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The social consequences of the service economy The social consequences of the service economy
by Joseph Gatt
2019-02-15 09:24:25
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I will never marry someone who works in the service economy! How could you want a job in the service economy? You will live with your parents for the rest of your life! You will die poor if you work in the service economy! You'll be a starving artist!

The service economy, like all economies, has its A-listers, B-listers, C-listers and D-listers. In the industrial economy, at least workers were guaranteed a monthly wage and a few perks and benefits. Unionizing made industrial workers even stronger, as a lot of times they had full job security and several other packages.

service003_400Those are no longer guaranteed in the service economy. A lot of governments for example have not worked out pension plans or healthcare plans for the service economy. How do you survive in the service economy?

You basically have A-listers in their field, B-listers in their field, C-listers in their field and D-listers in their field. Here's how they pan out, and I'll start with the D-listers.

D-listers provide a service but are just not good at providing their service. Yet they make sure the whole world knows they are providing the service. They then complain that it's hard to make a living in their industry, that they get exploited in their industry, and that they are victims of their industry. They should train, work hard, and provide better quality services. Or perhaps they provide good quality services, but their services are mundane and available everywhere. 

C-listers provide a service but they tend to be beginners and are learning about their industry. It can take months or years for them to get a break in their industry. They haven't mastered their industry yet, nor have spent years in the industry but provided poor quality material. Or they provide good quality services, but a service that is plainly available. 

B-listers are good at providing services, just not the best. They work with rich people and not-so-rich people; provide their services to the mainstream. Their client base tends to be satisfied, and they get a lot of offers to provide services. Their services are in demand, but the demand has not exploded yet.

A-listers work with millionaires and charge large sums of money for their services. They tend to be the best in the industry and are known for being the best in the industry. They are very much in demand, and customers tend to be very satisfied with the services they provide.

The main problem is that D-listers no longer have the option of working in industrial jobs or government jobs. Which is why, as I said previously, training the workforce for the service sector is an all-important endeavor. Kids today should be prepared to join the service industry. On the one hand, the notion of unemployment will be obsolete because pretty much everyone will be doing something in the service industry. On the other hand, you better train people to recognize how to be good at providing services, be it computer coding, data entry, makeup or catering services.


   
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