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#35903 Feb 13, 2013
Mike Du wrote:
<quoted text>If you are already paying your employees nine an hour, then no increases needed.
Also, there are other ways to cut costs thus keep prices competitive.
I know you black and white people only think there are only two answers to a situation, but in the real world, there is grey.
Again, you act as if everyone earns min wage.
Most businesses operate on small profit margins, if there are other ways to cut cost, I'm sure they've been explored.
In your world of employee, grey areas probably do exists but in the world of business owners, when dealing with govt regulations, OSHA, the IRS, etc..., its ALL black and white! Try explaining a "grey area" to the IRS or OSHA!
Another fine example of the fact that you've never owned a business.

Since: Sep 12

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#35904 Feb 13, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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"How many hours is full-time employment? How many hours is part-time employment?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment or part-time employment. This is a matter generally to be determined by the employer. Whether an employee is considered full-time or part-time does not change the application of the FLSA."
http://www.dol.gov/elaws/faq/esa/flsa/014.htm
"The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment or part-time employment. This is a matter generally to be determined by the employer. Whether an employee is considered full-time or part-time does not change the application of the FLSA, nor does it affect application of the Service Contract Act or Davis-Bacon and Related Acts wage and fringe benefit requirements."
http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/full-t...
"Full-time employment is employment in which a person works a minimum number of hours defined as such by his/her employer"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full-time
Thank you. I wasn't sure if it was up to the employer. So the business owner makes that call. Novel idea.:) Why did I know you would have the answer?

Since: Sep 12

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#35905 Feb 13, 2013
How many hours should a person work to earn say.....$550,000.00 Just asking an opinion. Somewhere I think I read that's "middle of the road" pay for today.

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Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#35906 Feb 13, 2013
emlu wrote:
How many hours should a person work to earn say.....$550,000.00 Just asking an opinion. Somewhere I think I read that's "middle of the road" pay for today.
$550,000.00 would be a salary position in my world. A salary position in my industry is typically 55 to 60 hours a week at the office and accessible after hours via cell phone is a must.

Since: Dec 11

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#35907 Feb 13, 2013
Mike Du wrote:
<quoted text>The little man getting a bit more cash goes instantly back into the economy. Unlike the cash made by the wealthy. They are notorious for hourding up cash thus stifling the economy.
The little man is the one buying the products being made. It keeps the wheels turning. This is a basic economic truth.
Your ideology is backwards because in order for the little man to earn more, he must spend more. Example; since most businesses operate on small profit margins, in order for the owner to warrant a pay increase, he must raise the price of goods and services. By raising the price, the pay increase is actually a wash for the employer and the employee but the end result is an increased tax revenue for the govt, which is why they push the issue!
In 1960, min wage was $1 and a gallon of milk cost .49. Today min wage is $7.25 and a gallon of milk cost $3.65.
It's all relative!
They wealthy you refer to hoarding money are those corporations that move jobs overseas. Why? Because the labor, the taxes, etc...are cheaper but they must also pay a tariff on the goods that are sold in the U.S.(unless they're made in Canada or Mexico, thanks to NAFTA). Also, they must pay a tax on the money (profits) when it's brought back to the U.S. which is why that money is kept out of our economy. There's a reason there's 602 banks in the Caymans! You want to increase jobs and pay, reduce the tax rate on that money that is brought back and allow those companies to re-invest that money into the economy. For those who choose to bring it back and not invest, hit them with a large enough fine (tax) to where they'll think twice next time!
It's not rocket science!

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#35908 Feb 13, 2013
emlu wrote:
How many hours should a person work to earn say.....$550,000.00 Just asking an opinion. Somewhere I think I read that's "middle of the road" pay for today.
That depends on the career. The free market dictates what one deserves. Example; a surgeon who saves lives is priceless although he/she may earn $500k a year while working days on end, after 12 years or so of schooling with massive tuition debt but a professional athlete playing football may earn $10M for 24 weeks worth of work, that's $416k a week, after receiving a free ride to college while only attending 3 years of that free ride!

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#35909 Feb 13, 2013
TSF wrote:
One was. But its the same horse , different saddle because they are all republikans, realtors and contrators. They all fall over themselves giving out money (incentives) claiming they are creating jobs. They play monopoly with the taxpayers money but never show a profit. For instance, they buy property to use as a water source for $1.6 million dollars AND THEN SELL IT FOR $600 THOUSAND DOLLARS. They don't run their own real estate companies like that, so you tell me what is happening.
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Its no different here. The liberal politicians get together and form an investment firm, buy up a bunch of real estate on the cheap, then push legislation to build a road right through their property while the state (taxpayers) pay them top dollar for the property providing them with hefty profits!
Or better yet, they condemn property and buy for pennies on the dollar, use taxpayer money to improve the properties, then sell the property for a profit while using taxpayer money to finance the loans for the private buyers!
Politics at its finest!

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Since: May 12

Houston

#35910 Feb 13, 2013
R.Lee Ermey was fired by Geico for expressing criticism of the president.Free speech? Not a chance.

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Since: May 12

Houston

#35911 Feb 13, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Its no different here. The liberal politicians get together and form an investment firm, buy up a bunch of real estate on the cheap, then push legislation to build a road right through their property while the state (taxpayers) pay them top dollar for the property providing them with hefty profits!
Or better yet, they condemn property and buy for pennies on the dollar, use taxpayer money to improve the properties, then sell the property for a profit while using taxpayer money to finance the loans for the private buyers!
Politics at its finest!
You seem surprised.Almost every politician I've seen, seems to benefit from being in office.One of the best jobs a person can get these days is as a so called"public servant".The medical insurance is fantastic! The pay is excellent, but the money you can make on the side, is unbelievable! Not to mention the"perks"!!

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Since: Jun 12

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#35912 Feb 13, 2013
Allen wrote:
<quoted text>If you are unwilling to hire these people to help them get off welfare, then you have no dog in this fight and need to shut up.
No company, big or small, ever makes decisions based upon what's in the best interest of the employees. I know you guys don't like it but it truly is about turning a profit so your stakeholders, shareholders and investors are more free with their money to invest and grow the company.

If you truly believe otherwise I have a hole in the dirt in Arizona called the Grand Canyon I'd like to sell you...

Cheap.

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Since: Jun 12

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#35913 Feb 13, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you. I wasn't sure if it was up to the employer. So the business owner makes that call. Novel idea.:) Why did I know you would have the answer?
No sweat

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Since: Jun 12

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#35914 Feb 13, 2013
The Enemy Within wrote:
<quoted text>$550,000.00 would be a salary position in my world. A salary position in my industry is typically 55 to 60 hours a week at the office and accessible after hours via cell phone is a must.
Cell phone, pager, GPS locator and the bat phone...lol

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#35915 Feb 13, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
R.Lee Ermey was fired by Geico for expressing criticism of the president.Free speech? Not a chance.
Saw that...craptola

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Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#35916 Feb 14, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
<quoted text>Cell phone, pager, GPS locator and the bat phone...lol
Isn't that the truth......I have been found in places when even I didn't know where I was.

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#35917 Feb 14, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Cell phone, pager, GPS locator and the bat phone...lol
The president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the... Think he earns it?

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#35918 Feb 14, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>The president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the... Think he earns it?
Makes you wonder how he can afford a $40M home in Hawaii!!!

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#35919 Feb 14, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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No company, big or small, ever makes decisions based upon what's in the best interest of the employees. I know you guys don't like it but it truly is about turning a profit so your stakeholders, shareholders and investors are more free with their money to invest and grow the company.
If you truly believe otherwise I have a hole in the dirt in Arizona called the Grand Canyon I'd like to sell you...
Cheap.
Here Here

Since: Dec 11

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#35920 Feb 14, 2013
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>The president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the... Think he earns it?
Every penny of it. A-Rod of the New York Yankees will make $10 million this year being on the Disabled List (with 4 more additional years on his contract.) Thinks he earns it? Every President earns every penny of his salary and perks.

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#35921 Feb 14, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>Makes you wonder how he can afford a $40M home in Hawaii!!!
...or a huge ranch in Crawford, Texas !!!

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Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#35922 Feb 14, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
<quoted text>Every penny of it. A-Rod of the New York Yankees will make $10 million this year being on the Disabled List (with 4 more additional years on his contract.) Thinks he earns it? Every President earns every penny of his salary and perks.
The presidents all earn it while in office but the continued lifetime salary and cost of protection is ridiculous.

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