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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I think that it is a little depressing that this is the work that our soldiers are qualified for.
    My brother-in-law, a vet, went through this agency for vets that hooks them up with excellent jobs. Once he returned home he ended up working for Aldi as a zone manager which is an excellent job. What he had behind him was a college education and his years serving our country. So I don't think its really that all our vets don't qualify for good jobs.

    But I think our vets face what a lot of americans have been facing these days. There are lots of highly qualified people who have had no luck finding a professional job, and if you don't have previous related experience for a position or don't have a college education its going to be even harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post

    But I think our vets face what a lot of americans have been facing these days. There are lots of highly qualified people who have had no luck finding a professional job, and if you don't have previous related experience for a position or don't have a college education its going to be even harder.
    This is what SO faced. He has good qualifications and a good education. But he has a health issue which just knocked him out of the running. There are plenty of people with good qualifications and good health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/us...mid=fb-nytimes

    Reading the comments there are a TON of very negative comments about this "generous" move. A lot of them focused on the fact that

    A. Walmart would not have to give these Vets health benefits (since they are Vets they would already have it) so this move benefits Walmart.
    B. Walmart is a reason many Vets are coming home to no jobs in their small town in the first place
    C. Working at Walmart hardly provides a "living wage"

    What do you think? Do you think that this is a way to give Vets who are having a hard time finding work a job? Is any job always, by default, better than no job at all? Is this move truly generous, or simply another way for Walmart to take advantage of more people to their own benefit?

    I think all three comments are possibly valid. We can't know WM's true thinking. I can't say if it's such a noble gesture or if they are trying to take advantage of anyone. In any event, I'm not bothered by it. It's an opportunity available should a Vet need it. Something is better than nothing if you need something and can't get it. So with that in mind and how lots of people are jobless, it's no big deal to me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    My brother-in-law, a vet, went through this agency for vets that hooks them up with excellent jobs. Once he returned home he ended up working for Aldi as a zone manager which is an excellent job. What he had behind him was a college education and his years serving our country. So I don't think its really that all our vets don't qualify for good jobs.

    But I think our vets face what a lot of americans have been facing these days. There are lots of highly qualified people who have had no luck finding a professional job, and if you don't have previous related experience for a position or don't have a college education its going to be even harder.
    This. And a lot are so burnt out they want a simple job that isn't complicated, doesn't have too many rules, and doesn't expect as many sacrifices as many high-paying jobs do. My first supervisor got out with a MBA, 16 years of computer programming, 4 years of project management and went to work at Shopko stocking shelves because with his retirement check and his frugal nature, the stress of a real job wasn't worth the extra money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    If that is true I am surprised he didn't pursue it.
    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Exactly how would you prove that they didn't hire him for other reasons? It's not like he is a skilled worker or anything, he is a college student with little experience.
    If he's an unskilled, college student, with little experience, perhaps that IS the reason and not his disability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    If he's an unskilled, college student, with little experience, perhaps that IS the reason and not his disability.
    Could be. I'm still grateful that Walmart hired him when no one else would.
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