Idiotic Meme Reporting …. Even At Fox

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Do news writers stop and think about how their babbling idiocy sounds?  Do they read some of this crap out loud before they commit it? 

So, I’m reading an article about the Hoover Dam and how much of their workforce in that specialized area is nearing retirement age.  This isn’t unique to the Hoover dam. 

Dam Shame: Hoover’s workforce nears retirement, gov’t scrambles to fill jobs

……. A wave of retirements is about to hit Hoover. Two-fifths of the dam’s current employees will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, leaving the government scrambling to fill 40 upcoming vacancies. …..

A few paragraphs later …..

Hiring at the massive dam-turned-tourist attraction has slowed significantly in recent years, with the biggest blows coming during last year’s partial government shutdown and the sequester — a series of automatic budget cuts that went into effect on March 1, 2013.

Well, yes, sure.  A two week partial shutdown slowed hiring so much that the feds are now scrambling to fill 40 job openings over the next 5 years.  How some places survive a holiday shut-down is beyond me. 

The powerful effects of the shutdown seems to be on par with the fairly cold winter entirely wrecking our economy.  About the only thing which can do more than the partial shutdown and the cool winter is global warming!!!  

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7 Responses to Idiotic Meme Reporting …. Even At Fox

  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    A hiring slowdown for the Hoover is probably a good thing.

    Can you imagine if it was run by a whole pack of kiddie community organisers?

  2. philjourdan says:

    Government has to be a monopoly. It is too incompetent to survive as a private enterprise.

  3. DirkH says:

    “How some places survive a holiday shut-down is beyond me. ”

    🙂
    Every single weekend is an ordeal.

  4. DERise says:

    It’s nice to throw stomes at government hiring, and that gov shutdown effect was bull. The problem now raising it’s head, retirement of experenced people, came from mannining reductions and hiring freezes in the 90s.
    The manning reductions predominatly affected the lower ranks, younger people, newest hires. The people who were learning the jobs in the 90s were laid off leaving the old timers. The hiring freeze did not allow for hiring new people at entry level to learn the skills of the job. Now there is a crisis and a need to hire experenced tradesmen at all levels to replace those who are retiring, and a need to hire new apprentice classes that were neglected for years.
    The wave will become a flood as the last of the true pension retirees leave federal service, leaving only the 401K type retirees (TSP), these may stick around a little longer. The main problem is the loss of the knowlege base.

    • DirkH says:

      We don’t need technical expertise anymore. What we need is apologize for our sins against nature, make good for what we have done, and balance out our Karma. And stop killing animals. Then, and only then, will Gaia have mercy with us and stop exterminating humanity with Earthquakes, Tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, Nor’easters, the occasional heavy rain, or high humidity.
      (Haven’t you noticed how TERRIBLE everything is outside recently? Just look into the papers!)
      /sarc

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