Title says it all.
Why is there no maximum wage?
Why is there no maximum wage?
Having talked with my father in the past about his time contracting throughout the middle and far east (spanning around 20 years), I know for a fact the contractor life isn't that wonderful, it's in fact a very lonely lifestyle which involves living out of a suitcase most of the time. (Keep in mind that was the 80s and 90s)It's a fair question really.
When it comes to money, income and rights, eventually people who cranked long enough about toiling look back at the boss man and then say "let's punish him some more".
Frankly, I do not believe in minimum wage. Never should have been enacted in the States. At the same time, other things should have and some were and some weren't. For instance workplace safety - but maybe not OSHA - was a VERY GOOD thing.
No two people (employees) are the same. Their dedication isn't the same. Week to week investment isn't the same. Why should they be paid the same? Why should the government get to dictate what someone gets paid? Are they their agent or manager?
For the company owner, he assumes all the risk, typically invests way more hours at a rate lower than the law would allow for an employee. Should the law mandate/interfere and dictate he must draw at minimum a minimum wage for the 80+ hours he invests a week for often these days, free?
All of these matters, the employee relationship, the role as employer and the overstepping of government are a decay of natural rights of people to contract.
Employees contracted, agreed to terms of employment. The employer agreed to terms to have the employees time and energy. None of that should be any place of the government.
Sure there are exploiters and slave drivers posing as employers. But, by headcount sheerly there are way more employees milking the golden cow and defrauding the employers.
I love when I see tech giants, like Google with their $1 salary gimmick. Isn't that a mass violation of minimum wage laws? Surely, it is. Nearly certain it can be done with proper structuring and the use of various contracts that shift the "employee" into a contractor.
The future is nearly all contracting and ninja skills. Those fighting the worker rights socialism gimmick are going to be left in the dust bin of history, starving. MInd you the employer ends up subsidizing/supporting those handouts disproportionately. Employers can't win no matter what they do.
Err, both sides have valid issues and problems. Solution, contracts.
My other solution that no one seems to want to do --- worker owned collectives. Every employee is an owner -- everyone is invested. You all fail as a group or succeed as a group. Superstars, ninjas and lazy slackers are all averaged down or out and everyone performs at least mediocre.
Have wanted to do that, though hard to do with a small group, I think. Need to be large enough that decisions can be done on votes where it's not just 2 people, 3 or 4 people voting. I'd say a 5 member collective would be the minimum.My other solution that no one seems to want to do --- worker owned collectives. Every employee is an owner -- everyone is invested. You all fail as a group or succeed as a group. Superstars, ninjas and lazy slackers are all averaged down or out and everyone performs at least mediocre.
It's okay. I'd like to think we're all fairly mature here. I've yet to see anyone get too worked up in this thread.Oh look, another "question" ripped from a chanboard, phrased in a manner to stir up class drama. The real question is... why do you folks keep feeding the troll?
Be honest: how diverse do you think a forum full of English-speaking tech enthusiasts with the disposable income to buy and operating hosting businesses and services is?What's great about here and other broad online communities is the input from diverse people who live in diverse lands and diverse histories. Too much pure social majority rules fake democracy in reality and in virtual lands.