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Democrats to Propose Increasing Unemployment at Convention?

Texas Red Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 11:03 AM
With the advance of technology the need for skilled workers decreases each year, if not each month. Turnover is not so much a factor in hiring. The productivity of my service people has quadrupled by the advent of cell phones.
Joseph64 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 3:08 PM
Turnover will always be a factor because even a minimally skilled job requires some training and during the training period you are still required to pay the worker even though their productivity will be practically zero until they can do the job without supervision. You don't want to go to the expense of training people who then quit within a few weeks or months when they decide they don't like the work or think they can do better elsewhere. That's why you would hire someone who already knows what they are doing because it will take less unproductive time for them to get up to speed and start making you money and they must have some interest in the work or they wouldn't have stayed on any job long enough to get the experience you need.

Rumor has it that Democrats will include, at their up-coming convention, a proposal to increase the minimum wage.  As documented in a recent Cato study, such a policy is likely to increase unemployment, especially as I noted elsewhere among teenagers.   One would think that given how a weak economy is undermining Democrats’ chance to keep the White House, they’d actually make proposals to reduce, rather than increase unemployment.

Perhaps the most bizarre, but honest,

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