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Re: “Regina Romero to Pull Support of the El Rio/Grand Canyon University Proposal

Really? What is going on? Not enough info but I am surprised people wouldn't want an education

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Posted by Dove9 on 05/28/2013 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Off-The-Charts Poor

The jobs are not there, the paying jobs are not there….why? I think there are many reasons – lack of capable employees, lack of education, and anti-business mode of the city of Tucson and county of Pima.

If the city of Tucson council was voted in – and we see how badly they have managed things, such as Rio Nueva, who voted for them? If they are so unqualified, who are the so-called unqualified voters of them?

I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum within the last few years – laid off and the one in a position of interviewing to hire. When I was hunting for a job, I had one interviewer say that he had 100 resumes and only 3 qualified to interview. When I was hiring, people were asking for big bucks with no background in the position, no education, and no knowledge of how to interview or show up at an interview. With those odds, what kind of a large business that is capable of higher salaries, want to come in here to do business in a city that hampers anything you do?

How do they hamper? The city will make it very difficult for you to grow your business. If you need more space, they make it so costly and hard to expand the building – even if you are expanding into a space next to your office – that some just give up. I know another company that was planning to move here and had already put some money into it, but were given so many restrictions, they just said “to hell with it” and decided to cut their losses and move to Phoenix.

People are untrained, uneducated, do not know how to interview, have no experience but think they can go for any job – the severe lack of professionalism in an interview has boggled my mind. This is not going to be a quick fix or a one prong fix. This is not only a government problem – government has made poor fiduciary decisions in managing the growth of Tucson (or non-growth as the case may be), and people have failed to get the education and/or training available to them.

As for the medical issues hurting so many people financially -- well, we blame insurance premiums -- but it's the medical costs alone that are way too high. Perhaps if the medical costs were much more reasonable, our premiums would be more reasonable as well. However, I do see that the Arizona Department of Insurance must be in the pockets of the insurance companies because they do not allow competition within a company by allowing employers to offer more than one plan -- this is also allowing the insurance companies to unfairly hike up the premiums.

This is not a one prong approach people. And we are all responsible.

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Posted by Dove9 on 08/07/2011 at 7:16 AM

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