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originally posted by: Another_Nut
The price of fresh locAl organic wouldn't be out of reach
originally posted by: SearchLightsInc
Good for you and your success - The world is not so kind for millions of hard working people. Perhaps that is what you fail to understand. I work hard, when my employer is in profit at the end of the tax year why should the CEO get a bonus and not me?
I have no delusions about the economy and my place within it. To expect me to accept that we should have people who work their asses off and cant even afford to live at the end of the day is just disgusting. Call me entitled but if someone work's 40hrs a week and cannot put a roof over their heads, have 3 square healthy meals, warmth and even, dare i say, disposable income to go into savings and such, then that's a sure sign the economy is not working.
originally posted by: jhn7537
a reply to: doobydoll
LOL, and you are basing this from what exactly? Because you've seen me work in my field? I rose up to one of the top workers in my company within the first 2 years due to the hard work I put in. First one in and last one out mentality helped propel me to the top, but I guess you are the most hard working deserving man around who is likely "unlucky"...
Corporate jobs are not easy, btw... Doodling and blotting paper and answering phones, is that really what you think corporate america is like? If so, you are sadly mistaken... Being in any sort of business development job today is highly demanding and extremely difficult, which is why companies pay people like me so well...
Maybe you can out-work me or any pen-pusher on a physically demanding job, but I never went to school for manual labor. And I'm sure I would destroy you in all aspects of sales and business development, so big whoop, I'm doing great, I worked my ass off to be doing great and it FEELS great... Especially not crying about wages or being dependent on the Govt. to put food on my table...
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Fast food wages are so low it's workers are taking 7 billion per year in public assistance.
Fast-Food Wages Come With a $7 Billion Side of Public Assistance
McDonalds alone took 1.2 billion per year of that tab. I guess we prefer to have our taxpayers help pay the labor costs for McDonald's Corp rather than have the company pay it's own worker's compensation. WalMart does the same thing, pay it's workers an abysmal hourly rate and let the taxpayers pick up the slack.
originally posted by: hammanderr
a reply to: AphoticJoe
You really just don't understand how business works, do you? They exist to make money, that's why most people start them. Your socialist fantasy is beautiful, but it's a fantasy.
Why don't you and your socially conscious friends start businesses and pay all your employees huge salaries? Do that, then come back and tell us more. I'll listen.
originally posted by: DerekJR321
I've leave you with this.. when I graduated high school.. a #2 at McDonalds (2 cheeseburger meal) was $3.15. Today it is $6.50 (roughly). The price doubled... how much has minimum wage increased since 1995?
originally posted by: jhn7537
a reply to: TDawgRex
It really blows my mind how these fast food workers believe they deserve a living wage. Fast food is not a career to live on, it's a job, a low income, little to no skills, which is why you make little to no money.... People who cry for wages to be increased don't understand simple economics (due to their lack of formal education). They also don't understand that the money is all relative, meaning that I could pay them all $1 million a year to flip burgers, but if the cost of bread, rent, etc. goes up past a million dollar threshold then you will still find yourself in that same situation...
Wages go up, costs get passed on to the consumers, all prices are raised and the "raise" you just received isn't really a raise because everything else went up in cost too....
originally posted by: TDawgRex
a reply to: SearchLightsInc
That is your opinion, and your opinion only. Yes, crap wages equal for the most part crap employees. You want to live a better life? Then better yourself. Yea, I know that is a blanket statement, but it applies here.
originally posted by: Richn777
We need to figure out how to keep companies manufacturing here! I see that is the main problem. Until we address this issue, raising the minimum wage will be disastrous.
originally posted by: doobydoll
They expect top-speed production quotas, but only want to pay 6 quid an hour. So if they were making good profits a few years ago after paying piece-work rates at between £12-15 an hour, what are they doing wrong nowdays if they're struggling to make a profit whilst paying only 6 quid?
originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: TDawgRex
What a great way for the government to blame the upcoming inflationary spiral into hell on the minimum wage workers. Pure Hegelian Dialectic stuff here ;-)
Cheers - Dave