not just thievery.. wage theft.
getting paid while not performing the job duties you are paid to perform ( ****ing off at the job, taking unofficial breaks, etc).... everybody does it, but some far more than others.
But H.E.B. overall has lower prices than both, at least in my experience, particularly produce.
As a bonus, H.E.B. has a great college scholarship program for its employees, just FYI.
Vegetables and meat, if you have the best, that is where I will shop.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
If the work requiring any skill is hired and the rest do whatever "low wage activities" you were referring to, then the skills gained from those activities are not useful or beneficial for these people to gain, because the activities do not entail doing anything the society finds valuable or needed.it would be the contracting community, those who now receive federal monies to do the custodial and other menial tasks required, that would lose by the influx of low skilled workers into federal employment
however, even they could benefit, by being contracted to manage this new hoard of conscripts
i doubt the low skilled employees would be made members of the civil service, because they would not have to qualify for their jobs. they would likely be more like draftees performing work and acquiring skills with tools other than arms. and at such a low level of compensation that they would leave the make-work federal jobs for higher paying ones in the private sector, if those jobs opened up to them
while i prefer the volunteer army, when we did away with the draft we eliminated one of the best means of moving the underclass into the middle class. more so for minority draftees. once drafted, the 'recruit' was made to acquire life and work skills. something that much of our underclass is without
requiring work - by those who are physically/mentally/emotionally able to perform it - for basic sustenance benefits would be a huge advance for the least among us and for our nation
This is basically a proposal to round up the poor and put them in labor camps, with language to make the concept sound benevolent.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus