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September 29, 2020

Today we travel to a future where you’re guaranteed a job, but there’s a catch: your job is assigned to you by an algorithm. 

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3 comments

J October 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm

UBI doesn’t leave peoole in the dust who are disabled or caring for a disabled loved one.
I once dated a guy who used the Myer Briggs to discriminate against hiring introverts. It didn’t last long. I’ve also taken jobs from exrroverts who were good at passing interviews and then couldn’t do the job.

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J October 21, 2020 at 8:41 pm

UBI doesn’t leave peoole in the dust who are disabled or caring for a disabled loved one.
I once dated a guy who used the Myer Briggs to discriminate against hiring introverts. It didn’t last long. I’ve also taken jobs from exrroverts who were good at passing interviews and then couldn’t do the job.
IDK I get so mad listening to these sometimes but I also really like them so ?

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Rose October 21, 2020 at 8:50 pm

You can read a bit about what the jobs guarantee says re: disabled folks. http://pavlina-tcherneva.net/job-guarantee-faq/ (click on #8) The basic gist is that a) the jobs that communities create should take into account access and disability and make work for folks of all kinds and b) one of the jobs that they might actually create is caring for those disabled loved ones. So you’d be paid for that, because it’s a need in the community.

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