your 'lower middle class' mindset could never grasp all of the tangibles that go along with growing up poor.
everyone knows 15$ will never happen, but you gotta start out high
New jobs doing what? Remember we are talking about unskilled fast food workers.
"So umm Sark, then what are those replaced by the machines going to do once the machines are doing their jobs?"
New jobs? Technology always makes some jobs obsolete. Being a luddite is not a solution.
I will not sign up for ObamaCare. I will not pay a fine.
Obama cannot bully me. I have to draw a line.
No matter if he will rant and rail,
I'll not tuck my legs between my tail,
Not if the sky should all fall down,
Not if it makes Obama frown,
I'm really glad that this pompous buffoon,
Has got to leave his office soon,
And I hope a life of misery,
Becomes his lasting legacy,
Now that he's killed Democracy,
Perhaps then we will again be free,
The day, ObamaCare dies.
And we were singing...
The cops for DUI enforcement should be tee totlers who have had a family member injured by an alcohol impaired driver. I'm just saying.
"However, if I asked my boss for a 100% raise, he would laugh in my face."
So would mine, and I'm self employed.
@Trollslayer. Perhaps there are no "good" apples to offer.
@Dislikers. Will the "dislikers" kindly explain why you are against protecting the citizens from overzealous solicitors trying to further their political careers at the expense of the innocent instead of just disagreeing? I am willing to listen to opposing views if giving valid points.
"ha ha, a bunch of privileged ppl talking like they know anything about growing up having nothing."
What does growing up having nothing have to do with working fast food? I was never wealthy, but I did grow up in a lower middle class family. I worked in fast food while in high school, when the minimum wage was $5.15. It sucked, but it was friggin easy. Mindless work, that only required a bit of speed. I decided I wanted to make more money, and landed a job at a pizzeria. There are always options if you feel that you have been underpaid and overworked.
"you can ask for a raise but they can't???"
No one ever said fast food workers shouldn't ask for raises. This isn't about a raise for hard workers that deserve it. This is about having the government force the businesses to give raises to everyone. I am not necessarily against that, if the raise is reasonable. However, if I asked my boss for a 100% raise, he would laugh in my face.
So umm Sark, then what are those replaced by the machines going to do once the machines are doing their jobs?
ha ha, a bunch of privileged ppl talking like they know anything about growing up having nothing. you can ask for a raise but they can't???
"So it's better for people to be unemployed than work low paying jobs?"
Did I say that? No. If more and more work can be don't by machines, than there's less work that humans have to do. Which is a good thing. The problem is that the wealth from those automated processes are accruing to a tiny subset of the population instead of to society at large.
"Where did I go wrong?"
You met Buddha on the road, and you didn't kill him.
I didn't see any Chic-fil-a people protesting. Why do you suppose that is? It's ironic how they defy the "fast food" stereotype and manage to recruit exponentially better people to do the exact same jobs.
"I did not get a degree in Black Studies or Gay History in America or any number of absolutely useless degrees many have received "
My advisor in college referred to these as degrees in "underwater basket weaving".
I have to wonder why solicitors or anybody else would not want the bad apples weeded out of their profession.
"That's what we should be aiming for: automating as much mundane work as possible so humans don't have to do it."
So it's better for people to be unemployed than work low paying jobs?
"People who have families to support don't have that luxury."
I have a family, and I refused to even get married before I could support my family.
"Than you can volunteer to work for less if you don't think you're worth more."
That doesn't really make any sense. You being complete irrational here and allowing emotions to get in the way of common sense.
"That is exactly why you do not have a family that YOU cannot support."
Wow, we agree on something. Birth control is cheap and readily available.
I will repeat my comment above. I do think these people are worth more than the current minimum wage. $15 an hour is a silly request. If you want support, be reasonable.
"people who have families to support don't have that luxury". That is exactly why you do not have a family that YOU cannot support.
"No. I never thought I was underpaid working as a researcher."
Than you can volunteer to work for less if you don't think you're worth more. People who have families to support don't have that luxury.
I would love it if we automated jobs like fast food. I don't know why you're presenting that as some doomsday scenario. That's what we should be aiming for: automating as much mundane work as possible so humans don't have to do it.
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