posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 10:07 PM
reply to post by Xtrozero
Generally, I would say majority of companies, especially retail, use somewhat similar strategy for keeping the prices lower due to lower expenses on
employee costs, especially when it comes to lower-skilled jobs, who are usually easily replaceable in current economy, where there are not many jobs
to choose from. If a person has a choice, either 5 dollars an hour, or my family starves, he chooses the first option.
Also you have to consider the fact, that there are many people out there, whose mental capabilities might top at some burger flipping or very
low-skilled field. Every 7th person out there has IQ lower than 85, while 50% of the population has it lower than 100. A person with an IQ of 80, has
not much chance for ever being able to do more intellectually demanding jobs, which usually are higher-paying.
Another thing to consider is the fact that somebody has to do the easy things anyways. Somebody has to work in Walmart, somebody has to clean, plumb,
whatever the job.
I´m not talking about some 100k yearly salary for a burger flipper, but reasonable enough salary, so the person could get healthcare, basic food and
pay the rent/transport, living wage basically. At least in most European countries something similar has been achieved, although the cultures are also
very different. US salary system is very broad, for example, when here the lower employees earn 1, middle-level earns 5, specialist 7 and the top 10,
then in US it might be 1,7, 12 and 20 (40) . The bottom loses more and the top wins more, here it is more equal. Top still earns well, but bottom gets
the living wage.