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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:01 PM

PIC: Krugman on jobs "Americans won't do"

There is NO job Americans won't do--there are only jobs we can't afford to do because some employer is trying to pad his profits by screwing his workers out of a fair day's wages.

I am an American citizen and I personally have climbed in the back of trucks full of garbage to act as a human compactor, cleaned toilets, and shoveled shit out from under an outhouse with a garden trowel without being able to take a bath for a couple of days after. I have even worked as a substitute teacher in sixth grade through high school for a while.

I'm sure there are worse things you've done you can add in the replies.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:44 PM

1. Jobs "Americans won't do

at poverty-level pay" is what is usually left off of that statement

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:55 PM

2. i guess they're thinking

that if they pay their people what they're worth they may not get to pay themselves 20 or 200 or 2000 times what they are worth.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:32 PM

3. UPS having trouble filling seasonal Jobs

UPS is having trouble filling jobs at $8.50 an hour. I remember working for UPS as a seasonal employee back in 1992. My pay?? $8.00 an hour. Back then I thought that was a lot of money. 20 years and .$50 later, no wonder they can't find workers.

http://www.freep.com/article/20121130/BUSINESS07/121130034/Shippers-UPS-Amazon-have-trouble-filling-holiday-jobs?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:37 PM

4. kick

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