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(Noema)   What will we do when it becomes too hot to work? Subby thinks either afternoon siestas or banging on the drums all day   (noemamag.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Global warming, Economics, Economy, Climate change, problem of heat, Unemployment, extreme heat, labor market  
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559 clicks; posted to Business » on 26 Nov 2022 at 2:14 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-26 1:31:46 PM  
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2022-11-26 2:02:59 PM  
Automate as much outdoors work as possible? Use robots for those jobs?
 
2022-11-26 2:19:13 PM  
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2022-11-26 2:23:57 PM  
Let people die.
 
2022-11-26 2:29:26 PM  
You're going to bang drums? In this heat?
 
2022-11-26 2:37:21 PM  
We'll figure it out.  Get back to work, lazyass.
 
2022-11-26 2:46:00 PM  
There's also no guarantee that major pandemics will stick to the "once a century" schedule. We do not know what kind of viruses and bacteria we may be exposed to as the permafrost melts.

Scientists have revived several viruses between 27k - 48.5k years old from the permafrost in an effort to make sure we won't get sucker punched by new-old diseases. So at least some people out there are thinking about the future.
 
2022-11-26 2:51:23 PM  
Go underground

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2022-11-26 2:56:25 PM  
Can't I just enjoy the World Cup and not have to think about the imported slave labor Qatar and FIFA used to build 6 stadiums in 130F weather?

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2022-11-26 3:09:34 PM  
Move to south texas and find out first hand.
 
2022-11-26 3:13:47 PM  
Texan here. Siestas are nice.
 
2022-11-26 3:49:33 PM  

bostonguy: Automate as much outdoors work as possible? Use robots for those jobs?


Seriously. Why are people so resistant to NOT having dumb, dangerous, dull jobs?
 
2022-11-26 4:35:50 PM  

KB202: bostonguy: Automate as much outdoors work as possible? Use robots for those jobs?

Seriously. Why are people so resistant to NOT having dumb, dangerous, dull jobs?


Same reason I could never teach theoretical physics.

There is this thing called life, it's very complicated. Not everyone gets raised in a white picket fence, and goes to college.

If you ever invent those little pods that force knowledge into people's brains, let me know. Just make sure you fix that smoking monkey smell before you offer it up.
 
2022-11-26 5:36:04 PM  
I imagine that will force departments of transportation to schedule road work during the cooler overnight hours which just happens to coincide with reduced traffic. Other outdoor similar/un air conditioned jobs will adjust.

Or the planet sneezes us off like a bad cold and moves on.
 
2022-11-26 5:50:48 PM  
California is already taking steps to address labor in hot weather
 
2022-11-26 5:52:27 PM  
That's more of a problem for the people who peaked in high school.
 
2022-11-26 6:32:10 PM  
I have done heating and air in Georgia for 40 years. That means sometime working for hours in 120 to 140 degree attics when it is 95 to 100 outside. That means working in the sun when it is that hot also. So what do I do?  Work until the job is done.
 
2022-11-26 6:34:17 PM  
Yes. There's a reason for that.  When it's too hot out, stop working.  When it's dark, stop working.  When there's a tornado coming, stop working.

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BumpInTheNight: That's more of a problem for the people who peaked in high school.


The people who do the actual labor to make the world so that it's pretty and convenient for you, you mean?
 
2022-11-26 7:00:09 PM  
'It's killing us all slowly': how the night shift is taking a toll on US workers

Unless you're a medical person, someone who has to take care of things, just stop all this.  When it's hot, stop doing construction.  When it's dark, go home and relax and go to bed.   Nobody needs to do business 24 hours a day.
 
2022-11-26 7:16:20 PM  

bostonguy: Automate as much outdoors work as possible? Use robots for those jobs?


Stupid farking farmers 🚜 had 500 years to make farming not a hot mess of work.  Guess what those farking idiots assumed tons of Stupid shiat. Now we all get to starve.
 
2022-11-26 7:18:20 PM  

BumpInTheNight: That's more of a problem for the people who peaked in high school.


Yeah, I'm sure you're a real prize.
 
2022-11-26 8:49:01 PM  

BumpInTheNight: That's more of a problem for the people who peaked in high school.


No, it's a problem for everybody.
But I guess you don't know that if you peaked in middle school.
 
2022-11-26 10:06:14 PM  

cryinoutloud: Yes. There's a reason for that.  When it's too hot out, stop working.  When it's dark, stop working.  When there's a tornado coming, stop working.

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BumpInTheNight: That's more of a problem for the people who peaked in high school.

The people who do the actual labor to make the world so that it's pretty and convenient for you, you mean?


bingo! people that push lawn mowers and the like. that's the ticket.
 
2022-11-27 12:38:51 AM  
Resurrect the whole Noonwraith belief?
 
2022-11-27 8:54:22 AM  

cryinoutloud: 'It's killing us all slowly': how the night shift is taking a toll on US workers

Unless you're a medical person, someone who has to take care of things, just stop all this.  When it's hot, stop doing construction.  When it's dark, go home and relax and go to bed.   Nobody needs to do business 24 hours a day.


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2022-11-27 10:48:56 AM  

KB202: bostonguy: Automate as much outdoors work as possible? Use robots for those jobs?

Seriously. Why are people so resistant to NOT having dumb, dangerous, dull jobs?


Because workers are cheaper than droids? And said workers need to eat.
 
2022-11-27 5:57:06 PM  

deeproy: Let people die.


This is exactly correct. I guarantee this is what employers will do.
 
2022-11-27 6:07:16 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: KB202: bostonguy: Automate as much outdoors work as possible? Use robots for those jobs?

Seriously. Why are people so resistant to NOT having dumb, dangerous, dull jobs?

Same reason I could never teach theoretical physics.

There is this thing called life, it's very complicated. Not everyone gets raised in a white picket fence, and goes to college.

If you ever invent those little pods that force knowledge into people's brains, let me know. Just make sure you fix that smoking monkey smell before you offer it up.


That's your answer? That the only two possibilities are "white picket fence college dull office job" and "dangerous manual labor"?
You are one of the people I'm talking about.
 
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