this ain't livin': Service Workers Deserve More

The idea that service workers can’t make more because it would ruin business is widespread and it’s predicated on the idea that service workers don’t really deserve more—if we thought the pay for service work was really unacceptably low, as a society, we would push for it to be higher. No one wants to do that, though, because it would require charging more to customers for the services provided, and running the risk of being considered ‘too expensive.’ Not least because a lot of those customers are service workers themselves, and they’re not making enough to realistically pay for more expensive services. It becomes a vicious, tail-chasing cycle where the obvious solutions of cutting costs elsewhere and bringing in more income are avoided because they’re unpalatable.

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