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sid dicious Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-03 09:49 PM
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74. I like what you're saying and that's the sort of thing that
makes me feel good.

I think that the majority of professions are noble and of value...maybe not of value forever (like telephone operators) but they definitely have a place in our society.

However, a job like janitor is something that can be learned easily usually. Not the maintenance man running the sprinkler systems, mowing the lawn, coordinating repairs with contractors...that is a skilled position that would require an AA degree in many cases and not everyone can do it.

A janitor might need to know about chemicals, but not necessarily. It is a low skilled position that will be paid less. Than the maintenance superindendant.

Women are still getting paid less, but I definitely know that it's not in all cases and all industries (no I'm not talking adult-films :).

As for the woman with big boobs getting more tips. That's something that I would feel wrong about controlling. But I think it's also wrong to tip someone purely because they're good looking. Especially when service is the main priority (unless you're in a strip club).

It's just not that easy for me. I like some things about our capitalist society and others seem unfair. But at what cost do we make it fair? And will that necessarily make it fair?

What do the Europeans do about this sort of stuff?
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