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$2.50 an hour... but what is their cost of living like?
Yes, but how can we compete with that? I guess the answer is that eventually with all this demand for labor their salaries and cost of living will catch up. However, by then, the US and Canadian auto sector will be all but dead.
 

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$2.50 an hour is not much. I hope that it is enough for these people to get by (hopefully more than that). What happened to the days where Henry Ford made a point to pay his employees enough money that they could buy the products that they are producing?

It makes me angry thinking about the whole situation. I guess our lifestyle is contingent on having cheap labor in other places.
 

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of course it is, Cui Bono as always! Look Yes we can sit here from our salaried position and gush compassion for the poor souls making $2.50/hr but we have to think about it in relative terms. They do not have the same type of demands (superfluous on not) on their incomes that we do. Do you think they have $80/month phone bills or $100/mon cable and internet bills? Do you think their electricity costs equal ours, or how about the cost of fixing/replacing your dishwasher. Are they speed $300 on the latest set of Jordan sneakers?

See what I'm getting at here...

Oh and don't forget not only does Mexico have free trade with US and CAN, it has free trade agreements with almost all of South America. Talk about bang for your buck!
 

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Yes, but how can we compete with that? I guess the answer is that eventually with all this demand for labor their salaries and cost of living will catch up. However, by then, the US and Canadian auto sector will be all but dead.
that is true, we definitely can't and I think it will become even harder for people to get jobs in this industry in america since in the not too distant future robots will be used much more.
 

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that is true, we definitely can't and I think it will become even harder for people to get jobs in this industry in america since in the not too distant future robots will be used much more.
we all wanted more, faster cheaper and NOW. This is the consequence, we all own this is a society. Its easy to turn around and say it WUZ THE CORPS BRO, but you know what, the corps are simply collections of people from this society. Those who complain, complain because they didn't get to pull the trigger. If they did, would they complain?
 

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How I see it, if you live in north america, there's no reason you should not be able to be gainfully employed or have some way to make money, it's just the lazy people that want hand outs that complain.
The difference between the weak and the working.
 

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The article states that wages start at $2.50 an hour. I would assume most of the workers earn more than that. Are they making US scale wages, no but probably fair wages considering their standard of living. The $2.50 rate is probably for the lowest skilled & experienced staff.
 

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good eye, with it starting at $2.50 it can't be that bad, i'm sure the more skilled employee are getting paid more, but how much more? i don't know.
 

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It's still going to be bad.

They can only go so much higher than that $2.50 an hour starting wage. Even someone who gets paid higher is still low when compared to other countries.
 

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It's still going to be bad.

They can only go so much higher than that $2.50 an hour starting wage. Even someone who gets paid higher is still low when compared to other countries.
It's not a comparison to other countries that matters, it's more of a comparison of the cost of living and what others in the country.
 

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Wealth is relative. If I make $2.50 an hour, but most people in town make $1.00 an hour, then I am looking pretty good. That assumes that the cost of living is something reasonable for people who are making those wages.
 

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How I see it, if you live in north america, there's no reason you should not be able to be gainfully employed or have some way to make money, it's just the lazy people that want hand outs that complain.
The difference between the weak and the working.

:eek: You really believe that?
 

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Wealth is relative. If I make $2.50 an hour, but most people in town make $1.00 an hour, then I am looking pretty good. That assumes that the cost of living is something reasonable for people who are making those wages.
Very true, so before we think it's horrible, it might be worth it to look at their whole situation to see what it's like for them
 
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