President Obama Raising Minimum Wage

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SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#1 Mar 27, 2013
Good news coming for those that corporate America endulges in slave labor with.

Corporate profits are higher than since the 1950's as a percentage of national income, while simultaneously employees are at near their lowest.

When an employee earns more money, adjusted for inflation, they have greater purchasing power. You can't build an economy on a spiraling wage.

Costco has stated it pays it's employees a starting wage of $41.50/hr. and still manages to hold costs down.
ha ha ha

United States

#2 Mar 27, 2013
No link so just another libtard lie.Chitup don't you ever get tired of eating obama chit every day?
hehe

Somerset, KY

#3 Mar 27, 2013
ha ha ha wrote:
No link so just another libtard lie.Chitup don't you ever get tired of eating obama chit every day?
Nothing intelligent to say, so just another repubaturd TROLL.

hehe
Notso Costco

Williamsburg, KY

#4 Mar 27, 2013
Costco employees have an hourly starting wage of $11.50 with employees earning $22.37 an hour on average after they have been with the company three years. Ninety percent of employees are benefits eligible.

The company reports it has a 6 percent employee turnover after one year and provides promotion opportunities.
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#5 Mar 27, 2013
Notso Costco wrote:
Costco employees have an hourly starting wage of $11.50 with employees earning $22.37 an hour on average after they have been with the company three years. Ninety percent of employees are benefits eligible.
The company reports it has a 6 percent employee turnover after one year and provides promotion opportunities.
Yes and that's precisely what I read. If some of these posters on here ever read anything outside Topix or Fox News outlets, they might learn something. Costco, from what I've read in the past, seems to be an excellent company to work for and one that appreciates their employees. A philosophy the prior CEO had was, treat your employees good, they'll be good to the customers and customers = referrals. THAT, my friend, is a wonderful and powerful business philosophy. When an employee works for a company that treats them like $6/hr. is an honor bestowed by the employer, that employee is going to despise the company they work for and spread the word...not good for business. Employees are often the base...the front line if you will, of and for a business. They can sometimes make or break you.

Bottom line is, corporate profits keep surging while wages remain degenerating. Again, I don't puke when a billionaire might have to do without one bottle of wine per week.
sumting

Tempe, AZ

#6 Mar 27, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
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Yes and that's precisely what I read. If some of these posters on here ever read anything outside Topix or Fox News outlets, they might learn something. Costco, from what I've read in the past, seems to be an excellent company to work for and one that appreciates their employees. A philosophy the prior CEO had was, treat your employees good, they'll be good to the customers and customers = referrals. THAT, my friend, is a wonderful and powerful business philosophy. When an employee works for a company that treats them like $6/hr. is an honor bestowed by the employer, that employee is going to despise the company they work for and spread the word...not good for business. Employees are often the base...the front line if you will, of and for a business. They can sometimes make or break you.
Bottom line is, corporate profits keep surging while wages remain degenerating. Again, I don't puke when a billionaire might have to do without one bottle of wine per week.
you stated on the bottom line of your first comment that they said they paid 41.50 per hr.
SNAFU_211

London, KY

#7 Mar 28, 2013
It's good to hear that a company is treating their workers well. I have to agree with our friend from Illinois, that happy workers tend to help refer more business. Also, in a free market, one company offering higher wages forces other companies to raise their wages to compete with good workers. That's what's great about the market, it generally adjusts itself given time.

If it's true, glad to hear some good news for a change.

vive in libertate aut morere
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#8 Mar 28, 2013
sumting wrote:
<quoted text>you stated on the bottom line of your first comment that they said they paid 41.50 per hr.
You are correct. I did make that typo error. I apologize. I meant $11.50 just as the other poster indicated.
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#9 Mar 28, 2013
SNAFU_211 wrote:
It's good to hear that a company is treating their workers well. I have to agree with our friend from Illinois, that happy workers tend to help refer more business. Also, in a free market, one company offering higher wages forces other companies to raise their wages to compete with good workers. That's what's great about the market, it generally adjusts itself given time.
If it's true, glad to hear some good news for a change.
vive in libertate aut morere
"Live free or die".

Happy workers are a driving force behind a company's success. Japan believes that way as well. Disgrundled workers can make or break a company.

Your statement also that company's paying workers a higher wage influences other companies. This is how I feel about the case with the Union. Regardless of it's management unrests, it's all America has left protecting the worker overall and wages they demand forces other companies inadvertently to maintain a decent wage, make their workers happy, to keep the Union out. This is why the Republican and conservative party wants to abolish the Union. To them, it has far less to do with the Union's management than it does them wanting to control labor in this country after which they would drive wages into the ground. They've attempted to do that by outsourcing, thinking American workers would succumb to a parallel wages to keep them him. I say, to Hell with them.

I also believe this country needs to stop the monopolies that go on...the mergers, etc. This is dangerous. Monopolies = dictatorship. They act as though they aren't making any money (according to the Right Wing), so how is it you reckon one laps up the other? Oh my goodness, they have to cut payroll so they can buy up another company and another and another until they are bigger than the federal government. If it weren't for anti-trust laws, it would be worse.

...and thank you for calling me a friend from Illinois. I was thinking I was a piece of fried chicken in the middle of a Sunday go-to-meeting, dinner on ground barbecue! lol
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#10 Mar 28, 2013
P.S. And yes , Obama is working on getting the minimum wage raised to $9/Hr. Now isn't that pitiful? Why should a hard working employee who dedicates his or herself to a company have to beg for $9/Hr. You can't even pay a mortgage even on that. It's a shame in this country when workers have to slave to just bearly make ends meet while the executives use their weekly wages for pocket change to tip their waitresses.
Wow

Dallas, TX

#11 Mar 29, 2013
"President Obama Raising Minimum Wage"

He'll schit too!

I can see him pretending to do it and changing his mind and then blaming bush because it did not happen.

He aint nothing but hot air. obamalies.net
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#12 Mar 29, 2013
Wow wrote:
"President Obama Raising Minimum Wage"
He'll schit too!
I can see him pretending to do it and changing his mind and then blaming bush because it did not happen.
He aint nothing but hot air. obamalies.net
If he's inhaling and exhaling, he's doing something wrong according to his opponents. Isn't that typical? No, he isn't changing his mind, but I will assume your team will try to defy him in every way possible in the process since your team are the ones against minimum wage at all. But here's the deal. Obama has cut through your ice before and...he'll do it again. You see, he has such a way of forcing your team to pass mostly everything he wants. For example, your Chief Justice passed our Healthcare Reform! I guess that makes you....stupid? Or weak? It's difficult to figure out which.

Bush is blamed for everything Bush is to be blamed for. That's precisely why your man has been in exile practically ever since he left office. He's ashamed to show his own face, and your team is ashamed to be seen with him. Your team was so ashamed, they wouldn't even allow him on the campaign assistance circuit. Don't even go there. We don't have to continue to blame Bush. History will tell that tale. Your grandchildren will be reading about his failures on their Nooks !
fairness

Winchester, KY

#13 Mar 29, 2013
It's only fair that our dear leader set a wage that every company will pay and every employee receive the same wage with no exceptions. That's equality. Where's that executive order dear leader?
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#14 Mar 29, 2013
fairness wrote:
It's only fair that our dear leader set a wage that every company will pay and every employee receive the same wage with no exceptions. That's equality. Where's that executive order dear leader?
I'll be happy to answer that question for those of you that feel a working person desserves to be paid slave wages. He WILL use that Executive order should it deem necessary and has already advised your little ducklings that in fact, he would. We must first give your little ducklings an opportunity to join the working people of America and say yes to them being paid a reasonable wage, given the fact there has been NO real wage increase since the 1970's. You do know what REAL means...don't you? Sit back. Don't get impatient. We've got a Leader now.
Reason

Middlesboro, KY

#15 Mar 30, 2013
Minimum wage is a scam, it eliminates marketplace competition and the employees suffer because there is no incentive for employers to pay them any more when there is an agreed upon minimum rate. If the minimum wage didn't exist employers would actually have to compete to attract employees.
Of course these are kinda desperate times and they already have us over a barrel, so whatever.
fairness

Winchester, KY

#16 Mar 30, 2013
SpeakUp wrote:
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I'll be happy to answer that question for those of you that feel a working person desserves to be paid slave wages. He WILL use that Executive order should it deem necessary and has already advised your little ducklings that in fact, he would. We must first give your little ducklings an opportunity to join the working people of America and say yes to them being paid a reasonable wage, given the fact there has been NO real wage increase since the 1970's. You do know what REAL means...don't you? Sit back. Don't get impatient. We've got a Leader now.
I thought you and Bama wanted everyone to have a "fair shake". What part of everyone in the country getting the same pay would be unfair?
whut

Montréal, Canada

#17 Mar 30, 2013
fairness wrote:
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I thought you and Bama wanted everyone to have a "fair shake". What part of everyone in the country getting the same pay would be unfair?
so what you want to do is hire some idiot off the street to drop things and to destroy things and to draw the same pay?
this is lunicy.
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#18 Mar 31, 2013
fairness wrote:
It's only fair that our dear leader set a wage that every company will pay and every employee receive the same wage with no exceptions. That's equality. Where's that executive order dear leader?
Minimum wage doesn't = all employees earning the same pay. You can pay them $12/hr. despite the upcoming $9 minimum if you so choose. That....would be a good thing.
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#19 Mar 31, 2013
whut wrote:
<quoted text>so what you want to do is hire some idiot off the street to drop things and to destroy things and to draw the same pay?
this is lunicy.
I do believe it's left up to the employer WHO they hire. Obama isn't telling you WHO to hire. So if you choose to hire some idiot off the street to drop things, that would be YOUR choice. What he is saying is, AFTER you've chosen WHOM you've chosen to hire, then $9 will be the minimum wage. Look at it this way. If the employer feels someone is qualified to hire, then they should be qualified to earn the lousy $9/hr. Some of you poor "lost in space" people defend those who are against you the most. Here's an example of that.

I was talking to someone yesterday about Healthcare Reform and explained that person's potential penalty. They were abit upset about it. I said "do you have a health insurance plan". The answer was no. This person said "I was talking to an insurance man who told me we'd be paying for everyone else's heart attacks". I said "didn't you just tell me you didnt have insurance"? He said "yes". I said "well, sir, it's like this. That insurance man was talking about YOU". I said "did you tell that insurance man you didn't have health insurance yourself"? So I said "now you are defending what is against you". I said "I guess there'll be no more going to the ER for free, so are you more concerned about not being able to get it FREE, or, Healthcare Reform itself"? He was speechless. I said "so, the next time that insurance man says that to you, make sure you let him know you don't have healthcare and he's talking about you"!
SpeakUp

Harwood Heights, IL

#21 Mar 31, 2013
Reason wrote:
Minimum wage is a scam, it eliminates marketplace competition and the employees suffer because there is no incentive for employers to pay them any more when there is an agreed upon minimum rate. If the minimum wage didn't exist employers would actually have to compete to attract employees.
Of course these are kinda desperate times and they already have us over a barrel, so whatever.
There's plenty of room for incentive....work toward $10/hr.! And no, marketplace competition doesn't suffer. Corporate America is slaving people as we speak and it hasn't created any better marketplace nor reduction in prices nor job creation....has it? There's little desperate times for big Corporate America. They just make you think that. After your last reduction in pay, if you work for a Fortune 500 company, check their quarterly reports and you'll see how much profit they made. As for me, I get tired of them complaining about a minimum wage, then read they've earned their biggest profits in history. Get a wakekup call and stop letting businesses feed you a line.

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