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Old 03-11-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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No chi-tino...not directly...but by keep asking people to lower their fees over and over and over...it is a matter of time before that $100 becomes $0!!!

I was asked to work for free already...their excuse was that they can do it themselves too...I said "good luck"...your end result will suck and then you'll call me back because you need my expertise and my years spent learning my skill!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Where ever you're at, that's where you are!
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if it continues to get worse and worse I may just have to head to my divisions headquarters in Austin where they currently have one of the best economies in the nation.

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Yeah, but I hear the beachs in Austin kinda suck.
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:08 PM
 
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Since WE (Tampa Bay, St Pete etc) have the best beaches here....of course all others will suck....LOLOLOL

BUT...in all fairness how much time do you really spend at the beach versus work?
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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The very reason people shop at Walmart is because they are paid peanuts...believe me, if they were paid decent wages stores like Walmart, the Dollar store etc would not thrive or exist!
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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No chi-tino...not directly...but by keep asking people to lower their fees over and over and over...it is a matter of time before that $100 becomes $0!!!!!
It's already $0, because they didn't get any work/payment from me at all.
So yes, I suppose you are technically correct.

But since I did the work for free, wouldn't that make me the slave?
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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First of all, people who work in Walmart, etc. get paid "peanuts" because they have no marketable skills besides operating a cash register or stocking shelves. Secondly the profit margin in retail stores such as al-Mart is thin. Same with supermarkets.

If people want a "living wage" then they should have applied themselves earlier in life and learned more than operating a cash register or stocking shelves, which is not a bad thing, if that is what you want to do for a living.

On the other hand, I see a lot of walmart workers with many years of service. They are usually front desk people, managers, supervisors.
Surely they make more than "peanuts".

Some people don't shop Walmart due to their convictions, but do they think that the other store they are doing biz in is any better?

Americans have become adapted to the thinking that the Employer owes them more than a pay check. They are wrong. They are not owed vacations, sick days, personal days, insurance benefits, etc. They are entitled to a clean and safe work place and a wage. That is all.



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The very reason people shop at Walmart is because they are paid peanuts...believe me, if they were paid decent wages stores like Walmart, the Dollar store etc would not thrive or exist!
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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yes it totally did......wouldn't it be nice if you got $100 bucks for all that work?

But you chose not to pay for someone else to do the work....you cheap'd out....

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But since I did the work for free, wouldn't that make me the slave?
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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You are 100 percent correct. Due to the small profits in supermarkets a
nd retail in general, they would not thrive or exist and people would get their goods from the biggest monoply that can survive by paying a few cents more in wages than the other guy.



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Old 03-11-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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yes it totally did......wouldn't it be nice if you got $100 bucks for all that work?
Actually, I did. I saved at least $1,000, which was the low end of the quotes I received for less than a day's worth of work. The high end was $3,000.

I furthered the local economy by taking a friend who helped me out for dinner and then kept the rest in my bank account.
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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That might be a smart move. At least you'll be colser to Florida when things turn around.
Very true, but my kids are getting a little older and its really time to start settling down and quit moving them around so much. I was pretty much born and raised in the same house my entire life and feel bad my kids do not have any real close friends yet. Than again, my oldest is turning 8 this year. I still like to think my skills are marketable in Tampa and I will be able to find a good job there. Austin is the SAFE move.....but anything worth doing is usually a little scary.


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Yeah, but I hear the beachs in Austin kinda suck.
There is Volente Beach.....its a poor excuse for a water park on the shores of Lake Travis. However, the is Schlitterbahn north of San Antonio (1 1/2hr drive) which is consistently rated as one of the best water parks in the world... it is pretty dang awesome.


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Since WE (Tampa Bay, St Pete etc) have the best beaches here....of course all others will suck....LOLOLOL

BUT...in all fairness how much time do you really spend at the beach versus work?
Hahaha, funny. Nice thing about being inland....no hurricanes! That's all I got though.....nothing else better about being inland.

We aren't moving to Tampa just because of the beaches. Plus, I work to live.... not live to work. Where I live is extremely important to me. I've already lived in Austin so I kinda feel like why go back to where you have already been? Life is too short and there is too much to see.
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