Coal miners are over payed

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Tired of nonsense

Duluth, GA

#1 Nov 10, 2012
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education

Loveland, OH

#2 Nov 10, 2012
If you can't spell paid maybe you should worry about something else.
Tired of nonsense

Duluth, GA

#3 Nov 10, 2012
Excuse me, I have a five year high school education
education

Loveland, OH

#4 Nov 10, 2012
I would have thought it took six years for you.
Real American

Duluth, GA

#5 Nov 10, 2012
You r both off topic. Coal miners are over paid. It is unskilled labor and they should receive minimum wage. Excessive payrolls is what makes it so expense to get out of ground
citizen

Georgetown, KY

#6 Nov 10, 2012
Real American wrote:
You r both off topic. Coal miners are over paid. It is unskilled labor and they should receive minimum wage. Excessive payrolls is what makes it so expense to get out of ground
You are crazy have you ever been in a mine?Those men risk their lives every day down there they do not get paid enough and no my husband is not a miner before you say anything.But i bet the welfare mothers and the lazy azz ones on the draw get more than a hard working miner.So you need to think before you speak!
heres-a-thought

Pippa Passes, KY

#7 Nov 10, 2012
Real American wrote:
You r both off topic. Coal miners are over paid. It is unskilled labor and they should receive minimum wage. Excessive payrolls is what makes it so expense to get out of ground
I would argue they are underpaid, the job is hard and dangerous. I doubt you'd go under a mountain for a little over 7 dollars. an hour. Unskilled labor? I doubt you could operate a scoop, let alone a continuous miner or roofbolter.
another thought

Pikeville, KY

#8 Nov 10, 2012
heres-a-thought wrote:
<quoted text> I would argue they are underpaid, the job is hard and dangerous. I doubt you'd go under a mountain for a little over 7 dollars. an hour. Unskilled labor? I doubt you could operate a scoop, let alone a continuous miner or roofbolter.
well, they have over-payed themselves right out of jobs. the money is excessive for some of the jobs, and lots of jobs are hard and dangerous...
Real American

Duluth, GA

#9 Nov 10, 2012
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>You are crazy have you ever been in a mine?Those men risk their lives every day down there they do not get paid enough and no my husband is not a miner before you say anything.But i bet the welfare mothers and the lazy azz ones on the draw get more than a hard working miner.So you need to think before you speak!
It doesn't matter want your husband does. We all risk our lives everyday driving to work. More people are killed on highway in e. Ky then in mines. And nobody likes welfare hoes or anybody on the draw. That's a separate problem altogether
Real American

Duluth, GA

#10 Nov 10, 2012
heres-a-thought wrote:
<quoted text> I would argue they are underpaid, the job is hard and dangerous. I doubt you'd go under a mountain for a little over 7 dollars. an hour. Unskilled labor? I doubt you could operate a scoop, let alone a continuous miner or roofbolter.
I'm an attorney, so no I'm not going to do anything for seven dollars a hour
WOW

Pikeville, KY

#12 Nov 10, 2012
Real American wrote:
<quoted text> It doesn't matter want your husband does. We all risk our lives everyday driving to work. More people are killed on highway in e. Ky then in mines. And nobody likes welfare hoes or anybody on the draw. That's a separate problem altogether
and they are most often killed by COAL trucks..yes, trying to kill the rest of the population in such a "skilled" profession certainly deserves higher pay.
heres-a-thought

Pippa Passes, KY

#13 Nov 10, 2012
Real American wrote:
<quoted text> I'm an attorney, so no I'm not going to do anything for seven dollars a hour
Some would say that the alias you use and your profession, is somewhat of an oxymoron.
real american

Winchester, KY

#14 Nov 11, 2012
The definition of oxymoron is repetive decription, dummy
heres-a-thought

Pippa Passes, KY

#15 Nov 11, 2012
real american wrote:
The definition of oxymoron is repetive decription, dummy
Is it really? Cause I thought it was words with opposite meanings spoken (or in this case typed) together...You know like "real American" and "attorney".
Native Kentuckian

Manhattan, KS

#16 Nov 11, 2012
I am no fan of coal, but I will say that coal miners are NOT over paid. They are among the few Americans these days who make a decent living wage. The reason that they seem over paid is because the billionaires in the richest 1 percent who own the lion's share of America's wealth (and are greedy for even more) pay most workers far too little.

The average corporate executive today is paid 185 times as much as the average worker. In 1950 they were paid about 20 times as much. That means that if wage workers pay had kept pace with that of executives, the average worker's pay today would be something like $70 per hour.
Liberaltreehugge r

Pikeville, KY

#17 Nov 11, 2012
Miners should get paid less than any proffession that requires you to attend college. Miners and burger flippers are the same in my book. There is no way in hell they should ever equal the pay of armed forces, law enforcement, EMT's, Firemen, and our educators.
Liberaltreehugge r

Pikeville, KY

#18 Nov 11, 2012
real american wrote:
The definition of oxymoron is repetive decription, dummy
Civil War is an oxymoron because war is not civil. it is 2 opposites put together.. You are thining Redudnant.
WOW

United States

#19 Nov 11, 2012
Clearly someone that has never worked in a coal mine in their life. Operating mining equipment takes a great deal of skill. When you get on a continuous miner and get stuck because you don't know how to cut soft bottom, tell me it takes no skill. Try learning how to drill a straight hole with a piece of drill steal without breaking or warping it. Then tell me it takes no skill. Ever put up 10ft rope bolts in 13ft to 15ft high top. Sure that takes no skill what so ever. Turning a shuttle car around tight corners without bashing miner or bolter cable. That takes no skill at all right. What about the electricians that make critical electrical work or the repairmen that have to make timely repairs to the equipment. Changing a tram motor annd wiring it up correctly or changing a ripper head jack requires no skill at all. What about changing a blower motor or a torque hub on a bolter. Hardly nothing right? What about the countless number of rules and regulations that miner are required to know about their machine. At any given time miners may be askes regulations about their machine that they are required to know on the spot. How much prssure are you required to have on the water sprays of a continuous miner. How many cfm are required to have on the scrubber of a continuous miner. How much tourque are you suppose to put on a 4ft or a 5ft bolt. How do you check the torque of the bolt you are putting up. How deep are you suppose to drill test holes on a bolter. How do you check a test hole. If you are on a bolter how do you know if you have cracks in the top and what to do if you find one. Can anyone that says that it's unskilled labor tell me the answer to any one of these questions. There is alot more to this job then what you think people.
Liberaltreehugge r

Pikeville, KY

#20 Nov 11, 2012
WOW wrote:
Clearly someone that has never worked in a coal mine in their life. Operating mining equipment takes a great deal of skill. When you get on a continuous miner and get stuck because you don't know how to cut soft bottom, tell me it takes no skill. Try learning how to drill a straight hole with a piece of drill steal without breaking or warping it. Then tell me it takes no skill. Ever put up 10ft rope bolts in 13ft to 15ft high top. Sure that takes no skill what so ever. Turning a shuttle car around tight corners without bashing miner or bolter cable. That takes no skill at all right. What about the electricians that make critical electrical work or the repairmen that have to make timely repairs to the equipment. Changing a tram motor annd wiring it up correctly or changing a ripper head jack requires no skill at all. What about changing a blower motor or a torque hub on a bolter. Hardly nothing right? What about the countless number of rules and regulations that miner are required to know about their machine. At any given time miners may be askes regulations about their machine that they are required to know on the spot. How much prssure are you required to have on the water sprays of a continuous miner. How many cfm are required to have on the scrubber of a continuous miner. How much tourque are you suppose to put on a 4ft or a 5ft bolt. How do you check the torque of the bolt you are putting up. How deep are you suppose to drill test holes on a bolter. How do you check a test hole. If you are on a bolter how do you know if you have cracks in the top and what to do if you find one. Can anyone that says that it's unskilled labor tell me the answer to any one of these questions. There is alot more to this job then what you think people.
Clearly still over paid. You can train any moron to do that kind of work.
I see dumb people

Logan, WV

#21 Nov 11, 2012
Liberaltreehugger wrote:
Miners should get paid less than any proffession that requires you to attend college. Miners and burger flippers are the same in my book. There is no way in hell they should ever equal the pay of armed forces, law enforcement, EMT's, Firemen, and our educators.
Jealous much? lol..dumba$$

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