I agree. At least part of the problem is that the industry is full of kids who are just starting out and have no families to support. They are willing to work the long hours for little pay and have no clue regarding fair compensation - they are just happy to have a job. And lots of people are out there who will take advantage of them for their own gain.
While i wouldn't use the word entitlement, I do believe that fair compensation for work is only - well - fair.
I used to quip in a warehouse job I once had that it was not that I was paid too little, it was that people above me were paid far too much! While those who are working those long (and extra) hours do it for little pay, someone up the ladder is taking the extra pay that should have been mind and putting it in their own pocket - and feeling entitled to it!
I don't believe in communism as it exists in the world because it just creates a different kind of greed for power hungry men, but I think there is something at it's core that is very valuable - everyone earning similar pay for simply working just as hard as the next guy no matter what job that is. Why shouldn't the garbage collector who works as hard as the prime minister get paid the same wage? - sounds utopian.
Capitalism sounds grand when you think that you get paid for how much you work, but this thread of comments just proves that this thought is also utopian - there are plenty of rich people getting richer while doing no more and sometimes less work than the labourers they pay minimum wage.
Ah but that sounds like a rant... it all started though, with - you should be paid fairly for what you do, and I don't think anyone can argue with that. The key, as many have said here, is not to be taken advantage of. And as long as some are willing to be taken advantage of, and others are willing to take advantage, no-one will be paid "fairly"
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