Why do *you* believe that you know more about what other's work is
worth than those who are paying them? No one is forcing you to watch
sports and you can surely pay double what the contractor asks next
time you have your house roofed.
We're conflating two different types of worth: economic and that of
merit or virtue. The former is not subjective, for the most part, while
the latter is completely subjective.
I am making a moral judgment when I say I don't think an auto line
worker with a GED is worth the same in compensation from his company as
someone who spent years and money to get educated, trained, and
experience in their field. Because from an economic standpoint, there
are worth whatever their employer pays them.
You are saying the same thing with the athlete/teacher comparison.
In the end, since we don't all share the same morals and values, the
free market and the democratic process is the best way to do it. Thank
God we live in a country where we can freely debate these things while
typing from our relatively cheap computers. :-)
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
On 3/22/2015 6:04 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
To tell you the truth I think most roofers in Texas would not recognize
I think they do however think of a ladder as a safety item for getting
down off of a roof. And they sit on big foam rubber blocks to keep from
being burned by the scorching hot shingles.
I'm not going to enter for arguments sake but these assembly line
workers are not being forced to work there. If they don't have the
aptitude for this kind of work, to keep from being injured, they should
look elsewhere. Life is not fair. Just because you are hired to do a
job it does not mean you have the skill set to do it safely.
So where I grew up in Long Island NY the garbage men were making more
than the teachers 30 years ago. I don't know now, as I haven't lived
there since 78. While garbage men have a tough job, I personally think
it's because they are totally unskilled labor. I don't think they
deserved the pay they were getting.
On the other hand, Foreign labor coming over here were putting me out of
work for years. The way things have been setup, it's more beneficial to
a company to hire foriegn workers. They get away with a lot. Having
talked to recruiters and staffing firms last year, my eyes were opened
to the F'up the congress created. My Indian counterpart is buying
houses in the 5000 sq foot range, while I am 1800 sq ft.
They buy the Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Lexus. I have been told by a few
Indian friends what they are making. So I am sure that it's not all
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