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originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: toysforadults
No, your looking at it the wrong way.
A peon works for a $1, the employer dictates he is a peon and will only pay him $1 cos he's stupid and uneducated. The CEO say gets $10 and the management has to offer more to get the sh## cleaned up. Say they have to offer $10 for the work, now the question is would they employ the peon (who normally sees to the sh##) at $10?
Now just who dictates the payment for the job. Hint, it aint the peon.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: tabularosa
Because it further devalues the dollar. In 1973 when the Gold Standard ended in the US, minimum wage was $1.60 per hour or $64 per 40 hour week. Or 1.83 ounces of gold. You would need to make $60.83 per hour to buy the same gold at the end of the same 40 hour week.
The penny candy isn’t quite a dollar yet, but it is getting there.
originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: Subaeruginosa
My lowest paid employee make 10 dollars an hour, so not exactly slave wages. As to your profit point, YES!!! If I don't make a profit, no-one gets paid...
We're a collision repair facility. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats machinery, etc. We also do custom painting and have a used car lot. There are several jobs here that don't warrant more than 10 bucks an hour and the turn-over rate for those positions is mind blowing. Folks think they're worth more than what they provide. If an employee doesn't make me more money than I pay them, then we're all out of a job.
Stop with your "livable wage" crap. There are jobs that you wont be able to retire from.
Another point, my friend from high school is still a dishwasher in the restaurant he worked at in high school. Mind you, we are in our 40's. You honestly think he deserves a living wage? Maybe a plaque for his dedication, but certainly not a living wage. He's a friggen dishwasher!!!
originally posted by: olaru12
For menial jobs in my business, I get interns or apprentices, and I don't pay them. The state pays me for giving them training.
The system favors businesses that have something to offer in the way of on the job training. Don't whine if you are to ignorant or lazy to maneuver in the structure that actually supports small business and entrepreneurs.