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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:15 am

http://msn.careerbuilder.com/Article/MSN-2408-Job-Info-and-Trends-10-Obsolete-Jobs-We-Love/?SiteId=cbmsnhp42408&sc_extcmp=JS_2408_home1&gt1=23000


MSN story about jobs that either no longer exist or will soon be obsolete. Like the old milkman or gas station pump jockey.
I thought it was interesting because Louisville was a huge manufacturing city at one time with two Furd plants, GE, cigarette companies etc etc.
Automation and technology have replaced tons of people at all of them.
General Electric, for example, used to emply something like 8000 people here back in the 70s. But now less than 1000 folks work there.
Furd has probably half of their former workforce, largely due to robots doing what used to be a persons job.
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Post by IndyG3 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:16 am

Obsolete job? The President lol!

Up in Evansville, IN there used to be a huge GM factory. An entire city practically sprung up around it. Now all they have left is a tiny little Delphi automotive plant run by a few hundred people. The whole town's kinda falling apart.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:21 am

We have a ton of people here that are cutting grass who probably would have worked in manufacturing years ago.

Other jobs probably going the way of blacksmith....
Printing company jobs
Newspaper jobs
Photo industry

Kinda spooky.
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Post by The Dude on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:09 am

Photo industry would be safe. Not everyone is a professional, but sooner or later, everyone needs a professional.

Iceman is obsolete? Ummm, not really if you think about it. I've went to the store more times than I can think of this Summer just to pick up a bag of ice for the beer cooler or several bags for when I needed to stock up all of my coolers before a camping trip.

Door to door salesman...... One can only hope. Rolling Eyes

Number 8 is totally off too. I worked at Bagcraft for years making food wrappers. Yeah, I don't think fast food chains will stop using up paper & I can guarantee that this field won't decrease. There's just too many functions that a person has to do to keep the machine running including paper web breaks, keeping ink & glue filled, switching & setting up full rolls of paper AFTER you take a box knife to open the roll & unwrap it, pulling paper off of the machine, sealing, putting into the box, putting box on skid, wrapping skid, sending the skid out, etc. Not to mention the people that make the plates for each design & then having to set the plates up on the machine. Maintenance is a constant thing in the paper industry.


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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:31 am

Digital photography has already killed off huge portions of that industry, when's the last time you dropped off some film at Kodak? Very Happy

Magazines are dropping like flies, but gong digital as well.

I think a lot will still be around for a while, but on a much smaller scale.

The sad part is that $20 an hour jobs are only being rplaced by $10 an hr jobs around here, if they get replaced at all...
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Post by The Dude on Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:11 am

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:Digital photography has already killed off huge portions of that industry, when's the last time you dropped off some film at Kodak? Very Happy

Embarassed I still get mine developed. I even have a picture dock or whatever they are called. Just too easy not to drop by the Walmart picture place with my memory card. Sure the 1 hour photo places may become obsolete someday, but professional photographers aren't going anywhere.

$20 an hour around here is living fat. I don't know of but a few jobs that have ever paid that much. The average household income is only $34k & the per capita is $17k a year. Figure that one up & you'll see my town's average wages are about $8.20/hr per person. Can you say cheap cost of living? Smile
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:39 pm

IndyG3 wrote:Obsolete job? The President lol!


COULDNT HAVE SAID IT BETTER.
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:43 pm

Rago wrote:

$20 an hour around here is living fat.

I wish that was the case around here..I make about $15 an hour as a entry level tech at Pep Boys and im still barely getting by..of course when you pay $1,600 a month for an APARTMENT 15 an hour is nothing..everytime i hear someone talk about what they pay for a house out of state i wanna cry because for $1,600 a month i could get a huge house in some other areas.
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:01 pm

TWBouska AKA Wooderson wrote:
Rago wrote:

$20 an hour around here is living fat.
.everytime i hear someone talk about what they pay for a house out of state i wanna cry because for $1,600 a month i could get a huge house in some other areas.

My area for 1600 a month would get you a 5 bedroom house with about 6 to 10 acres of land

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Post by The Dude on Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:49 pm

Limey wrote:
TWBouska AKA Wooderson wrote:
Rago wrote:

$20 an hour around here is living fat.
.everytime i hear someone talk about what they pay for a house out of state i wanna cry because for $1,600 a month i could get a huge house in some other areas.

My area for 1600 a month would get you a 5 bedroom house with about 6 to 10 acres of land

In my area you could also throw in a 2 car garage, privacy fence, & in ground pool with all utilities paid on top of Limey's & still probably not hit $1,600.
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:53 pm

Funeral buisness .Internet cant replace that.
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Post by IndyG3 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:07 pm

ant7377 wrote:Funeral buisness .Internet cant replace that.
Just you wait! Someone will invent a robot that hosts funerals, then disposes of the body, whilst counceling the family of the deceased, all while never sleeping, eating, quitting, or getting depressed!
Man, sad to think that could happen...
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Post by Jim_Rockford on Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:32 pm

Railroad isn't a bad job, If you can stand people who have never ever done your job, don't know a railroad tie from a F***ing box car tell you how you should do your job.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:51 pm

tw i have 3 bedroom house with a yard for 425 1600 is 5-7 bedroom here

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:36 pm

with the crappy cars now days my job is very well not obsolete....mechanic

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Post by 74chick on Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:51 pm

$1,600 a month for an APARTMENT

Come down to my part of Anahiem. It's only $1325 for 2 bed 2 bath apartment.

Another job drying up, retail. Replaced by the net and e-bay. I should know, I'm one of the sats. Sad
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:45 am

Rago wrote:
Limey wrote:
TWBouska AKA Wooderson wrote:
Rago wrote:

$20 an hour around here is living fat.
.everytime i hear someone talk about what they pay for a house out of state i wanna cry because for $1,600 a month i could get a huge house in some other areas.

My area for 1600 a month would get you a 5 bedroom house with about 6 to 10 acres of land

In my area you could also throw in a 2 car garage, privacy fence, & in ground pool with all utilities paid on top of Limey's & still probably not hit $1,600.

FML!

I mean, granted I live in a very nice area, and in a pretty nice apartment, I wouldn't really like having my girlfriend come home late from work in a bad area so i pay about 400 dollars more a month than I would if I went down the hill.

I really do want to move back to texas or to tennessee though.
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:49 am

Jim_Rockford wrote:Railroad isn't a bad job, If you can stand people who have never ever done your job, don't know a railroad tie from a F***ing box car tell you how you should do your job.

kind of like people who bring their cars to you to fix them and then try to tell you how to do your job.
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:50 am

dragons_lair59 wrote:tw i have 3 bedroom house with a yard for 425 1600 is 5-7 bedroom here

jeeze man...only bonus for me i guess is that im 15 minutes from the beach, and i never have to store my car in the winter..still would rather live in AZ, TN, TX, or maybe NC, FL, or GA
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:51 am

BlackChevelleSS wrote:with the crappy cars now days my job is very well not obsolete....mechanic

i hear you there brother...especially since most people think they just buy a car and they only need to put gas in it and change the oil when they feel like it to maintain it.
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:52 am

74chick wrote:

Come down to my part of Anahiem. It's only $1325 for 2 bed 2 bath apartment.

what part of anaheim? im in anaheim right now, off the 91 and imperial
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:44 am

nc only couple hundred miles away

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