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No, those jobs are for teenagers and 2nd incomes. 49 67.12%
Yes, to about $10/Hr. 12 16.44%
Yes, to about $15/Hr. 9 12.33%
Yes, to $_____/Hr. 3 4.11%
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:17 PM   #261
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My wife is a teacher's aide. Sort of an assistant teacher, without the responsibility of lesson planning. She has a Bachelor's degree in math, and an Associate's degree in chemistry. She has had, but let lapse, a full teacher's certification, which is required in NYS to teach.
She works for the same school district that my son attends. The reason she works there is to get the very generous benefits package, including health, dental and vision care insurance.

She makes less than burger flippers in other parts of the state, because of misguided minimum wage laws.
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I had a very interesting interaction a few days ago while in Chicago.

Even towards the end of the conversation, I still got the feeling that she didn't know exactly how to deal with this request.
Having lived in NYC for a few years, you should have known that a big-city person's first reaction to compliments or unnecessary niceness is "Oh ****. Where's my wallet?" Once one's money is not in question, then general suspicion of motives, followed by unease and then fear - "Maybe I can offer him something to go away? Maybe he's a dangerous psycho."
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Old 12-09-2016, 03:15 PM   #264
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So this is interesting:


Ohio's State Legislature Just Banned Cities from Raising Local Minimum Wages

by Kevin Lui DECEMBER 9, 2016, 4:07 AM EST





Cleveland had scheduled a May 2017 vote on a $15 minimum wage.


City authorities in Ohio will not be allowed to raise their local minimum wage higher than the statewide minimum, according to a bill passed Wednesday by the state’s legislature.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the minimum wage restriction on local authorities was passed as part of a larger bill filled with different amendments, as the state’s General Assembly rushed to conclude its business.

The city of Cleveland was set to decide in a special election next May whether to gradually increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, reports Cleveland.com. How Wednesday’s decision would impact the scheduled vote is still unclear. Currently, Ohio has a statewide hourly minimum wage of $8.10, while the U.S. federal minimum wage is an hourly pay of $7.25.

“This is really about keeping Ohio business-friendly,” state representative Ryan Smith told the Dispatch.

According to the Dispatch, the so-called “Petland bill” ostensibly sought to override local restrictions on breeding sources of pets sold in pet stores. In addition to the minimum wage restriction, other legislations appended to this bill included outlawing bestiality, as well as making cockfighting a felony offense in the state.

Raise Up Cleveland, the group whose petition led to the city’s decision to put minimum wage on ballots in May 2017, was not pleased with the state legislature’s decision.

“Out-of-touch politicians have once again shown their true colors,” the group’s spokesperson Jocelyn Smallwood said in a statement, calling the assembly’s move “a direct opposition to the will of the people and will hurt the very individuals who make our communities run.”

“It is shameful that lawmakers in Columbus would interfere with a local democratic process,” she added.

It is as yet unclear whether the state’s governor John Kasich will either support the measure, which had passed both houses with significant majorities, or sign the bill into state law. “A hallmark of lame duck [sessions] is a flood of bills, including bills inside of bills,” a spokesperson for Kasich told the Wall Street Journal, “and we will closely examine everything we receive.”



Ohio's State Legislature Just Banned Cities from Raising Minimum Wages
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better than nothing, but they should outlaw it altogether.
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Allow the citizens to vote for their own raise?

Yeah, that's a great idea.
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Allow the citizens to vote for their own raise?

Yeah, that's a great idea.
Nothing that Unions dont already do.
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Remember the Seattle CEO Who Raised All Salaries to $70K, Here's What Happened Next...

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Back in April we told you about Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, who said he would pay every single one of his employees $70,000 annually.

Every single one, from the lowest skilled workers on up.

Now, as expected, Price has fallen on hard times financially, even having to rent out his own home.

Employees who work for Gravity are now leaving the company, “spurred in part by their view that it was unfair to double the pay of some new hires while the longest-serving staff members got small or no raises.”

This was always going to be the outcome.

If everyone hits the jackpot, does anybody really win the lottery?
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But while she was initially on board, helping to calculate whether the company could afford to raise salaries so drastically (the plan is a minimum of $70,000 over the course of three years), McMaster later began to have doubts.

“He gave raises to people who have the least skills and are the least equipped to do the job, and the ones who were taking on the most didn’t get much of a bump,” she told The Times. A fairer plan, she told the paper, would give newer employees smaller increases, along with the chance to earn a more substantial raise with more experience.
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Dan Price, 31, tells the New York Times that things have gotten so bad he’s been forced to rent out his house.

“I’m working as hard as I ever worked to make it work,” he told the Times in a video that shows him sitting on a plastic bucket in the garage of his house. “I’m renting out my house right now to try and make ends meet myself.”

The Times article said Price’s decision ended up costing him a few customers and two of his “most valued” employees, who quit after newer employees ended up with bigger salary hikes than older ones.

Grant Moran, 29, also quit, saying the new pay-scale was disconcerting

“Now the people who were just clocking in and out were making the same as me,” he told the paper. “It shackles high performers to less motivated team members.”

The Times said customers who left were dismayed at what Price did, viewing it as a political statement. Others left fearful Gravity would soon hike fees to pay for salary increases.

Brian Canlis, co-owner of a family restaurant, already worried about how to deal with Seattle’s new minimum wage, told Price the pay raise at Gravity “makes it harder for the rest of us.”
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