yet another unforeseen benefit of a living wage.
@Adoxographer starve the imperial beast!
@ng0 well played; that’s gross
@Adoxographer This is the real reason conservatives oppose m4a: it would hurt recruiting
@starbreaker Yep and yep--it's a pretty good job in an economy without many options for non-academic 18-year-olds, but if they have options that don't involve endangering their lives, well...
@Adoxographer Would you believe that lack of a good wage was why I wanted to Join the Air Force to begin with
@DragonNamedRedd Makes sense to me!
@Adoxographer is this guy suggesting this is a bad thing because this absolutely rules
@elchapo no, and yes!
@Adoxographer goddamn $15 minimum wage?? brb moving away from this $8.5 minimum wage
text in screenshot (twitter post by Nike Rosenbers):
What it's like for the Army to recruit in
Seattle, where recruits make less than the
city's $15 min wage
*After 3.5 weeks, they signed up 2 people
*Stood for hours all alone at a booth next to
*At high school event, 0 students met w/
This makes me happy in a personal way
@Adoxographer this makes me 😁!!
@Adoxographer How can the army pay less than the minimum wage? Isn't the idea of a minimum wage that that is the least you pay? Will these recruits be employed outside Seattle?
if you're not from the US or don't know - federal minimum wage is is $7.25/hour, but many states and cities have different rates above that. fed. minimum wage is the baseline nationally but that's all.
hope that was clear enough, sorry if i explained badly.
Don't worry, army recruiting is doing a better job shooting themselves in the foot than an outside entity could manage.
Recruiting HQ is so far out of touch with their recruiters and banned cold-calling (thankfully), and facebook leads, two important tools.
Constant demands of their recruiters to keep pushing higher numbers and berate those who don't (most). Numbers over quality.
Getting selected to do recruiting sucks so bad a lot of people literally choose to leave the army rather than reenlist to avoid that bullshit. Recruiters lives generally suck. Genpop + their bosses hate them
@TurboWolf it's depressing that cold calls on Facebook or even tools they were allowed to use in the first place
Yeah I don't agree with a lot of recruiting tactics, but the issues are top-down. Not all recruiters suck, mine didn't, but it's seen as one of the worst jobs in the army.
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