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  •  Speaking as a 35-year IT professional ... (2+ / 0-)
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    gjohnsit, Samuel Chompers

    ... who put herself through community college in part as a proud Teamster factory worker, I'm one of the exceptions to the "rule" you suggest.

    Unfortunately too many of my co-workers seem to believe themselves above the level of the "goons" they associate with unions.

    IOW the suckers prefer to believe the lies told to them by union-hating management.

    Some are open to the idea that we are being paid at least a third less than we would if not for the Reagan years and the disconnection between productivity and compensation, so they aren't beyond hope.

    But many believe raising the minimum wage would raise prices, ignoring the fact that bloated executive pay also raises prices.

    Needless to say, they are convinced that, since they're programmers, they are logical thinkers.


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