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Subject:  Re: Thomas Sowell on the unions killing Hostess Date:  11/21/2012  6:07 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  656429 of 794696

"Certainly I agree that people are more mobile, often (even perhaps usually) leaving the places of their birth. But once a career is established it is not usually trivial to change it. I could, but I'd have to "start over" and give up my nearly 20 yrs of industry experience. Some people do it, but it's not trivial."


So? ANd some people change and make more money and advance more. That's your call.

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"Oh, no. I was thinking about engineering. "

Heck, in Telecom Corridor for at least 10 years, companies were poaching each others employees. Folks would be jumping jobs for annual 10 or 20% increases in pay. Employers were desperate to find bodies to fill openings. They'd pay moving expenses.

That lasted to 2000 when telecom melted down, but a lot of folks made a lot of money, and most are still 'in the industry' somewhere. Many had to move.

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For those who couldn't sell houses, many rented their current house and moved elsewhere till they could sell their house.

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"If you're tied to a house you can't pay for and can't sell, you can't very well move to a new job."

You can always sell..you might lose money, you might do a short sale....but if the economics of the new job are better, you might.