Stress-free blue-collar work is now very stressful
02/17/2010 05:04 a.m. | Business
This is all theory of course, but in the modern age of machines, I would think having a blue-collar job would be very stressful. Not because the job is tough; the opposite in fact. Because the job is so easy, you are now replaceable. By cheaper labor, outsourcing, or a machine that doesn't need lunch breaks.
Job security lowers as technology increases, and unfortunately for those workers, technology is increasing very quickly. Many of the changes that would put these people out of jobs are made by businessmen, not really by staff or supervisors.