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Old 06-26-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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We didn't get the Amazon headquarters but we are getting another distribution center.

https://www.wcnc.com/article/money/b.../275-567531321
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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1500 jobs and some robotics. Avg pay $25k-$45k.

So Charlotte essentially just brought in some more tax revenue for some cheap labor dollars. How many people getting paid $25k can afford to rent an apartment around here?
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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These jobs start at $13 an hour and will be located in one of the poorest areas of the city where the percent of the population with a bachelor degree or higher is below 15%. Residents currently living in that part of town are often stuck with retail jobs where the starting wage at Walmart, McDonald's, etc... is $9 per hour, so these jobs represent a 44% hourly premium for a similar level of education required. Amazon also will pay up to 95% of a certificate or community college education, up to $12,000, for hourly employees to prepare themselves for other careers, even if that career isn't at Amazon (nurse, airline mechanic, etc...). This is far better than employers like Walmart, McDonald's, Bojangle's, QuickTrip, etc.... located in West Charlotte.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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1500 jobs and some robotics. Avg pay $25k-$45k.

So Charlotte essentially just brought in some more tax revenue for some cheap labor dollars. How many people getting paid $25k can afford to rent an apartment around here?
2 people making $50,000 can.
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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$25,000 a year comes out to $12 a hour not $13. Walmart increased its employee wages to $11 a hour earlier this year as well.
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Old 06-28-2018, 05:54 AM
 
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$25,000 a year comes out to $12 a hour not $13. Walmart increased its employee wages to $11 a hour earlier this year as well.

That's great, they now have more choices in that area. Another employer paying $12-$13/hour is better than not having one.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:08 AM
 
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Be happy, this will be an opportunity for those in the west-side to work if they choose that route. During most of my working years, a second income was needed. Welcome to reality.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:10 AM
 
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That's great, they now have more choices in that area. Another employer paying $12-$13/hour is better than not having one.
Plus it will push up wages in the area to match. The $12 an hour figure is going to be the absolute minimum for no experience and no skills. A warehouse guy that can drive a forklift and show up on time every day is already around $15. I wouldn't be surprised to see that pushing $20 once Amazon has filled its ranks.

I think this also means Charlotte will have same day and 2 hour Prime on a very large selection of items.
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Old 06-28-2018, 06:31 AM
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You know, really successful, and wealthy individuals, spend a lot of years working 12 hour plus days. It’s the effort required for success. Ask any successful small business owner. Sixty hour weeks are a dream.

Folks working 8 hours a day need to do a lot more to raise themselves up.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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You know, really successful, and wealthy individuals, spend a lot of years working 12 hour plus days. Its the effort required for success. Ask any successful small business owner. Sixty hour weeks are a dream.

Folks working 8 hours a day need to do a lot more to raise themselves up.
Thank your. What successful person today has worked less than 8 hours a day? Very true what you say. When I was in "the business," it was odd that those that were on the bottom for the longest times were those that were "not" willing to work more than 8 hours or overtime. This is an opportunity for those that seek to aspire.
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