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FrostedCricketFlakes 25 points ago +25 / -0

Ironically, being an entrepreneur has no minimum wage.

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Adamrises 20 points ago +20 / -0

If anyone didn't realize Bioware was woke before woke was a thing they aren't old enough to have an opinion.

It wasn't even an EA thing, Bioware was getting praised for its proto-wokeness in Jade Empire by having easily accessible gay romance options (the dude way easier to get than the chick, totes coincidence).

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HallucinatoryBeing 16 points ago +17 / -1

So no one knows how to negotiate their pay without a minimum wage? How the fuck did we even get out of the Stone Age?

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Xzal 10 points ago +10 / -0

I miss bartering. A relic of days gone. For some reason, during the 90s it was relegated to wage negotiations and "second hand" purchases.

Early 90s had a small few shops willing to "semi barter" with the usual "tell you what buy a new TV AND a vcr and we will knock £20 off and throw in a coax splitter" ut now even those are gone, even negotiating wages is gone thanks to unemployment numbers.

Corps can use the massive unemployment numbers as a counter offer to anyone who negotiates, even if the pool of qualifieds is small.. Which is why HR is so disconnected with work experience requirements.

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FrostedCricketFlakes 8 points ago +8 / -0

Bartering on purchases can still be done, you just have to initiate it. Helps if the person knows what they're doing, and has some authority to do so, or can get someone who does.

For wage negotiations, if you work for a small business in a somewhat skilled position, that certainly helps. A single staff member can be a significant bottle neck, unlike in a larger corp. Finding new (competent) staff, and training them can also be a noticeable expense. The only issue now is whether that company is capable of remaining afloat with everything going on.

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Xzal 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bartering can still be done if initiated, but I have found (atleast before covid) it became the domain of high ticket items only. And that's even assuming you can get past the common cashier who isn't willing to fetch their manager/supervisor (likely because said company has no policy and thus doesn't know how to react).

I've had bigger success bartering with localised companies.

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Grumman 15 points ago +17 / -2

Translation: When the government abolished the minimum wage, the leftists started a civil war, then claimed that they were "forced" to hire mercenaries to fight the war they started.

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J_Darnley 10 points ago +10 / -0

So the government acted correctly (regardless oft heir reason) and commies started their typical violent revolution.

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cartoonericroberts 9 points ago +9 / -0

You could use that for any of the left's pet causes, "abolished net neutrality -- effectively relegalizing slavery" "abolished socialized healthcare -- effectively relegalizing slavery" "passed an across the board 5% tax cut -- effectively relegalizing slavery"

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AntonioOfVenice 5 points ago +5 / -0

I guess now we know why Old Kneeler accused that pathetic rat Mitt Romney of wanting to re-legalize slavery.

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AntonioOfVenice -8 points ago +3 / -11

I guess slavery is legal in Switzerland then.

Are these people really too stupid to know the difference between ownership of another human and not receiving a given wage? This is even dumber than right-wingers claiming that taxes are 'slavery'. Even a 100% tax would not be 'slavery', as you are not owned by another person. Nor is military conscription.

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grinnin_barrett 9 points ago +9 / -0

Even a 100% tax would not be 'slavery', as you are not owned by another person. Nor is military conscription.

This is such a smoothbrain take, even for you.

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AntonioOfVenice 0 points ago +1 / -1

You're not refuting it.

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grinnin_barrett 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes, and I don't make a habit of refuting flat-Earthers either; it doesn't mean they're right.

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AntonioOfVenice -1 points ago +1 / -2

I daresay you couldn't refute that either, you're just not very smart.

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grinnin_barrett 3 points ago +3 / -0

Says the guy who thinks having all compensation taken from your labor is not slavery.

Moron.

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AntonioOfVenice -1 points ago +1 / -2

Yup, that's what I said. Because that's not what slavery is, you low IQ moron.

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grinnin_barrett 2 points ago +2 / -0

Only a socialist retard (to be clear, this is you) would believe that having all your earnings taken under threat of force (enabled by a monopoly on force) is not slavery.

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DeclineOfTheWest 5 points ago +5 / -0

Bull-fucking-shit.

If 100% of my wages are taken away from me by the people in charge, that is tantamount to indefinite indentured servitude aka virtual slavery.

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AntonioOfVenice -2 points ago +1 / -3

Note how you added the word 'virtual'. Indentured servitude is not slavery. Nor would 100% taxation be indentured servitude, since then you simply would not work.

It's lolbertarian nonsense to call everything from taxes to building roads slavery.

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DeclineOfTheWest 2 points ago +2 / -0

Indentured servitude is slavery you smooth brained moron, it just has contractual terms of release, in historic cases.

If the state provides all of my needs but offers zero opportunity for upward mobility or the ability to leave, I am effectively a serf which is effectively a slave.

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AntonioOfVenice -1 points ago +1 / -2

Indentured servitude is slavery you smooth brained moron, it just has contractual terms of release, in historic cases.

Quite a bit of lolbertarian imbecility coming out as soon as their "buildings roads is slavery" dogma is challenged. No, indentured servitude is not slavery, as you cannot control someone's life, kill him for no reason, as you can with slaves.

If the state provides all of my needs but offers zero opportunity for upward mobility or the ability to leave, I am effectively a serf which is effectively a slave.

A serf isn't effectively a slave either. So much historical ignorance from our lolbertarians.

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browarrior1950 -13 points ago +1 / -14

So you guys want to be taken advantage of by companies? We should support minimum wage increase

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Seanp12 [S] 7 points ago +7 / -0

I would rather make 8 dollars which can buy me about four double cheeseburgers than make 15 dollars that can buy me three. Mark Twain wrote about this in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, in which he demonstrates the foolishness of medieval peasants who don't realize that having more money is less important than having more buying power.