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Old 05-15-2018, 12:35 PM   #203 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
Frankly I don't see much reason to keep pointless jobs.

If you need to find something useless for someone to do, so they don't starve to death, there's something systematically wrong.
It was a thinly veiled comment about the extreme left attempts to put people on the government dole by raising minimum wage. These jobs were never meant to raise a family of 6, but instead for kids and other low skilled workers to get a foot in the labor market.

McDonalds is already training us so they can replace their cashiers. Those ordering kiosks and mobile app will be the only way to order at some point.

We shouldn't have people doing meaningless jobs, but we also shouldn't set artificial barriers to what should be the freedom to set your own labor price.

Originally Posted by Xist View Post
As I recall, gas is cheaper in Oregon because they have refineries and Washington does not, and studies show that paying for gas station attendants impedes creation of other jobs.
As I said, it's up to the business to decide if attendants are worthwhile or not.
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