Old 06-22-15, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
Just wondering... just how much a decent paced worker would actually make?

I have no idea, since these are overseas where any prevailing wages are very different than in the USA. OTOH - it can't be that bad, since these jobs tend to stay filled, and the people (almost exclusively women) tend to stay a while. I can't know if that's because of good pay potential or poor alternative options.

Years ago, a friend ran a wheel production business in this area, and had an all women crew. They seemed satisfied because they all had friends and relatives looking for jobs whenever he had an opening. The women would lace wheels for about a 6 hour day, getting home in time to meet their children coming from school, then take hubs and spokes home to preload them at their leisure.

As factory work goes it's not bad, but it's still factory work.
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