Jobs

Trump supporters have a naïve view of how Mexico stole their jobs. They imagine Mexicans working in Mexican clones of their workplaces, for the same money, with the same benefits. What actually happened in American companies reduced the wages of those jobs to about $2 an hour, increased the hours and eliminated the benefits.

Sometimes they eliminated the jobs altogether and replaced them with automation. Americans would not work for such a pittance. So the companies moved the jobs offshore to countries where people would put up with such abuse.

It is more accurate to say the companies destroyed their jobs, then created shitty new ones overseas that no American would dream of taking. The companies are screwing both the American and offshore workers.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)