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  •  It is not an insult. (0+ / 0-)

    If someone is working for the lowest wages around, at a job that requires no skills, by definition they are at the bottom of the employment chain. If they are not, who is?

    •  "Least employable" (5+ / 0-)

      sounds like an insult to me. She's not any less employable than anyone else with 2 BA's and hers aren't even 'liberal arts' degrees. Just because she's working at McDonald's doesn't make her less employable at a better job. What it means is, those better jobs aren't there right now, or at least not enough of them.
      What it means is, we need to create better jobs, and a better economy. Part of what is needed to do this is to have people with more money to spend. That means paying them enough to have money to spend. But the people working at McDonalds are not 'least employable'. They may be underpaid and overworked, but not least employable. Many of them have more drive, integrity, more skills and more devotion to a job well done than others I've known in management in other places. Denigrating them is NOT helpful.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:44:11 AM PST

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      •  If they cannot get a higher paid (0+ / 0-)

        gig, for whatever reasons, they are minimum wage workers. Minimum means minimum. You could have 6 degrees and still be an unskilled worker from employers' perspectives. Maybe it is true that today's least employable workers are still skilled. But if you are working for the minimum wage, and no one will give you a job for a higher wage, than you are a minimally-paid worker. By definition.

        •  Or maybe it just means (3+ / 0-)
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          that there's 5 people unemployed for every job opening. Maybe  it has nothing to do with the 'quality' of the worker at all.

          "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

          by FloridaSNMOM on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 08:24:32 AM PST

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