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— For many workers, perhaps in rural areas especially, automation
and outsourcing and the big push towards AI in corporations
have drastically reduced almost everyone’s options
for making a living. Online work has been seen as an answer,
but much of it is low-paying, mind-numbing work such as
taking surveys or telemarketing. Is there
hope or an answer for the common man?
(with video of ten kinds of well-paying jobs
you can get to work from home, with little training.)
September 15, 2020
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The internet is enabling a new
kind of poorly paid hell
With ideas for some actually Good-paying
jobs you can do online
some right away, with little training!!
The Daily Walk with Love (Home page and blog), September 15, 2020, by Paul Evans (Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org). This is mainly an excerpt from The internet is enabling a new kind of poorly paid hell, The Atlantic on MSN, January 26, 2018, by Alana Semuels, with comments from me and other sources. Video is 10 Highest Paid Jobs You Can Do From Home, Alux.com and YouTube — 6:40, which might actually offer some good ideas. Featured photograph courtesy of SiliconAngle.com
Alana Semuels: “For some Americans, sub-minimum-wage online tasks are the only work available. Technology has helped rid the American economy of many of the routine, physical, low-paid jobs that characterized the workplace of the last century. Gone are the women who sewed garments for pennies, the men who dug canals by hand, the children who sorted through coal. Today, more and more jobs are done at a computer, designing new products or analyzing data or even writing code.
But technology is also enabling a new type of terrible work, in which Americans complete mind-numbing tasks for hours on end, sometimes earning just pennies per job. And for many workers living in parts of the country where other jobs have disappeared — replaced by technology or outsourcing — this work is all that’s available for people with their qualifications.
This low-paid work arrives via sites like CrowdFlower, Clickworker, Toluna, and Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, to name a few. Largely unregulated, these sites allow businesses and individuals to post short tasks and pay workers — in cash or, sometimes, gift cards — to complete them….
Read the full article here.
I’ve worked a few of these jobs myself, in my case, telemarketing jobs. There’s a huge amount of pressure to make sales, doing things like selling newspaper of magazine subscriptions, timeshares in condos, trips to Vegas or casinos, or “luxury” cruises. For that reason, not only is it a very low-paying job (because sales are hard to get, and you’re on commission), but it’s fairly high pressure and takes up a lot of your time.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and TED: The Economics Daily, in 2014:
Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and older with less than a high school diploma were $488 in 2014. The median for workers with a high school diploma only (no college) was $668 per week, and the median for those with at least a bachelor’s degree was $1,193 per week.”
But those statistics are for ALL workers, which includes white collar workers and executives. In many cases, short of the ubiquitous jobs in filling out online surveys, these online sorts of jobs or, (if you’re lucky), a service sector “real world” job clerking or working as a cashier is most of what is left to the common man without a good education. (By the way, a minimum, full disability for mental illness in Ohio pays you about $760 a month. Try to live on that.) Increasingly, factory work is becoming automated. It’s not right, but that is what is left to the common man in America. We have become basically unwanted, and the rich do not want to take care of us at all any longer with government programs like disability, SSI, food stamps or medicaid. And this is basically true of BOTH parties, neither Republicans nor Democrats represent the needs and hopes (and fears) of the common man any longer. Maybe it’s time for a new, third party which does. See Time for a Revolution in Politics?, The Daily Walk with Love, December 15, 2017, by Paul Evans, where I suggest that it is very much time for a third party movement, even if we don’t win the first one or two elections. If Americans aren’t totally fed up, they should be.
I did a little work for you searching through YouTube, and found one video I watched which may offer my readers some decent pay working online (although I’m suspicious, but it does sound good). See 10 Highest Paid Jobs You Can Do From Home, Alux.com and YouTube — 6:40, which we provide for you below. This video has had some 2.2 million views, so it’s popular. Best of luck everyone!