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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
And they're right. It works. It works beautifully. The problem is it's trickling down into the hands of people who manufacture their crap overseas, the people who answer their phones overseas, the people who ship their crap FROM overseas to the US shores. Trickle down works in a closed economy. But we're in a World Economy now, and it's trickling down to the wrong people.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: EvillerBob
the problem is that the better paying jobs are getting to be fewer and far between while more jobs are being consider to be not worthy of a manageable wage. at some point the economy isn't gonna be able to function (probably is already at this point) because too many will be only earning enough to keep themselves alive another day and spending less and less while our economy demands that we buy more and more to keep them employed! and the gov't cannot keep increasing the benefit programs to make up the slack.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Its all about what you bring to he table. BUt if you are doing work that the average 15 year old can handle...no matter how physically difficult the work is, its not as valuable as something that requires a little skill and trustworthiness.
originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: crazyewok
Again, it's a chicken and egg question. I had a client once who came into my office with a twinkle in her eye, she was so incredibly happy because she had gotten a job "that pays for health insurance" yay, yay, she was dancing all over my office.
Do you think she's going to do better work to protect that job?
You better believe it.
originally posted by: Puppylove
Which is absurd as these are problems they need help with due to the jobs themselves. We let soulless corporations determine what we're worth, regardless of the effort or stress required on our parts, and we insult anyone who does the worse jobs and belittle them, while in the next breath demanding their service.
If a person actually works, and works hard, they deserve a life, they are doing their part in society, and that people keep defending a small minority of people living better the most powerful emperors of the past while hardworking people struggle everywhere is disgusting.
Honestly I wouldn't care if it WAS an easy low skill job, they're there, they're not at home sitting on their ass, they're contributing, and any contributing member of society deserves to live comfortably in the society they are contributing to, period, end of story.
originally posted by: onequestion
With technology we produce more with less resources.
HAVING to have a job in order to cover basics is going the way of the dodo bird people.
That time ended in the 1930's. Was even spoken about then.
You are just hard to learn.
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: EvillerBob
I would happy pay a extra 50p per Big mac meal if they just got the GD order right!