Why does she work there? Is it the best opportunity she has? If so, why is that? Would she be better off if that opportunity did not exist?
Groceries are high because the Federal Reserve has been destroying the value of the dollar
As for being a subcontractor, why would anyone do that if they had a better alternative? Why don't they have a better alternative?
I agree on the fed reserve.
When I hear capitalism I hear take advantage of anyone to ignorant or mentally incompetent to know any better.
They agree to be sub-contractors for several reasons, some out of ignorance, others out of the fact they are told if they don't they lose their job, and someone will be hired who will accept it.
I have 2 occasional clients whose tech-jobs were outsourced. One was offered a deal to train his successor and he told them to shove it. The other one lost his job to an hb-1 visa recipient.
All to increase profits.
I know the h1-b visa is government involvement. But how are they at fault for not being as well off as before? They worked their asses off, got an education, did their time at their companies one was proficient in several areas thought he was a great employee yet was sent packing in less than a few months.
When I here capitalism those are just a few of the things I see.
As for the cashier and many like her.
There are simply some people who don't have the capacity to do certain things. Who don't have the capacity to be high wage earners, and they are taken advantage of and used as fodder for the machine.
Lets compare them to an elderly person who gets a monthly check. If someone were to take the check from them, and only give back enough of it to barely meet their needs, and keep the rest so they could buy more things people would be calling them lowlife ****s crying for a lynching. Saying the elderly person was being taken advantage of.
Yet when employers do so to employees it's somehow the employees fault because they didn't get the right education, aren't working hard enough etc instead of the possibility they are still people who may not be able to do any better.
I know how hard it can be to get someone who will work, so the fact someone shows up everyday and stays off their cell phone speaks a lot.
And because employees, who perhaps can only be a cashier, are taken advantage of it affects everyone.
Take my field. First to offer what I do in my area. Took me several days figuring costs, overhead, equipment...clientèle base...to come up with a price range.
Because of financial oppression here, and the idea of being overwhelmed with work, or busy, as being successful, I now have competition at half the price I charge.
People here are so used to making $10-20 an hour working for someone else, they think if they are charging $20 they are making a killing. What they don't know is the person they worked for was charging 50-80 an hour for them to be on a job. That's why he has 3 housed in 3 states all kinds of land, boats, race cars.....
Wondering how the hell they could make it, and always looking for ways to cut overhead, I've gotten a few of them into discussions.
I haven't talked to a single one who is clearing over minimum wage after their overhead, tool expense and replacement
How do they do it? Public assistance. Already on it because the people they worked for before, to maximize profits, paid them so little they were below poverty level. although they could have easily paid them double to get their employee out of poverty level and still made money.
Or their wife is a high paid nurse. Or they are getting disability checks.
Because they were paid so little it affects anyone who wants to start a service business here.
All the corporate slogans of 'join our family,' "our employees are like family." Corporate heads must really have a hell of a dysfunctional family if the way they treat employees is any indicator of how family is treated.
Capitalism promotes division, competition, and use of people for financial gain of a few.