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Out: You are old enough to remember the gas station attendants that used to be at every gas station. No one pumped their own gas. It used to be a first job for many young men. Then minimum wage went up and up. Now you don't see them. And if you do it is at a full service pump with the gas prices upwards of 25 cents or more per gallon; to pay for the price of labor.

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"And yes, while it causes some wages to up, it does cause unemployment and damage business and thus the economy. This is well accepted among economists."

VB, do you have any evidence that raising the minimum wage causes unemployment? Because I have looked, and I haven't seen it.

If raising the minimum wage causes unemployment, could you argue for lowering the minimum wage? Would that be win-win-win?

If so, is there any limit to how low it should go? We might approach 0% unemployment if people got $1 an hour?

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Mari:

Truck driving might be honest work, but it doesn't keep the family together. You are on the road for the maximum of the legal limits, you are harassed by the police and often times you cannot maintain trucks to the legal standards and must pay out of your own pocket the fines which bring any good wage you might have earned to minimum wage or less.

More over, you are eating truck stop food, because you don't have time to eat anything else. You have impossible deadlines which your dispatcher doesn't care about traffic or delay's which are beyond your control.

So i don't know what truck drivers you speak about, but every truck driver I know, doesn't have a pot to piss in and have had multiple divorces.

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I don't know why some of you can't see that Robert is just troll.

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"I am not inclined to do a great deal of manual labor as I was raised to use my brain and not my brawn..."

Wow, Robert, what an indictment on the folks who raised you. Seems you are saying that they instilled in you a tendency towards physical laziness. How sad they would likely be to hear you using them as another in the long litany of excuses for your difficult situation.

Speaking of excuses, your explanation for not trying a truck driving job is a true classic. Truck driving is an honorable profession, which affords an opportunity to make a good living if you work very hard; affords the opportunity to become a business owner if you are willing to sacrifice and save.

You say it is a bad career for someone raising a family. But dude, you do not even have a wife or kids. LOL

Best of luck to you Robert.

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Robert I do electronic repairs on cars. So I use my mind and my hands everyday. I also repair and modify firearms. At times I do machinist work if needed. As far as truck drivers. My dad and Uncle both had trucking companies that provided very well for them and family. Trucking companies around here are many and most provide good pay and benefits. As far as UPS. My best friend just retired at the age of 50. One must learn to work to survive. You just stated that you are slow in math. Well maybe aftet all this you should realize that you will never have the career you want and get off your ass and try some work that you may be able to do. Maybe try digging a hole even your limited math skills should let you dig a 3x6 foot hole. You are good at digging yourself into one in here.

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Robert has more excuses than cow shit has flies...

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Ditto, VA.

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Vacp:

"Most jobs you will need very good basic math skills. Not many people will need to find out what x or y is in their daily job."

Common misconception. You don't need to know how to get x to do y job, but you do need to know how to get x to be fast enough at your (y) job To be hired.

Math skills are critical thinking skills. These skills improve your ability to do the job faster while under greater amounts of pressure.

So while I could fumble through archetecture or a science with a 3.0 in math, I would be out paced by those who are achieving 3.5 and 3.8s.

This is why we are loosing the new arms race... The race for jobs. The weapons in this war of education are our children and how well educated they are. Some countries cut out the fat and only educate the smartest children... We in the US have rightfully chosen the harder path of educating all of our children and this must keep that bar high...

Sadly people like you think math is useless after a point... And to do jobs requiring brawns' and not brains, you would be correct. However today's society and leading into tomorrow, will require a more educated worker. More over it is a fact that an educated individual is less likely to join street gangs while down on their luck, because they are more concerned with bettering themselves and others. (something they can't do from behind bars)

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Bye Robert.

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