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I tend to think if you can't pay your staff a living wage, your business just isn't successful enough to stay in business.

Business owners are going to do what they have to in order to stay in business, and I don't blame them.  That means fewer jobs, more automation, and everyone gets to pay more for things to subsidize employees with jobs that pay more than they are worth to the business.   If you can't make it in a high cost of living city one can improve themselves by learning a trade or getting an education, getting a second job, living with a roommate, or getting out of Dodge to some other place with a lower cost of living.  $15 an hour is plenty for an unskilled job.  An entry level welder in NYC makes $15.38.

As someone else in this thread already said, "Keep your hands out of my pockets."   


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$15 an hour isn't a living wage in NYC, San Francisco, and other high cost cities.

Those restaurants we like to go to, with decent food and a cut above standing in line at Chipotle, well they want their line cooks to come to them already trained (think CIA). Those same restaurants also want to only pay trained and highly skilled staff only $12/hour with zero benefits aside from the NYC required 5 paid sick days a year.

I tend to think if you can't pay your staff a living wage, your business just isn't successful enough to stay in business.
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Happy for you that you never feel the need to ask for a raise - but do you regard your wages/salary as a hand-out rather than an exchange for work performed??
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Jackson Diner, "Is It Still Good?"
« Last post by jhjefe on Yesterday at 04:01:21 PM »
Fortunately, food isn't prepared in the bathrooms.

That assertion would be difficult to prove.
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It's all based on fear and keeping the less educated in a cycle of poverty.
No it isn't.  It's based on the idea that people get out of this life what they put into it.  We are all equal under the law.  But that is where our equality ends.  Every person has their own strengths and weaknesses, what they do with those are up to them.  I am not responsible for your victories or failures, nor the insurance for you to achieve your goals in life.

Besides, I thought the raising of the minimum wage to $15 was supposed to be a great victory for the everyman???  Now that victory is achieved it suddenly isn't a "living wage" and people are immediately pushing for more.  News at 11, people getting handouts want bigger handouts!  Color me shocked.

You don't have the right to a comfortable life.  You have the right to a life.  Now go out and make it comfortable for yourself and keep me out of it.

TLDR, Keep your hands out of my pockets.
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Lots of tone deaf people on this forum who think working $15/hour is a normal wage. You do realize people making $15/hr can't even afford to go to a doctor, right? It's about time Americans stopped keeping wages at such a pathetic low. What's so scary about giving people in other sectors the right to a comfortable life? It's all based on fear and keeping the less educated in a cycle of poverty.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Last post by Chingwa on Yesterday at 01:18:15 PM »
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clearly, heterosexual white men are the most oppressed members of our society. we need to protect them like we once did the bald eagle. they are in danger of disappearing.
Dssjh, please try to keep your racist man-hating out of these discussions.  I know it's difficult for you to do.  These types of outbursts are simply illustrating my point.
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Last post by Chingwa on Yesterday at 01:11:05 PM »
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we let you get married now, what more do you want?
"Let" ?   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Neighborhood Chat / Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 12:47:30 PM »
That’s correct. What would this country be without white heterosexuals. We do need protection in this delusional country.

we let you get married now, what more do you want?
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Restaurants & Food / Re: Beefrria Landia
« Last post by Lilybell on Yesterday at 12:36:11 PM »
Thanks for the info. I just can't handle cilantro. It tastes like soapy corpses.
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