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Houston, TX

#1 Sep 16, 2013
It's a tragedy here in Paris TX that fast food restaurants are determined to keep it's employees we'll below the poverty line then the state and national average.places like taco casa, burger king, churches, kfc, rusty taco just to name a few have conspired to institute wage plans based on unequal work schedules and short hours. While the average worker may see a six or seven day work schedule they are subject to 3 to 5 hrs each day without qualifying for full time benefits. In Odessa TX workers make at least 12.50 to 14. Dollars an hrs. City officials should investigate businesses in Paris TX for defrauding the Gvt.
hmm

Rockwall, TX

#2 Sep 16, 2013
fast food places wrote:
It's a tragedy here in Paris TX that fast food restaurants are determined to keep it's employees we'll below the poverty line then the state and national average.places like taco casa, burger king, churches, kfc, rusty taco just to name a few have conspired to institute wage plans based on unequal work schedules and short hours. While the average worker may see a six or seven day work schedule they are subject to 3 to 5 hrs each day without qualifying for full time benefits. In Odessa TX workers make at least 12.50 to 14. Dollars an hrs. City officials should investigate businesses in Paris TX for defrauding the Gvt.
Let's move to Odessa!
Get a JOB

Paris, TX

#3 Sep 16, 2013
If people want a better paying job, then they should get educated and find a better job! No reason to pay a burger flipper that stands there and moves like a turtle more money for easy work....done horribly at that!
Texas born

Texarkana, AR

#4 Sep 17, 2013
Obamacare is keeping employers from hiring people at a full time status. Government has done it to their own employees. Lay you off.....hire you back on at same job.....but no benefits and you lose all your step raises you acquired over the years. Hello affordable healthcare.

Since: Jul 10

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#5 Sep 17, 2013
fast food places wrote:
It's a tragedy here in Paris TX that fast food restaurants are determined to keep it's employees we'll below the poverty line then the state and national average.places like taco casa, burger king, churches, kfc, rusty taco just to name a few have conspired to institute wage plans based on unequal work schedules and short hours. While the average worker may see a six or seven day work schedule they are subject to 3 to 5 hrs each day without qualifying for full time benefits. In Odessa TX workers make at least 12.50 to 14. Dollars an hrs. City officials should investigate businesses in Paris TX for defrauding the Gvt.
You live in a Right-to-Work (for less) state. The only ones who benefit from Right-to-Work (for less) legislation is the company, not the employees.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#6 Sep 17, 2013
Texas born wrote:
Obamacare is keeping employers from hiring people at a full time status. Government has done it to their own employees. Lay you off.....hire you back on at same job.....but no benefits and you lose all your step raises you acquired over the years. Hello affordable healthcare.
Myth. The only thing keeping employers from hiring is cheap ass employers. Huge profit is no longer sufficient, ungodly profit is now the norm. if McDonald's doubled employee pay, the cost of Big Macs would go up just 68 cents
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/mcd...

Now that is DOUBLING their pay which would cost much more than providing insurance.
Sunrise

United States

#7 Sep 17, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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You live in a Right-to-Work (for less) state. The only ones who benefit from Right-to-Work (for less) legislation is the company, not the employees.
You say this like companies start a business just so they can provide a living wage to people that will work for them. But that is just how liberals think. Go back an read post #1. Don't you wonder why this person doesn't move to Odessa or Dallas instead of demanding the government do something about the low wages he/she makes?
anon

United States

#8 Sep 17, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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Myth. The only thing keeping employers from hiring is cheap ass employers. Huge profit is no longer sufficient, ungodly profit is now the norm. if McDonald's doubled employee pay, the cost of Big Macs would go up just 68 cents
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/mcd...
Now that is DOUBLING their pay which would cost much more than providing insurance.
Out of touch with reality again, Barry? Have another drink.
anon

United States

#9 Sep 17, 2013
fast food places wrote:
It's a tragedy here in Paris TX that fast food restaurants are determined to keep it's employees we'll below the poverty line then the state and national average.places like taco casa, burger king, churches, kfc, rusty taco just to name a few have conspired to institute wage plans based on unequal work schedules and short hours. While the average worker may see a six or seven day work schedule they are subject to 3 to 5 hrs each day without qualifying for full time benefits. In Odessa TX workers make at least 12.50 to 14. Dollars an hrs. City officials should investigate businesses in Paris TX for defrauding the Gvt.
It's called supply and demand. The oilfields in Odessa are employing lots of people. Fast food workers are hard to find there. Problem with moving to Odessa is that it's hard to find a place to live at a reasonable cost. What's the govt. fraud?. Stop whining and get educated if you want a better job.
OldWhitey

Paris, TX

#10 Sep 17, 2013
fast food places wrote:
It's a tragedy here in Paris TX that fast food restaurants are determined to keep it's employees we'll below the poverty line then the state and national average.places like taco casa, burger king, churches, kfc, rusty taco just to name a few have conspired to institute wage plans based on unequal work schedules and short hours. While the average worker may see a six or seven day work schedule they are subject to 3 to 5 hrs each day without qualifying for full time benefits. In Odessa TX workers make at least 12.50 to 14. Dollars an hrs. City officials should investigate businesses in Paris TX for defrauding the Gvt.
Your first mistake was thinking Odessa paid above the poverty level.$12.50 @ 30 hrs=$19,500. This is below the 2012 federal poverty level. Your second mistake is thinking the poverty level means anything. It is set by the federal government based on what society thinks people should make and what possessions they should have. Raise the wage and it becomes harder to afford necessities like food, clothing, phone, cable, etc. The poverty level rises as wages rise. You also fail to consider raising someone $5-$6 would actually cause a loss of spendable income when you consider loss of government money. Earned income credit is lowered, taxes are higher, education grants lost, subsidized housing and utilities gone, and less subsidized health care under Obamacare.
cash

Clarksville, TX

#11 Sep 17, 2013
lets pay everybody the same

Since: Jul 10

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#12 Sep 17, 2013
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>You say this like companies start a business just so they can provide a living wage to people that will work for them. But that is just how liberals think. Go back an read post #1. Don't you wonder why this person doesn't move to Odessa or Dallas instead of demanding the government do something about the low wages he/she makes?
Let's turn the tables, do you think it is appropriate for companies to start a business that pays wages that are below the poverty level?

Yes, I think a living wage should be a requirement if you work for a company. I will wholeheartedly agree there should be exceptions for student employment and temp/summer help.

I don't find it surprising that you would oppose living wages, just another typical right winger..."I got mine screw everyone else" mentality.

Since: Jul 10

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#13 Sep 17, 2013
anon AND lol AND hiccup AND lolol AND what wrote:
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Out of touch with reality again, Barry? Have another drink.
Not barry my misguided little troll....no matter how many times your dumb ass makes that claim it doesn't magically make it true.

Do you have anything of substance to bring to this discussion or is trolling from your mommy's basement the extent of your posts these days?

LMAO
Anonymous

Arlington, TX

#14 Sep 17, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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You live in a Right-to-Work (for less) state. The only ones who benefit from Right-to-Work (for less) legislation is the company, not the employees.
Your source? Your proof? LMBO
Sunrise

United States

#15 Sep 17, 2013
ActuaIIy wrote:
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Let's turn the tables, do you think it is appropriate for companies to start a business that pays wages that are below the poverty level?
Yes.
ActuaIIy wrote:
Yes, I think a living wage should be a requirement if you work for a company. I will wholeheartedly agree there should be exceptions for student employment and temp/summer help.
The jobs being discussed (McDonald's) are entry level jobs. They are good for high school students to learn how to be responsible and follow orders. The high schoolers should learn, continue to get an education and move up the ladder of success. A highschooler would have a hard time hopping on the ladder about four rungs up from the bottom and into one of those living-wage jobs. Your suggestion takes away the incentive to get educated.
ActuaIIy wrote:
I don't find it surprising that you would oppose living wages, just another typical right winger..."I got mine screw everyone else" mentality.
I don't oppose living wages at all. I do oppose the government requiring a company to pay a certain salary to a person that failed to get educated and learn responsibility and now they find themselves among the poor all because of their own failure, laziness and mismanagement. This is unfair to those who have pursued a better life. It takes away the incentive for people to make a better life for themselves.
fast food places

Fairfield, CA

#16 Sep 17, 2013
We can blame Obama care all you want. We are talking about international corporations who benefit from tax payers monies that provide security, interstate transportation, tax breaks to corporations ; yet are allowed to ship jobs over seas to pay slave wages. Minimum wage has not increased in over 3 years. Odessa is in TX. Paris is overly racist and stuck in time warp. All the land that could be developed to create jobs are being used for cattle and hay. Industrialize

Since: Jul 10

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#17 Sep 17, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>Your source? Your proof? LMBO
No problem boy.
Wrong for workers
Workers living in right-to-work states earn about $1,500 less per year than workers in states without these laws. The wage penalty is even higher for women and workers of color.
http://www.epi.org/publication/bp299/

The rate of employer-sponsored health insurance for workers in right-to-work states is 2.6 percentage points lower than in states without these restrictions.
http://www.epi.org/publication/bp299/
Wrong for businesses
High-tech companies that provide good-paying, American jobs favor states where unions have a strong presence, because unions provide a high-skilled workforce and decrease turnover.
http://www.itif.org/files/2010-state-new-econ...
Wrong for the economy
Right to work does not improve the employment rate.
In fact, eight of the 12 states with the highest unemployment rates have right-to-work laws on the books.
http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

How does that laughing butt feel now?
Educated

Paris, TX

#18 Sep 17, 2013
Educated people are not being able to make ends meet.

Right to work state? OSHA doesn't even matter, nor do other applicable laws because, why?

Because if you don't like it or bring it to the employers attention, they fire you for some other made up reason enacting their "rights" for a right to work state.

If you blow the whistle, forget about it. You will never work again, KEEPING people with dishonest job practices in business.

Add that with the imposed health care problems, taxes and requirements,(Cause, Effect, Loophole, effect) and no one anywhere is being honest.

Who suffers? Consumers and employees. No one ever listens because if it doesn't line up strictly with their partisan thinking, then it must not be true.

Therefore we, the employees and the consumers suffer for the ignorance of leadership.
BBHC

Spring, TX

#19 Sep 17, 2013
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>I do oppose the government requiring a company to pay a certain salary to a person that failed to get educated and learn responsibility and now they find themselves among the poor all because of their own failure, laziness and mismanagement. This is unfair to those who have pursued a better life. It takes away the incentive for people to make a better life for themselves.
Ahem. We are talking employed people. How can they be failures if they work for the largest employers in the country or in their respective industries? Lazy, mismanagement? Is that what you assume about the people that serve your food?
Sunrise

United States

#20 Sep 17, 2013
BBHC wrote:
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Ahem. We are talking employed people. How can they be failures if they work for the largest employers in the country or in their respective industries? Lazy, mismanagement? Is that what you assume about the people that serve your food?
Not exactly. We were talking about people complaining about working in a low-paying job. It did sound like they were stuck in a job like that so I had to wonder why they were not able to move into a job that paid better wages. There must be a reason.

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