Re: minimum wage
- From: pbreed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:12:29 -0800
You can not seperate the Minimum Wage discussion from Illegal imigration.
If you make legal jobs too expense then there will only be illegal jobs.
The minimum wage job used to be a "First" job, ask how many teenagers
are working today?
Where is someone going to learn to work, the simple basics,
like show up on time, be rested and ready to work etc....
Everyone thinks they deserve 100K a year, they only deserve 100K if
they add more than 100K of value to the company they work for.
If minimum wage is $10.00 and benifits and overhead are another $5.00
then anyone who adds less than $15.00 in value will be replaced.
Simple supply and demand.
On Mon, 14 Nov 2005 10:11:28 -0600, F. George McDuffee <gmcduffee@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 18:30:09 -0800, "Jon" <jonbaker@xxxxxxxxx>
>>Hell, minimum wage in Oregon is going to $7.25 an hour at the first of the
>>year. Not bad for a high school kid trying to pay for his pot habit, I mean
>>pay for his SAT test preps. Of course, I always figured entry level shop
>>helper deserved minimum +$2 just to sweep up. Unless it was my kid, then I
>>gave him $10 for a day cleaning, cash. shhhhhhhh
>While from one perspective this is an improvement, when adjusted
>only for inflation this is "up" to what it was in the mid to late
>50s. When the loss in bennies is considered it is only 'up' to
>what it was in the late 40s.
>While there are other considerations, when inflation, loss of
>bennies, increase in sales taxes and the increased expectations
>for minimum wage labor (for example computer literacy) are
>factored in, $10.00 per hour is not unreasonable.
>While a permanent underclass may be a 'good thing' for the elite,
>no one else can afford it.
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