"turn everyone into slaves who live below the poverty line". You've got to be kidding me.Everybody seems quick to cut other people's wages but they sure as hell would not accept a wage cut for themselves so easily. We have a world where 5% of the population owns something like 95% of all the wealth and it's getting more unbalanced every year. Do you guys want to turn everyone in slaves who live below the poverty line?
Some of us just think it's incredibly stupid that TTC ticket takers who sit on their ass all day to act surly and unhelpful make $60000 (or $100000 with lots of overtime) a year, when hard labourers or Ph.D. postdoctorate fellows make less. That's just stupid.
$30 an hour is more than three times minimum wage, and more than a school teacher with a few years experience, and an assembly line worker. It's also more than a garbage collector, who makes in the range of $20-25. As far as I'm concerned, a TTC ticket taker should be making less than a garbage collector, which would mean the job might earn 1.5X or up to 2X minimum wage. I have no problem with a garbage collector making $20+. So quit with the fallacious arguments.Sure, than you'll complain about these poor bastards having to rent an apartment at TCHC. I wish every one of these cold hearted pricks were forced to work for minimum wage
Sorry, but you're barking up the wrong tree. I come from a middle class family, but at one point have lived with an unemployed parent in a complex with people on social assistance, so I know exactly what it's like.and see how much fun that would be.
The thing that stuck out to me at the time the most was the most vocal complainers about the situation were also the ones spending their cash on pizza, beer, and movie rentals, whereas the rest of us actually tried to save money to live within our means. (I'm not saying that most on social assistance aren't trying hard. I'm just saying that there are a few vocal ones on social assistance who complain about their situation, but aren't really doing much to change it.)
One where people value hard work and education.What kind of a world do you people want?