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Old 04-01-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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I know, I heard this on the news this morning. It is not good. Now I make minimum wage. After 3 and a half year with no raises I think it is time I ask for one.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I know, I heard this on the news this morning. It is not good. Now I make minimum wage. After 3 and a half year with no raises I think it is time I ask for one.
Do you mean you've been making more than the present min. wage, but min wage will catch up to what you are now making on July 1st?

You know what? I learned too late in life that they won't fire you for asking nicely for a raise, but you will never get one if you don't ask.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Do you mean you've been making more than the present min. wage, but min wage will catch up to what you are now making on July 1st?

You know what? I learned too late in life that they won't fire you for asking nicely for a raise, but you will never get one if you don't ask.
Thanks Buzz for the advice. I started 3 and a half years ago at $9.50 an hour when the minimum wage was around $6 an hour. Now it will be $8.25 in
July (I get no benefits) which is just below what I make. This will cause prices to rise everywhere so I will need a raise to compensate.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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The reason unemployment is so high is mostly due to the minimum wage rate. For example 51% of black males under 30 are unemployed. This is because employer's don't feel they offer work value even at "minimum wage" levels and simply won't hire.

With the current unemployment rates I could easily get people to work for $2.00 p/ hour and curb the unemployent rate to 0% in weeks. Jobs would instantly come back to the USA because people would be paid what they're worth, and businesses wouldn't be forced to send jobs elsewhere to compete in the global markets. This way the best in an industry will command the highest pay, and so forth down the line...
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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The reason unemployment is so high is mostly due to the minimum wage rate. For example 51% of black males under 30 are unemployed. This is because employer's don't feel they offer work value even at "minimum wage" levels and simply won't hire.

With the current unemployment rates I could easily get people to work for $2.00 p/ hour and curb the unemployent rate to 0% in weeks. Jobs would instantly come back to the USA because people would be paid what they're worth, and businesses wouldn't be forced to send jobs elsewhere to compete in the global markets. This way the best in an industry will command the highest pay, and so forth down the line...
WOW! How did you get past the recruiters?!?!
First of all, it's "employers", not "employer's", when you mean the plural.
Second, unemployment is high due to extremely poor business decisions, greed, and EXTREMELY poor and unethical business practices by EMPLOYERS.
Third, I sincerely doubt anyone would work for you for $2.00/hour as they could not afford to live. Prices of essentials require more than $2.00/hour to survive.
Fourth, if salaries were commensurate with value then bankers, traders, and money managers would be in jail as they are legalized thieves and serve no useful purpose except to siphon off other people's (see, the possessive form) hard earned money. Without tradesmen, all other business functions would be impossible, making them the most valuable according to your model.
Fifth, .
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:25 PM
 
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WOW! How did you get past the recruiters?!?!
First of all, it's "employers", not "employer's", when you mean the plural.
Second, unemployment is high due to extremely poor business decisions, greed, and EXTREMELY poor and unethical business practices by EMPLOYERS.
Third, I sincerely doubt anyone would work for you for $2.00/hour as they could not afford to live. Prices of essentials require more than $2.00/hour to survive.
Fourth, if salaries were commensurate with value then bankers, traders, and money managers would be in jail as they are legalized thieves and serve no useful purpose except to siphon off other people's (see, the possessive form) hard earned money. Without tradesmen, all other business functions would be impossible, making them the most valuable according to your model.
Fifth, .
Get past the recruiters? I don't understand?

I believe in a free market system. Allow people to bid for work based on their value. If someone is an unskilled ditch digger, they could be worth $2.00 a day, maybe a faster more productive ditch digger $1,000 a day, but let the employment market decide the amounts (obviously this is just a made up example, but makes my point). An additional upside being that U.S. companies could compete in the global markets bringing back lost jobs that went elsewhere because we couldn't compete with the wages others are willing to work for. My concept would end unemployment.

Unemployment insurance is a socialist goverment program. If someone wants to be insured for job loss why not buy a policy for the amount each indivdual desires from a private insurance company like you do with your auto insurance?
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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WOW! How did you get past the recruiters?!?!
First of all, it's "employers", not "employer's", when you mean the plural.
Second, unemployment is high due to extremely poor business decisions, greed, and EXTREMELY poor and unethical business practices by EMPLOYERS.
Third, I sincerely doubt anyone would work for you for $2.00/hour as they could not afford to live. Prices of essentials require more than $2.00/hour to survive.
Fourth, if salaries were commensurate with value then bankers, traders, and money managers would be in jail as they are legalized thieves and serve no useful purpose except to siphon off other people's (see, the possessive form) hard earned money. Without tradesmen, all other business functions would be impossible, making them the most valuable according to your model.
Fifth, .
This is the typical right-winger extremest viewpoint. There is no point even arguing with them.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Get past the recruiters? I don't understand?

I believe in a free market system. Allow people to bid for work based on their value. If someone is an unskilled ditch digger, they could be worth $2.00 a day, maybe a faster more productive ditch digger $1,000 a day, but let the employment market decide the amounts (obviously this is just a made up example, but makes my point). An additional upside being that U.S. companies could compete in the global markets bringing back lost jobs that went elsewhere because we couldn't compete with the wages others are willing to work for. My concept would end unemployment.

Unemployment insurance is a socialist goverment program. If someone wants to be insured for job loss why not buy a policy for the amount each indivdual desires from a private insurance company like you do with your auto insurance?
The primary source of unemployment in Las Vegas is the construcition industry. It has absolutely no relationship to the salary involved..the employees were primarily non union workers paid well over minimum wage.

And the problem is that no work exists as the employers and their financiers have managed to crash the industry.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:32 AM
 
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The reason unemployment is so high is mostly due to the minimum wage rate. For example 51% of black males under 30 are unemployed. This is because employer's don't feel they offer work value even at "minimum wage" levels and simply won't hire.

With the current unemployment rates I could easily get people to work for $2.00 p/ hour and curb the unemployent rate to 0% in weeks. Jobs would instantly come back to the USA because people would be paid what they're worth, and businesses wouldn't be forced to send jobs elsewhere to compete in the global markets. This way the best in an industry will command the highest pay, and so forth down the line...



most stupid and unrealistic thing i ever heard. i know for a fact most people will chose to stay unemployed for 2 d/H. yOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.When i was 15 i was making min wage and i didnt exactly care about my job. In NYC it doesnt pay for any adult t ogo to work for min wage. Welfare pays more. Working in mc donalds harder and more tedous work than most professional jobs. Everyone knows that the most nasty less desirable jobs also pay low also. Its something that doesnt make sense in our society. For example retail work is tedious,boring and confrontational but the bigwigs get 6 figure incomes but in reality if no retail workers company couldnt profit. Its says something about our society where athletes make more than teachers.Truth is when you have a society where everyone is paid low and kept there you end up with a revolution.
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