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Why are you doing the bidding of the same bastards that are raping you by paying you # and forcing you to scrape by?
Let's say that there's x special interest group going to congress to get themselves heard. Some of them don't have the ability to pay me squat, and want to make rules and whatnot, at the federal level. Those rules and whatnot can dictate some of my life, depending on what is in them.
It's generally because the poor ones who want you to live by their bidding can't afford to keep you at all.
Halliburton is known for paying well, but there's some supporting jobs (machinery supply, shipyards, ect) where they don't pay their workforce what the JOB is worth. (Forget if their work is worth the job for a moment. Generally speaking, $10 an hour in the oil field is an insult (better be beginner's pay, and for a very short time).) BUT: fighting against the oil field ensures that there are no jobs. ther'es not enough "other industry" to provide the source of income to the service industry, so a lot of service jobs go, without oil jobs. We've seen a crash--you get 40 year old men flipping burgers while kids can't get a job.
So the choice is between the person who makes sure you can get maybe a 3rd of what you need done, or the one who can't do squat.
Originally posted by CynicalDrivel
So literally, to preserve nature is to lose jobs......
And I'm supposed to choose between "better for all mankind" and "dependable for living for all mankind"? Please, I'm taking the job to feed my family.
Originally posted by dawnstar
reply to post by FreeFromTheHerd
they used to provide a living wage.....
no, they didn't provide a life anywhere near luxury, but you could live on them....
and I've seen many jobs being offered in the papers, with pay close to that minimum wage, that want 5 or sometimes more years of experience...
the first job I had was minimum wage, $3 something an hour, and I could live on it, heck, I think I had more spending power than I do now, and I'm making more than double what I was making then!!!