Skip to comments.The devalued American worker: The past three recessions sparked a chain reaction of layoffs
Posted on 12/15/2014 7:13:39 AM PST by C19fan
Midway through the last game of the 2013 Carolina League season, after hed swept peanut shells and mopped soda off the concourse, Ed Green lumbered upstairs to the box seats to dump the garbage.
Green was already 12 hours into his workday. He rose at dawn to lay tar on the highway. As the sun sank, he switched uniforms and drove to BB&T Ballpark, where he runs the custodial crew for a minor-league baseball team. Now it was dark and his radio was crackling. It was his boss, asking him to head back downstairs. Green walked onto the first-base line and into a surprise. In front of 6,000 fans, the Winston-Salem Dash honored him as the teams employee of the year.
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Once again, the Washington Post only gives us one side to this story.
It seems to me that Ed Green working the equivalent of two low wage full time jobs, is depriving some poor, illiterate, low/no skilled illegal immigrant of a well deserved job.
So far the lack of the work “immigration” in the first 2 parts of this Washington Post serial is deafening.
Their go-to answer is always another gov program which inevitably makes the situation worse.
Whenever I read these stories, I always think of the scene in season 1 of “Breaking Bad”, where the car wash owner orders Walter White to start cleaning the cars.
Now that ALL of the GOP Rinos came out of the shawdows and voted with the Democrats to prop up Obama and do the bidding for Wall Street we can be assured that there will be plenty of part-time jobs available at minimum wage.
Or, they can do what many people did: re-tool your skill set by taking classes at your local community college or technical school. I saw a rudimentary computerized lathe machine in 1968. It didn't take a genius to understand that similar repetitive tasks in the factory would eventually be automated.