@cadadr Cynical me:
Or force workers to live on "campus". Hackernews obviously thinks about "knowledge-workders" when crafting such a comment.
But what about factory-workers? Farm-labour? When the workers have little or no rights, they'll be forced to do whatever saves the employers' most; if that means being forced to sleep in barracks: that's what will happen.
@berkes yeah that's a possibility. Good policy would help with that.
Having one's little roof over their head tied to their job is dangerous. I recall hearing bad stories regarding worker's visas in US, for example, where people can't change jobs bc they'd be repatriated. Not exactly the same thing, but still.
A partial welfare state sucks bc you get some benefits but they're denied to most as companies walk around the law. It needs to be a comprehensive *package* of improvements.
@cadadr This happens in EU with seasonal/agri workers too. Where e.g. Polish or Romanian workers in the Netherlands cannot quit their jobs because it leaves them homeless.
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