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kleinbl00  ·  115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wage Gains at Factories Fall Behind Growth in Fast Food

I mean look at this dystopian bullshit

    Dana Hiltunen spent the last two summers working in a Herman Miller Inc. office-furniture factory in Zeeland, Mich., making around $13 an hour through a hiring agency. Ms. Hiltunen said she enjoyed the work—attaching soft bumpers to table tops—but that wearing a mask all day in a fan-cooled facility wasn’t always easy. Sometimes on hot days the company would hand out ice pops, she said.

    Recently, she started as a sales assistant in an appliance store where she writes invoices and answers phones for $16 an hour. She hopes to land a job in marketing, a subject in which she holds a college degree.

    “It has upward mobility, paywise,” she said of the office work.