Comment 49619

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted October 15, 2010 at 12:21:15

Questioning the "quality" of new jobs isn't elitist. One of the largest factors bringing down the working class in the last decade or so is the lack of analysis about the quality of jobs being lost with jobs replacing them. It isn't that I think a temp worker is less of a person than a $30/hour auto worker, but if auto worker positions are replaced with temp positions, it's a raw deal even if it's the same person (and often it is).

Many young people in this town are looking for employment, and I can tell you from personal experience that crappy jobs (warehouses, big-box stores, telemarketing etc) are common. What isn't common is anything solid, well-paying, or with much of a future. When we prioritize lands and funding for low-wage labour, that's exactly the kind of work we're going to get.

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