The Economy Thread...

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People are probably thinking about the future and experience value in the super competitive job market and not just earing enough to share an aparrment with roommates . Maybe some retail could lead to store management, but that is probably kind of rare because how many management trainees does a store really need?

I can imagine some young people are doing gig jobs like Uber or Doordash and if allowed to keep living cheap with parents, working up a side hustle and absorbing online training. Others might be trying further education despite all the negativity around the debt people might wind up with, because they simply don't see alternatives to a good career and income.
 
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I've also been delivering to ALDI and Kroger stores and see young people working these basic retail stock jobs. 🤷‍♂️

Maybe they tend to respect bigger companies more than small indepentent stores or see more opportunity?

Also, where I live the small businesses needing help are the restaurants. Kitchen staff or Wait staff and bussing tables is about as awful as it gets for pay and opportunity or training. Possibly, learning to cook might help but only a little bit.

There is a very tiny niche possibility of working high class restaurants or tourism places for high tips, but that creates a risk of niche but also stagnant skills. If that niche business goes down you'll have fewer options.
 
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That's just it. These jobs can't get these people out of their parents' house. You can go work yourself hard and maybe share a tiny apartment with multiple people, or just sit around playing video games and do gig work. These people aren't lazy, there's simply no carrot on the end of the stick.

I was talking with my neighbor and joking about how our houses have quadrupled in value. I wouldn't be able to afford to live where I do had I not gotten in before the boom.