Driver Shortage (supposedly)

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  1. Scooter Jones

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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    The election changing this industry is a fantasy.
     
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  4. AModelCat

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    All raising minimum wage here did was devalue everyone who made more than minimum wage.

    Minimum wage jobs are for students, they aren't meant to be 30 year careers.
     
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    And the children? What about the children????
     
  6. AModelCat

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    What children?
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

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    All of them!!!!
     
  8. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Yep.

    Minimum wage is now almost up to careers that went to school for a trade.

    Some truck driver jobs around here start as low as $17. Walmart and McDonald's are almost up to $15. The post office starts at $13.50
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Well how can they afford that high powered legal herb if they can't make a decent wage?

    That stuff ain't cheap ya know.
     
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  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    That's what I'm getting at.

    Now matter how much wages go up. Living goes up faster. Wages will never be enough.

    My mortgage is 75% of 2 weeks pay.
     
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  11. haz-matguru

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    Whew, it might be time for a refi. Or a better paying company!
     
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