Reply to post: Re: Not all jobs are good jobs

Raising minimum wage will raise something else: An army of robots taking away folks' jobs

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Re: Not all jobs are good jobs

Except I'm mostly talking about people who had good jobs, where they'd built up considerable seniority. Then those jobs went away. I'm not talking about people who spent their whole lives working for 7-11, here. These were successful people right up until the rug was yanked out from under them.

In Michigan displaced auto workers tried going back to school for all kinds of things. Some got help, some dug into their retirement savings to pay for it. Some were successful in starting new careers. But in many cases the jobs they retrained for were next in line to be eliminated. For example, lots of them retrained to be medical transcriptionists, because medical was supposed to be a growing field -- but those jobs were soon outsourced to India.

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