reply to post by Submarines
It is going to cause me to lay off employees. I can't keep raising prices to compete, so customer service will suffer.
That's the attitude of most business owners. No loyalty to the people making their money.
Several years ago, I worked for a guy who had a different business model. He decided he was going to treat his employees fairly and give them a decent
wage. He was awesome to work for. You had to work hard, but going to work was great. You really enjoyed working for this guy.
The effect was that his profit margin went through the roof because his employees were so happy they in turn worked harder to ensure the customers
were happy. The customers then in turn returned more frequently because of the great service, and the business became extremely profitable.
What ended up happening was he retired and sold his business because he made enough money that he no longer had to rely on that business in order to
make his money. It was sad really, cause if he still owned the place, I would still be working there.
But we don't see that nowadays. What we see is employers like the poster above who subscribe to a business model that employees should be shat on at
every opportunity, and that they are nothing more than disposable liabilities that should be shed if they are deemed too expensive.
Oh no, let's not improve our products or services, let's just lay off more employees, that's a winning business model. Seriously? You do know that
laying off employees is actually detrimental to the economy and therefore your own bottom line right?
See, now if you hired two new employees, and every other small business owner hired two new employees, there would be a massive amount of money
flowing into the economy, and those people earning paychecks would buy goods and services (possibly from you), and those businesses would then gain
from that boost in the economy and be able to afford those new employees. The economy would improve because more money would exchange hands.
Of course, you know that they won't increase the minimum wage to 10 bucks an hour. The conservatives wouldn't allow it in the first place. They all
think like you do, thinking that employees are a liability instead of a business's most important asset.
Remember, without your employees, YOU don't make money.