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(NYPost)   Or employers can offer a wage that would make people want to work for them but that's just crazy talk   (nypost.com) divider line
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1117 clicks; posted to Business » on 15 Apr 2021 at 5:10 PM (3 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-15 4:09:44 PM  
"The gubmimt is paying people to sit on their ass so nobody will work for me!"

Or, maybe, they are accepting better offers from other places because it's a "buyer's" market.

If you think someone is turning down your $55k job so they can get $1200 a month, you're too stupid to have your own job.
 
2021-04-15 4:10:04 PM  
They still don't farking get it.

These "generous" benefits are designed to keep people from losing everything. They amount to what it actually costs to exist in this country.
 
2021-04-15 5:12:25 PM  
Who wants to work in a bootstrap factory?
 
2021-04-15 5:24:14 PM  
Plantation Owner: What do you mean I can't own people anymore? Where am I gonna get the manpower to harvest all my crops and make my money?
 
2021-04-15 5:28:52 PM  
This is where you see where the media stands.
They are putting out multiple stories about these poor businessmen who can't find workers because of entitlements.
Where are the minimum wage stories and free markets when it comes to labor?
 
2021-04-15 5:31:02 PM  
These god damn McMansion motherfarking leeches.
 
2021-04-15 5:32:23 PM  
The New York Post is utter garbage.
 
2021-04-15 5:35:54 PM  
If a market only supports a specific salary, people should look to other markets if they want higher pay.
 
2021-04-15 5:36:49 PM  
With these articles, it's never about how employers have the power to fundamentally change things yet don't because shareholders and job creators need to have their dicks sucked and such. It's always about how lousy and entitled workers are.
 
2021-04-15 5:48:32 PM  
Just for fun, go look at job postings on LinkedIn or Indeed, read the job descriptions, and check out the salary range if they even bother to post it. It's like the old joke, "We're looking for a junior level person with senior level experience for the salary of an intern."

CSB: Last time I turned down an offer it was because the salary was a third of what I'm worth, a farking third, and they were confounded as to why I turned them down. I had experience with everything they were looking for, even solved a real world problem they had during the interview, but they said I didn't have *enough* experience to warrant a higher salary.
 
2021-04-15 6:18:10 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Just for fun, go look at job postings on LinkedIn or Indeed, read the job descriptions, and check out the salary range if they even bother to post it. It's like the old joke, "We're looking for a junior level person with senior level experience for the salary of an intern."

CSB: Last time I turned down an offer it was because the salary was a third of what I'm worth, a farking third, and they were confounded as to why I turned them down. I had experience with everything they were looking for, even solved a real world problem they had during the interview, but they said I didn't have *enough* experience to warrant a higher salary.


Then let's stop protecting these "businessmen."
Who's the company?
 
2021-04-15 6:43:27 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: If a market only supports a specific salary, people should look to other markets if they want higher pay.


They are - that's what the rent seeking capitalist pigs are whining their rich asses off about.
 
2021-04-15 7:06:53 PM  
If the potential applicants can make as much money on unemployment, maybe try offering some sort of benefits package.  PTO, bonuses, etc.
 
2021-04-15 7:09:23 PM  

Fabric_Man: Unscratchable_Itch: Just for fun, go look at job postings on LinkedIn or Indeed, read the job descriptions, and check out the salary range if they even bother to post it. It's like the old joke, "We're looking for a junior level person with senior level experience for the salary of an intern."

CSB: Last time I turned down an offer it was because the salary was a third of what I'm worth, a farking third, and they were confounded as to why I turned them down. I had experience with everything they were looking for, even solved a real world problem they had during the interview, but they said I didn't have *enough* experience to warrant a higher salary.

Then let's stop protecting these "businessmen."
Who's the company?


Ugh. I forget the name of the company, it was almost a year ago so I'd have to dig into my calendar. They are a SaaS company for the mortgage industry, located in Denver. Of course, they are not the only company that's given me a similar song and dance.
 
2021-04-15 7:29:06 PM  
Missing from the equation: not wanting to get covid
 
2021-04-15 7:34:17 PM  
I started every comment in this thread so far. That's a first.
 
2021-04-15 7:34:49 PM  
I stupided smartest.

/dumbass
 
2021-04-15 7:46:04 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Plantation Owner: What do you mean I can't own people anymore? Where am I gonna get the manpower to harvest all my crops and make my money?


Capitalist stock owners prefer to live off other peoples labor.
 
2021-04-15 7:47:36 PM  

sinner4ever: This is where you see where the media stands.
They are putting out multiple stories about these poor businessmen who can't find workers because of entitlements.
Where are the minimum wage stories and free markets when it comes to labor?


Big business owned news networks are not interested in labor, only the fruits of labor.
 
2021-04-15 7:49:05 PM  

guilt by association: With these articles, it's never about how employers have the power to fundamentally change things yet don't because shareholders and job creators need to have their dicks sucked and such. It's always about how lousy and entitled workers are.


Well

Owning stocks and living off other peoples labor is stressfull.
 
2021-04-15 7:50:36 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Just for fun, go look at job postings on LinkedIn or Indeed, read the job descriptions, and check out the salary range if they even bother to post it. It's like the old joke, "We're looking for a junior level person with senior level experience for the salary of an intern."

CSB: Last time I turned down an offer it was because the salary was a third of what I'm worth, a farking third, and they were confounded as to why I turned them down. I had experience with everything they were looking for, even solved a real world problem they had during the interview, but they said I didn't have *enough* experience to warrant a higher salary.


Thats what their lazy stock owners wanted them to say.
 
2021-04-15 7:51:06 PM  

Fabric_Man: Unscratchable_Itch: Just for fun, go look at job postings on LinkedIn or Indeed, read the job descriptions, and check out the salary range if they even bother to post it. It's like the old joke, "We're looking for a junior level person with senior level experience for the salary of an intern."

CSB: Last time I turned down an offer it was because the salary was a third of what I'm worth, a farking third, and they were confounded as to why I turned them down. I had experience with everything they were looking for, even solved a real world problem they had during the interview, but they said I didn't have *enough* experience to warrant a higher salary.

Then let's stop protecting these "businessmen."
Who's the company?


Companies....
 
2021-04-15 7:52:42 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: Fabric_Man: Unscratchable_Itch: Just for fun, go look at job postings on LinkedIn or Indeed, read the job descriptions, and check out the salary range if they even bother to post it. It's like the old joke, "We're looking for a junior level person with senior level experience for the salary of an intern."

CSB: Last time I turned down an offer it was because the salary was a third of what I'm worth, a farking third, and they were confounded as to why I turned them down. I had experience with everything they were looking for, even solved a real world problem they had during the interview, but they said I didn't have *enough* experience to warrant a higher salary.

Then let's stop protecting these "businessmen."
Who's the company?

Ugh. I forget the name of the company, it was almost a year ago so I'd have to dig into my calendar. They are a SaaS company for the mortgage industry, located in Denver. Of course, they are not the only company that's given me a similar song and dance.


Most companies in murca sing the same tune.
And their stock owners are doing the conducting
 
2021-04-15 8:23:52 PM  
I had this conversation with my boss the other day when my third pharmacy tech this year gave their notice because they are going to another outfit paying +$16/hr while we're still paying $11.60 to start. "Yes but our benefits are worth $2/hr." First, benefits don't pay the bills. Second, do you think these other places operate in a farking vacuum and offer ZERO benefits? No, you just have shareholders who demand a god damn 9% increase year over year so our solution is to cut labor hours and keep pay artificially low while rewarding the people at the top with more stock. I cannot wait to be out of this place in a few weeks in my current job prospect holds out.
 
2021-04-15 8:32:35 PM  
Yeah, yeah. Raise the wages and prices go up. Then you are right back where you started. You like that $15 Big Mac?

/people actually believe this
 
2021-04-15 8:40:22 PM  
I'm beginning to think that the laws of supply and demand apply to labor. Someone should write a paper on this new and totally unheard of phenomena as it appears to be a novel application of economic principles.
 
2021-04-16 12:22:06 AM  
$47k is ~$23/hr. Given calculations from when minimum wage was first introduced, $23 would be the current equivalent.

Why would someone be "happy" to make what should be minimum wage when they know they are worth more?
 
2021-04-16 2:43:00 AM  
Hint to businesses: "competitive salary" means everyone else is paying the same as you are. That's not the way to attract good people.
 
2021-04-16 3:13:06 AM  
Heh, I've got 19 job openings right now.  My problem is that my new boss created 22 more positions for me to fill this year... on 3rd shift in a small town during a pandemic in a factory that has openings on day shift.  I asked him if I could buy drugs from him.
 
2021-04-16 5:42:48 AM  
I'd also bet a hefty chunk of change the job was advertised at 40k-60k.
 
2021-04-16 7:55:36 AM  

flagnut: I'd also bet a hefty chunk of change the job was advertised at 40k-60k.


It's in the fark article, and it mentions a negotiation around $50k

It's also in Albany NY, not Manhattan
 
2021-04-16 10:28:17 AM  

GRCooper: If you think someone is turning down your $55k job so they can get $1200 a month, you're too stupid to have your own job.


"In New York City, where the minimum wage is $15 an hour, residents can now earn up to $804 a week on unemployment, or the equivalent of $20 an hour for a 40-hour work week. That's because the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation offers $300 a week on top of the state's maximum weekly benefit of $504."

That's $3216 a month, $38,592 a month to sit on your ass and not pay for commuting, parking, work clothing, meals and the other sundries of work life, easily making up the $300 a week difference in a city.

Maybe subby is too deficient in math to have a job?
 
2021-04-16 12:22:22 PM  
Yes, lowball me before we get through the first interview. Then roll up your sleeves. Because youre doing that shiat yourself. 

Schrodinger's new hire, simultaneously not experienced enough for the top tier offer and overqualified for the job.
 
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