That’s work ethic, not skill. There is no skill in a dusty warehouse, and robots will eventually take all warehouse jobs within 10 years.
@warrenstone. Don't recall skill being mentioned
Value, skill... same shit
@warrenstone You don't think:Yes. Having a sufficient work ethic.Showing upNot calling outDue diligence and accuracy.Getting along with others.Are not worthwhile? What do you do for work?
Master Electrician. Those are the absolute bare minimum requirements for a job that every employer excepts out of you, and they don’t consider those valuable skills. They want to know what you can do for them.
@warrenstone. Some people just do the best they can. I wouldn't want to think you lack compassion. Do you?
She asked if a warehouse has any real world job value. I gave her the honest truth. You wouldn’t want me to be a liar, do you?
@warrenstone That was an honest opinion, I will grant you, but a wrong one and, I believe, intentionally cruel.. Now you have a good rest of the day,
Why only warehouse
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I think it also shows you can work under pressure and be busy as warehouse work is dead hard
Yes, it definitely is. Hell, my own job has a lot of hard, physical labor, so I'm no stranger to that, and I definitely understand that it's got a value too. But my customers - while they absolutely expect me to get the job done physically - pay me because of my knowledge and skill far more than they'd pay me for just my labor. I have a lot of knowledge about my specialty, and I can answer questions and explain my reasoning to people, or give them the history of a company or a technology, and it's my ability to give good answers to their questions that makes them willing to pay my rate. They honestly don't care if I hire other people to do the work, as long as I take responsibility for it.If you want to be able to demand higher wages based on your skills, then you need to find a niche that the world finds valuable (and do your best to find one that is likely to still be valuable 20+ years from now) and learn everything you can about it, and get a job in that area, even if it's a crappy entry-level job, or even if you have to intern for free one day a week to start. The sooner you start getting people to pay you for your brain rather than your back, the better off you'll be in the long run. The reality is - right or wrong - that labor isn't considered to be especially valuable, because there are always so many people willing to do that kind of work. I've done all kinds of crappy labor jobs, and I definitely learned that the hard way.
I mean it could be valuable if you went into a busy job like in retail
At least in my opinion
In a pretty limited way, but maybe.Again, this is not me disrespecting labor. I'm just saying that, in the business world, labor alone isn't well-compensated - being skilled in a specific, needed area is what tends to be rewarded. Businesses pay people better when they can significantly improve the business's bottom line, so the more you can do that, the greater your potential - and your arms and back can only do so much work, so to go beyond that, you (i. e., anyone looking to be considered of higher value to the company) have to find a way to use your brain more for the business.
Precisely. Before I got slitting cows throats at the slaughterhouse, I was member of ISIS and although it wasn't cows throats I slit, I really value the experience I gained. My girlfriend used to be a fluffer on movie sets up to 10 hours and only breathing through her nose, if you can imagine and now she is a Trumpet player in a renowned orchestra as she has strong lips and great pressure ability. C'mon, Let me amuse myself, please. Took me about 3 minutes to write this and I had a little grin on my face the whole time. Please. 🐒