Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 weeks ago

Is it true you used to be able to get a full time job with benefits with just high school diploma?

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  • Johnny
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Yes it is absolutely true!

  • 4 weeks ago

    It's still possible if you are a hard worker with good work ethics. It's the semi-illiterate irresponsible individuals who manage to finish high school who have the majority of the problems.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, that was possible.  Back in the 1950s and '60s.

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Yes jobs were a lot simpler then and  much more plentiful.  Also mainly men worked and women stayed home to care for the children and the household so there were less people looking for work.

      The labor force has changed and automation, containerization, computers etc. has taken many of those jobs away.  Banks used to have many more tellers but ATMs have replaced many.   Dock workers who used to be in huge numbers were replaced by shipping containers.  They used to have to load and unload ships one bit of cargo at a time but now all you needed were a couple guys and a crane.  Manpower was replaced by forklifts, bulldozers, and other mechanical machines.

      By 1980 the world was changing and jobs were being lost at a huge rate especially jobs for the less educated.  Many young people realized that they would have to aim for higher education or risk being stuck in a low paid job or even worse no job at all.  These days the better paid jobs tend to be in jobs that need good qualifications.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Who says you still can't?  Trade schools are excellent training grounds for good jobs.

  • Yes, I dropped out of college after a year and I have mostly held corporate jobs with company cars, pensions and health care.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes, that was possible.  Back in the 1950s and '60s.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, you could get a job on Detroit's assembly line even without that high school diploma. Supervisory jobs required that high school diploma. Why was this? Unions. The UAW was so powerful they could bring an industry to its knees if their demands were not met.

    It saddened us to learn that Mr. Anonymous's first job out of Harvard Law School did not pay as much as an assembly line worker. Attorneys are not unionized.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    i think that could be true

  • 4 weeks ago

    You used to be able to get a full-time job with benefits as a HS drop-out.

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