Originally Posted by dham
I'd rather them fix this problem by not overworking the employees than giving them more money. Either way the consumer is going to pay. I'd rather pay for more employees then keeping the same amount and just giving them more money.
Really gotta agree there. If someone's decided to cash their own check, they've certainly been through the whole thought process of "wow, my life really is total excrement". Now, why would someone think their life is total excrement? They work every waking hour, they are treated like garbage, they have no individuality (they live in company dorms, & are nothing more than 'another worker'), and have no way out (you quit, your family starves & dies).
Now, say all of the above occurs while you make $100 a month, and then it all occurs while you make $112 a month.
Doesn't really change much, it's like when you had that job that you worked so much you didn't have time to spend any of the cash doing anything (I'm sure most of us have been there at some point). When you work hours like that, it gets to a point in your daily mentality that what you make is kind of irrelevant.