Reply to post: It's not personal, it's just business

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

MachDiamond Silver badge

It's not personal, it's just business

When the cost of automating a job is on the close order of the total cost of having a human do it, that job is toast. People are a pain in the bum. They call in sick, they always want a rise and they steal from the company. If the job doesn't require any imagination, why have a person do it? Minimum wage jobs are also notorious for high turnover. Just when you think that it shouldn't take more than 30 seconds to train somebody to do something, you have forgotten that this year's idiot is a vast improvement and the goberment has mandated another several hours of "sensitivity" training so staff will know what to call He/She/It/youmustbejoking properly so not to offend. I'm unemployable for public facing jobs since I have the tendency to just burst out laughing or vomit when encountering the gender/species confused. I don't see my condition as a handicap, thanks.

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