Those low-paying service sector jobs

In commenting on a previous post, some readers felt that new service sector jobs would pay subsistence wages.

But they ain't so low-paying:

"According to the WSJ, “A good housekeeper earns $60,000 to $90,000 a year. A lady’s maid can make $75,000 a year. A butler may start at $80,000 a year and can earn as much as $200,000.”

Another reader wondered what this economy would consist of: would everyone just be giving each other haircuts and back rubs? No, you and I will be giving haircuts and back rubs to the people who own the hundred billion dollar robotic factories.

2 comments:

  1. With 20 servants per 100-bil-factory owners, we should have full employment tout de suite.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those factories will be owned by more than one person. Plus there are others who will want servants: e.g., the investment bankers who funded those factories.

      John, I am not totally in favor of this brave new world. But the personal servant bit strikes me as a return to more organic connections between members of different social classes, and certainly healthier than those between factory owners and assembly-line workers.

      Delete