They Took Our Jobs!
Drew Carey asks, “How are we supposed to compete against something that doesn’t get paid, doesn’t get health insurance, and never goes on breaks?”
No, not illegal aliens, silly. They get paid (a little) and take the occasional break. No, he’s talking about robots.
Today, we don’t need human workers to book our travel, do our banking, or file our taxes. From factory workers to symphony conductors, countless workers are locked in battle with soulless job stealers known as computers, websites, and robots.
Carey says nobody’s complaining about this, although I’m not sure it’s true. Certainly, labor unions oppose the mechanization of labor without commensurate featherbedding to protect human jobs. But he’s right that the outcry seems to be small compared to the raging against migrant human workers.
The post title, of course, refers to the classic South Park episode “Goobacks.”
via Glenn Reynolds