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Re: 10 things NYC should do now that Amazon HQ2 deal is over

Posted by Steamdriven on Sat Feb 16 18:23:56 2019, in response to Re: 10 things NYC should do now that Amazon HQ2 deal is over, posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Feb 16 15:42:04 2019.

Life's no picnic and nothing works perfectly. "People with skills" is not a monolithic nor unchanging group; a skill that's highly desirable today may be merely adequate tomorrow, but you are not frozen into one specific skill. If you're a fine diesel mechanic you can xfer most of that to passenger cars, if you're a fine tech on today's cars you can bridge to electrics. If you can't become a software developer you can pull wires, you'll have less stress and more job security than people who can be offshored or replaced by an H1-B.

But if your only skill is showing up then every day you'll be left out of all such jobs AND you won't have a base to build on. Been there myself, it sucked. Eventually I got a small skill courtesy of Bill Gate's outfit, which I built on. Rinse, repeat. That sucked also, until it finally was paying off. Then I got a disease which has no effective treatment, and I now cannot use any of said skills. Life is like that, it was not Jeff Bezos who made it so.

Not all are capable of all skills, some are capable of very few. Not all can be tall, not all can emit good pheromones, not all can be good looking, not all can have natural charm. Let's burn down society because not all are equal!

Pulling and sometimes pushing people into new skills is why we're still competitive, unlike, say, Great Britain or Venezuela. Should the economy be destroyed because I and some others had a hard time of it?

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