Posted 4 months ago on Sept. 13, 2020, 10:02 a.m. EST by elf3
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No matter how much corporations, track, monitor, and exploit us for our data it doesn't change the inevitable fact that in order to buy something, one must have extra spending money. The war on the middle class continues - with the Mitchel Romney brand of downsizing and pink-slipping and now gigging of America. Wall Street does not innovate - it simply increases quarterly profits by any means necessary (which in most cases means treating labor as a loss) for the benefit a small few while the larger economy is in shambles. This is not sustainable - which also means inevitably their wealth - is an illusion set to crash.
Here is a perfect example. Rather than simply open a website to compete with Jeff Bezos, since they already have the infrastructure - UPS has wasted millions of dollars developing a failed GPS system in an attempt to solve "the traveling salesman problem" of finding the shortest most direct route which actually directs drivers to park on and waltz across a highway - since the system can't distinguish such details. This system ultimately was implemented to replace union drivers with gig drivers who can follow a GPS rather than learning routes. How much money have they also wasted investing on drones and self-driving vehicles in an attempt to replace workers. When the obvious most long term profits would have been opening a competing website to Amazon. Isn't it obvious???!!!!! For the life of me I don't understand how they can be missing this or how they have failed to get this going! Corporations have become so focused on their war on workers and on short term profits - they have completely missed the boat. They might have even marketed on the fact that these are good paying union jobs that build America strong - truck driving is the number one male job in America. Instead gig fever seems to be infecting corporations as much as the Covid protocols they refuse to implement safety measures to protect their biggest ASSET - their workers!
What has changed in America is the common disrespect of our blue collar workers and the loss of our unions. Unions built America strong. Apparently they have also become so hyper-focused on reducing "loss" by reducing workers that they forgot how to innovate.