Comment 63371

By Art Brut (anonymous) | Posted May 11, 2011 at 09:06:39 in reply to Comment 63363

"Isn't Capitalism supposed to be about being competitive?"

Maybe so, but in case you haven't been paying attention to the broader private workforce over recent decades (and certainly in the last few years), part of that competitive nature involves expanded workload, longer hours, reduced salaries and benefits, vastly eroded job security etc. Apples and oranges also applies when we hear about "approximation of the going rate," when the going rate in the private sector probably doesn't include the security of a unionized workforce or any of the attendant perks such as CoLA bumps.... not that we ever get to see the math on how "the going rate" is derived.

But of course nobody is making anyone take any jobs or stay in those demeaning public sector jobs. That's the beauty of Capitalism, right?

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