Re: That was dumb..
In alt.sysadmin.recovery on Thu, 08 Nov 2007 07:27:09 GMT
mroberds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mroberds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Zebee Johnstone <zebeej@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I seem to recall that Oz was the first country in the world to get
heavily into automated cane cutting. As jobs got easier to find in
the 60s no one would voluntarily do the horrible work that is cutting
s/hand\./ at the wages offered./ If you offer enough money, you can
find someone willing to do almost any job. I love it when dire
pronouncements are made about how "there aren't enough workers with
$SKILL!" There probably are, but the employers don't want to pay what
the workers are asking.
Hence the "as jobs got easier to find". When people weren't forced to
they didn't want to cut cane. The wages just weren't economic.
Whereas in the other sugar producing countries they have more labour
with fewer prospects.
Nurses are, of course, the canonical "not enough" job category. There
are quite a few, but the wages are crap, the hours are worse, and the
management environment generally toxic.
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