Originally Posted by Dedhed
I'm guessing you've never worked in a restaurant. Most people who undervalue service only do so out of ignorance for what it actually entails. I make about 40x what i did when i was working in restaurants during college.
You could offer me double what I make today, and there's no way I would do it again.
Hard work doesn't mean anything, though. My uncle breaks his f'ing back doing construction for $10-$12 an hour, $15 on some occasions, but I wouldn't argue he deserves much more than that. It's a job someone could learn with a year, at most, on the job and just about any able-bodied male could do it.
It's not intended to be disrespectful necessarily nor to dismiss what they do. Just in the grand scheme of salaries, a tough job isn't directly proportional to high pay.