- Jun 2014
I do worry about automation and people losing jobs because of it, because I do believe that work is good for the soul. The problem is, many people today have grown accustomed to not working and certainly not working hard. So, how many people are jumping at a job to pump gas? Especially if the wage is set by the market. I was at my local supermarket yesterday. They still had the same sign up at the deli which has been there for weeks: hiring for the deli at $10/hour. The cost of living for my area is quite low. A good entry job perhaps. Are you going to pay $20 for somebody to run a slicer? Then what will be the cost of your deli meats and cheese? I am not sure how many would do it for $20/hour.