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originally posted by: Bunch
a reply to: LordAhriman
And that’s the thing. When Amazon, Costco, Walmart are paying over minimum wage in many states that places many other businesses in a hard place. Which is really not a hard place at all... pay your people, give them benefits, don’t be an ahole employer and your might get employees to apply and even keep them!!
originally posted by: frogs453
Many of the job postings in this area are lower pay and dealing with the public. In this area, dealing with screaming people in a pandemic who want to fight you because you told them to put on a mask does not seem like a good time.
Although ATS is probably not the right place to ask this question. Have you heard of Dan Price and Gravity Payments? On this board he'll probably be considered a "Commie", but 6 years ago he decided to pay a minimum wage to all his employees of 70,000. He cut his salary at the time from 1 million to 70 grand as well. He does not require college degrees for positions, he promotes usually from within. Most people said he would fail, but business tripled. He's hired and expanded even more. Last year when business dropped 55% during the pandemic he asked his employees if they wanted a lay off, or were they willing to take a pay cut. They chose a pay cut. Their salaries have since been restored and they were paid back what they cut. He also did not increase what he charged his customers during this time.
I'm not saying every job can pay 70 grand, but it seems as if you could pay a living wage you have happy employees that want to work. They do not want to sit at home.
originally posted by: wdkirk
I’ll be the azzhat on this one.
Government pandemic handouts made it too easy to stay home.
Americans don’t plan any further down the road than their next paychecks.
We buy and consume crap we don’t need and make no plans to save money.
I’ll work two low pay jobs before I will ever take a government handout.
You are responsible for you.
As for jobs and their purpose, you are bartering your skills for pay. Happiness is not a requirement.
We are headed for more government kickbacks on unemployment benefits clearing the way for free money for just breathing. Minimum wage hikes for low skill jobs will make it even more difficult on employers to compete in a WORLD market that is based on low cost because WE want low cost.
We are our own worst enemy.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Can anybody show how many people getting unemployment pay have openings in their past jobs ?
originally posted by: Bunch
a reply to: AssiduousSpook
I think the problem right now is jobs available vs skills available. I can guarantee you that the gap on those two is pretty huge.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Edumakated
I was real lucky. Right after covid first hit my job at GE raised everyone's base pay.
From $7.25 an hour to $13 an hour.
$7.25 was not worth the stress of this job. But $13 is.
GE took care of us thankfully. And even though I would get more on unemployment I would much rather just keep the job I have.