(Riens; 05-03; p.4)
The ones who play Santa Claus for nothing
The lack of experience has to be equalised by
The German work-world is characterised by a trend from physical
demanding to controlling, advising and explaining jobs - even
the industrial worker does successively less work like a dog,
but has to work precisely or make sure that respective robots
Thus, physical toughness - luckily - becomes more and more irrelevant.
Therefore, the youngdynamics must score on other
fields; e.g. by taking in unusual work times including "volunteering"
for over-time work, far distances between work and living place,
Such behaviour in turn raises the pressure on elder employees
which are less inclined to let their family lives go to make the
motivation indicator rumble. They also might be more sceptical
towards some "modernisation" projects because of their
experience of life than, say, participants in unpaid internships.
To which extent employees will accept more stress
factors within their firms, remains to be seen. Whether or not
the delusion of egoistic profit maximisation will have the effect
that elder employees let themselves be played off against younger
ones, pensioners against employees, is not in the least a question
of political culture in a country.
All the same, the unfriendly take-over of the "Germany Co."
is not at the door-step - who but capital owners could do so,
anyway? -; at stake however is the ability of a state to act,
which finances its social insurance mainly by employees' income.
Due to technical progress, the percentage of
employees in production steadily falls. The argument that the
distributable cake of gross domestic product does not necessarily
decrease because of that, is only relevant in case, the products
and automated services are sold - and capital owners usually do
not tailor their consumption strictly to the development of their
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