a reply to: beezzer
It doesn't address any benefit? Not for the huge corps no, like walmart who is allowed to take the food stamps. The basic companies are subsidized by
uncle sam. A local company would benefit greatly from the peons making enough to survive, plus have some savings and extra. That is why most small
businesses can't survive anymore. Big companies like walmart and home depot etc that do everything can survive on slave labour.
It used to be, you want to buy a certain tool, you would have many companies competing, these days only the big survive. Only the big can survive
these days, because the game is rigged. No more little guys offering superior service, because they cannot compete with slave labour, tax free. A big
company can set up a sweatshop wherever, while the little company cannot. It used to be the little companies that gave a crap would win, when the
playing board was equal.
I had the choice to drive an hour away to get my gun customized, and get a mediocre job done. Or I could take my gun to the local gunsmith that would
bust his ass and go above and beyond the call of duty, knowing that I probably had 40 other guns I might take to his shop given the exemplary job he
did, and the local location. NAFTA killed all that, and world free trade pissed on the dead body.
As with anything else, you think you are winning with the cheaper prices, but you are losing in the long run. I am well versed in the construction
business, I can speak on that. I have seen the dirt cheap businesses run, and they suck. They say thing like "Putty is my buddy!" which means, who
cares about being accurate with your work, there is filler that will make it look OK, at least for the first year. After that, you see things start to
go to crap. In the flooring business, well all the puttied imperfections start to pop out and create holes. All the morons who don't know where to
leave expansion room so when floors swell a bit during the humid days, they start pushing walls and cracking things.
Trimworkers don't need to cut accurate anymore, they just fill the cracks in with caulk, who cares if in a year it starts to crack, not their problem,
it looked sharp when the house was sold. Etc Etc.
There was a reason why top-end contractors hired us exclusively, we knew what we were doing in all situations. If you had to call us about repairs in
less than five years it was because of stupid people. Walking around all day in spike heals, or having huge st. bernairds with uncut nails run around,
or you left the sink on and flooded the kitchen. If stuff went to crap by itself in three years or less, we fixed it free.
Businesses like ours are a thing of the past. The businesses that survived are just out to make the fastest buck they can. They will hire illegals,
and they will not care if their work goes to crap in a year. Worse comes to worse they will file bankruptcy and then will make a new business in one
of their family member's names. They don't care about the people they work for, and that is why they are dirt cheap. Sometimes makes me mad I didn't
do what they do, pissed that we were punished for doing the right thing. Then I remember I have a conscience, and that I cannot rip people off and not
feel bad after. For better or worse, deception is not how I role.
Even up here where everyone is paid by the hour, I cannot just jerk around even though I could do like the jerks up here and work 2 hours a day and
get paid for 8. Sometimes I wish I could just do as they do, and make money for nothing. I just keep hoping people will see the difference and the
word will spread that we are the guys to hire.
edit on Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:34:20 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)