The way of life is a naturistic policy and if you just stand there you get ran over.
I talk about this a lot. If the wages goes up everything else will follow.
And the need for the pay to go up, mostly noted the fact that small towns
have nothing vs a bigger city. Basically noticed in the growth of Tulsa Oklahoma.
A place that has bumped up the pay vs a small town that keeps the
pay at their lowest. Small towns are in their way trying to grow to get around
not matching inflation as small towns wages are stagnant and so is the growth.
You can make it but can people afford it? Low wages keeps small towns down!
There is a such a divide rich and poor retail stores have to cater to both parties.
And that is depressing when you go into a store that does that being
it shows the divide in a bad light. My town is making a ALDI store for the rich
in town that don't want to go to Walmart to mingle with all the poor people!
There is too much hoopla to shop there and it's a way to screen out the poor
being they are too lazy to do it. In fact I say to the poor get in there and shop,
flood the place!
Also bad in a sociological view as the wages are low and life is low from that so
comes in the bottom of barrel workers. It's a fact of life you get what you pay for.
And where there is such a divide rich towns vs poor towns you get this more, it's
a fact of life and really should not be ignored! It shows the need to raise the pay to
keep it's ugly head from popping up. Such a divide causes the action of people
that want better pay being they like to buy food and pay their bills to work
at the better paying jobs. And will work at those places leaving the bad workers,
pushing the bad workers to lower income towns.
If you took a sociology class you might of learned
"There is a reason people work for the low pay, because they
can't make anywhere else." That normally a small issue but in a divide of richer
vs poorer things get massively worse! There is nothing bad with being a
bottom of the barrel, only that there would be so many in one spot
and if they expect you to live in the bottom of it also!
Pushing productivity (Productivity harassment!) is just harassing the workers being
the sales they want is just dust in the wind to the broke people that buys less.
And is like the do more with less of making your workers panic.
It's just shows a bad manager that failed and has to harass the workers to
get more done from the fail! Give the fail is also from the towns people being broke.
All of that points the wages do need to go up if you want anything in your town.
And... The fact many want nothing in town. Being they are sadomasochist voters.
Like it's noted in Oklahoma why people vote against their best interest.
Because they like it! And it does make others a victim from that practice,
like a nice car in the Walmart parking lot with a note stuck on it
"Sorry my bad!" Or like being in the quick sand with people that want to go down
in it with a few that want to do better. They can't they are in quick sand!
Well small towns are hell. Live in a small town welcome to hell!
It helps to understand this so you kind of know whats going on!
The point is all of this hell would be covered up with better pay.
It's just the wages are not matching inflation and the bottom of the iceberg
is exposed more than it should be! Better pay makes better people.
Progress runs over the sadomasochist voters that like it bad.
America can't live like they do. I mean if they did all we would have
in America would be a corn field. How bright would that light be?
Like in history we would be invaded easy. By Canada I hope!
Or noted as it's sad to be a victim of natural selection to roll with
the slow progress of it. As I see in my town people letting their homes rot.
In the end the house will fall over or they have to get out of the black mold trap.
There are more homes falling apart than they are tearing down in my town,
I noticed it lately. Nature is taking back it's land with no effort to stop it.
If they had better pay they could afford to fix their homes!
Anyway you see it the pay does need to go up in small towns.
All you really have to look at the growth in Tulsa from the better pay
to see the difference. If you are a sadomasochist and like it bad
then you make it bad for everyone else. Also it gives the town the bottom
of the barrel more than it should! With no change it's going to get worse in
Many of the poor are "heavily in debt." in their car payment they had the last
10 years from refinancing the loan skipping payments.
Many just voluntary repossess the car to get rid of it not caring about
their credit history as it takes money to have credit, you have to buy stuff!
And many have their paycheck garnished, pay alimony leaving them to live
on half their paycheck. In that makes work places not willing to hire them
being they might steal at the work place because they would be hungry
and living on $4.50 after taxes etc. Garnishment & Alimony is a called a debt.
That is what workplaces look at to not hire people. What risk are they to the store.
And I hope it shows the need to raise the pay for the better of the good!
~~~~~Minimum Wage Mythbusters Dol.gov
Myth: Raising the minimum wage will only benefit teens.
Not true: The typical minimum wage worker is not a high school student earning weekend pocket money. In fact, 89 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase to $12 per hour are age 20 or older, and 56 percent are women.
Not true: In a letter to President Obama and congressional leaders urging a minimum wage increase, more than 600 economists, including 7 Nobel Prize winners wrote, "In recent years there have been important developments in the academic literature on the effect of increases in the minimum wage on employment, with the weight of evidence now showing that increases in the minimum wage have had little or no negative effect on the employment of minimum-wage workers, even during times of weakness in the labor market. Research suggests that a minimum-wage increase could have a small stimulative effect on the economy as low-wage workers spend their additional earnings, raising demand and job growth, and providing some help on the jobs front."
Not true: A July 2015 survey found that 3 out of 5 small business owners with employees support a gradual increase in the minimum wage to $12. The survey reports that small business owners say an increase "would immediately put more money in the pocket of low-wage workers who will then spend the money on things like housing, food, and gas. This boost in demand for goods and services will help stimulate the economy and help create opportunities."
Not true: In California, employers are required to pay servers the full minimum wage of $9 per hour — before tips. Even with a 2014 increase in the minimum wage, the National Restaurant Association projects California restaurant sales will outpace all but only a handful of states in 2015.
Not true: As of May 2015, employers in San Francisco must pay tipped workers the full minimum wage of $12.25 per hour — before tips. Yet, the San Francisco leisure and hospitality industry, which includes full-service restaurants, has experienced positive job growth this year, including following the most recent minimum wage increase.
Not true: While 29 states and the District of Columbia currently have a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum, increasing the federal minimum wage will boost the earnings for nearly 38 million low-wage workers nationwide. That includes workers in those states already earning above the current federal minimum. Raising the federal minimum wage is an important part of strengthening the economy. A raise for minimum wage earners will put more money in more families' pockets, which will be spent on goods and services, stimulating economic growth locally and nationally.
Not true: While there are some exceptions, employers are generally required to pay at least the federal minimum wage. Exceptions allowed include a minimum wage of $4.25 per hour for young workers under the age of 20, but only during their first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment with an employer, and as long as their work does not displace other workers. After 90 consecutive days of employment or the employee reaches 20 years of age, whichever comes first, the employee must receive the current federal minimum wage or the state minimum wage, whichever is higher. There are programs requiring federal certification that allow for payment of less than the full federal minimum wage, but those programs are not limited to the employment of young workers.
Not true: An employer can pay a tipped employee as little as $2.13 per hour in direct wages, but only if that amount plus tips equal at least the federal minimum wage and the worker retains all tips and customarily and regularly receives more than $30 a month in tips. Often, an employee's tips combined with the employer's direct wages of at least $2.13 an hour do not equal the federal minimum hourly wage. When that occurs, the employer must make up the difference. Some states have minimum wage laws specific to tipped employees. When an employee is subject to both the federal and state wage laws, he or she is entitled to the provisions of each law which provides the greater benefits.
Not true: Academic research has shown that higher wages sharply reduce employee turnover which can reduce employment and training costs.
Not true: Since 1938, the federal minimum wage has been increased 22 times. For more than 75 years, real GDP per capita has steadily increased, even when the minimum wage has been raised.
Not true: While some states have enacted rules in recent years triggering automatic increases in their minimum wages to help them keep up with inflation, the federal minimum wage does not operate in the same manner. An increase in the federal minimum wage requires approval by Congress and the president. However, in his call to gradually increase the current federal minimum, President Obama has also called for it to adjust automatically with inflation. Eliminating the requirement of formal congressional action would likely reduce the amount of time between increases, and better help low-income families keep up with rising prices.
Not true: While the federal minimum wage was only $3.35 per hour in 1981 and is currently $7.25 per hour in real dollars, when adjusted for inflation, the current federal minimum wage would need to be more than $8 per hour to equal its buying power of the early 1980s and more nearly $11 per hour to equal its buying power of the late 1960s. That's why President Obama is urging Congress to increase the federal minimum wage and give low-wage workers a much-needed boost.
Not true: Raising the federal minimum wage is an issue with broad popular support. Polls conducted since February 2013 when President Obama first called on Congress to increase the minimum wage have consistently shown that an overwhelming majority of Americans support an increase.
Not true: Minimum wage increases have little to no negative effect on employment as shown in independent studies from economists across the country. Academic research also has shown that higher wages sharply reduce employee turnover which can reduce employment and training costs.
Not true: Congress sets the minimum wage, but it doesn't keep pace with inflation. Because the cost of living is always rising, the value of a new minimum wage begins to fall from the moment it is set.