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Old 02-10-2018, 01:34 AM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Thank you for the best oxymoron I've heard in years.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:42 AM
Location: Sector 001
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It occurred to me as I've aged how businesses take advantage of teenagers and pay them slave wages to do grueling work that even many adults don't want to do. I suppose it's a good way to build character for the harshness of the adult world.

You're right that corporations only in the last year have had their hand forced and had to raise wages. There's no way I'd do something like over the road trucking with the **** poor wages they get today which are hardly more than what they were 15-20 years ago. The actual dollar cost per hour for trucking is so low I'm surprised people even do it. Nobody put a gun to a person's head and makes them take these low paying jobs. They could try holding out for higher wages but most people in society are out for themselves and don't think in that sort of strategic manner.

In the end people usually manage to get by. Humans are a pretty adaptable species and will get used to the circumstances in their life. They always want something better no matter what they have. I guess that's human nature.
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