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Hard work pay more - Calorie based salary

Some jobs are strenuous and others are not
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We should pay people based on how hard the work is.

Minimum wage jobs are often strenuous. So we should set a minimum payment based on the calories and energy required to do the job.

This is to cover the wear and tear of human beings that do the job. Knees, backs, joints are the first to go for hard workers.

All jobs can be distilled to a number, which represents the definite energy requirements to doing the job which is the amount of calories.

This calorie usage is a proxy to how difficult the job is. Most hard working jobs are not worth the money.

chronological, Jun 29 2020

How many calories does the brain consume? https://www.shareca...in-calories-at-rest
[Voice, Jun 29 2020]

How much difference does it make to think harder? https://www.thesun....g-mcdonalds-burger/
the difference in calorie consumption between tasks is pretty minimal at around five per cent [Voice, Jun 29 2020]


       Brain is the main energy use of human body. How to quantify amount of calories used designing e.g. spreadsheet? Could be more than required to lift stacks of bricks if spreadsheet is complex enough.
pocmloc, Jun 29 2020

       pocmloc, i would say that the market for salaries for non- physical labour, for office based work such as excel spreadsheets and word documents is pretty effective at calculating the correct salary.   

       It's just very poor at calculating the salaries for work that is hard, such as shelf stackers, garden centre employees, builders, general labourers. They have to do a lot to get very little in return.
chronological, Jun 29 2020

       I used to be a waitress. I was one of those who prided myself on how heavy I could make the tray that I would balance on my shoulder and take to serve the table of 6 or 7. It was something to do, and we kind of competed on who could carry the most without stuff falling off.   

       Now my knees and back are easily made sore and I swear it's all due to the stupidity of doing that for measly tips for quite a few years.   

       So I love this idea.
blissmiss, Jun 29 2020

       So if you move from general laboring to skilled bricklaying you get paid less?
bs0u0155, Jun 29 2020

       Bummer, now I'll have to peel off the bumper sticker that says, "Work Smarter, not Harder"!   

       At least I can replace it with one that says "Why do it right the first time, when you can get paid twice as much to do it over".   

       Seriously though, there is something to be said against minimum paying - back-breaking work.
tumblewit, Jun 29 2020

       //peel off the bumper sticker that says, "Work Smarter, not Harder"!//   

       Peel off the second half and re-apply it in front of the first.   

       Personally, I'm getting ankle weights and moving between labs using a corridor 2 floors down.
bs0u0155, Jun 29 2020

       Your brain uses 300-500 calories per day, and about 5% more if you're thinking hard. Linky, linky.
Voice, Jun 29 2020

       //about 5% more if you're thinking hard.//   

       Now I was going to make a cocky comment, but then I got interested. I dispute a lot of that junky article. Watching football can burn a lot of calories, emotional investment, general anger, modelling the physical movements in your head etc.   

       But, I wonder how it scales? Does a low IQ person idle at lower fuel burn Vs a high IQ person? Do high IQ people burn less fuel per equivalent task? Nature selects against big brains when food is short - why have a full PC when you can do what you need with a microcontroller? etc.
bs0u0155, Jun 29 2020

       I feel each job title should have a minimum pay.   

       It's different between jobs.
chronological, Jun 30 2020

       I'd love to see an MRI of when people considered themselves 'thinking hard' and compare it to when they're not.
RayfordSteele, Jun 30 2020

       Now if we could only find a way to linearize the calorie to food cost tangle, this would start to make sense.
RayfordSteele, Jun 30 2020

       Ought there to be an upper arm patch that turns color when sufficient calories are burning? An observer can then see if the employee is working as hard as their pay standard indicates.
whatrock, Jun 30 2020


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