affordable vintage

If I go to T.J. Maxx hoping to find a vintage mother-of-pearl bracelet on sale for $29.95 and I don’t find one, there is no affordable-vintage-bracelet shortage. There is only one deluded shopper who needs to snap out of it. This is exactly the dynamic at work in the talent marketplace, when employers say, “There’s a shortage of talent!”

That’s ridiculous. Talented people are everywhere. When you hire them, they will walk in the door with energy, experience and ideas. You’ll have to train them on your specific systems and processes. Some employers aren’t willing to do that.

They want job-seekers to show up at their door completely up to date and certified in six or eight of the newest tools and technologies — but then they don’t want to pay for that training! The fictional “talent shortage” is a bid at cost-shifting training costs away from employers and onto universities, community colleges and individual job-seekers themselves.

1969 Gibson SG Standard.  Restored my Mike 1 of mmguitarbar.  If you want one of these affordable vintage restored beauties, drop him a line…I understand he’s working on the restoration of an even more stunning ‘65 SG Standard as we speak!

Reasons to join the Jem fandom

- Campy 80s cartoons with everything from love triangles to explosions.

- Pretty much everyone in the fandom is sane. (pretty much)

- There’s a lot of great fan art and fan art of all qualities is appreciated

- The Jem fandom is very inclusive and diverse, all ages and genders welcome!

- We now have a great comic book series, fresh material to fan over!

- We have a bad movie coming out to complain about together!

- The original source material is vague enough in places that you can have ALL SORTS OF HEADCANONS

- Did I mention the COMICS?

- There is war-less shipping! I have yet to see any threats or general jerkness about shipping!

- We’re a well established, long running and fairly laid-back bunch!

- With the comics and movie just now coming out, now is a great time to get started! The show’s available on Netflix and on DVD!

- Tons of merchandise (most of it’s even affordable), vintage, handmade and new!