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(KTAR Phoenix)   Remember how in the State of the Union the President praised Costco for paying employees a higher than minimum wage? One employee would like to have a rebuttal   (ktar.com) divider line 61
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2014-01-30 12:26:25 PM
10 votes:

SlothB77: OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

I haven't commented on the story yet.


I guess Oregonvet will have to update his statement, then.
2014-01-30 11:46:39 AM
10 votes:
One employee anonymously complains about working for Costco? One? Couldn't get two, or five?

Must be true, then, Thanks, Bob McClay, fearless defender of freedom and the American way. I'll be canceling my Costco membership and shopping elsewhere for cheap booze and industrial sized disinfectant wipes.

Oh, who am I kidding. I can't quit you, Costco!
2014-01-30 12:05:46 PM
6 votes:

cato113: OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

You didn't read the comments


fark is like the Algonquin Round Table compared to that.
2014-01-30 11:53:25 AM
6 votes:

OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.


Same here.  And that's including the "Edward Snowden's psychic human ETs revealed" article.
2014-01-30 12:50:03 PM
5 votes:

rikdanger: One employee anonymously complains about working for Costco? One? Couldn't get two, or five?

Must be true, then, Thanks, Bob McClay, fearless defender of freedom and the American way. I'll be canceling my Costco membership and shopping elsewhere for cheap booze and industrial sized disinfectant wipes.

Oh, who am I kidding. I can't quit you, Costco!


Of course a Lib wouldn't care about 1 man left behind enemy lines. Costghazi!
2014-01-30 12:05:07 PM
5 votes:
So the gist is "Yeah, we get paid that much, but my particular store is poorly run and I hate it".

Welcome to the White House President Palin.
2014-01-30 12:02:33 PM
5 votes:

OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.


You didn't read the comments
2014-01-30 01:01:36 PM
4 votes:

AeAe: Obama: "Costco pays their employees $11.50/hour"

Rebuttal:  "True, but Costco makes their employees work hard"


I don't know how POLITICO missed this whopper in their fact check.
2014-01-30 12:51:42 PM
4 votes:

AngryDragon: ndeans: That worker is most likely a millennial. They biatch and moan about having to get out of bed in the morning. I could feel some sympathy if he said he is having to work overtime with short pay, or say he actually wasn't getting the $11.50 an hour like they say he is. But he doesn't. Instead it is all "Blah, blah, blah. I have to actually do work and shiat. It's hard to have to earn my living and get paid for it."

And the chum goes into the water...


Millennials won't respond. That would be too much work.
Ant
2014-01-30 12:48:11 PM
4 votes:

Headso: cato113: OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

You didn't read the comments

fark is like the Algonquin Round Table compared to that.


The average Fark post is like a doctoral thesis compared to the posts on most comment sections on the internet.
2014-01-30 12:48:06 PM
4 votes:
look man i tried being a cashier at costco but they wanted me to work

i mean i know they were paying a lot more than what other companies that offer similar work pay but that is no reason to create an environment that drives people to excel rather than just skate by

thanks obama
2014-01-30 12:47:34 PM
4 votes:
They work you too hard?  Welcome to retail, pussy.
2014-01-30 11:48:47 AM
4 votes:

OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.


The day is young.
2014-01-30 04:26:41 PM
3 votes:
 Yah I know this place pretty good, I went to law school here.

qzprod.files.wordpress.com
2014-01-30 01:05:44 PM
3 votes:
This is the kind of hard-hitting, tenacious investigative reporting I've always admired from Bob McClay - IMO the strongest "Voice of Arizona." This guy attended Phoenix College - one of the most underrated journalism schools in the country. I also like his piece on his favorite restaurant (Fajitas).
2014-01-30 12:45:18 PM
3 votes:
"Yeah, they pay well, but they expect you to work for it.  Thanks, Obama."
2014-01-30 12:43:39 PM
3 votes:

hardinparamedic: Well.

There it is.

The stupidest farking thing I'll read all day.


Careful - some farkers might take that as a challenge.
2014-01-30 12:41:26 PM
3 votes:
I'd like to anonymously complain about my employer. Is it too late? -- Edward "Blabbermouth" Snowden.
2014-01-30 12:29:30 PM
3 votes:
Well son-of-a-biatch.  I was all for companies paying workers higher wages until I read an anonymous Costco worker explain that his job higher paying job was difficult.
2014-01-30 11:59:59 AM
3 votes:
This is bad...for Yelpbongo.
2014-01-30 01:49:31 PM
2 votes:
yakmans_dad: SlothB77: First, he is showing that we don't need to raise the minimum wage to force companies to pay their workers more.  Here he shows CostCo willingly does pay their workers more without government intervention.  Kind of implodes the myth that big retailers don't care about their employees and will only pay them the bare minimum.  So it argues for not raising the minimum wage and let companies have the choice.

Second, Obama says $11.50 an hour still isn't enough.  Well, what is enough?  Where do you draw the line?  Is $12.50 enough?  Is $13.50 enough?  All of these numbers are very arbitrary.  Just like when this gov got involved in health care and thought they could do it smarter than the private sector and it blew up in their face, the same will happen here.  You can't just pick a number arbitrarily and expect everything to function smoothly.  Economies don't work like that.  Even at the current minimum wage figure, companies use illegals in a secondary black market to subvert those controls.  That problem will only get worse if the minimum wage is raised.


Sounds like you'd complain if Obama cured cancer.


Well, is curing one cancer enough?  Why didn't he cure two types?  Why not three?  How did he choose which cancer he cured?  It was arbitrary, just like Benghazi.  You can't just cure one type of cancer arbitrarily and expect everything to function smoothly.  Health care doesn't work like that.  Even at the current cancer cure rates, illegal immigrants are sneaking across the borders getting health care for free to subvert these cures.  That problem will only get worse if the minimum wage is raised.

Second, think about what kind of repercussions this will have on taxes.  Remember the IRS scandal?  Well if Obama cures one type of cancer, he's probably going to tax the hell out of it, showing that he can just arbitrarily tax whatever he wants.  And when are we going to let the public have this cure?  Will it be fast and furious?  Like when Eric Holder murdered that border patrol agent and Obama covered it up?  What's he going to tell us, if you like your cancer cure, you can keep it?  What about after my cancer is cured and the doctor won't prescribe it anymore.  I thought I could keep it?  What if the hospital I get my cure at is powered by Solyndra?  How long are taxpayers going to have to prop that place up, just so I can pay my high tax fast and furious Solyndra fueled Benghazi chosen cancer cure.

SlothB77 is right.
2014-01-30 01:28:04 PM
2 votes:
Maybe there is something left out of the article:

If the store he works in is anything like the one I shop at, then he's probably getting almost no data reception on his iPhone.

Working an entire 8 hour shift and not being able to Facebook and Twitter every 5 minutes?  Can you even imagine such a thing?  For shame, Costco!  For shame!

He should quit and go to Walmart.  4g signal, and he'll fit right in with the rest of the staff.
2014-01-30 01:15:37 PM
2 votes:

Funkyourdaughter: I'm salaried, but I usually put in close to 55-60 hours a week.  I don't get overtime.  Be happy you have a job and get back to work.


I am sure you work that salaried position for $11.50.  Maybe $12.  No?  Oh, then maybe you should eat your f*cking apple and stick that orange up your ass.
2014-01-30 01:00:52 PM
2 votes:
Marty
As a stockholder of both Costco and Walmart I resent the hel* l out of this no good po s jerk, huesinne obammma, interfering with private enterprise, specifically, COST. This p. os has to be stopped. He's way the hel* l out of line. And, the republicans won't do anything about this jerk. WHY??


Is a Fark Independent posting comments under TFA?

SlothB77: OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

I haven't commented on the story yet.

Yeah, that article was bad.  But the president is doing more to hurt his cause here.

First, he is showing that we don't need to raise the minimum wage to force companies to pay their workers more.  Here he shows CostCo willingly  ..... That problem will only get worse if the minimum wage is raised.


Damn you for being right! You really did write something dumber than TFA.
2014-01-30 12:57:23 PM
2 votes:
While the store pays $11.50, he complained that Costco works its employees too hard. He said that his store has a high turnover rate and is understaffed, leading to a heavier work load for those that still work there.

1. Show up on time ready to begin work or call if there's an emergency.
2. Get your work done properly.
3. Don't steal stuff.
4. Treat customers and fellow employees with respect.

Too much to expect for $11.50 an hour? It seems no one wants to work under those terrible conditions.
2014-01-30 12:55:24 PM
2 votes:
The socialist should mind his own business about private business. By the way if you raise the minimum wage you will raise the cost of all food. Ten bucks for a hamburger anyone?

Oh the horror that your junk food may cost more!
2014-01-30 12:49:57 PM
2 votes:
Why did you guys make me go back and read the comments?  That was frightening and cruel.

"I own shares in wal*mart and Costco, f*ck Obama for praising a company I own stock in!"
"F*ck republicans.  You're all c*nts"
2014-01-30 12:47:29 PM
2 votes:

cato113: OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

You didn't read the comments


"As a stockholder of both Costco and Walmart I resent the hel* l out of this no good po s jerk, huesinne obammma, interfering with private enterprise, specifically, COST. This p. os has to be stopped. He's way the hel* l out of line. And, the republicans won't do anything about this jerk. WHY??"

Where in the hell is that asteroid?
2014-01-30 12:47:15 PM
2 votes:
Obama: "Costco pays their employees $11.50/hour"

Rebuttal:  "True, but Costco makes their employees work hard"
2014-01-30 12:45:29 PM
2 votes:

lennavan: Well son-of-a-biatch.  I was all for companies paying workers higher wages until I read an anonymous Costco worker explain that his job higher paying job was difficult.


Yeah, what is the world coming to if "hard-working Americans" have to work hard?
2014-01-30 12:42:49 PM
2 votes:
WTF did I just read?
2014-01-30 12:40:42 PM
2 votes:
...I love you.
2014-01-30 12:24:22 PM
2 votes:

OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.


I haven't commented on the story yet.

Yeah, that article was bad.  But the president is doing more to hurt his cause here.

First, he is showing that we don't need to raise the minimum wage to force companies to pay their workers more.  Here he shows CostCo willingly does pay their workers more without government intervention.  Kind of implodes the myth that big retailers don't care about their employees and will only pay them the bare minimum.  So it argues for not raising the minimum wage and let companies have the choice.

Second, Obama says $11.50 an hour still isn't enough.  Well, what is enough?  Where do you draw the line?  Is $12.50 enough?  Is $13.50 enough?  All of these numbers are very arbitrary.  Just like when this gov got involved in health care and thought they could do it smarter than the private sector and it blew up in their face, the same will happen here.  You can't just pick a number arbitrarily and expect everything to function smoothly.  Economies don't work like that.  Even at the current minimum wage figure, companies use illegals in a secondary black market to subvert those controls.  That problem will only get worse if the minimum wage is raised.
2014-01-30 11:43:17 AM
2 votes:
That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.
2014-01-30 05:10:57 PM
1 votes:
i got my law degree there. President Camacho rocks.
2014-01-30 02:55:22 PM
1 votes:

yakmans_dad: SlothB77: OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

I haven't commented on the story yet.

Yeah, that article was bad.  But the president is doing more to hurt his cause here.

First, he is showing that we don't need to raise the minimum wage to force companies to pay their workers more.  Here he shows CostCo willingly does pay their workers more without government intervention.  Kind of implodes the myth that big retailers don't care about their employees and will only pay them the bare minimum.  So it argues for not raising the minimum wage and let companies have the choice.

Second, Obama says $11.50 an hour still isn't enough.  Well, what is enough?  Where do you draw the line?  Is $12.50 enough?  Is $13.50 enough?  All of these numbers are very arbitrary.  Just like when this gov got involved in health care and thought they could do it smarter than the private sector and it blew up in their face, the same will happen here.  You can't just pick a number arbitrarily and expect everything to function smoothly.  Economies don't work like that.  Even at the current minimum wage figure, companies use illegals in a secondary black market to subvert those controls.  That problem will only get worse if the minimum wage is raised.


Sounds like you'd complain if Obama cured cancer.


Obama curing cancer would mean that the millions, if not billions, of dollars currently dedicated to cancer research had been for nothing. This would include money from government grants; this would be money that could have been better spent, such as on a new aircraft carrier or a tank, instead of dumped into research that Obama made entirely unnecessary and irrelevant.

Imagine if I bought a load of potatoes to make French fries, and you come home with a bag of French fries from McDonalds. Now what do I do with those potatoes? You just made my effort in obtaining them a waste, and now I am stuck with more than I can count.
2014-01-30 02:31:24 PM
1 votes:
See? Costco doesn't discriminate in hiring! They even have TeaTards like this asshat on the payroll!
2014-01-30 02:10:43 PM
1 votes:

mhix01: High turnover at Costco?  I've been shopping at the same Costco for over 13 years and I've seen the same employees there the whole time.  That's amazing to me.  There are new ones and some do go but a surprising large number of them are still there.  Enough so some even know who I am.


Those are different people. Costo got a machine that transforms new employees into one of 40 shopper-friendly skins.
2014-01-30 02:06:43 PM
1 votes:
So yeah, they pay well and have good benefits, but they make you actually work for it? Oh the huge manitee!

I suspect that if this is a real person, that upon seeing this article most people who work at that location roll their eyes and say, "I know who that is."
2014-01-30 02:03:59 PM
1 votes:
So basically the one person in the article they could find to complain is biatching that work is hard.
2014-01-30 01:55:05 PM
1 votes:
Was it this guy?

s3.amazonaws.com
2014-01-30 01:54:54 PM
1 votes:
Decisions, Decisions.

Do I believe "if you like your health plan you can keep it-period", "the most transparent administration in history" (despite stonewalling everything from Fast and furious to Food stamp data), "no lobbyist will be employed by my administration", shovel ready and green jobs President?

Or do I believe an anonymous source of information that contradicts the President's claims and by doing that makes the source racist?
2014-01-30 01:25:13 PM
1 votes:

MugzyBrown: dpzum1: Yea... and income tax in France is around 40% Sales tax, around 20%..Go on, have at it.

and 90% Debt to GDP


Yes, if there's one great indicator for a great country to live in, it's the Debt to GDP ratio.

Liberia, Cuba, North Korea, Algeria, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan ... all paradises with their insanely low debt to GDP ratios.
2014-01-30 01:18:11 PM
1 votes:

OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.


You must not have checked the Politics tab yet.
2014-01-30 01:12:25 PM
1 votes:
While the store pays $11.50, he complained that Costco works its employees too hard. He said that his store has a high turnover rate and is understaffed, leading to a heavier work load for those that still work there

"What Obama said was true but I have to work hard.  No amount of hard work is worth making $3.70 per hour more than most people with my entry level skills!"
2014-01-30 01:00:28 PM
1 votes:
KTAR is the right-wing derpy talk station in Phoenix. Based on what I've read on this forum, the article in questions is just as derpy as I anticipated.
2014-01-30 12:57:47 PM
1 votes:

Mell of a Hess: SlothB77: OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

I haven't commented on the story yet.

Yeah, that article was bad.  But the president is doing more to hurt his cause here.

First, he is showing that we don't need to raise the minimum wage to force companies to pay their workers more.  Here he shows CostCo willingly does pay their workers more without government intervention.  Kind of implodes the myth that big retailers don't care about their employees and will only pay them the bare minimum.  So it argues for not raising the minimum wage and let companies have the choice.

Second, Obama says $11.50 an hour still isn't enough.  Well, what is enough?  Where do you draw the line?  Is $12.50 enough?  Is $13.50 enough?  All of these numbers are very arbitrary.  Just like when this gov got involved in health care and thought they could do it smarter than the private sector and it blew up in their face, the same will happen here.  You can't just pick a number arbitrarily and expect everything to function smoothly.  Economies don't work like that.  Even at the current minimum wage figure, companies use illegals in a secondary black market to subvert those controls.  That problem will only get worse if the minimum wage is raised.

Let's make it $50/hour.  No matter that milk will be $25/gallon.


What kind of countrified rube drinks milk in this day and age?
2014-01-30 12:56:07 PM
1 votes:
poor snowflake thinks he/she is worked too hard... that is so cute.  Glad I got to read that today...
2014-01-30 12:55:43 PM
1 votes:

SlothB77: OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

I haven't commented on the story yet.

Yeah, that article was bad.  But the president is doing more to hurt his cause here.

First, he is showing that we don't need to raise the minimum wage to force companies to pay their workers more.  Here he shows CostCo willingly does pay their workers more without government intervention.  Kind of implodes the myth that big retailers don't care about their employees and will only pay them the bare minimum.  So it argues for not raising the minimum wage and let companies have the choice.

Second, Obama says $11.50 an hour still isn't enough.  Well, what is enough?  Where do you draw the line?  Is $12.50 enough?  Is $13.50 enough?  All of these numbers are very arbitrary.  Just like when this gov got involved in health care and thought they could do it smarter than the private sector and it blew up in their face, the same will happen here.  You can't just pick a number arbitrarily and expect everything to function smoothly.  Economies don't work like that.  Even at the current minimum wage figure, companies use illegals in a secondary black market to subvert those controls.  That problem will only get worse if the minimum wage is raised.


Let's make it $50/hour.  No matter that milk will be $25/gallon.
2014-01-30 12:55:24 PM
1 votes:

OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.


If you want dumb go over to the video tab and click the link about beer in a hot pan.
2014-01-30 12:54:38 PM
1 votes:
How this piece of shiat opinion piece ever got greenlit is beyond me. Not one of your better moments Fark.

/ holy shiat is Fark going downhill fast
2014-01-30 12:49:14 PM
1 votes:

trippdogg: hardinparamedic: Well.

There it is.

The stupidest farking thing I'll read all day.

Careful - some farkers might take that as a challenge.


Too late...Sloth raised the bar for stupid today
2014-01-30 12:48:55 PM
1 votes:

ndeans: That worker is most likely a millennial. They biatch and moan about having to get out of bed in the morning. I could feel some sympathy if he said he is having to work overtime with short pay, or say he actually wasn't getting the $11.50 an hour like they say he is. But he doesn't. Instead it is all "Blah, blah, blah. I have to actually do work and shiat. It's hard to have to earn my living and get paid for it."


And the chum goes into the water...
2014-01-30 12:47:40 PM
1 votes:
Costco serves a mid-to upper middle class customer base

Sams serves a low to low middle class customer base

That's why.

The question is if the president is stupid or disingenuous.  Probably the latter.
2014-01-30 12:47:13 PM
1 votes:
"While the store pays $11.50, he complained that Costco works its employees too hard. He said that his store has a high turnover rate and is understaffed, leading to a heavier work load for those that still work there. "

So they want hard workers and expect you to prove it?  Perhaps "earn" that 11.50?  This is certainly the worst thing in the history of things.
2014-01-30 12:45:13 PM
1 votes:
That worker is most likely a millennial. They biatch and moan about having to get out of bed in the morning. I could feel some sympathy if he said he is having to work overtime with short pay, or say he actually wasn't getting the $11.50 an hour like they say he is. But he doesn't. Instead it is all "Blah, blah, blah. I have to actually do work and shiat. It's hard to have to earn my living and get paid for it."
2014-01-30 12:44:51 PM
1 votes:
Er...what rebuttal?
2014-01-30 12:38:24 PM
1 votes:

OregonVet: That has to be the dumbest thing I read today.

2014-01-30 12:36:24 PM
1 votes:

SlothB77: First, he is showing that we don't need to raise the minimum wage to force companies to pay their workers more.


No, we do, since 99% of company owners would rather have their teeth removed with rusty pliers than give their workers a decent salary. The President was using Costco as a good example of how well and profitable a company can run when their workers are treated well to show the business world that it actually CAN be done. But they won't listen, because they'll just sit there in bed at night, thinking about all of that money they're pissing away by paying their workers more. "Who cares if my workers can afford to live moderately nicely now? I'm not as rich as my super rich neighbor, and that makes me sad!"
2014-01-30 12:31:00 PM
1 votes:
Well.

There it is.

The stupidest farking thing I'll read all day.
2014-01-30 12:24:42 PM
1 votes:

baka-san: Boo farking hoo, yeah, retail and warehouse work is hard.

Always get a MUCH better vibe in Costco than Sam's.


The Koi pond martini bar is what clinches it.
 
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