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originally posted by: neo96
The only thing this living wage crap is going to accomplish is pushing the replacement of human workers with robots faster.
With a robot workforce.
Don't have to worry about being forced to pay for employees social security.
Don't have worry about paying their medicare.
Don't have to worry about workmans comp or unemployment insurance.
Don't have to worry about holiday pay.
Don't have to worry about vaction pay.
Careful of what you wish for.
You just might get it.
originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: toysforadults
While I don't agree with all of your political stances, when it comes to economics I think you hit the nail on the head pretty much every time. It's telling no one can refute your argument with actual data.
originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: narrator
I don't know what the solution would be unless some kind of law were to be put in place that limits the percentage you can mark something up. I wish I did know, though. If we could find a way to get prices back down, making minimum wage would allow an entry level worker more purchasing power.
As for your friend looking for an IT job, the company I work for is looking to stock our IT department with 20 IT people. We're currently sitting at 5. I don't think the qualifications are strict, and I'm pretty sure they start out at $20 to $25 an hour. Our main tech was making $44 an hour until he swerved around a car to beat a red light and laid his motorcycle down and slid head first into a car, with his head taking the impact of his bike plus speed. When the surgeons put his skull back together and reattached his nasal cavity, he was almost permanently blind. So he's gone, along with the work of about 10 men, which is what he amounted to.