A guy tightening the nuts on a Buick for 20 years is the same as a guy flipping burgers for 20 years, a pathetic looser who can be replaced by a monkey who can beat off while riding a unicycle.
I've done it since I was 10 and worked for my father on weekends, he insisted I learn the value of work. No allowance for me, I had to earn my $$ shoveling ditches and carrying lumber.
It sucked. I don't think I really learned anything by doing it. Personally I have always felt all jobs are important, if they weren't they wouldn't get done. Even as a kid, I was confused by the hierarchy of the work place. Ditch diggers make less than the guys who basically just watch them work and bitch about it. Foremen they're called. I have always thought the guys who are sweating deserve more money than the guys who do the bitching. But reality is quite different, isn't it. The fact is many people today scorn labor. Mr Mxy thinks it's monkey work.
For me I would rather have a person tighten the bolts on my car. That job says a lot more about my safety as a driver than the suits who fire employees to fake a profit.
I have always felt that jobs that suck deserve better pay than jobs that are easy. But in my opinion low pay is yet another way we keep workers in their place. A CEO may have a lot of responsibility, but so do the workers at the assembaly plant. Both can create unsafe cars by their actions. One of the reasons the Japanese kicked our ass in the 70's and 80's is the fact that their CEO's didn't have the snobby pretensions of Detroit. They made less than 10 percent of the inflated salaries our CEO's made.
I'm not surprised. Wealth passes for wisdom in our culture. Trump proposes to tell us how to live our lives because he made money in real estate. And people who keep the whole thing running by toiling at dead end jobs are further humialted by being told they are essentially worthless.
I am insulted to hear the small minded self important bullshit coming out people who imagine themselves superior because they were fortunate enough to avoid or move beyond manual labor. Unions exist because people at the top took advantage of their position and power to oppress their empoyees. I admit unions are not perfect, and can create nearly as many ills as they cure, but they are a neccessary evil when the top management imagine themselves to be so much more important than their employees.
If you have to fire every worker in a company and retrain new employees, how long does that stop production compared to sacking a CEO and getting a new suit to fill his office?
Without labor industry stops.
What do you think?