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Location:Baton Rouge
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Occupation:Program Manager
Number of Posts:986
Registered on:9/24/2012
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
A rising tide floats all boats but sometimes you need to break through the sea wall. Most of us want the same thing...opportunity, reward for hard work and extra help for the truly unfortunate. We just dont agree on the best way to get there. I do know that we do not have all the answers, so I am ...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]weeding out the ones doing the work, [/quote] Pretty condescending...even my lowest paid staff do important work (why else would I hire or retain them) and I am sure all business owners and senior managers would say the same....
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]it's refreshing to see a left leaning poster not condemning "income inequality" [/quote] Why is it a surprise that there is some diversity within liberals, conservatives, libertarians, etc.? ...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]The bottom line is, now his competitors have a serious advantage. They can either undercut him on price while providing the same product OR, they can match him on price while poaching his best employees and delivering a superior product. [/quote] You left out at least one other option. He...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]and if it doesn't? [/quote] He likely goes out of business, but isn't that always a risk when business owners pursue an alternative way of doing business? As I have said, let it play out and we may have one more data point in the capitalistic paradigm....
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re: California calfire and its illegal BS! - islandtiger
If you live in an urban/rural interface within a matrix of fire-prone natural habitats, you are certainly encouraged to reduce the fire risks around your home. I believe that those guidelines should be voluntary, but I also believe that your insurace premiums should reflect the risk and firefighter...
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re: Louisiana: The Most Violent State - islandtiger
You hypothesis has a few holes...not a lot of African Americans in Alaska or Nevada. Poverty and culture certainly play a role....
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]I wonder how the left leaning posters here will feel if it works...the company does great...and he pays himself a boatload.[/quote] At least this "left leaning poster" wouldn't have a preblem. The owner took a pay cut to have more room to cover the raises for his employees. If his experi...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]It sounds like this fellow has managed to kick mother success right in the teeth. Not the way to run a business, and that is certainly not a good sign[/quote] Right now, the rate of new client recruitment is the only success measure he has. Give it a year and then start calling it a failu...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]So you and I go together to do a little lawn service for our neighbor. You spend three hours on a mower and I spend twenty minutes with a weed eater and you have no problem with me being paid as much as you? [/quote] I would have a problem if he/she only worked 20 minutes, but assuming you...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]Only the braindead DEMs (redundant, I know) would think that the most productive worker you have will be content making the same salary as the Xerox operator.  I'm surprised the folks who work their asses off 50+ hrs a wk didn't all just apply for the mai[/quote] A lot of you did not re...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]It's not about wanting him to succeed or fail, but his willful ignorance of the laws of mathematics and human nature[/quote] Economics is as much an art as it is a science. Successful business come in all shapes and sizes. Not all CEOs measure success on profit margin or their own salar...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
[quote]Significantly more new clients =\= more profitability. [/quote] Agreed, but his "experiment" is only a few months old. It is certainly a good sign that his rate of signing up new clientseach month is up 50 percent. [quote]They would be happier if he doubled their current pay, why doesn...
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re: Remember the Seattle CEO that raised his companies minimum wage to 70 grand? - islandtiger
Actually seems to be working ok to me. Signignificantly more new clients and generally happy staff. He probably ould have structured thins differently but it is a private business and we need some risk-takers to experiment with alternative ways of doing business. The only complaints seem to be co...
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re: I'm terrible at making decisions so help me with small SUVs/Crossovers - islandtiger
Just bought a 2015 Subaru Outback...love it. Great handling and high-level finishes, sound system, etc....
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re: Anyone with great or great great-grandfathers who fought in the Civil War? - islandtiger
Great-grandfather. Wisconsin. According to some family research, made it to LA to kick some traitor butts. The US flag his regiment carried (hand made by my gg grandmother) is still in the family. We rolled it out a few years back...pretty moving. I have a photo from 1903 that includes my gg gra...
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re: Slavery. Really? - islandtiger
[quote]Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union[/quote] Take a gander...how many references to slavery as justification for leaving the Union. Hint: lots....
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re: Do you consider mixed race black people to be "black" or simply "mixed race" - islandtiger
[quote]All my friends label me as black just because of the 1 drop rule and i think that is just bullshitee[/quote] Isn't it how you self-identify that really matters? All my biracial friends/co-workers consider themselves black and I respect it...don't really understand it, but it is not for me ...
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re: Obama's Eulogy - islandtiger
[quote]He is not my damn president[/quote] Save that for Jan 2017 when you will actually get your wish after 8 long years....
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re: Obama's Eulogy - islandtiger
[quote]I got so excited for a second....then I realized it was Obama giving the eulogy. [/quote] I figured this thread would be filled with hate, and it met my expectations, but this takes it to a new level. Damn, you are talking about the president of the United States. If you don't like him o...
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