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Old 03-28-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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.25 raise for a 7.25 job = 3.3% raise, above US % overall.
Or you can do a minimum wage job in a state with a higher minimum wage. That is a much better raise.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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A 25 cent raise? That is quite the junky raise you are getting. And yes, your description is called normal fluctuations of employment.
Obviously you have no clue how FF employment works do you ?
Note I said $.25/hour and yes FF has never paid well. It's entry level.

Retail clothing stores have seen average employees decline from 25 per store to 21.

The BLS calls this a "trend".
I think I'll believe them over you and your "feelings" about how economies work.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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2009-2010 was a boon to people with cash on their hands. Are you joking, my family has a real estate holding and operating business and we all went on a spending spree, so did other similarly situated folks I knew, one person I knew got some great deals on beach houses. It was good times if you had cash.
I manage a trust for my family, and I can only put money into nearly risk-free investments like insurance annuities. WE are getting a whopping 1.25% after the initial 1st year teaser of 2.75%. On top of that, the cash is locked up for 3-7 years. And this is considered a pretty good deal compared to CDs and savings accounts.

You are the exception to the norm. Why would you think the typical person would have that kind of free cash? Not even close there sparky.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Or you can do a minimum wage job in a state with a higher minimum wage. That is a much better raise.
And a higher COL that eats it all away and sometimes leaves you worse off than you were before.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Obviously you have no clue how FF employment works do you ?
Note I said $.25/hour and yes FF has never paid well. It's entry level.

Retail clothing stores have seen average employees decline from 25 per store to 21.

The BLS calls this a "trend".
I think I'll believe them over you and your "feelings" about how economies work.
And technology has improved to make it easier to do more with less employees.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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Or you can do a minimum wage job in a state with a higher minimum wage. That is a much better raise.
So you reason that a person should move to another state for a higher minimum wage job?

Maybe you should start reading the entire posts so you don't look any more foolish than you do now.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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And a higher COL that eats it all away and sometimes leaves you worse off than you were before.
Not a true statement, though states with a higher minimum wage are more attractive states.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Or you can do a minimum wage job in a state with a higher minimum wage. That is a much better raise.

3.3% at $9 an hour is a whole additional shiny nickel per hour ($ .30 raise vs .25, woo hoo) , .04 per hour more net tax. $1.60 per 40 hour week. Much better.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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And technology has improved to make it easier to do more with less employees.
Wait..you just said that this was "normal fluctuations" and now say it's due to improved technology ?

Are you making stuff up as you go ?

What "technology" replaced 4 retail store clerks per store ?
What "technology" replaced 50 workers per Walmart store ?

Try dealing with data and facts.

I read about the reduction in the Walmart employees and why and how that happened.
It was NOT due to "improved technology".
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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So you reason that a person should move to another state for a higher minimum wage job?

Maybe you should start reading the entire posts so you don't look any more foolish than you do now.
No, people should look to moving to other places if it is for higher paying jobs. Why anyone would be willing to work for federal minimum wage when there are states with a higher minimum wage is beyond me.
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