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2021-03-05 8:32:24 AM  
Rent goes up
car insurance goes up
 
2021-03-05 8:33:52 AM  
...and what will happen if the minimum wage doesn't go up to $15/hr?

vudukungfu: Rent goes up
car insurance goes up

 
2021-03-05 8:42:25 AM  
$15/hr isn't even on parity with inflation
 
2021-03-05 8:43:14 AM  
Dogs & cats living together!  Mass hysteria!
 
2021-03-05 8:44:47 AM  
FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.
 
2021-03-05 8:51:02 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.


We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)
 
2021-03-05 8:53:15 AM  

enry: AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.

We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)


To add to this: MW in MA is $13.50 and is on track to go to $15/hr.  I don't see a corresponding drop in employment.

/Still not enough to live on
 
2021-03-05 9:09:22 AM  
A reduction in number of citizens eligible for welfare payments.  Current min wage is below the poverty level.
 
2021-03-05 9:21:39 AM  
It's the first step on the road to mandatory gay marriage for everyone, a permanent ban on all entertainment content that portrays white people as anything other than villains, forced re-education camps for all conservatives, and taco trucks assigned by law to every street corner. Reading a Dr. Seuss book will earn a mandatory death sentence, no student will ever be allowed to earn less than an A- on any assignment, and all sporting events will require everyone involved to be declared the winner. Gender-based pronouns will be permanently outlawed; any action, word, or thought directed to a woman who has not requested it will be considered rape; and Anderson Cooper will be the only news personality on Earth allowed to broadcast. Triple masking will be required forever, even after the coronavirus has been defeated. Plain tofu will be the only permissible food source. That's the first 100 days after the implementation of a $15 per hour minimum wage. Maybe 150; it depends on how long it takes the United Nations to elect Joe Biden as God Emperor for Life.
 
2021-03-05 9:23:32 AM  

Pocket Ninja: It's the first step on the road to mandatory gay marriage for everyone, a permanent ban on all entertainment content that portrays white people as anything other than villains, forced re-education camps for all conservatives, and taco trucks assigned by law to every street corner. Reading a Dr. Seuss book will earn a mandatory death sentence, no student will ever be allowed to earn less than an A- on any assignment, and all sporting events will require everyone involved to be declared the winner. Gender-based pronouns will be permanently outlawed; any action, word, or thought directed to a woman who has not requested it will be considered rape; and Anderson Cooper will be the only news personality on Earth allowed to broadcast. Triple masking will be required forever, even after the coronavirus has been defeated. Plain tofu will be the only permissible food source. That's the first 100 days after the implementation of a $15 per hour minimum wage. Maybe 150; it depends on how long it takes the United Nations to elect Joe Biden as God Emperor for Life.


Yes, but how else are we going to fund the abortion megaplexes?
 
2021-03-05 9:38:53 AM  
Did you see Armageddon?  Like that but with not Bruce Willis heroics.
 
2021-03-05 9:44:04 AM  
Giant twinkie 35 feet long weighing 600 pounds?
 
2021-03-05 9:45:44 AM  

blastoh: Pocket Ninja: It's the first step on the road to mandatory gay marriage for everyone, a permanent ban on all entertainment content that portrays white people as anything other than villains, forced re-education camps for all conservatives, and taco trucks assigned by law to every street corner. Reading a Dr. Seuss book will earn a mandatory death sentence, no student will ever be allowed to earn less than an A- on any assignment, and all sporting events will require everyone involved to be declared the winner. Gender-based pronouns will be permanently outlawed; any action, word, or thought directed to a woman who has not requested it will be considered rape; and Anderson Cooper will be the only news personality on Earth allowed to broadcast. Triple masking will be required forever, even after the coronavirus has been defeated. Plain tofu will be the only permissible food source. That's the first 100 days after the implementation of a $15 per hour minimum wage. Maybe 150; it depends on how long it takes the United Nations to elect Joe Biden as God Emperor for Life.

Yes, but how else are we going to fund the abortion megaplexes?


Adenochrome, man.  Try to keep up.
 
2021-03-05 9:46:56 AM  
People would make a living wage and not have to rely on government assistance? The New ANP would rather pay them out of the government coffers than have business that employs them pay.
 
2021-03-05 9:48:31 AM  
I'm gonna go with locusts.
 
2021-03-05 9:51:40 AM  
"McD's workers in Denmark are paid $22/hr + 6 wks paid vacation. $15/hr is a deep compromise-a big one"

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2021-03-05 9:52:03 AM  
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/no. Not really
 
2021-03-05 10:01:45 AM  
Sam Walton's corpse family would make $100 less a year. Oh the horror.
 
2021-03-05 10:04:22 AM  
EVERYTHING WILL EXPLODE.
 
2021-03-05 10:08:46 AM  

soopey: Sam Walton's corpse family would make $100 less a year. Oh the horror.


The Walton family has been preparing for this. My local Wally World has more self check outs than cashiers (by a wide margin). They may have made their starting wage $10/hour but they are employing less people. Even McDonalds is has self serve kiosks so they don't have to employ as many cashiers.
 
2021-03-05 10:28:34 AM  
More self checkouts :(
 
2021-03-05 10:37:20 AM  

Yellow Beard: soopey: Sam Walton's corpse family would make $100 less a year. Oh the horror.

The Walton family has been preparing for this. My local Wally World has more self check outs than cashiers (by a wide margin). They may have made their starting wage $10/hour but they are employing less people. Even McDonalds is has self serve kiosks so they don't have to employ as many cashiers.


Those things are shrinkage magnets. A lot of stores end up taking them out as theft costs them more than having an employee ring people out.
 
2021-03-05 10:43:57 AM  

soopey: Yellow Beard: soopey: Sam Walton's corpse family would make $100 less a year. Oh the horror.

The Walton family has been preparing for this. My local Wally World has more self check outs than cashiers (by a wide margin). They may have made their starting wage $10/hour but they are employing less people. Even McDonalds is has self serve kiosks so they don't have to employ as many cashiers.

Those things are shrinkage magnets. A lot of stores end up taking them out as theft costs them more than having an employee ring people out.


Every store around me is adding more and more self check outs.
 
2021-03-05 10:44:39 AM  
Everything goes to shiat, because this is America, and no matter how much Americans puff out their chests and claim exceptionalism in the greatest country in the world, the country proves over and over again that it is weak, and can't accomplish the simplest common-sense things done by other countries every single day.
 
2021-03-05 10:55:39 AM  
I don't see them getting $15 through the Senate.  Blue states (and purple ones) should just push it through state houses (and tie it to inflation).  Hopefully critical mass will drag the red states over time, or the people might start making Rs produce sound policies when they see how much better the outcomes are in blue states.
 
2021-03-05 10:58:16 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.


The inverse of this is when a town heavily cuts taxes for businesses and assumes that means they'll hire more workers, instead of just pocketing the money.
 
2021-03-05 10:59:19 AM  

Jack Sabbath: Everything goes to shiat, because this is America, and no matter how much Americans puff out their chests and claim exceptionalism in the greatest country in the world, the country proves over and over again that it is weak, and can't accomplish the simplest common-sense things done by other countries every single day.


Spot-on.
 
2021-03-05 11:17:13 AM  
$15/hr minimum wage means people have more income to spend.  More income to spend means more business can be supported.  More business can be supported means more workers can be hired.

You want to really see job numbers skyrocket?  Add Medicare-for-all.  Remove health insurance from employment requirements and you'll give a huge incentive for people to go start their own small business', as well as free up a ton of money for companies to afford the $15/hr wage.
 
2021-03-05 11:32:24 AM  
If you're making $15.01/hr, nothing.
 
2021-03-05 11:32:44 AM  
People pay their bills.
 
2021-03-05 11:38:15 AM  

soopey: Yellow Beard: soopey: Sam Walton's corpse family would make $100 less a year. Oh the horror.

The Walton family has been preparing for this. My local Wally World has more self check outs than cashiers (by a wide margin). They may have made their starting wage $10/hour but they are employing less people. Even McDonalds is has self serve kiosks so they don't have to employ as many cashiers.

Those things are shrinkage magnets. A lot of stores end up taking them out as theft costs them more than having an employee ring people out.


I've wondered about the purpose of terms like "inventory shrinkage" verses "merchandise theft".

It's not really a pc  thing....is it just an "in the know" thing?
 
2021-03-05 11:40:19 AM  

Pocket Ninja: It's the first step on the road to mandatory gay marriage for everyone, a permanent ban on all entertainment content that portrays white people as anything other than villains, forced re-education camps for all conservatives, and taco trucks assigned by law to every street corner. Reading a Dr. Seuss book will earn a mandatory death sentence, no student will ever be allowed to earn less than an A- on any assignment, and all sporting events will require everyone involved to be declared the winner. Gender-based pronouns will be permanently outlawed; any action, word, or thought directed to a woman who has not requested it will be considered rape; and Anderson Cooper will be the only news personality on Earth allowed to broadcast. Triple masking will be required forever, even after the coronavirus has been defeated. Plain tofu will be the only permissible food source. That's the first 100 days after the implementation of a $15 per hour minimum wage. Maybe 150; it depends on how long it takes the United Nations to elect Joe Biden as God Emperor for Life.


Harrison Bergeron (PDF)
 
2021-03-05 11:42:56 AM  

Billy Liar: If you're making $15.01/hr, nothing.


Username checks out.
 
2021-03-05 11:47:13 AM  

Sasquach: soopey: Yellow Beard: soopey: Sam Walton's corpse family would make $100 less a year. Oh the horror.

The Walton family has been preparing for this. My local Wally World has more self check outs than cashiers (by a wide margin). They may have made their starting wage $10/hour but they are employing less people. Even McDonalds is has self serve kiosks so they don't have to employ as many cashiers.

Those things are shrinkage magnets. A lot of stores end up taking them out as theft costs them more than having an employee ring people out.

I've wondered about the purpose of terms like "inventory shrinkage" verses "merchandise theft".

It's not really a pc  thing....is it just an "in the know" thing?


Refers to more than just theft at a guess - just indicates that there is less inventory than is accounted for by sales.  Also

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2021-03-05 11:58:33 AM  

soopey: Those things are shrinkage magnets.


I was in the pool.
 
2021-03-05 12:14:40 PM  
Hell, the cost of a pizza has gone up about 8 bucks here over he last 2 years.  26 dollars for a pepperoni pie???
 
2021-03-05 12:22:10 PM  
The Republicans talk like this money is just going to disappear. No, it's rich bastards like you that send all your extra cash to the Cayman Islands. The poor people will SPEND that extra money in their community, which is good for all of us.
 
2021-03-05 12:27:31 PM  
The real reason a $15 minimum wage terrifies employers is that it gives many people in the $20/hr range (entry level for a lot of college degrees or retail managers) the option to tell their boss to eat a dick.
 
2021-03-05 12:40:21 PM  

enry: AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.

We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)


They haven't doubled it in one jump before.

My issue with it is all of the people currently making more than minimum wage, but in the $15/hour range. Suddenly, they're just making minimum wage. My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up, so these years getting up to that rate will be lost. I had this happen to me back when Minimum wage went to $4.25 an hour. I was already making that at the restaurant I was working at, and was suddenly just making minimum wage again. They eventually raised me, but that had to be phased in as well, it didn't happen overnight.

It will all eventually stabilize, but that's going to take time, especially with this big of a jump. At least they're phasing it in over a few years, that helps.
 
2021-03-05 12:42:20 PM  

Mikey1969: My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up


[citation needed]
 
2021-03-05 12:44:37 PM  
My issue with it is all of the people currently making more than minimum wage, but in the $15/hour range. Suddenly, they're just making minimum wage.

I'm guessing there are more folks in this range than folks making minimum. And, yep, it's already causing headaches at work, since understandably no one wants to be demoted to minimum wage.
 
2021-03-05 1:03:46 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: Mikey1969: My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up

[citation needed]


Why would they? Despite what Fark seems to think, corporations don't mint money in a back room somewhere. If the budget is for $15/hour, raising the minimum wage doesn't magically give them more money. In my example, which you ignored in your cherry picking, my wage eventually went up, but that wasn't doubling the minimum wage at the time, it was a 75 cent raise. And I still waited 6 months and had to remind my boss that she'd said that it would eventually go up.

But these companies don't just have money to adjust everyone. Hell, I make $30/hour. I am not going to see MY wage go up accordingly. I make roughly 4x the minimum wage, now I'll have that edge cut in half.

It's common sense, something lacking quite often in these discussions, overshadowed by passion.
 
2021-03-05 1:16:45 PM  

Mikey1969: They haven't doubled it in one jump before.

My issue with it is all of the people currently making more than minimum wage, but in the $15/hour range. Suddenly, they're just making minimum wage. My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up, so these years getting up to that rate will be lost. I had this happen to me back when Minimum wage went to $4.25 an hour. I was already making that at the restaurant I was working at, and was suddenly just making minimum wage again. They eventually raised me, but that had to be phased in as well, it didn't happen overnight.

It will all eventually stabilize, but that's going to take time, especially with this big of a jump. At least they're phasing it in over a few years, that helps.


If your stepsons are appropriately compensated for their labor currently, does other people making more money mean they cease being appropriately compensated?   If they aren't being compensated appropriately currently the issue isn't with minimum wage.  If your position is that they should be making more than people on minimum wage and won't be if it's raised, your issue is STILL not with the minimum wage.
 
2021-03-05 2:02:07 PM  

Mikey1969: enry: AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.

We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)

They haven't doubled it in one jump before.

My issue with it is all of the people currently making more than minimum wage, but in the $15/hour range. Suddenly, they're just making minimum wage. My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up, so these years getting up to that rate will be lost. I had this happen to me back when Minimum wage went to $4.25 an hour. I was already making that at the restaurant I was working at, and was suddenly just making minimum wage again. They eventually raised me, but that had to be phased in as well, it didn't happen overnight.

It will all eventually stabilize, but that's going to take time, especially with this big of a jump. At least they're phasing it in over a few years, that helps.


I don't think anyone is saying an immediate jump.  MA has been increasing every year for the past few years. And if your stepsons are working a harder job at $15/hr and they can make the same amount flipping burgers then maybe they should get the easier job.
 
2021-03-05 2:40:51 PM  

enry: Mikey1969: enry: AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.

We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)

They haven't doubled it in one jump before.

My issue with it is all of the people currently making more than minimum wage, but in the $15/hour range. Suddenly, they're just making minimum wage. My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up, so these years getting up to that rate will be lost. I had this happen to me back when Minimum wage went to $4.25 an hour. I was already making that at the restaurant I was working at, and was suddenly just making minimum wage again. They eventually raised me, but that had to be phased in as well, it didn't happen overnight.

It will all eventually stabilize, but that's going to take time, especially with this big of a jump. At least they're phasing it in over a few years, that helps.

I don't think anyone is saying an immediate jump.  MA has been increasing every year for the past few years. And if your stepsons are working a harder job at $15/hr and they can make the same amount flipping burgers then maybe they should get the easier job.


Speaking of flipping burgers, a coworker of mine worked at a Wendy's location years ago.  He made more than minimum wage by way of work ethic.  The manager saw that he was a good employee and rewarded him.  Then a minimum wage increase happened, and everyone automatically made the same rate he did.  He was not happy.
 
2021-03-05 3:53:49 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: enry: Mikey1969: enry: AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.

We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)

They haven't doubled it in one jump before.

My issue with it is all of the people currently making more than minimum wage, but in the $15/hour range. Suddenly, they're just making minimum wage. My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up, so these years getting up to that rate will be lost. I had this happen to me back when Minimum wage went to $4.25 an hour. I was already making that at the restaurant I was working at, and was suddenly just making minimum wage again. They eventually raised me, but that had to be phased in as well, it didn't happen overnight.

It will all eventually stabilize, but that's going to take time, especially with this big of a jump. At least they're phasing it in over a few years, that helps.

I don't think anyone is saying an immediate jump.  MA has been increasing every year for the past few years. And if your stepsons are working a harder job at $15/hr and they can make the same amount flipping burgers then maybe they should get the easier job.

Speaking of flipping burgers, a coworker of mine worked at a Wendy's location years ago.  He made more than minimum wage by way of work ethic.  The manager saw that he was a good employee and rewarded him.  Then a minimum wage increase happened, and everyone automatically made the same rate he did.  He was not happy.


Ah yes. "We can't raise the wages to something because what about the people making something+$1?"
 
2021-03-05 3:59:50 PM  

enry: We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)


There has never been a raise of minimum wage that directly affected more than a very small percentage of the population.  All the places that have already raised it to $15 were places that basically everyone already made at least that much.

There are places where median income is currently below $30k.  Those places are going to get devastated.  Like, more than they are already.

Although some people here obviously see that as a good thing.
 
2021-03-05 4:25:37 PM  

enry: Dr Jack Badofsky: enry: Mikey1969: enry: AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.

We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)

They haven't doubled it in one jump before.

My issue with it is all of the people currently making more than minimum wage, but in the $15/hour range. Suddenly, they're just making minimum wage. My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up, so these years getting up to that rate will be lost. I had this happen to me back when Minimum wage went to $4.25 an hour. I was already making that at the restaurant I was working at, and was suddenly just making minimum wage again. They eventually raised me, but that had to be phased in as well, it didn't happen overnight.

It will all eventually stabilize, but that's going to take time, especially with this big of a jump. At least they're phasing it in over a few years, that helps.

I don't think anyone is saying an immediate jump.  MA has been increasing every year for the past few years. And if your stepsons are working a harder job at $15/hr and they can make the same amount flipping burgers then maybe they should get the easier job.

Speaking of flipping burgers, a coworker of mine worked at a Wendy's location years ago.  He made more than minimum wage by way of work ethic.  The manager saw that he was a good employee and rewarded him.  Then a minimum wage increase happened, and everyone automatically made the same rate he did.  He was not happy.

Ah yes. "We can't raise the wages to something because what about the people making something+$1?"


Yeah, wage compression sucks. But it's been a part of life since forever, hasn't it?
 
2021-03-05 5:55:39 PM  

VogonPoet: enry: Dr Jack Badofsky: enry: Mikey1969: enry: AdmirableSnackbar: FTFA: Here's the trade-off, the CBO projects at least 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs as a result and would likely not be hired again.

That's the fearmongering way of saying 1.4 million Americans would work 1 job (or 2, perhaps) instead of 2 or 3 just to get by. That's not 1.4 million Americans losing their jobs, that's streamlining employment and making sure people aren't working themselves to death with nothing to show for it.

We've increased MW multiple times in the past and AFAIK there hasn't been a corresponding drop in employment as a result (maybe other reasons but not because MW increased)

They haven't doubled it in one jump before.

My issue with it is all of the people currently making more than minimum wage, but in the $15/hour range. Suddenly, they're just making minimum wage. My stepsons both have jobs where they make $15/hour. Those wages won't go up, so these years getting up to that rate will be lost. I had this happen to me back when Minimum wage went to $4.25 an hour. I was already making that at the restaurant I was working at, and was suddenly just making minimum wage again. They eventually raised me, but that had to be phased in as well, it didn't happen overnight.

It will all eventually stabilize, but that's going to take time, especially with this big of a jump. At least they're phasing it in over a few years, that helps.

I don't think anyone is saying an immediate jump.  MA has been increasing every year for the past few years. And if your stepsons are working a harder job at $15/hr and they can make the same amount flipping burgers then maybe they should get the easier job.

Speaking of flipping burgers, a coworker of mine worked at a Wendy's location years ago.  He made more than minimum wage by way of work ethic.  The manager saw that he was a good employee and rewarded him.  Then a minimum wage increase happened, and everyone automatically made the same rate he did.  He was not happy.

Ah yes. "We can't raise the wages to something because what about the people making something+$1?"

Yeah, wage compression sucks. But it's been a part of life since forever, hasn't it?


Look up Dan price, hell tell you what happens
 
2021-03-05 8:09:40 PM  

Yellow Beard: soopey: Sam Walton's corpse family would make $100 less a year. Oh the horror.

The Walton family has been preparing for this. My local Wally World has more self check outs than cashiers (by a wide margin). They may have made their starting wage $10/hour but they are employing less people. Even McDonalds is has self serve kiosks so they don't have to employ as many cashiers.



I don't like this trend.

We need cashiers so I don't have to write down the names of 10 different but similar-looking vegetables I pick up every time I shop.  I prefer that to be the cashier's problem, not my problem.
 
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