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Old 11-01-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Too bad hydro rates jumped (where I live) 25%
Too bad insurance rates (where I live) jumped another 25%
Too bad food prices increased immensely.
Too bad property taxes increased by almost 100%

Wages rising 3.1 % doesn't even come near to what's needed to maintain a secure home.
You probably should move, sounds like bad area to live in.
Have not noticed food prices changing significantly
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:33 AM
 
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I make the same wage I made in 1988. My expenses are not the same as they were in 1988 and I don't get 40 hours a week - no one where I work gets paid for more than 30 hours even if they work 100. The company just keeps a stockpile of "owed" hours and adds them on to a check later where you work fewer than 30 hours. Agree with above poster that my dentist and supermarket and power company don't give a damn about this sad story.

And before the right wingers tell me to get another or a second job, I got an interview for a second job seeing as I worked few hours and the second job couldn't stand my not being available 24/7 during the busy holiday season.
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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If this is true, they must have missed me...
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:39 AM
 
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I make the same wage I made in 1988. My expenses are not the same as they were in 1988 and I don't get 40 hours a week - no one where I work gets paid for more than 30 hours even if they work 100. The company just keeps a stockpile of "owed" hours and adds them on to a check later where you work fewer than 30 hours. Agree with above poster that my dentist and supermarket and power company don't give a damn about this sad story.

And before the right wingers tell me to get another or a second job, I got an interview for a second job seeing as I worked few hours and the second job couldn't stand my not being available 24/7 during the busy holiday season.

Honestly, I’m not an expert in employment law, but I don’t see how that can even be legal.

And as far as making the same wage now as in 1988, that’s crazy. But always remember this. You can blame your employer for what they have done. But do not blame them for what you haven’t done. Take back YOUR power. You can blame the world for bringing them into your life, but then be grateful that they showed you exactly what you don’t want. Have the strength to know you deserve better, and go get it.

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Old 11-01-2018, 02:25 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Honestly, Iím not an expert in employment law, but I donít see how that can even be legal.

And as far as making the same wage now as in 1988, thatís crazy. But always remember this. You can blame your employer for what they have done. But do not blame them for what you havenít done. Take back YOUR power. You can blame the world for bringing them into your life, but then be grateful that they showed you exactly what you donít want. Have the strength to know you deserve better, and go get it.
It's not, and if it's really true, I won't advise getting a new or second job but I would advise a formal complain to both the IRS (wh gets no income tax revenue from "comp time" and to the U.S. Department of Labor. For this to go on unchallenged for 30 years sounds unbelievable. Many claims have been filed and resulted in huge payouts for past overtime over those years.



https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime_pay.htm
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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Too bad hydro rates jumped (where I live) 25%
Too bad insurance rates (where I live) jumped another 25%
Too bad food prices increased immensely.
Too bad property taxes increased by almost 100%

Wages rising 3.1 % doesn't even come near to what's needed to maintain a secure home.
Did all of your rate increases happen in one year like the wage increase? If so, I'd get out of there yesterday.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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Barely keeping up with inflation. For this year. What about other years?

Besides, the worst enemy of our paychecks is not inflation but the free market. It can decrease your buying power tremendously in a relatively short period of time.
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:30 PM
 
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I make the same wage I made in 1988. My expenses are not the same as they were in 1988 and I don't get 40 hours a week - no one where I work gets paid for more than 30 hours even if they work 100. The company just keeps a stockpile of "owed" hours and adds them on to a check later where you work fewer than 30 hours. Agree with above poster that my dentist and supermarket and power company don't give a damn about this sad story.

And before the right wingers tell me to get another or a second job, I got an interview for a second job seeing as I worked few hours and the second job couldn't stand my not being available 24/7 during the busy holiday season.
Total rubbish and you know it.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Too bad hydro rates jumped (where I live) 25%
Too bad insurance rates (where I live) jumped another 25%
Too bad food prices increased immensely.
Too bad property taxes increased by almost 100%

Wages rising 3.1 % doesn't even come near to what's needed to maintain a secure home.

If you're not smart enough to relocate then you deserve it.


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I make the same wage I made in 1988.

That's entirely your fault.



Would you like a tissue?
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:34 PM
 
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Total rubbish and you know it.
No, it isn't. And who are you to call me a liar?
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