Doer

Saint Marys, GA

#21 May 13, 2013
flip flop wrote:
If you don't have any more sense than to be a hamburger flipper, you are not worth more than $7.00 per hour. That's just the way it is.
If a person has enough going to get up in the mornings and go to work far from me to condemn them. I think they should at least be able to make a small living. Don't you ?
Doer

Saint Marys, GA

#22 May 13, 2013
I say give them the $15.00 dollars an hour. Thank God for the Unions to protect the little guy.
bubba131

Saint Marys, GA

#23 May 14, 2013
Barbara Ann Crancer wrote:
Brazil, Indiana, Labor Union Leader, author that describes my father.
Jimmy Hoffa. I know that this town has a long history of unions and the Naval Base has unions, it is time for you to step up and help these people in the service industry get a livable wage. Start with McDonalds.
Utter nonsense!!
bubba131

Saint Marys, GA

#24 May 14, 2013
Doer wrote:
I say give them the $15.00 dollars an hour. Thank God for the Unions to protect the little guy.
LOL LOL
Where do these people come from??
Table

Kingsland, GA

#25 May 14, 2013
Like the rising tide, you raise the wage, you raise the cost. You raise the cost, you pay more in taxes.
I used to deliver papers when I was a kid. It cost $1.80 every two weeks. Most of the time the people would give the 20 cents as a tip. The paper decided to give us a raise, they raised the rate to $2. Ten cents for us and ten cents for them. I lost that 20 cent tip and lost money in the end. The only one that made out was the paper.
flip flop

Kingsland, GA

#26 May 14, 2013
Doer wrote:
<quoted text>
If a person has enough going to get up in the mornings and go to work far from me to condemn them. I think they should at least be able to make a small living. Don't you ?
I think they should have the motivation to try to make something of themselves besides a career of flipping hamburgers or emptying the trash can

$15.00 an hour will provide them enough that they will decide that there is no need to try to move up.

You aren't a Doer. You are a union flunkie.
Table

Kingsland, GA

#27 May 14, 2013
How much would be the union take of a $15 hour job?
SEIU

Saint Marys, GA

#28 May 14, 2013
SEIU.org

Service Employees International Union

This morning, I went on strike
This morning, I walked off my job at McDonald's and I'm not alone. All across Detroit, workers like me are on strike--from McDonald's Burger King, KFC, Dollar Tree, Little Caesar's Domino's Long John Silver's and more.

Read the full post on our web site.
Fire Them All

Kingsland, GA

#29 May 14, 2013
SEIU wrote:
SEIU.org
Service Employees International Union
This morning, I went on strike
This morning, I walked off my job at McDonald's and I'm not alone. All across Detroit, workers like me are on strike--from McDonald's Burger King, KFC, Dollar Tree, Little Caesar's Domino's Long John Silver's and more.
Read the full post on our web site.
The quality of my life would change little if all of the above never existed.
You Go First

Sevierville, TN

#30 May 14, 2013
Doer wrote:
I say give them the $15.00 dollars an hour. Thank God for the Unions to protect the little guy.
You want them to get $15 an hour, then show it. From now on, and until the law changes, when you eat at a restaurant, go ahead and add the difference between minimum wage and $15 / hour to your tab, and pay it.

Lead by example.
union man

Saint Marys, GA

#31 May 14, 2013
Without a union, employers can change your pay and working conditions at any time as long as they don violate certain laws, like the minimum wage once you form a union, your employer cannot make changes in your working conditions unless they are negotiated with you as union members.

Your dues are a little as 1.7% of your gross pay plus $2.75 per month.
bubba131

Saint Marys, GA

#32 May 15, 2013
SEIU wrote:
SEIU.org
Service Employees International Union
This morning, I went on strike
This morning, I walked off my job at McDonald's and I'm not alone. All across Detroit, workers like me are on strike--from McDonald's Burger King, KFC, Dollar Tree, Little Caesar's Domino's Long John Silver's and more.
Read the full post on our web site.
Hope you stay out of work forever!
Quiting a job when millions are looking for work... insane.
But what you really want is welfare so its understandable
Gimme Gimme Gimme

Sevierville, TN

#33 May 15, 2013
SEIU wrote:
SEIU.org
Service Employees International Union
This morning, I went on strike
This morning, I walked off my job at McDonald's and I'm not alone. All across Detroit, workers like me are on strike--from McDonald's Burger King, KFC, Dollar Tree, Little Caesar's Domino's Long John Silver's and more.
Read the full post on our web site.
Yes, what a shining beacon of "Union Triumph" the City of Detroit is...population down 30%...over 30% unemployment...tens of thousands of vacant businesses and residences...city has borrowed itself into bankruptcy in order to pay union pensions to city workers. Detroit is insolvent, and bankruptcy is imminent.

Quite a "labor movement" it was, huh? Thanks to unions, all the labor moved to other cities, or overseas.

Personally, if I were the CEO of McDonald's, or any other franchise business in Detroit, and my employees walked out on me, I'd shut every store down, permanently.

Let ObamaCare find 'em a new job.

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#34 May 15, 2013
John Fitzpatrick wrote:
<quoted text>
You jerk try and live on $7 dollars and hour. You know you can't do it. Why should you get slave labor to wait your ass ? These people need enough money to get by on. Just happens that $15 dollars an hour is the number get use to it.
I am a union man and I support this wage.
You can't just arbitrarily raise a wage. If the person can not produce enough value for the higher wage they will be out of a job and have nothing.

Entry level jobs are just that, ENTRY LEVEL. You are expected to use the experience to make yourself more valuable to your employer. If you are more valuable you will be promoted or certainly able to get a better job elsewhere.

Businesses exist to provide a profit for their investors by providing good and/or services at a price the customer is willing to pay. If you want to pay your entry level workers $15/hour you are free to start your own business. No one is stopping.

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#35 May 15, 2013
Ralph wrote:
Mark my words you will see blood in the streets this summer if the unions do not get these folks the wage increase. I ask you how many minutes do you have to work to buy a pair of shoes. How long do you have to work to buy a loaf of bread and do this on min wage. Not so long ago you could buy a loaf of bread for 10 minutes work now that loaf of bread takes 30 minutes to buy you tell me if this is being fair.
Great, we can thin out the government employee union members.

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#36 May 15, 2013
Doer wrote:
<quoted text>
If a person has enough going to get up in the mornings and go to work far from me to condemn them. I think they should at least be able to make a small living. Don't you ?
People are paid by the value they produce for their employer's customers. If they can not produce more than entry level value, they should not receive more than entry level pay.

You get paid for producing, not for showing up. If you really want to make life better for the average Joe, gut the bulk of the government regulations that drive up the cost of employing people. That and getting the price of gasoline below $1.50 would cause the economy to skyrocket.

“Commander & Chef”

Since: Sep 11

Saint Marys, GA

#37 May 15, 2013
union man wrote:
Without a union, employers can change your pay and working conditions at any time as long as they don violate certain laws, like the minimum wage once you form a union, your employer cannot make changes in your working conditions unless they are negotiated with you as union members.
Your dues are a little as 1.7% of your gross pay plus $2.75 per month.
With that type of attitude the biggest change in your working conditions will be from employed to unemployed.

You can not lift up the wage earner by tearing down the wage payer. Try focusing on producing value for your employer and the customer. Then everyone will win.
Too little too late

Saint Marys, GA

#38 May 15, 2013
A good response to each, however; Fact remains that the government that is currently running this country plan to allow this to take place. They owe the Unions big time.

Now dig deep into your pocket take out that wallet and give your money away. Better yet set tight with your cash in the bank and allow the dollar to be devalued 100% it is the only way they can get rid of the almost 17 trillion Dollar debt.
Cull

Saint Marys, GA

#39 May 15, 2013
We need to cull some of the older folks. This will get them on the run.
Power to the people !
Tommy Two Fingers

Saint Marys, GA

#40 May 16, 2013
Phil is right the council was given this information like everything else in one ear out the other. When you have a bunch that is special interest never going to work. Now they can get ready for $15 an hour wages because that is where it is going.

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