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Old 01-16-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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Minimum wages should be state and local level based on cost of living. If federal, it should be based on the lowest cost areas. Why should the minimum wage be the same in San Francisco, Seattle and Memphis Tennessee?
San Francisco Average rent is $3,458
Seattle average rent is $1,628
Memphis average rent is $805
Hemlock140, I the 11:25 AM, 12Jan2017, (first post of this thread) is a response to your 3:45 PM, 16Jan2017, post.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Minimum wages should be state and local level based on cost of living.
Minimum wages should be adjustable based on state and local factors like cost of living.
And guess what? They are.

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If federal, it should be based on the lowest cost areas.
And guess what? It largely is.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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Minimum wages should be adjustable based on state and local factors like cost of living.
And guess what? They are.


And guess what? It largely is.

Sorry Mr.Rational,

min wage is not adjusted for COL in the local market. It might be where you are, but not here where i am nor where i was living. They still belive in paying the person cheap as possible and want more work in return.

Average rental here in austin with room mate is 600+. 7.50 a hour and lucky to get 30 hours a week doesnt even come close.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:52 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...min wage is not adjusted for COL in the local market.
True. I misstated my point.
I meant to say that MW can be adjusted locally and are in many cases.

That they aren't adjusted in many places is still NOT a reason to raise the Federal number;
or at least not solely as a means of compensating for that local reality.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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Good points all around
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Nope MANY employers have figured: ALL WE HAVE TO PAY IS MINIMUM WAGE.

It would be interesting to know where you live.

In Denver (2.8% unemployment rate), I'm hiring. I cannot find people willing to work for $13-$14/hr. They all want "benefits" on top of that. We are a small company, and aren't at that point yet, offering $13-$14/hr and benefits would cost well over $20/hr.

I don't believe in a minimum wage. Whatever number people will work for is fine by me.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Minimum wages should be state and local level based on cost of living. If federal, it should be based on the lowest cost areas. Why should the minimum wage be the same in San Francisco, Seattle and Memphis Tennessee?

San Francisco Average rent is $3,458

Seattle average rent is $1,628

Memphis average rent is $805
I know you know this, but if Seattle and San Francisco raised their minimum wages proportionally, that would make SF/Seattle even more expensive than they are now.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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True. I misstated my point.
I meant to say that MW can be adjusted locally and are in many cases.

That they aren't adjusted in many places is still NOT a reason to raise the Federal number;
or at least not solely as a means of compensating for that local reality.
Well they raise the federal number to make sure business pay people the respected wage. If it wasnt for that, they would be paying you 2 bucks a hour simply because they can. Now no one will work for them, but they will adjust it up little by little to were people will say yes. Then that is were they will stop raising the wages. Kinda like the FORD assembly line. Make it faster till they scream, than take it down a notch and settle for that.

Wages should be tied in with COL and adjusted as required. Amazing how if you work for the city or government you get a COL increase more often than a private company giving a yearly raise ( if you get it).
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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It would be interesting to know where you live.

In Denver (2.8% unemployment rate), I'm hiring. I cannot find people willing to work for $13-$14/hr. They all want "benefits" on top of that. We are a small company, and aren't at that point yet, offering $13-$14/hr and benefits would cost well over $20/hr.

I don't believe in a minimum wage. Whatever number people will work for is fine by me.
We all want some sorta benefit. Got to have something to work toward too. 401k, insurance.. something. It might cost you as a business, but it makes employees happy to know they get vaction, sick, or something other than the lowest paid salary that you can afford.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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We all want some sorta benefit. Got to have something to work toward too. 401k, insurance.. something. It might cost you as a business, but it makes employees happy to know they get vaction, sick, or something other than the lowest paid salary that you can afford.
Well, for those wondering why wages get depressed....
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