Reply to "LOW PAY IS NOT OK"

T I have had close association with robotics in the past few years being involved in repair of circuit boards that operate them. I know first hand what is required to build, maintain and cause them to perform jobs. The mid level jobs they replace forces an up -shift of employees whose job the robot now does to higher paid slots.  For every robot there is a team on the other end of the wire in engineering telling the robot what to do and modeling the next job it will do. Every move the robot makes is recorded and is archived as history data that data is in place for troubleshooting, refinement of tasks and last but not least it is there for a mountain of ISO compliance.  Production and quality are vastly increased by robots. It can be argued that they make more jobs than is lost. It might surprise you to find that many of the mid-level employees that are forced to move up are programmers and engineers with minimum computer training from a Tech school.

   I think my argument for unions or whatever can have training on any level in place before the manufacturer has to waste valuable time having to train workers who may prove incapable.

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