel was in charge of a ton of people. He was one of the main supervisors. Daniel quickly became known as honest and upright, as he didn’t let cheats get away with anything. He soon made enemies. (Something tells me that Daniel would be very hated if he worked under this government.) His enemies tried to find a way to get hit brought down, but, he was so good that they couldn’t find anything to get him in trouble. They soon realized that they weren’t going to get him by finding a fault in him. They knew that he was very loyal to God and so concocted a scheme to try and use that to get rid of Daniel.
They went to the king and said “O King live forever!” (Butt-kissers!) (Maybe though, this was tradition as this line is used a lot in other places of the Bible.) They said that everyone should only pray to the king for 30 days. They said that anybody that doesn’t do this should be thrown into the lions’ den. They said that the king should sign the law so that it could not be undone. The king signed it.

They found Daniel, who knew about the law, praying to God anyway, as he did three times a day. They told the king about this. The king tried to think of a way to save Daniel and spent all day trying to think of a way to undo the law. They came and said that the law couldn’t be undone. Grudgingly, the king threw Daniel into the lions’ den. The king didn’t sleep that night. However, Daniel slept well, despite being in a lions’ den. God shut the mouths of the lions.

The king found Daniel, alive, the next morning. He took Daniel out. He then had the bad guys and their families thrown to the lions. The lions attacked them even before they hit the floor. Then the king sent out another decree saying that everyone had to fear and respect the God of Daniel, who saved him from the lions’ den. Daniel increased in favor of the king.

Things looked bad for Esther and her people. The evil Haman had gotten the king to issue a proclamation that practically allowed the mass genocide of the Jews. Esther saw that her cousin Mordecai was upset. She asked why and found out about the decree.
Mordecai asked her to go see the king. There was just one problem: unless somebody was called to see the king (apparently even Esther), they would be killed if they came in uninvited, unless the king held out his golden scepter to them. Esther hadn’t been called in 30 days.

Mordecai said that she shouldn’t think that she might escape if she doesn’t act, as deliverance could come from another, but that she and her family might be killed still. He told her that she could have come to be in her position for such a time as that.
Esther told Mordecai that she would do it and asked them to fast for three days to ask for God’s help. She said that if she died, she would die.

However, the king his golden scepter to her. She was able to eventually set events in motion that would bring about the downfall of Haman and the salvation of the Jews.
Facing death for Christ is hard. Sometime God lets people die. Other times he saves them. But it is always worth it to serve God rather than man.