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6 Lowest Paying Jobs In The US [Pic]

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OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14101 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:56:22 PM
@Mr_Pedo_Bear I agree with all but one point. I do not concede that socialists have noble aims. I think they're all a bunch of arrogant pricks who think they're smarter than everyone else in the world combined, which just happens to be the definition of the free market. All they ever want to do is boss people around and take their stuff. Helping the poor is just a pretext for them usurping power which is what they live for.

Everywhere they have taken power, the result is always the same: poverty, misery, and fear surrounded by walls, barbed wire, and guard towers. Meanwhile, the US has to build walls and fences to keep people out.

fuzzysheep, if you think socialism is so great, look at its track record: the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, Red China, North Korea, Vietnam, East Germany, Burma, Cuba, and Venezuela were or still are all complete unlivable $#!+holes because of socialism.

Whoever provided your education owes you a refund.

Wryly
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 8 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 8:48:23 PM
Last year's pick for worst job: Crack Whore, has been topped this year by Crack Whore Trainee.

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 485 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:46:32 PM
@turdburglar

"You would make a good politician."

No name calling or personal attacks....:)

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4519 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 4:20:51 PM
Tiredofnicks-we Scandinavians aren't socialists in your eyes anymore?

No, not true socialists. There is a significant free market in your area.

Also, you're propped up by the exploitation of your resources (iron ore, oil & gas). The US can't do that (environmentalist greenies). You basically have the population of Texas, and produce about 15 times the oil per populace that the US.

Your biggest asset is your culture. You generally value education, hard work and good governance. That wouldn't fly in the US, either.

You're basically 'socialist' because your situation allows you to be, for now. As your immigration problem worsens, as an increasing portion of your population no longer believes in hardwork, your socialism will suffer.

The Bank of Finland, for example, warns that an aging population and large public debt will lead to fading economic growth, persistently high unemployment and deteriorating public finance.

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4836 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 2:22:07 PM
So wait, we Scandinavians aren't socialists in your eyes anymore? Yaay!

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4519 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:59:52 AM
fuzzysheep-Socialism is a dirty word in these parts but it generally just means putting people first not profit.

Except for the very small problem that it has never, and will never, work.

fuzzysheep-
You've just explained the consequences of the opposite

And yet, the consequences of socialism (tens of millions dead, famine, corruption, etc), you seem to have no problem with?

See, the difference between Capitalism and Socialism is that while the former works and has created wealth and a high-standard of living for most, the latter has never worked, ever, and cannot possibly work.


MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4519 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:47:54 AM
turdburglar-you simply implied it

If I want to say something, I will say it, not imply it.

If you infer something that I did not say, that demonstrates your bias.

turdburglar-
Things are not that simple.

Some things are complicated (such as becoming a doctor).

Many things are simple (such as these jobs).

Even more simple is that if you are in a very simple job, and don't like the money, improving your job skills and work ethic will help you get a better paying job.

TJEx
Male, 30-39, Canada
 50 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 7:46:58 AM
35K to the person giving you coffee = $35 for a cup of coffee.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12216 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 3:38:29 AM
An education, you must get

Mr_Pedo_Bear
Male, 70 & Over, Southern US
 828 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 3:05:06 AM
FuzzySheep Socialism is a dirty word in these parts but it generally just means putting people first not profit.


Actually Old Ollie was explaining unintended consequences. No one denies that Socialism isn't a noble idea, it just doesn't work as it doesn't understand human behaviour. Take Doctors for example, Cuba has a shortage around holiday season as they can earn more money being taxi drivers or tour guides for less effort. Venezuela nationalised the oil and appropriated assets so it could be run for their people. The company needs to import oil because it's soo inefficient and terribly run. USSR needed to become a police state to force people to obey and not escape. Venezuela again housing policies have actually built less houses per annum then the capitalists before Chavismo. And I can go on

These all started as noble socialist aims, but unintended consequences of innate human behaviour just made the situation worse.

fuzzysheep
Male, 18-29, Europe
 175 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:40:33 AM
@OldOllie thank you for explaining so simply why the free market is a horrible way to run the world. All of the things you said are true but they're also horrible, selfish and uncaring.

Socialism is a dirty word in these parts but it generally just means putting people first not profit. You've just explained the consequences of the opposite and I don't like them.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5657 Posts
Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:34:03 AM
Someone has to do these jobs, and those people need to be able to live on what they earn....they may not be particularly skilled, but they are hard to do day in day out, and we expect them to be done well.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3639 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:58:13 PM

MeGrendel - You never said laziness and stupidity where the only difference between doctors and everyone, you simply implied it.

Things are not that simple.

You would make a good politician.



slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3334 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:48:48 PM
lowest paying? i don't think so. these jobs average $9+/hour. i make considerably less. but in my area its hard to get ANY job, even in fast food.

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1315 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:40:54 PM
@ba

My wife just got a second job at Home Depot a couple of weeks ago. They hired her on at well above minimum wage as head cashier.

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1315 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:39:21 PM
"Fast food cook"

Don't try to play it up, depending on where they work they don't even have to flip the burger. Literally. Throw some ingredients on a bun and put some fries down in the fryer. Not a cook by my definition.

danagamer
Male, 30-39, Western US
 694 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:31:24 PM
$18,000!! Imagine how much beer I could buy with that kind of money!!

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14101 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10:03:12 PM
The main reason wages are so low is that the Obama economy has created record levels of REAL unemployment (not the fraudulent numbers put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics). That creates a supply surplus of labor which drives down the price (wages). Why pay $15/hr. for a worker when you have dozens of people lined up to take the job for $10?

Now the politicians of BOTH parties want amnesty for illegal aliens. How do you think that will affect the price of labor when you increase the supply of unskilled labor by another ~5 million?

Your typical low-skilled, low-information, low-IQ Democrat voters are cutting their own throats by voting for this $#!+.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14101 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:54:49 PM
@normalfreak2 That has NOTHING to do with this. Unless your point was most business owners are greedy and don't pay their employees a "fair" amount based on companies profits. That's what is to blame here.

You really are that ignorant, aren't you? Of course employers pay the least amount possible to attract and retain qualified employees. Doing otherwise would not only be stupid, it could get them fired and sued for breaching their fiduciary responsibility to their stockholders.

Likewise, employees seek out the best paying jobs for which they are qualified. To do otherwise would be just plain stupid.

ObamaCare makes hiring more expensive, so employers respond rationally -- cutting back hours and laying off employees so as not to trigger the mandate to pay for overpriced insurance.

It's called the free market. You should read up on it sometime.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6401 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:33:15 PM
ba: That sucks the big one. There could be people starting low and hoping to work their way up, and all of a sudden they cut off all your chances.

ba12348
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 121 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 9:14:01 PM
#7: Home Depot employee: 14.5k, ever since they stopped hiring at a living wage and are now trying to drive away all the older, experienced, well payed employees.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4519 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:39:47 PM
turdburglar-I don't think it's fair to say everyone else is just lazy and stupid.

And I'm not saying everyone else is. Some are, obviously.

If anyone is willing to work these jobs and not better themselves, there could be many reasons. Lazy is one (but the fact that they are working actually proves that otherwise), complacency, 'it's too hard', etc.

But, while becoming a doctor is so hard than only a portion of a percent accomplish it, obtaining a skill-set that will get you out of these type jobs is actually quite simple.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3639 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 8:20:03 PM

Grendel -
How many of that 98% simply can't afford, and/or are denied the loans the 2% had?
I actually agree with you, but I don't think it's fair to say everyone else is just lazy and stupid.

ArgusTuft
Male, 50-59, Australia
 644 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:43:18 PM
@viking. I do.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4519 Posts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 5:48:56 PM
Fatninja01-which in turn helps the doctors get rich because of the lack of work ethic due to the low pay

The difference, of course, is that while the doctor worked hard and invested a significant portion of his/her time and money to become proficient at a very desirable skill that only ~0.2% of the population took the trouble to learn, these other jobs......didn't bother.

The one thing these jobs have in common is that they require little to no skill, and can be done by virtually anyone.

Anyone being able to do it = not much compensation for doing it.

And the doctors 'get rich' through that hard work and doing something ~99.8% can't.

There's a reason I don't work any of the jobs listed...the pay sucks and it's actually very easy (with a little effort) to find a job-skill that will pay more.

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