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Minimum Wages Could Be Lowered In Arizona, Florida

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stevethrower, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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  2. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    You are bitching about $7.65? Are you shitting me? $4.65 per hour is bullshit. You'd spend more money driving to work than you would make on your shift.

    Washington is $9.04 and goes up every year.
     
  3. jagsfans

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    Fine by me, I delivered pizzas part time and didn't care about my hourly wages. Tips were all that mattered. If you are an adult still depending on minimum wage, your hopeless.
     
  4. Don the Radio Guy

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    So in other words, they'd still make at least the federal minimum wage. Why is this a story again? Why is it a piece of legislation? The whole thing seems like a waste.
     
  5. Party Rooster

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    The thing about lowering the minimum wage for tipped employees is fine when you're making over $100 a day in tips. Problem is the only place I've ever seen employers do it is in shitty dive restaurants.
     
  6. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    How about lawmakers propose to lower their wages to the minimum?
     
  7. Party Rooster

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    If you can't afford to pay your front line employees $7.65 an hour maybe you shouldn't be in the restaurant business. Since tipped employees are basically commission employees, you're already getting the most bang for your buck as far as efficiency goes.
     
  8. Stig

    Stig Wackbag's New Favorite Heel

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    Fixed.



    :action-sm You have to admit, that really was a "mmmmaaannnn" statement.
     
  9. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Sorry I get tired of hypocritical lawmakers that think they are above everyone else. No health insurance for you, No pension for you, no minimum wage for you, yet they sit back and collect all these perks on the taxpayer's teat.
     
  10. whiskeyguy

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    This law isn't forcing anything on anyone else... it's actually giving businesses more freedom, but I agree with your point of the politicians making minimum wage. When our Californian legislature couldn't pass a budget and failed to pay contractors, I always thought that the legislatures themselves should be the last ones to get paid until a budget was passed.
     
  11. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    I believe Arnold proposed that, and it created an uproar with the State Treasurer.
     
  12. Party Rooster

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    Wonder if the really good server jobs will be like the stripper industry, where you have to "tip" your employer for the privilege of working there.

    I'll have to admit I even worked off the clock a couple of times at my last waiter gig. The boss would keep a separate book of your hours worked like that and would credit you a few hours here and there if you wanted extra time off. And this was in a union house on the strip in Vegas. The bean counters absolutely forbade overtime pay so we had to do it like that to work extra hours when it was busy.
     
  13. Josh_R

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    How about we just get rid of minimum wage laws all together?
     
  14. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Without regulations, people would have freedom.
     
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    Sure, why don't we just go back to slave labor while we're at it.
     
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    What do you think a fifty percent tax rate is? "whaa"
     
  17. BIV

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    A myth.
     
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    Include all the sales tax and other little bullshit 'taxes' and you'll see that you are a virtual slave. Toby.
     
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    Let the bears pay the Bear Tax. I pay the Homer Tax.
     
  21. Motor Head

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    Cool, let companies start building huge complexes of apartments surrounding a central manufacturing plant. Be sure to fence it in, and put up nets to catch people trying to jump off the roof. Ditch these stupid OSHA rules and regs, ditch overtime pay laws, and make an 80 hour work week a standard. Yeeeh, capitalism!
     
  22. jimmyslostchin

    jimmyslostchin Malarkey is slang for bullshit isn't it?

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  23. jnoble

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    Whenever raising the minimum wage is in the news, there's at least one study shown or mentioned about "a person supporting a family of four earning minimum wage would now make..." and my reaction is always "Just how many people nationwide have a family and only works a minimum wage job?" According to a genious like Nancy Pelosi, most of America come home to their house and three kids from a long day at Burger King.
     
  24. stevethrower

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    Two sets of fence... as you need somewhere for the guard dogs to patrol.... as orientals do tend to be terrified by dogs. I used to walk our Border Collie at the local high school (in Toronto) at night where a bunch of Korean teenagers hung out... and they were terrified of the smiling wagging tail attack Border Collie.

    Methinks they might shit their pants if I walked the GSD in her tracking vest through there...
     
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