I copied and pasted that from a previous post (i made) which was allowed.
In fact it is still on the website. Maybe have a consistent policy?
Also since i wanted to post an original "bill" how would one not copy and paste
the contents of a bill pending in congress?
The issue is $15/hr, bottom line! As mentioned above, that's overkill. Why not propose a more reasonable rate?
Hopefully we can inch our way up to 8 or 9 next year....
Exactly. The issue is whether or not the business itself should pay a living wage for its employees through the businesses own earnings, or whether the entire country should pay through taxes for the welfare, food stamps, and assorted to make up the rest of the employee's living wage.
The issue is whether you want the business itself to pay for its workers, or if you yourself want to pay for its workers.
I would rather have the business pay the wages, and have me pay for the unemployment and welfare for the few who truly need it.
"You people realize that when people make poverty wages the public makes up the difference through public assistance, right?"
I have no problem with these people getting paid more, but $15 is overkill. I know many college graduates that started out at that hourly rate. Hell, I have seen engineering contractor positions posted starting at $17/hr.
Good Luck Steven! I just moved to Charleston from LA, and the one thing I miss is the music scene.. I have never heard so much talent like I did in LA. Be prepared for some competition though, there are a lot of artists who should be famous but they're not. It's all about who you know and the connections you make, so hopefully you get to meet a lot of people working in the industry or just a chance to play in front of a lot of people, you can always audition for the talent shows :) I just heard your songs, you have a chance for sure. Good luck!
You people realize that when people make poverty wages the public makes up the difference through public assistance, right? I'd rather MacDonalds have to pay their employees more so less people be need to be on public assistance.
Of course, if you're one of those special kinds of assholes who thinks the poor should be made to suffer for their "bad choices" you probably don't want them to get any assistance or any raises.
I should probably post on Facebook and email all the newspapers telling them I have a Notary Public signed letter which states I get $200 and a free ride home each time my bike is confiscated by the city of Charleston.
Warnings and signs would be a good way of educating the public. You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a Facebook post at you!
Good luck Steven! You'll be missed, but I can't wait to see what you do out there!
What happens in 2 years when someone has their bike copped by the cops? "Well, you see, back in 2013 we sent out a Facebook post alerting everyone to the law." C'mon guys, put up some signs.
When I was in college, I only made $10 an hour researching advanced computer applications for coal/mineral analysis. I don't think the college pays a whole lot more today. Why does a McD's employee deserve to make $5 more than that an hour? Don't get me wrong, I am all for an increase in salary for hard workers, and it is sad the fast food chains pay so little. I just don't know if bitching to the government is the right way to go about this.
we don't need to practice...we need some payin gigs Raaandy
So if the minimum wage goes up to $15 will the fast food places get rid of the sorry asses that work there and hire some competent employees?
If you don't like the pay don't take the job.
artrogue, The comments were deleted because they were copied and pasted verbatim from other sources. We're pretty generous with what we allow here, but please don't simply repost others' original content.
The food here is always wonderful, however, I won't go back until they address the atmosphere problems. The acoustics in the space make it impossible to have a conversation, which is what you would want to have. I have heard this from many others who have been and also mentioned despite the wonderful food the atmosphere kills the experience.
The ridiculous idea that a non-government employer should have the right to employ any one they choose is incomprehensible. After Uncle Sam tells them who works for them, then he should tell them what business they should be in.
Perhaps a warning tag on bikes for a couple weeks until most get the gist of the new law instead of just confiscating them? "We shared it on Facebook."? Really?
Why won't the cruise industry commit to the kind of limit that Bryan mentioned. He is, after all, a big proponent representing the cruise industry's argument and he wants it. 1-2 ships per week is 75-100 per year, and I believe everybody would be happy if that limit was formally agreed upon.
Another poster mentioned Mobile, and that is a very relevant topic here. When taxpayers fund on-shore power and other cruise infrastructure, the cruise industry can take it or leave it. In Mobile, they left it, and the waste was massive. If you think that Charleston will be able to magically get a binding guarantee out of the cruise industry where other cities have not, you're dreaming.
Trollslayer - as a product of the South Carolina public school system, and due to my own inadequacies, I am terrible at math and science. Assuming I'd somehow managed to get through an engineering program and graduate, would you really want me engineering anything you came into contact with?
When the wages paid must be raised beyond what the workers are worth, then the cost of the product goes up. Then, everyone else wants a raise too, so the cost of their products go up too. So, even with their new raises, the cost to live stays out of reach of the lowest paid echelon.
It's called inflation.
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