"Do you all understand how negotiation works? You ask for the moon than negotiate for something less. The $15/hr is a negotiation starting point. If an employer meets them in the middle in the $11.50 range that's a huge win. Whereas if they started with a "reasonable" demand they'd end up settling for something even less. I hope none of you are buying a car any time soon."
No. If you want people to support your demands, you go for a reasonable rate. When I am buying a car, I don't offer half the asking price for the car. Just like you don't ask for 2x minimum wage. If the demand was like $9 an hour, I would probably get behind that.
"If I hear one more person say "but my [better/more important than MacDonalds] job only pays [x], they don't deserve as much as me!" I'm going to scream. You're underpaid too dumbass! Instead of trying to keep those with a little less than you down, why not try standing up together?"
No. I never thought I was underpaid working as a researcher.
Mr. Crabtree flat out lied in this piece. He states that "the Family Research Council, which the SPLC calls a hate group simply because the faith-based group believes in traditional marriage. The same goes for Focus on the Family, another group opposing same-sex marriage."
Check the SPLC website yourself, they cite MANY reasons each group is labeled as a "hate group" by SPLC.
Really, Mr. Crabtree, if you have to lie to make your point and sell your rubbish, maybe you need to re-evaluate yourself and your opinions.
I started as a $2.50 minimum wage worker at Taco Bell back when Glenn Bell was the sole owner. I was told that if I did well after 3 weeks I would get a raise. I did well, I got a raise. I was told if I offered to work the odd hours, I would get paid more hours and be considered for a higher rate. I did and they paid me more. I became a shift manager and they paid me more. I became an assistant manager and they paid me more and benefits. I became a manager and they paid me more. I became a traveling trainer opening new Taco Bells and training staff and managers. I made sure every new employee knew where I started. I then quit and went back to school to get a degree in something that I was told was marketable. I did not get a degree in Black Studies or Gay History in America or any number of absolutely useless degrees many have received from these so called schools (yes I include South Carolina and C of C!). Now I make a nice little living and I get to wake up everyday working in a field I love doing a job I enjoy.
Where did I go wrong?
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/justice/cnn-fi… This is why we need solicitor oversight!
Why does the city treat bike riders differently from car drivers? I assume that drivers know where they can't park because of No Parking signs. Or does the city simply tell drivers on Facebook where they can't park?
And which Facebook page? The city's own? How many people log on to the city's page? Are they required to on a daily/weekly/monthly schedule? Did the media publicise it/re-print the press release on the front page/broadcast it on the evening news? Is it a legal civic duty to read/watch them?
And how many accidents/injuries/interruption of street sweeping machines have there been as a result of locked bikes falling down?
And if I should be touring SC and visit your fair city, how would I know that I can't park my bike in a particular location?
Ah, the suffering that goes with that $50 .... Does that Tuscan salame come from Tuscany? I am in my hometown in Italy, and I am under constant assault from packaged, pressed, rolled, vacuumed pieces of animal. There is absolutely no care for any animal here at all. Their lives are absolutely and simply in service to the hungry man. May your heart speak right there in your plate.
There are only two ways to pay employees more money:
Raise prices and profit margins to make up the difference, which simply passes the financial burden on to the customer, or do the same amount work with fewer, more highly compensated employees.
I guess the third option would be replacing whiny, undependable and expensive human beings with machines, a practice which is gaining momentum every year.
Bank tellers were replaced with ATM's.
Video rental clerks were replaced with Redbox's.
Auto detailers were replaced with Laser Wash 4000's.
Does it matter if your bacon cheeseburger is cooked, assembled, wrapped, bagged and handed to you by a machine? Tomorrow's high paying jobs at Mickey D's will be for the engineers who assemble and maintain the 24 hour a day food service robots. These fools going on strike will only hasten the day when they can be replaced by a machine.
Do the math.
Pretend you own a fast food franchise and need to staff a position (assembling hamburgers, for example) for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at $15 per hour. You are going to spend $15 x 24 x365 = $131,400 per year to fill that position.
Since a single person can't work 24/7/365, you will need to hire enough people to cover that job function. A forty hour work week with two weeks vacation works out to 2,000 hours (40 x 50 = 2,000 hours). But you need to staff that position 24/7/365 (24 x 365 = 8,760 hours), meaning you will need 4.38 full time workers to do that job. And now that Obamacare forces you to provide health insurance for full time employees, it is more likely that 10 to 12 part timers will be needed to fill that one position.
Now, along comes Sammy Slick, the salesman from Acme Robot's hamburger flipping division. He offers you a hamburger assembling robot that costs a half million dollars. It can assemble an equal or greater number of burgers than a human being, and can do so with greater consistency. The robot can be easily reconfigured as new menu options become available, and it has a functional lifespan of 6 years. A quick bit of math will tell you that the human beings will cost you $788,400 over a six year period, but the robot will only cost $500,000 over the same period of time.
The decision is a no brainer, especially when you consider that the robot won't call in sick, won't pilfer your consumables, won't engage in inappropriate behavior with other employees, and won't go on strike or complain about an "unfair" wage. Furthermore, you won't need to do the tedious book keeping, have to worry about keeping the position filled, or providing the robot with health insurance. A robot won't say offensive things to a customer or get its feelings hurt by a customer. A robot won't show up for work sick, spreading germs throughout your workforce and to your customers.
The fast food industry has already begun to replace humans with automation. Have you seen the new automated beverage dispensers? When an order is placed, it fills the right sized cup with the perfect amount of ice and the right kind of beverage every time.
I suspect that these foolish strikes and protests will only hasten the inevitable.
Steven Fiore's move is a tremendous loss for Charleston, and, in my opinion, a harbinger of The Holy City's fall from grace. I once took a date to a Fiore show at Eye Level Art Gallery and we walked home in tears. His music is hauntingly beautiful.
Apparently the bores have won. We are more interested in raising the rent and attracting Ohio state derpers than focusing on what is truly important.
Today is the 227th birthday of the US Constitution. Most have forgotten how Dover Delaware ratified our law that still needs more reforms. But the bellicose & bigots would rather remember the Alamo Maine & Pearl than the peaceful resolution of human governance as did Mandela
The racist hateful SUPPORTERS of Nimrata Haley WOULD NEVER TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT TERRORIST Menachem Begin BUT EINSTEIN DID. NELSON MANDELA brought Truth & Reconcilliation to his nation by giving AMNESTY TO THOSE WHO CONFESS to the crimes on ALL SIDES. Bigots here in S Carolina would rather feign innocent than admit Strom Thurmond raped a 15 year old black girl and put his rapist progeny through USC while giving hate speeches & signing apartheid laws under the rebel flag. Whites stole S African land and Nelson Mandela brought peace transitioning away from White Minority rule. The old SA Constitution begins : " god and his chosen people ... " Mandela re-wrote that criminal theocracy into equality. 843-926-1750 Mandela graciously debated deKlerk and replaced murderous white only rule with a more fair democracy @LarryAccomplish
Clemson's exercise in "modernism" is simply a third rate hack's attempt to be relevant to an insecure group of copyists teaching fawning students. Clemson would pillory LeCourbousier or IM Pei while copying a building that is already 30 years out of date. That Charleston would even consider this building and that its 'leading' architects defend this copyist's work says more about them as copyists hired to 'draw' the newest Walmart big box buildings.
That's the first time I've heard 'plantation system of government handouts' used rationally in a public sphere. THANK YOU.
I say let all the racists and bigots have South Carolina and let the rest of the country be.
What time is the parade?
I like the plan recently endorsed by Republican Gen. Colin Powell... Universal coverage via a single-payer system. Just like the rest of the civilized world. Maybe there's hope more like minded Republicans will follow suit.
Pander to bigots and it sticks!
Thank you for presenting your view within the context of progress, an environment that "progressives" usually claim as their own, exclusively. As a member of the Baby Boomers, I have watched my generation flounder through one misled innovation after another. We seem to be forever enamored with innovations that prize novelty over beauty. We pretend (or maybe foolishly truly believe) that beauty is simply an attribute that the viewer brings to the building rather than the character of the architecture itself. We are servants to beauty, not it's creator. The consequences of our flawed thinking from the past century has blighted most of the this nation's cities. Charleston is an exception to this rule so far. I hope that Ms. Bevan and her peers are persuasive in opening the eyes of my backward-looking generation before we do for Charleston what we have done for so many other ugly cities in America.
“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who happen to be walking about.” G. K. Chesterton
But will y'all hold up in the stretch?
I think this is a smart, progressive and forward thinking policy by the city. Bravo Joe!
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