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Companies taking advantage of recession??

Companies taking advantage of recession??

Companies taking advantage of recession??

(OP)
  Compensation here in Houston, TX is getting out of hand. It is to the point, I feel, that some companies are flat out taking advantage of the recession without remorse! Here are a couple of job postings I have stumbled across this week. Are other areas of the country seeing this crap also?

http://houston.craigslist.org/tch/1586294852.html

http://www.thejobspider.com/job/view-job-2955346.html?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&;utm_campaign=Indeed


  
 

Bo  

Remember,
If the women don't find you handsome,
they should at least find you handy.
 (Red Green) www.redgreen.com
 

RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

I did not check the job postings lately, but IT job postings have always been laughable. During the hype, the postings held cars, mobile phones, laptops and in very small print that they actually wanted you to work for them. Now it probably the other way around. But even before the recession postings that asked the skills of a complete hardware-and-software department were often asked of an apprentice for hardly any pay.

For some reason, IT business never has been serious for a lot of companies. I think those companies are also the most likely victims of the economy.

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RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

Yeah... those are a joke, for certain.  The $7 / hour job puts you below the national poverty level.  And you can make $9 / hour at Pizza Hut.

 

Just my 2¢

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RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

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RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

I was at user's group meeting recently and this came up as a discussion topic. Most thought that job postings on the web have always been suspect. It's hard to tell the real ones from the fake.

We have noticed that the local pay for IT has fallen but no one is paying less than $10/hour and that's for a tech. school grad with no experience placing desktop PCs. The recession has made it harder for companies to pay top dollar. A local manufacturer declared bankruptcy yesterday putting 300 jobs at risk, including 40 tech-related jobs.

With more people looking for jobs and fewer jobs available, the value (pay) of those jobs will decline over time. It's not that companies are taking advantage (although some may be); it's the way markets work.

 

RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

I wouldn't say that it's people taking advantage of the recession.  It's probably more of a case of clueless employers.  There are always companies like that out there, you're probably just seeing more of them because the good companies aren't having trouble hiring in this market.

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RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

Keep in mind that Houston is a cheap city to live in when compared to other cities of similar size. Plus, most people I've known hate living there.

 

RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

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Keep in mind that Houston is a cheap city to live in when compared to other cities of similar size. Plus, most people I've known hate living there.

As one poster on this site says on his signature: "The plural of anecdote is not data."

Houston is first in the US in Economic Strength Ranking.

They must be doing something right.

-- Francis
I'd like to change the world, but I can't find the source code.

RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??


Texas has no state income tax. That's one big start. Houston also has no zoning laws.

If government makes it easy to do business, there is prosperity.

RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

That does not jibe with "most people I've known hate living there."

Clearly, Houston is not for everyone, but that statment is clearly anecdotal. Several million Houstonians would disagree with you.

-- Francis
I'd like to change the world, but I can't find the source code.

RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??


That's true, I guess. Most of the people who said that they hated living there don't live there anymore.
 

RE: Companies taking advantage of recession??

(OP)
To Hinesward,  HUH?

  What is the relevance of no state tax? I have lived in states with and without state tax assesment, but they all get their money from some place.
  No zoning laws. Not entirely true. I can not build a 7-11 in place of my house or put up a mobile home. Those are zoning laws, but again what does that have to do with this thread?

  Yes, Houston has done better than most throughout this recession, but as I was leading too with this thread, is that it has been at a price. That price being low wages.

Bo  

Remember,
If the women don't find you handsome,
they should at least find you handy.
 (Red Green) www.redgreen.com
 

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