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2006\12\09@200717 by Jinx

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> Off hand it's obvious that the technical jobs will
> increase, since someone has to design, manufacture, test and
> deliver these systems. There there are the field techs, the sales
> force, the distributers, the repair companies, the replacement
> parts companies, the competition delivering the same
> functionality for a better price, etc.

Plus the educational side. As another shoulda-stayed-in-school
job disappears, that's one less job for the uneducated *** and
so force people higher up the food chain, meaning more training
courses, a more educated workforce, and hopefully a better
society because of it. Probably won't happen to that degree of
course, he said, slipping off the rose-tinted glasses, but consider
the work force now compared to that of the Victorian or Tudor
period. There are technical aspects to most jobs now, whereas
in the past that was not the case, and you could say the great
unwashed / peasantry were in the majority

*** No slight intended on those who are till jockies. It may be
the only work available or they simply like the job. There are
stiill many simple labour-intensive jobs - building, roads, clothing
etc that require skill

2006\12\10@034247 by Jason

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From: "Jinx" <spam_OUTjoecolquittTakeThisOuTspamclear.net.nz>
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2006 5:07 PM


> Probably won't happen to that degree of
> course, he said, slipping off the rose-tinted glasses, but consider
> the work force now compared to that of the Victorian or Tudor
> period.

I'd say the work force is at least as ignorant today.

Have you seen this story?
http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/2006/12/verizon-doesnt-know-dollars-from-cents.html
Verizon's employee don't know the difference of a rate of 0.002 cents/kB and
0.002 dollars/kB.  The recordings available could have been an Abbot and
Costello skit.  These are people in white collar jobs.


2006\12\10@040753 by William Chops Westfield

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On Dec 10, 2006, at 12:42 AM, Jason wrote:
>
> I'd say the work force is at least as ignorant today.
>
I ordered a pizza (and some cinamon sticks) tonight.  "I have a
coupon: $6.99 for pizza", I said.  "ok, the young lady on the phone
replied; "Your total is $42.68."  Pause.  "That doesn't sound right",
I say, several times, trying to be polite. (there is a mumbled
conversation audible as the problem is discussed.)  "I'm sorry;
the correct total is $20.35"  Pause.  "That still doesn't sound right."
(more mumbling.)  "Oh, it's $10.80."  "THAT sounds better."

Sigh.  I'm prepared to believe that the UI on a modern fast food
cash register is ... quirky, and requires a bit of time before a
teenager trying to earn extra money for the holidays would get the
hang of it.  But what sort of world is it where someone believes it
when a machine tells them that one pizza costs $40...

BillW


2006\12\10@041841 by Denny Esterline

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> > Probably won't happen to that degree of
> > course, he said, slipping off the rose-tinted glasses, but consider
> > the work force now compared to that of the Victorian or Tudor
> > period.
>
> I'd say the work force is at least as ignorant today.
>
> Have you seen this story?
> http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/2006/12/verizon-doesnt-know-dollars-from-cents.html
> Verizon's employee don't know the difference of a rate of 0.002 cents/kB and
> 0.002 dollars/kB.  The recordings available could have been an Abbot and
> Costello skit.  These are people in white collar jobs.
>

Yeah, that's nothing. Google for "mcdonalds strip search"

-Denny


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