Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
I'm trying to, but man this is a bad day for this kind of crap with me. We had to slash budgets and still decided to let go of 4 people with about 15 years of service time between them with us. 2 of them have families, one's a young girl that's been with us since college and got a nice salaried job (y'know, after coming on board as one of those minimum wage workers) and the 4th is just a damn nice guy. I sat in a room with 2 other guys and we fought for a day. And ultimately, after all the fighting, this really was the best we could do. We all took massive budget cuts in our departments to save another person or two (which will come out of our part-time labor force and end up being work back on our plates).
And to have done that so that we could eek out (I shit you not) $2,500 in projected profit in a company that generated $4 million in revenue last year...only to find out that this asshole's political garbage could make it to where none of it was good enough. I've just had it. It's staggering to me.
**** me I am tired of this man. I've disagreed with his politics but I've avoided reaching a level of personal animus and vitriol with him. I've tried to steer clear of questioning his motives and simply approach this with the belief that he and I simply disagree on the path to economic efficiency. Frankly, I can't manage it anymore. At this point, I harbor genuine personal animosity towards our President. It's the first time in my life I've ever been here and it's because he is simply militantly ignorant when it comes to how his policies will actually impact small business owners.
If he doesn't get this passed, it won't be for lack of effort on his part. He's trying to **** me and hundreds of thousands of people just like me. With any luck, the House will prevent it.
DJ, you're spot on with all this shit. Great posts, man. It won't affect us as much, but you can damn sure bet we're going to be reviewing payroll. When I was at Cabela's I had to review some of the Reduction in Force. It was the worst task I had there. By 10 miles, and all I did is review it after the fact. And Cabela's took VERY good care of those they let go. It's a bad situation, and I'm sorry for you buddy.
Originally Posted by Loneiguana
I call B.S.
If your company can meet demand with one less manager than you have right now, then why do you have that manager in the first place? Sounds like your company is wasting money hiring more people than needed to meet demand. I wouldn't blame minimum wage on the fact that your overpaying employees you apparently don't need.
You're and idiot.
You think that no one has any proof, well here you go. Local guy owns 3 hardware stores. 52 FT employees most of them work on the cheap. Obamacare says he has to provide Health Insurance which he currently does not.
Lets say a plan costs $350/employee/month. That's cheaper than my group plan.
Or $100,000 penalty. He told me he's taking the $100,000 penalty, so there's that.
Then you add $2 wages to 52 Employees wage, you have
52*2000 hours*2 = $208,000.
This is a real guy with real employees in my town faced with real numbers that you're saying don't ****ing exist. But yet, over 3 small retail stores, he's faced with $308,000 overhead cost increase if they don't repeal Obamacare and he gets this bullshit min wage passed. I have no idea what his Gross Profit is after he purchases inventory, but I bet his margins aren't that big.
If you think there are no real consequences to this, you are either mind bogglingly stupid or a troll.