Minimum wage and the rise of the machines

http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2016/11/29/thanks-to-fight-for-15-minimum-wage-mcdonalds-unveils-job-replacing-self-service-kiosks-nationwide/

You can only command a price if your labour is worth that price.

It’s supposed to be a starter job on the bottom of the career ladder, to motivate ambition.

Reminds me of this anti-inflation advert.

Comic: Living wage is a contradiction

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Equal pay for equal work actually comes from Marxist theory, and was applied by socialist factory workers so whoever covered a ‘shift’ wouldn’t get preferential treatment or paid less based on who was expected (a man, when they got a woman or child because the expected party was sick and someone else was ‘covering’ for them). Read North and South you ignorant, backward illiterates. Where did you think these terms came from?

Employers are not responsible for the personal lives of their employees, otherwise they’d get them all sterilized so they can spend more time on the job. Whatever happened to stay out of my bedroom?

They assume that someone flipping burgers for $5 an hour is a hard worker.
Really? Do they have the SAT transcript to support that statement?

Those jobs are supposed to suck on PURPOSE. It’s motivational so you move up from the bottom rung of the ladder. You aren’t supposed to stay there five years let alone your whole life. This opens up the ‘spot’ to newer people to the economy, usually younger or less skilled (you’re supposed to get more skilled on the job, with experience).

Wage is calculated precisely, it’s based on contribution: primarily to the company and widely, to the economy.

If you’re replaceable, that’s your fault.

If you have the same skills after 10 years as you had on the first day, frankly, you’d hardly qualify as a monkey by IQ. Monkeys are smarter than that. The tiny ones. You must take responsibility for your career, ask what can I do to move into a better role? What does the industry need? How can I stay competitive? If they won’t help, find another company. Do online courses. Do something. Treading quicksand means you drown. You’re probably competing with everyone in India and China. Wake up. You must use them as much as they’re already using you.

Company loyalty died with globalism. You made your choice. Now? If letting an employee go makes the company one more CENT in profit, they will do it. Hey, you wanted cheap phones.

The Boomers running HR currently have lied. Your whole life they’ve acted like you must XYZ to be an asset to the company. Without employees, all companies fold. With subpar employees, they are outcompeted. They are screwing over the young to justify their current high positions, when most of them can barely keep up with the technology required for entry-level. They also refuse to retire, which a non-Boomer board would insist on.

However, nobody ever discusses the real problem: foreign competition.

You can’t get cheaper than free (because it’s illegal).

Minimum wage laws do not work if immigration laws are not enforced. Pick one.

That’s the real reason Trump is killing it with black voters. They have common sense.
The jobs they used to do under the table to claim welfare simultaneously, are now going to Mexicans who can be blackmailed with deportation. Bigger threat, better worker.

There is no such thing as a living wage because everyone lives differently. We all have differing lifestyles. These are bailouts of people who didn’t work as hard at the free schooling they attended. You choose to accept an employment contract, if the terms are not agreeable, you do not take the job. All parties have a choice.

An adult pretending to have no choice is a rotten liar.

Living wage will quickly devolve into welfare. It’s the rule of Communism when you’re getting paid anyway, it’s like a pet cat, why hunt? Why try? They’ll slowly reduce their hours to minimum, which is practically zero.

Considering the contributions to the economy then, what do you think will happen to the scheme?

The only thing that can happen mathematically –  it will fail.

I rarely give out advice because this isn’t that type of blog. BUT.

They’ll blame the people who gave them a job, and then wonder why nobody wants to hire them.
You’re hired, not based on your job title, or your CV, or even what you do, but based on HOW you do it. That’s how you win. Read The Rules of Work. It isn’t cheating to be charming at work, it’s how they work. It isn’t cheating to be timely and efficient, that’s how you work. It isn’t unfair if the kiss-ass gets a promotion – that’s how he works.

You cannot expect superior results from mediocre efforts.

High IQ, low common sense of minimum wage

http://www.unz.com/freed/capitalism-and-the-minimum-wage-i-got-mine-screw-you/

It’s a demographic problem. You could cite HBD.

Traceable by national IQ.

Being tied to economic prosperity. Civic participation. Prosociality.

On the abstract plane, it’s a social problem. Politicians give the proles what they want, disproportionate to their current contributions. They’re being treated as more important than they are, based on their historical value (prior to mechanization and the rise of IT).

The middle class are signalling to suppress the strivers from overtaking their own 1-2 kids.
The childless ones are signalling because a dumpy middle class blogger hashtagging about refugees like the modern fainting couch gets more social cred than a 12 hour a day factory worker. Which one gives back to the country?

The upper class abandoned noblesse oblige and the upper class by occupation prefer obscurity to the vagaries of fame. The lumpenprole expect gadgets made well and cheaply and will force the Government to regulate the manufacturers into oblivion in this quest.

A basic wage, guaranteed bribe income would come in, if there existed the funds.
No, producers are taxed to the hilt, as is.

It comes down to a basic fact: people are not the same.

The high IQ deserve 100% of the fruit to their labour, as does the low IQ.
By comparison, one has more, but only because one provided more.

Inequality is a natural law.

How that $70k minimum wage disaster happened

One bitchy gamma.
http://www.inc.com/magazine/201511/paul-keegan/does-more-pay-mean-more-growth.html

First error.

“It was late 2011. Haley was a 32-year-old phone tech earning about $35,000 a year, and he was in a sour mood. Price had noticed it, and when he spotted Haley outside on a smoking break, he approached. “Seems like something’s bothering you,” he said. “What’s on your mind?”

Never ask that of a subordinate!
If you need to know, wait until they’ve chilled and get the middle management to ask because that’s their job.

“Your pay is based on market rates,” Price said. “If you have different data, please let me know. I have no intention of ripping you off.” The data doesn’t matter, Haley responded: “I know your intentions are bad.”

At that point, that point right there, you should’ve fired him. No respect, he’ll shank you in the back.
When he personally insulted you, make that without a reference. If he’s going to call you bad, may as well act it. Sounds like he lacked a father figure growing up and needs discipline, decades too late.

“Price walked away, shocked and hurt. For three days, he groused about the encounter to family and friends. “I felt horrible,” he says. “Like a victim.”‘

Of an SJW outburst. Before he caved because of course he did.
If he’s worth more, he could’ve brought you the data. Or you could’ve compared his rate to the same worker in India (their IT sector is epic) and got him to pipe down.

Some of the best people with the company from the beginning have left since. They felt disrespected. Guess which players the company will miss more, them or Bitchy Gamma IT Worker? Frankly, anyone discussing personal politics during business hours should be sacked, it’s unprofessional and distasteful.

This is why you can’t leave rabbits in charge, they’ll throw their own life’s work under the bus, millions of dollars and hundreds of people, for fear of being called ‘mean’ and outgrouped.

oh shit damn fuck hell no give up dean winchester  shrug

A little game would’ve gone a long way. The guy is past it (30s, still entry level) and clearly not leveling up his skill set (expected in IT for career progression). Subtle negging would work best on a man, and of this demo. Either he’d level up and you could forget the insult that once, or he announces his intent to give up and you can wash your hands of him in a manner HR would approve. This is not a tea party and we are not friends. You are here to work and judged entirely on the quality of your work and not your worth as a person. You’re worth it? Prove it. Amused mastery might’ve saved the CEO, but it’s too late now. As a case study for game against men (it works superbly because men are rarely targeted socially, unlike women), it’s rather priceless.

Read the damn data if you're so bloody educated

Honestly, a personal finance workshop or reassessment of contract option would’ve been fine. Twist: you can also lower their pay and/or cancel their contract if they aren’t pulling their weight, meaning only those who deserve a raise will apply.

Robots stole my job! – burger makers in future

The trend in protesting efforts.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-10/dear-striking-fast-food-workers-meet-machine-just-put-all-you-out-job

According to a recent BofA reported on how robotics will reshape the world, San Francisco start up Momentum Machines are out to fully automate the production of burgers with the aim of replacing a human fast food worker. The machine can shape burgers from ground meat, grill them to order with the specified amount of char, toast buns, add tomatoes, onions, pickles, and finally place it on a conveyor belt.

Hold the bodily fluids.

Will robots take jobs from the immigrants too? What then?

http://newsexaminer.net/food/mcdonalds-to-open-restaurant-run-by-robots/

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“Supply and demand is a law? Well let’s change the law!” ~ these people.

… Visitors to the restaurant will see these new robots working in harmony at a speed of 50 times faster than the average human employee, with no chance of error….

Error = bodily fluids.

“With the high demand for a wage of $15/hr and the protests getting worse every day, this is something we had to implement. Plus with the tremendous margin of human error, poor hygiene, lack of education, laziness, as well as the recent advancements in artificial intelligence it just make sense to automate our restaurants now rather than later.”

r-types have no foresight, the article documents their bitching and inability to assign blame.

[Site is parody but I bet they’re actually working on it.
This is NOT a parody: http://www.burgerlad.com/2015/02/mcdonalds-touch-screen-ordering.html ]