09.25.12

Eat the Paste: Happy Days Are Here!

Posted in Made in China at 4:08 pm by George Smith

Maybe you can have a temporary minimum wage job in retail with bad hours and no benefits for three months this year, ringing the cash register for stuff made in China. You may not be able to afford holiday gifts but you might be able to wrap or bag them!

Hallelujah!

There are also signs of an improving jobs picture. The best gift this holiday season may be more jobs.

Toys “R” Us said Tuesday it will take on 45,000 seasonal workers this holiday — 5,000 more than last year.

Kohl’s, the department store chain, is adding more than 52,000 holiday workers, about 10 percent more than last year.

Target’s seasonal workforce will be 80,000 to 90,000, down slightly from a year ago.

But Walmart is adding 50,000 jobs, slightly more than last year, and Gamestop will add 17,000.

But a much better job would be to be the kind of journalist writing these evergreen stories, positions which pay more, come with benefits and, perhaps, longer duration. Plus you get to think and act like you eat paste all day.

“Apple has already sold more than 5 million iPhone 5s,” it reads. “That doesn’t sound like an economy in recession,” said a vice president from GameStop.

Lessee, 5 million iPhones versus 46-47 million unemployed/underemployed or on food stamps. Ignore the eaters of paste.


You’ll get to work into January, too. Returns, ya see.

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