[QUOTE=palmetto defender;4232837]My wife and I went on a cruise last week. An American flagged company with over 50 ships.
There was a crew of 850. I noticed not too many Americans crew members - cruise director, marketing director, piano player, a couple in customer service, one in the casino. I chatted with one of the ship's officers - an Italian. He said there were about 20 American crew members. The company found Americans did not like to work hard and were generally lazy. The crew memebers I saw were all going a hundred miles an hour and were all polite (very non American attitude). In addition every crew member spoke English and some spoke 2 or 3 languages other than their own.
We've seen all this before. There are jobs out there. We have lots of people unwilling and/or unable (basically due to poor preparation) to compete.[/QUOTE]
So in 2006 Americans were hardworking go-getters and now Americans do not like to work hard and are generally lazy
Is that your point?
You should be an economist!
It isn't that the economy is bad and demand is down it is a virus that has made our fellow formally employed citizens lazy!