They were all at their boring 9-5 jobs now.
"Two jobs," Laurie repeated.
They work at jobs they do not like, doing work a machine should be doing.
When Leland Stanford, Jr., University was opened in 1891 he entered with the first class and specialized in geology and engineering, supporting himself by working at various jobs in free hours.
Until I'm certified, I'll do clerical jobs and help out.
We have to work at jobs to create wealth because as we live our lives, we consume wealth.
We're all holding down jobs and going to school, Dad.
Does illegal immigration take jobs from citizens?
Kids think their parents should work two jobs to pay for their college education.
Fred O'Connor, at 74, had long since finished his working career, a calico collection of jobs which changed with the telling, none of which gave him a pension.
She made do with two jobs, but there was no way to save money for their colleges.
The period of the hot winds, called the khamsin, that is, the fifties, is calculated from the day after the Coptic Easter, and terminates on the day of Pentecost, and the Moslems observe the Wednesday preceding this period, called Jobs Wednesday, as well as its first day, when many go into the country from Cairo, to smell the air.
The eight or ten who remain upon the farm are employed in doing odd jobs, such as overhauling machinery, or helping the carpenter and blacksmith, or looking after the horses.
Various abuses, especially forced labour on roads which were often private jobs, caused the Oakboy Insurrection in 1764.
Most of these people have other jobs and obligations, so without something like Etsy, they might not be able to enter into these trades.
(I answered, "They should get jobs at the factory that would make the lawnmowers; it would pay better.") Personal computers and the Internet have come under criticism in this regard.
The minute we do, the people doing those jobs should become operators of the new machines—and get big raises because their productivity just shot way up.
All the jobs that can, in theory, be done by machines—the jobs that I think suck the life force out of people—will in fact be done by machines.
First, imagine all the jobs they could do inside us.
But let's move on to other jobs they can do outside our bodies.
We will know it is coming when we see more and more jobs once filled by humans being filled by machines.
We see with our eyes many people doing mind-numbingly boring jobs and assume that is all they are capable of doing.
Simply because only so many jobs can, in theory, be replaced by machines does not imply anything about the ability of the people now doing them.
Pretend there is a spectrum of jobs from the best in the world down to the worst and everyone agrees on the order.
Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?
So these former farmers got jobs in factories, learned to repair equipment, solved problems, became line managers, suggested improvements to processes, and got paid for their effort.
It may seem intuitive at first glance, this idea that somehow there are only so many jobs and if you replace people with machines, people have fewer jobs.
This idea that there are a finite number of jobs misses the point entirely of what makes a job.
Jobs are created when someone starts a business that takes a thing, adds labor and technology to it, and makes a new thing.
If a million people lose their jobs to a machine, then entrepreneurs start businesses that hire those people to do other things.
We still have people in boring, dead-end jobs only because we haven't built a machine to do the work.
Then, make them all soak their fingers in ice water so they are numb and work even slower, creating another thirty jobs for cold-fingered, blindfolded cotton seed removers.
Machines could, in theory, do all kinds of jobs in the world.
When I talk about this future, a future in which machines will do more and more of the work people do now, I always get some variant of the same question: What about the people who lose their jobs to machines and don't have any other skills?
Well, wealth would expand dramatically, and the people who had those jobs before could get new and better jobs, such as managing the army of manure-toting robots.
Imagine if all the people with boring, dead-end machine jobs were told they never had to work another day in their life at a job they did not like.
People in these jobs know two states: working, which they do not enjoy, and relaxation, which is far better.
But over time, these dehumanizing jobs are what will be "left behind," not the people who perform them.
These jobs can be market jobs that have the potential to make a person vastly richer, creating more and more wealth on the planet.
Or these jobs can be divorced from economic realities, as the struggling painter or actor decides simply to do what he loves and live off the minimum income afforded by this planet-wide prosperity.
Instead, the poorest nations should simply resign themselves to importing their food from abroad and instead get jobs working in cities in factories.
In societies where a large percentage of income is necessary just to buy food, having volatile food prices will mean hunger sooner or later, no matter how good the factory jobs are.