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Did I say anything like that? No, I never did.
Besides, we would need to define "worth". The train system cannot operate for a profit. So some people may argue that it's worth nothing. I would strongly disagree with them of course.

No, I'm all for public transport and agree that it is very important. Most jobs just are not very hard (in term of competence) to do. Sometimes you have tough hours, which is a pain, but then 25 hours of work in a week (TGV driver) is not exactly taxing, so it sort of compensates. Besides, far from all SNCF jobs require a 2am alarm clock. All, though, have lots of bonuses and early retirement. All have employment for life and no competition.

Nurses do something worth at least as much as train drivers, they work longer hours, with very inconvenient times. Compensation is rarely a direct link to what something is "worth", with no effect from how many people able to do it or for commercial positions (such as realtors), how good you are at it.
Maybe it would be good if it were the case, but then you'd need a system that applies to everyone, not just SNCF. You'd also have to find a fair outcome for the people who could not get the low competence but worth a lot job simply because there were way too many candidates. As is the case for SNCF...

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Mon Nov 19th, 2007 at 07:23:45 AM EST
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