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06-26-15 02:38 PM
Tawa
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or to take a week off
That sounds reasonable.....
06-25-15 06:43 PM
Haskanael
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To get some rest while they can?
or to take a week off
06-25-15 05:52 PM
Tawa
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I'll warn them
To get some rest while they can?
06-24-15 07:07 PM
Haskanael
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Get the spare room ready, here I come!
I'll warn them
06-24-15 06:57 PM
Tawa
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in the Netherlands they always put the pretty girls behind the cash register and the grease monkeys at the food stations.
Get the spare room ready, here I come!
06-24-15 06:29 PM
Haskanael
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So has anybody else noticed the spotty, greasy urchins have been replaced with really quite stunning young ladies?

No? Just my local McDoom then?
in the Netherlands they always put the pretty girls behind the cash register and the grease monkeys at the food stations.
06-24-15 06:24 PM
Tawa So has anybody else noticed the spotty, greasy urchins have been replaced with really quite stunning young ladies?

No? Just my local McDoom then?
06-24-15 01:37 AM
Kreuger @Vaz I can't rep you for that because I need to spread it around, but that was very well said.

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The machine that replaces a $15 job is only tech evolution from replacing the $7.50 job. Lowering your wage to compete against machines is madness.
Agreed.

Fast food workers are only one group which want to raise the minimum wage, plenty of others would like to make the minimum wage a living wage (again) if in fact it ever was.

Yes some people would lose jobs or hours because of the increase, but the effect over time should be "a rising tide lifts all boats."
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The machine that replaces a $15 job is only tech evolution from replacing the $7.50 job. Lowering your wage to compete against machines is madness.
And from my experience people in poverty are much more frequently in a position like @morfangdakka or who have been laboring away without respite and few opportunities.

The nature of work remains that skilled positions are drastically out numbered by unskilled ones. Even if everyone wanted to be surgeons, there aren't enough surgery jobs and besides who would be a janitor?

The problem here comes in as technology obviates jobs. Do we need a cashier at McDonald's? With a limited menu and incredibly electronic payments, probably not.

This returns us to the real deficit, jobs training. The difficulty is accurately projecting what jobs will be needed and what skills those works will need. Recently I saw a presentation on the changing landscape of technology in skilled jobs and much of didn't exist in the same form just a few years ago. And many of the jobs in highest demand didn't exist only 5 or 10 years ago.

So where did that leave us? In a position where many people are underserved by their secondary and postsecondary schools and yet remain stuck because the job they can get with their skills requires long hours at to low a wage.

(We can discuss the devaluation of the bachelor's degree in the United States another time.)

In my opinion that leaves us at an unsatisfactory social safety net and inadequate opportunities for affordable schooling. High quality online education (something I know a thing or two about) can do an awful lot to alleviate the educational gaps, or at least provide affordable opportunities for education. The social safety net is really inadequate for either major emergencies or workforce redeployment. Which in the USA is also compounded by really shortsighted real estate restrictions of the past (read: racism) and a woeful underfunding of or public school system which is now coming home to roost.
06-23-15 07:40 PM
el_machinae The machine that replaces a $15 job is only tech evolution from replacing the $7.50 job. Lowering your wage to compete against machines is madness.
06-21-15 07:36 PM
Brodingman87 I can't believe I read all that.
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