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  •  Also Overlooked - People Who Accept Bottom Wages (6+ / 0-)

    There are also many people - many of them women - who accept rock bottom wages for what they do out of combination of low self-esteem and ignorance and yes our economy totally depends on them.

    For example for years my aunt who has a Master's Degree in Library Science from UofM worked as the head Medical Librarian at a Hospital Library for $7 an hour into the 90's. She then switched to been a substitute teacher (she also has a teaching certificate) because it paid so much more - as she breathlessly told me "Can you believe I get $60 a day?" No I really couldn't. Nobody could convince her that it was crap pay for somebody with her education and work experience and that people right out of school made three times as much money.

    There are a lot of people like my aunt - people who the system takes gross advantage of and who don't even realize it.

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