: Please define UNSKILLED?
I define skill as the amount of time it takes to train a person to do whatever job is in question. A doctor needs years of schooling and practical just to begin a practice. Thus doctors and other highly educated people are well compensated. The same holds true for jobs that require a great deal of training on the jobsite. How long does it take to train the average person to work in a fast food kitchen? A week? Two?
As well the amount a person is worth depends on how easy it is to find a person to fill the job. What does it take to qualify for a fast food worker? (Or a postie) As far as I can see, unless you are greatly handicapped, anybody is at least qualified to apply.
If a person thinks they deserve more money, or status and such, they should look at their own position. A person's worth in a business id dependant on how much trouble it would take to replace them. If a person wants more, instead of crying for better conditions, perhaps they should improve themselves.