of the Worst Jobs for a
Growth per Year in Office - Republican from Eisenhower through George W. Bush = 980,500 average
Growth per Year in Office - Democrat from Truman through Clinton = 2,020,000 average
Over the past 18 months, the Republicans have consistantly blocked legislation the help those looking for work and providing assistance for small businesses.
Over the past 18 months, the Republicans have consistently blocked legislation to increase safety measures on food products, mine safety and the drilling of deep water oil wells, among other legislation.
Over the past 18 months, the Republicans have blocked over 100 Obama appointees from being discussed and voted on, some for more than a year.
Because small business owners haven't used that money to employ more people. They are pocketing it at the lower tax rate using it to gamble in the stock market. The corporations they are buying aren't using their profits to hire people - they are using them to increase the dividends to stockholders. This is in addition to millions of dollars they are spending on attack ads to buy Congress, and to push for deregulation that got us into this mess in the first place. Many corporations donate millions to organizations like the US Chamber of Commerce (who oppose legislation allowing workers to sue their employers if they are sexually assaulted on the job http://bit.ly/cK2ng3), Karl Rove and others to buy Congress at unprecedented rates for big expected future returns.
Tax breaks for the
wealthy in exchange for jobs is a scam that doesn't work and
never really has, and it's gone on far too
Margherita? Robot serves up pizzas in France
French start-up Ekim wants to change and speed up the way pizza is made and served using a pizzaiolo robot the company hopes to soon install in an autonomous 24/7 restaurant.
The robot's gestures have been programmed to match those of real-life pizzaiolos, or pizza-makers, and with three arms it can make several pizzas at the same time.
"We are not faster than a pizzaiolo as we make a pizza in 4 minutes and 30 seconds because the pizzas are made on demand in front of the customer, we take time to cook them well, to put the ingredients," Ekim Chief Executive Philippe Goldman said.
"But the robot has three arms, can co-ordinate tasks and make several pizzas at once. So yes, making a pizza takes 4 minutes 30 seconds but we deliver one pizza every 30 seconds, which allows us to deliver 120 pizzas an hour when a pizzaiolo can only make 40 pizzas an hour."
The idea comes from two Ekim engineers from when they were students after they grew tired of eating low-quality fast food, the only meals they could afford at the time.
The robot is currently in a showroom outside Paris while Ekim searches for a location to start a pizza-making service, using produce from France and Italy.
Like with a vending machine, the concept would allow customers to order a freshly-made pizza at any time. Using an automated screen, they can chose from an array of pizzas, including the traditional Margherita and richer four cheese.
"People nowadays have less and less available time to eat, they hardly have 30 minutes to have lunch. Therefore, they have to chose between time and food quality. What we're doing is providing both," Goldman said.
Other restaurants around the world have used food automation to serve up meals, and one in California sees humans and robots making pizzas together.
But for some, a pizza can only be made by human hands.
"A human being is faster, he can tell
if the dough is good or not," Naples-born pizzaiolo Vittorio
Monti said as he served up pizzas in a Paris restaurant. "If
there are any problems, the robot can't tell, but the
Many casinos are open 24/7/365. Workers at these types of establishments often work irregular hours, and they may even have to work on holidays. In addition to working during odd hours, casino workers may work around alcohol, gambling, and a party-like environment this can place added strain on a relationship, too.
A 2010 study of Census data published by the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology found that gaming services workers had one of the highest divorce rates relative to other occupations. With a divorce rate of 31.4% (34.7% for gaming cage workers), this is exceptionally high when compared to the roughly 16% of Americans across all occupations who had been divorced or separated at the time of the data collection. And, to top it all off, gaming services workers are only paid a median salary of around $27,000 per year, per BLS estimates.
2. Massage therapist
We all know what its like to have that green-eyed monster emerge. In an Oprah.com publication, Helen Fisher describes jealousy as a sickening combination of possessiveness, suspicion, rage, and humiliation. Its not unique to men or women, and even other species (like chimps and bluebirds) are faced with jealousy.
Given that the job of a massage therapist involves physical interaction, we probably dont even need to explain why this occupation could place a burden on a relationship. What type of clients did you have today? and What exactly did you do all day? are some routine questions a message therapist may hear from a jealous significant other.
Massage therapists are paid a moderate salary roughly $40,000 per year to perform their services. According to the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology study, the divorce rate across this occupation is exceptionally high, at 38.2%.
3. Waiter or bartender
Bartenders are consistently around people who are consuming alcohol. They are assigned the task of being in the center of it all, as a big part of their job is to improve the customer experience. It requires a certain degree of people skills to bartend, and some people are really great at it.
When youre in a relationship, however, this job can be a source of problems. Bartenders may not know exactly what time theyll be home from work they often have to wait until all of the customers leave the establishment so they can perform their side-work before leaving for the night. The Journal study found that bartenders have the second-highest divorce rates, at 38.4%.
Waiters may face similar challenges to bartenders when it comes to maintaining a relationship. Odd hours, coupled with a unique work environment, can cause strain on any couple. Plus, waiters and bartenders may face financial issues, as they generally work for tips, which is a notoriously inconsistent form of income.
4. Athlete, entertainer, or dancer
Famous marriages, separations, divorces, and remarriages are often in the public eye. And with a 28.5% divorce rate among athletes, performers, entertainers, and related workers, theres no shortage of juicy gossip in this arena. Maybe its the nature of the industry that places a strain on relationships: A large amount of travel, attention, and stress can place a burden on any couple.
Dancers and choreographers are in a similar boat. Rated No. 1 for the occupation thats most likely to get divorced, dancers and choreographers have a 43.1% divorce rate.
5. Police and firefighters
Police officers and firefighters have some of the most dangerous jobs in modern America. Every day they leave the house, theres a distinct chance that they can be injured or killed on duty. There are also other things that can stem from the everyday stress these public servants are subjected to, like mental health issues. For those in a relationship with someone holding one of these jobs? It can make it tough.
Youd have to imagine that its not easy being in Melania Trumps shoes. Or Michelle Obamas. Or anyone whos married or in a relationship with any politician, really. Just look at what happened to Anthony Weiner. Or, if you really want your stomach to turn, watch the first episode of the show Black Mirror.
7. Military jobs
Being in a relationship with someone in the military, depending on the specifics, can be rough. Deployments can last for months or years. Theres a real chance that your loved one can come home severely injured or disabled or be killed in action. The stress of the job can cause disorders like PTSD to develop as well, which can make a relationship even more difficult to handle.
8. Pilots and flight attendants
People who work in the airline industry can make it tough on their partners. Theyre gone a lot. Traveling to different and exotic locales can put a strain on any relationship, especially if theres jealousy or other underlying issues. Not only that, but the job is incredibly stressful. Pilots have hundreds of peoples lives in their hands, for example. And attendants? They put up with all kinds of abuse from passengers.That can make people difficult to deal with when they do arrive home.
9. Corporate executives
When youre at or near the top of an organization, its a whole different ball game. Youre suddenly responsible for everything and everyone and what they do, say, or screw up. Theres a reason these people tend to make so much money, after all. Power can also go to peoples heads. You might be the boss at work, but that doesnt necessarily mean youre the boss at home. Or in the relationship.
Whether youre a reporter or political pundit, working in the media can take its toll. Newspaper reporters, for example, have notoriously bad pay and work long hours. Thats not going to be pleasing to most spouses. And if youre a notable, famous, or even semi-famous figure? That can attract all kinds of attention that can be hard to deal with, both negative and positive.
You hear the horror stories, but
nothing really replaces the actual experience of being an
elementary school teacher. You have roughly 25 kids that you
are responsible for each day, all with varying backgrounds,
abilities, and mental states. You have an administration
that always wants more from you, constant changes in
curriculum, and at least one parent every year that thinks
youre the reason why their little angel
isnt excelling. Adding insult to injury, the pay is
low and lunch breaks are short. Dont forget to buy
some classroom supplies with your own money because of
budget cuts. By the time you head home, youre
exhausted and running on empty for your own kids and family.
Sure, you get some summertime off, but thats just
enough time to crawl your way back from insanity only to
have to face a fresh batch of chaos.
7 Jobs That
Will Be Gone in 10 Years
Jobs, businesses, and industries come and go with time. A very small few tend to survive through the generations, and its unlikely that even some of the biggest names in business today will make it to the next century. Things change, economies evolve. Theres not much you can do about it.
And when that happens, the jobs change too. Its not easy to tell which jobs are on the endangered species list, but by looking at the numbers, we can get an idea.
By looking at employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics related to job growth and decline, we were able to pinpoint a handful of jobs that are sharply and rapidly shrinking and which may be almost completely gone within the next decade. Of course, these jobs will probably always exist in some fashion (we even have horse and buggies to this day), their roles are quickly diminishing. So, they might not be fields you want to try to break into.
Here are seven jobs that might be gone in a decade.
1. Drivers - The world will always have drivers of some sort, and well probably still be driving in 10 years. But the writing is on the wall, and there are a lot of resources being dedicated to handing over the wheel to automation. Self-driving cars are only a few years away, and when the switch happens, its not just our own personal vehicles which will be autonomous its Uber vehicles, long-haul eighteen wheelers, public buses everything, really.
2. Farmers - Not all farmers will disappear within 10 years, but as weve seen over the past couple of generations, their role will diminish. At one time, most Americans were farmers. Now, there are only 2.2 million across the country. And its a shrinking field. Technology is making it easier for fewer people to produce more yield, and its likely that indoor farms, and even lab-grown meats, will start spiking in popularity. The new batch of farmers may resemble scientists and biologists more than anything.
3. Postal workers - The number of postal workers is dwindling, and there are numerous reasons for that. Private companies are taking on some of the burden like UPS, FedEx, and others. But like many other entries on this list, technology is the main culprit. Mail carriers cant deliver an email for you, after all, and as the mail systems facilities become more automated and technologically capable, fewer people are going to be needed to run them. Postal workers have been pegged as Americas fastest-disappearing job.
4. Broadcasters - In an age when Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite have been replaced with Wolf Blitzer and Brian Williams, many people have already labeled broadcast journalism as dead. Of course, this is another industry that wont disappear completely, but it is shrinking, meaning that the few positions that are out there will become even more competitive. Generally, broadcast news reporters dont make much money, either. Its a hard job, that pays relatively little, and requires long hours.
5. Jewelers - What can you blame for the shrinking of the American jewelry industry? Mostly, its due to globalization. There will always be local jewelers, but most jewelry manufacturing has moved overseas to contain costs. According to the BLS, there arent even that many jewelers left in the U.S. around 33,000 or so. And that number is set to drop another 11% in the next eight years.
6. Fishermen - Professional fishermen face threats to their jobs on all fronts. The technology is clearly getting better, meaning that fewer people are required to run an operation. But imports of seafood and farm-raised fish are becoming more popular, and cheaper. Theres also the issue of overfishing to take into consideration and the fact that climate change is having a big effect on marine life, and stocks of available fish.
7. Printers and publishers -
Publishing and printing, at least in the old-fashioned sense
on a desktop, is an endangered industry. Technology has
brought it to the digital realm, and weve seen the
aftermath in declining newspaper readership, and the rise in
the popularity of ebooks. Well always publish books
and periodicals, but the folks who have been trained in the
old ways of producing them are likely to find themselves out
of a job in the near future.
jobs are facing extinction
CareerCast recently examined data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as its own online jobs database, to identify the 10 most endangered jobs of 2016.
With an anticipated 28 percent decline in employment by 2024, mail carriers top the list of dying jobs. Although many Americans communicate these days by email and text instead of snail mail (the U.S. Postal Service), CareerCast says the mail carrier field has another formidable foe.
"The bigger impact on the postal field's hiring outlook for the future is the automation of sorting and processing," says Kyle Kensing, CareerCast online content editor, in a press release.
According to CareerCast, these are the 10 most endangered occupations in the U.S. (and their outlook through 2024):
1. Mail carrier: 28 percent
10 Jobs That
Will Be Hiring Like Crazy in 2017
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released information on the 20 occupations with the biggest change of employment between 2014 and 2024. Looking for a job in one of these fields or occupations is a great idea if you are hoping to change fields, have a potentially more stable job with a positive future outlook, or you want to know where to look for abundant jobs.
The occupations included in the Bureau of Labor Statistics list vary greatly when it comes to the field that they fall under, so there are opportunities for many different kinds of positions, from wind turbine service technicians to personal financial advisors. Some positions require little education or training, and some require a Masters or even a doctoral degree.
Here are 10 of the jobs that you can bet will be abundant next year.
1. Wind turbine technicians - Its no surprise that wind turbine technicians are at the top of this list. According to Energy.gov, the projected growth of the wind industry is 404.25 gigawatts across 48 states by 2050 (a projected increase of 180.15 GW since 2030). As a result, we will certainly need technicians to install and repair the wind turbines. If youre comfortable working with heights, and you like to work outside, then this might be the job for you. The typical entry-level education is some college but no degree, and the median annual wage was $51,050 in May 2015. Plus, the field is growing quickly: Employment of wind turbine service technicians is projected to grow 108% from 2014 to 2024.
2. Occupational therapy assistants - If you enjoy helping people recover, or you want to help people improve their ability to work and live each day, but you dont want to become a full occupational therapist, then becoming an assistant or aid is a possibility. Assistants and aides can help provide the therapy or give support, and work with the therapists. Therapy assistants need an associates degree, and may need to be licensed; aides usually have a high school diploma.
The 2015 median pay was $54,520 per year, or $26.21 per hour. Work experience in a similar field often isnt required, and the employment change was a noteworthy 40% from 2014-2015.
3. Physical therapy assistants - Similar to occupational therapists, this is a great job for someone who likes to help others. Physical therapy assistants work directly with the therapists to help patients recover from an injury or illness. The median pay is slightly lower than it is for occupational therapy assistants and aides ($42,980 per year, or $20.66 per hour), but the employment change is also 40%. The required education is also similar.
Many people find that assistant therapy positions can be very fulfilling, and since the pay is also decent, this can be a great choice if you want a job that is projected to keep hiring.
4. Home health aides - Unfortunately, home health aides dont get paid very much ($21,920 median per year, or $10.54 per hour), and this may cause some people to shy away from these positions. However, the work is certainly meaningful, as aides help people who have an illness, disability, or impairment. They can work with older adults, and work in the patients home, but can also work in a group setting or day services program.
The job outlook is 38%, which is certainly promising, but this is one job which requires you to determine whether or not taking this job would harm your budget. No formal education is required, and short-term job training is available.
5. Nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives - If youre willing to go through some school or educational classes, you might find that its worth your time in order to get a job in this field. With a median pay of $104,740 per year ($50.36 per hour), these jobs certainly pay well enough for many people. The job duties for each position can vary by state and by practice, but often nurses and nurse practitioners, as well as midwives, have many varied and interesting job duties. A Masters degree is required for these positions, but the job outlook is 31%, which is still much faster than most occupations.
6. Physical therapists - You probably noticed that physical therapist assistants are facing a strong job outlook, and physical therapists are projected to do almost as well (34%). You will need a doctoral or professional degree, but the median pay for 2015 was $84,020 or $40.40 per hour. Like the assistants, therapists help patients improve their movement, manage pain, and help prevent further issues as well. Benefits of this career include making a difference, becoming a movement expert, having job security, (potentially) loving your job, and having location flexibility and the opportunity to become an entrepreneur.
7. Statistician - Like analyzing things? Want to make $80,110 per year (or $38.51 per hour)? If youre willing to get a Masters degree, you wont have to worry about work experience or on-the-job training. Statisticians are seeing a 34% job growth outlook, and enjoy using statistical analysis and methods to look over data and help fix problems. Statisticians can work in many different fields, and also many different locations. About 15% of statisticians work for the federal government, 14% are in scientific research and development services, and 13% pursue finance and insurance.
8. Operations research analyst - This is another position that requires a great deal of analysis and math. These analysts also use mathematical and analytical methods, and they focus on helping organizations handle issues and solve problems. The median pay was $78,630 per year in 2015 ($37.80 per hour), and the job outlook is 30% growth. Most operations research analysts work full-time in office settings, so if you like to sit at a desk this might be a great fit for you. However, if you are someone who likes to move around and be outside, then you might need to consider a different job.
9. Personal finance advisors - Most people want more money, right? If you choose to become a personal financial advisor, you can help people make wiser decisions when it comes to money, and hopefully provide intelligent and helpful financial advice to people from all walks of life. All you will need is a bachelors degree, and long-term on-the-job training is often available. The job outlook is 30%, and the median pay was $89,160 per year, and $42.86 per hour in 2015. This is also a position that can bring you to almost any city or state in the country, because financial advisors are needed everywhere.
10. Genetic counselor - If youre
willing to get a Masters degree, becoming a genetic
counselor can be an extremely interesting career, and will
allow you to study DNA. The median pay in 2015 was $72,090,
or $34.66 per hour, and the job outlook was 29%. Genetic
counselors meet with individuals or families, and help
determine the risk of inherited conditions. They also can
provide information to health care providers. You may work
in your own office, at a hospital, or at a doctors
office. You will need to become certified in order to be a
States in America to Make a Living in 2016
The United States is a collection of mini-economies. MoneyRates.com recently analyzed every state to find where workers have the best or worst shot to make a good living, based on employment statistics and living expenses. The financial site evaluated the five key factors listed below.
After finishing second on the list in 2014 and first in 2015, Texas ranks as the fifth best state in 2016 to make a living. Wyoming steals the crown from the Lone Star State after finishing third last year. Washington and Virginia round out the top three. Wyoming and Washington both lack a state income tax, which boosts their rankings. Above average incomes and low cost of living is also a key component in the best ranking states. The worst states will have you reaching deep in your pockets.
Lets take a closer look at the 15 worst states in America to make a living in 2016.
15. Connecticut - Youll be seeing the northeast quite a bit on the list. Connecticut ranks as the No. 15 worst state to make a living. The states median income of $43,830 is the highest on the the list, but its quickly spent considering Connecticuts cost of living index is 131.8. Furthermore, the states unemployment rate is relatively high. Overall, New Jersey and New Hampshire both rank better than Connecticut. On the positive, Connecticuts work environment safety is inline with the national average.
14. Arkansas - The supposed Land of Opportunity does not rank favorable. Arkansas ranks as the No. 14 worst state to make a living. The state has a low cost of living, but salaries are also low. The average median income is only $29,420. In fact, Mississippi is the only state in the nation with a lower median income ($29,000). The state tax on median income comes in at $1,299, while Arkansas has a relatively low unemployment rate and a better-than-average workplace safety rating.
13. Nevada - Nevada is known for its dry climate and Sin City. However, it also ranks as the No. 13 worst state to make a living. Nevada doesnt necessarily rank poorly on cost of living, taxes, or workplace safety, but the median income of $33,700 and a high unemployment rate holds Nevada back. Nevada was one of the hardest-hit states when the real estate bubble popped, and is still trying to make a full recovery. On the positive, Nevada doesnt have a state income tax.
12. South Dakota - While its northern sibling ranks as one of the best states to make a living, South Dakota ranks as the No. 12 worst state to make a living. The biggest difference between North Dakota and South Dakota is income. South Dakotas median income is only $30,780, compared to North Dakotas median income of $38,170. South Dakotas cost of living index is a reasonable 102.5, its unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation, and there is no state tax on income.
11. New Mexico - New Mexico ranks as the No. 11 worst state to make a living. The state has a low median income of $32,320 and a high unemployment rate. On the positive, taxes on the median income come in at a decent $1,304, and workplace safety is inline with the national average. Residents looking for more favorable conditions may want to check out neighboring states Texas and Colorado, which both rank in the top 10 best states to make a living.
10. Rhode Island - Rhode Island continues to find itself as one of the worst states in America to make a living, ranking No. 10 on the list in 2016. The state has a high cost of living that is typical for the northeast. Rhode Island also has a higher-than-average unemployment rate. On a positive note, the median income of $39,050 is one of the higher amounts on the list, and the state tax on median income totals $1,464, which is significantly lower than New York and Maine.
9. South Carolina - South Carolina managed to stay off the 10 worst list last year, but ranks No. 9 in 2016. The state suffers from low median income and high unemployment, two dangerous financial situations for any household. State income taxes are also on the high side compared to other states. However, residents can take comfort in a lower than average cost of living, and a safer work environment. South Carolina only has three workplace incidents per year per 100 workers. The national average is 3.6 workplace incidents.
8. Montana - Montana ranks as the No. 8 worst state in America to make a living in 2016. Residents enjoy an average cost of living and a relatively low unemployment rate. However, the great outdoors comes at a steep price. The state median income is only $31,970, one of the lowest on the list. Furthermore, Montana has the fourth-highest workplace accident incidents, with 4.6 per year per 100 workers. In comparison, Wyoming ranks as the No. 1 best state to make a living in 2016. It has a median income of $38,280, no state income tax, and only 3.7 workplace incidents per year pear 100 workers.
7. New York - After avoiding the list last year, New York ranks as the No. 7 worst state to make a living. The median income of $41,600 is one of the highest in the country. Unfortunately, New York has the second highest cost of living in the country, too. Taxes are also high as the state tax on median income totals $2,346. On the positive, workplace incidents are below the national average, and the vast amount of job opportunities and energetic environment still makes New York City one of the best cities in the world.
6. Vermont - Vermont ranks as the No. 6 worst state to make a living. The states median income of $37,040 is respectable, but like most of the northeastern states, its cost of living erodes the value of a dollar. Vermonts cost of living index is 123.8, compared to 118.2 in New Hampshire and 114.7 in Maine. Vermont also has the second highest rate of work-related illnesses and injuries in the nation (5.1 per year per 100 workers). The silver lining is that Vermont has a low unemployment rate, and cheaper state income taxes than most of the states on this list.
5. California - California ranks as the No. 5 worst state to make a living. The state merely switched places with Vermont compared to last year. While California has a median income of $39,830, its cost of living index is a whopping 134.3, the third highest in the country. Making matters worse, California has relatively high unemployment, and workplace incidents are about average.
4. Maine - Maine ranks as the No. 4 worst state to make a living, which is one spot better than last year. The state is a challenging place to live. Maine has the highest rate of work-related illnesses and injuries in the nation (5.3 per year per 100 workers), and the fourth highest income tax burden. The median income is only $34,710, while the cost of living is above average. On the positive, Maine has a low unemployment rate.
3. West Virginia - West Virginia ranks as the No. 3 worst state to make a living. The state initially ranks decent in terms of cost of living and income taxes, yet its median income of $30,240 is the third lowest in the nation if you can find a job. West Virginia also has a high unemployment rate and an above average rate of workplace incidents. By comparison, Virginia ranks as the No. 3 best state to make a living, with affordable living and an impressive median income of $38,180.
2. Oregon - Once again, Oregon finds itself as the No. 2 worst state to make a living. The states cost of living index is almost 30% above the national average at 129.5 (slightly higher than last year). Oregons median income of $37,808 does little to ease the pain of income taxes at $3,102, the highest in the nation. Residents can take comfort in a relatively average unemployment rate.
1. Hawaii - Paradise is not
cheap. In fact, it comes with the biggest price tag. Hawaii
ranks as the worst state in America to make a living in
2016. The states cost of living index is a staggering
168.6, easily the highest in the country and 68.6% above the
national average. That quickly erodes the median income of
$38,750, while income taxes of $2,482 on the median income
only adds to the financial pressure. Aside from the
beautiful surroundings, residents enjoy a low unemployment
rate and an average safe workplace.