reply to post by Xtrozero
i have never met any employee that has -0- skill set.
every student or dope dealer has skill sets, even if they've never touched a computer screen or a cash register
what you are insinuating is that specific skill sets are more compensable than others and when you compare a rocket scientist to a brain surgeon, i
however, equating cashiers to accountants is a poor attempt to muddle the crux of the subject.
one which really only serves the path of ignorance or you'd understand why
many more accountants go to jail or commit suicide than
or are you suggesting that it is their expertise and 'professionalism' that drove them over the edge of sanity ?
knowledge and skills are seldom the same thing.
which happens to be the separation i am talking about.
most skills are natural
and subsequently enhanced with additional knowledge.
some skills are acquired through knowledge and practice.
neither nature or nurture has cornered the market on skills ... see previous post for example.
Ms Walton does not have either the skills or knowledge to operate WalMart or she'd be doing it ... however, neither of the above is motivation to
improve herself or an excuse to be a killer, is it?
so, how does skill or knowledge or money for that matter, make a 'better person, a better professional or even a better participant in society' ??
especially one who is worthy of said compensation ?
I am missing your point
that's ok, that's why we are engaged in a conversation
perhaps i am missing yours because this makes me say ... wait just a minute ??
are you reading what i am ?
you say ... (re: wife) "if I did pay her I couldn't afford her" ... well, that leads me to think you find her efforts "priceless" (which is a
good thing, don't mistake what i'm asking - and kudos to your wife for creating such an impression
and then, in the same breath, you state ... "I am talking about what job would be worth minimum wage." ... and there i have to say "HUH?"
perhaps a good question would be - if you lost your wife tomorrow (heaven forbid), how much would you be willing to pay for 'someone' to perform her
duties that keep your life flowing along ?
how and why does her worth suddenly translate to "minimum wage" or less (as is the case with most domestics) ???
see, this is where i fail to follow the reasoning.
in one breath, (she) her efforts, though unskilled, are priceless
and in the same breath, minus her presence, those same unskilled skills
become "slave wage eligible" ... care to discuss how that's even possible, let alone acceptable ?
yes, perceptions matter.
and yes, skills matter.
however, the perception of those skills is what is driving the $$$$ financial windfall or loss and that my friend, is the biggest 'conspiracy' of
ppl should be complaining but you are overlooking the primary complaint ... it's about work conditions/benefits and under-handed tactics, not just
i don't believe cashiers/stockers should make $25hr either but the point here is even IF they did, Walmart would reduce their hours to 4hr shifts, 3
days per week which is STILL not a living wage, get it ?
it's a different picture when $25hr for 40 hours is taken home vs $25/hr for 12hrs minus taxes.
in WalMart's view, they are 'creating jobs' because it will take 10 employees to complete the tasks 2 could perform with full time hours, whereas,
it then becomes accepted
that WalMart is 'helping society' by enabling families to have 'more time together', all the while ignoring the
basic math that proves no family (3 member or larger) can sustain on less than $200wk income, even though it is being paid at the rate of $25 per
yes, it is basic math and i passed a long time ago
dang, runnning out of room, let me stop here and continue next post ...