Okay, so he didn’t say it in those words. He said “hang in there.” He indicated there are lots of companies who say they are going to hire more this year, so just hang in there, be patient and maybe you’ll land one of those jobs.
Phewy, I say.
Oh, while you are hanging in there, make sure you don’t drain the country with your bad health habits. The Huffington Post reports he says:
“Don’t smoke, eat healthy, do not consume junk foods,” he said. “I know that sounds silly, but it’s very practical in terms of your own health and well-being, and also on the impact of the cost of maintaining the health care system in the United States.”
I agree that maintaining healthy habits is a great idea. I’m surprised, though, that Biden didn’t talk about the options a job seeker has.
Like any of the state or federal programs available for job seekers. Does he not believe in them?
Like looking at starting their own business. How many of the major (and minor) employers today were started by someone who took a risk? Does he not believe America is a great place to provide this opportunity?
Like improving your education, if that is an issue, so you can either compete on a level playing field, or improve your chances of getting noticed? Is it better to “hang in there” than to do something to sharpen our saw?
Hang in there sounds incredibly ignorant… it sounds like “hang out until it gets better.
I have some advice for Biden, and anyone in the government who is involved in the jobs stats. Stay tuned for my post tomorrow. (any ideas for them?)