CDZ What are you worth?

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    First let me say, this is a sociological test and there are no right or wrong answers. It is merely intended to open a conversation on the idea of "living wages" and/or "guaranteed minimum incomes" or whatever the latest term being used to articulate a change in the current way incomes are determined in the US.

    The specific hypothetical scenario is as follows:

    It's some time in the distant future.... The US has just passed a federal law that every person will be paid a maximum $100 per day regardless of the job they perform. Since jobs are all different, requiring different talents and skill sets, different education levels and expertise, we need to determine what each person brings to the table in terms of value or worth. In a couple of paragraphs (no more than three) please explain how many hours per day (and number of days per week) you will be working and what you will be offering for the $100 max pay you will receive?

    For example, if you are a doctor, maybe you'll work 1 hr. per day at $100, 5 days per week.Perhaps you're a brain surgeon who will work 20 minutes per day for $100, 3 days per week? Maybe you are a cashier who will work 5 hrs. a day for $20/hr ($100), 6 days a week. Or maybe you want to work 4 hrs per day at $25/hr., 4 days a week? It's entirely up to you... You are the best judge as to what you're worth.

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    I'm retired, in poor to fair health.

    I'd have to get by on my good looks
     
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    There are different types or worth. I am of the firm belief that the vast majority of jobs merely require OJT. Your scenario is not about how much someone is worth because that appears to be fixed at $500 a week. Your scenario is about how much value you put into your time. In your scenario i would probably work 1 minute a day.
     
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    Well there are 7 days in a week, so the maximum pay you could get in a week would be $700. But your worth is up to you... that's what we are trying to determine. What will we get for our money from you? If you're only going to give us one minute per day, I hope you'll be doing something pretty spectacular, like maybe curing cancer?

    Keep in mind, we'll still need to find a market for what you offer. I could say that I will be a medical marijuana tester at $10/hr for 10 hours a day, 7 days a week... but there has to be a market for my services. So this requires a little more thought.
     
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    You capped it at $500 regardless of the amount of time. All your numbers work out to $500.

    Who is we? I would be working for myself and having you purchase something from me. People would still need services and I would fufill that niche. My abilities simply would be too valuable for your scenario to be honest. What I do takes more than a minute and is worth much more than even $100 a minute.
     
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    Granny says uncle Ferd...

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    why not make it everyone gets $100 per day no matter what they do, or how hard or long they work. Then ask what they would do
     
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    Not much on $500 a week.
     
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    well everyone else would get the same check so most things would be cheap if they exist at all
     
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    I never went to college or did criminal acts. I made my money the hard way, I earned it. I have no debt and house paid for and never inherited one penny or accepted one penny of government assistance and never gamble. My net worth today is $750,000 today including house, a tidy sum but not rich in any sense of the word.
     
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