Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    ’I’m taking the I quit exit!’

  2. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve seen some who go on strike to get better wages, then get it and the business goes under…so I would think before I’d make waves…

  3. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    Bosses don’t like to give raises, because they feel they’d be left without any cents….

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    re: Jo Clear

    Must have been some raise. Or a business on the edge. Even in restaurant work, wages and other comp are normally less than 10% of the total costs. The big one is overhead.

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    That freeway must be between the Chances Division of Slim and None.

  6. westny77

    westny77 said, over 1 year ago

    You want a raise. You got to be kidding. You are lucky to have a job in this economy. Also you performance is poor.
    Now get down to a gym and shape up you born loser.

  7. Custodiet

    Custodiet said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Not quite accurate. Overhead is divided into fixed costs and variable costs. Fixed overhead is usually 21%, 10% is salaried employee wages, 17% is hourly employee wages, 22% food costs, 5% profit margin and 25% Miscellaneous (Licenses, Utilities, Marketing, and Supplies).

    Let’s say you want to take min wage from $8 to $12. That means you just took 27% of his budget and made it almost 41% of his budget. Wiped out profit AND he has to raise prices dramatically or go out of business.

    Yes, the salaried people would have to get raises also or it is in their best interest to leave.

    So the max across the board raise the business could absorb would be $1.48 in my example above. No profit and no incentive to stay open. Little changes CAN bring big consequences.

  8. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, over 1 year ago

    And a lot of those newspapers are on their last legs. They haven’t figured out how to compete in the internet world. Even those with a website are struggling. Reporters in most places are now ‘content providers’ who post their updated stories on the website, along with running blogs and tweets on Twitter. Their pay is related to the number of ‘hits’ on their blogs, because ads can be shown. I’m thinking that newspapers are going the way of the encyclopedia. Assuming anyone remembers what an encyclopedia was….

  9. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 1 year ago

    you can have him come here and he can ride the bullet train to no where in 10 years are so

  10. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    Although I live in Ecuador, I have a paid online subscription to the local hometown paper where I used to reside, in Florida. It is not so much that I want to stay abreast of the local happenings, and city council kerfuffles, so much as I want the newspaper to stay afloat and my small yearly contribution helps.
    Ditto for my Public Radio contribution. I actually,do listen to WUSF 89.7 Tampa Bay station down here.

  11. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, over 1 year ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    It has happened a lot…try to be a good guy and over extend..

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