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#91 Kalint

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 19:01

$8.25 with 2 kids living in Chicago?  ouchhhhhhh!




#92 Growled

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 19:35

Unskilled workers still work hard and improve over time with no benefits for those improvements. These aren't easy jobs just because the learning curve is smaller. They still bust their asses to serve ungrateful people who belittle them because the learning curve is small... They are, in essence, customer support that also are cooks, cashiers, janitors, and management all in one, for the lowest wage possible. There list of tasks is ever growing and their pay stays the same.
If the person who hauls your garbage away earn 4x as much, the people who serve you, clean after you, and deal with you should be given a comparable wage... Over time.
Everyone who thinks lowly of these people do not understand this job market at all!

 

They may do all of that and more, but they are easily replaceable, and that is the kiss of death. We do have a few unskilled workers who we consider not replaceable, and most are. It's not a good bargaining position to be in. 



#93 SierraSonic

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 19:58

They may do all of that and more, but they are easily replaceable, and that is the kiss of death. We do have a few unskilled workers who we consider not replaceable, and most are. It's not a good bargaining position to be in.

The reality of the situation isn't helped by people actively dismissing any fight as a waste of time. Sure they are easily replaceable, they still are allowed to try to improve their working conditions. These positions need someone to work them, and I am personally tired of these workers being mistreated because they can get someone else frustrated just as easily, but its okay because the new workers won't know any better until they too fight and can also be easily replaced so on and so forth. These people need respect because they care about the job enough to put up with this bs, but are only asking for a bit more over time.

#94 Praetor

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:30

if a job is dignifying and it's hard, why should be underpaid? that's one of the biggest problems societies have today, people that work very hard earn very little and have even more low commodities.



#95 ozgeek

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:41

Just wondering how much is a supermarket worker's hourly rate is in USA?

 

In australia and is my job, I get paid $20.20 an hour with reduced pension on top.

 

A supermarket position is very popular with young parents. Perhaps she should try her local shops.





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