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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    My company apparently hates OT and has cut it, ****ing a whole bunch of people off. Corporate came through a couple weeks ago, and after that, the "be off the floor by X time" speeches from supervisors came.

    We have problems with retention, and this will not help.

    As for me, I'm not bereft of job options. I could try and get promoted, look elsewhere for work, or play the long game and go back to school.
    Only with specific exceptions can I get OT without PO'ing my boss and her boss.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    My company apparently hates OT and has cut it, ****ing a whole bunch of people off. Corporate came through a couple weeks ago, and after that, the "be off the floor by X time" speeches from supervisors came.

    We have problems with retention, and this will not help.

    As for me, I'm not bereft of job options. I could try and get promoted, look elsewhere for work, or play the long game and go back to school.
    When I first started at my company, same thing. Had a LOT of part-timers, so when full-timers hit 40 hours, you were done for the week. Nowadays, I don't think I've seen a straight 40 hour week (except for holiday weeks) in a few years. Almost no PTs, almost all FTs, also.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    What’s OT?


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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    What’s OT?

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    You guys know SB is hourly, not salary, yes? Of course salaried/non-exempt employees don't get OT.

    Brent knows.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    You guys know SB is hourly, not salary, yes? Of course salaried/non-exempt employees don't get OT.

    Brent knows.
    And I'm guessing that mookie and dx make quite a bit more than SB and I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    You guys know SB is hourly, not salary, yes? Of course salaried/non-exempt employees don't get OT.

    Brent knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    What’s OT?

    TV show about Old Tappan, NJ.

    Having worked for the feds for 32 years, OT for white collar employees was not liked. In the end, we ended up with comp time in lieu of OT.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Walmart announces a raise and credits the new tax law. Only thing is that they've been raising wages for each of the last few years in response to market forces and state level minimum wage hikes in many states - and needed to do it again this year anyways. They got credit from the Trump administration. The next day the company fired thousands of workers.

    Hopefully all that grows the company 50%...so then it can make up for the reduction in its tax bill.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Walmart announces a raise and credits the new tax law. Only thing is that they've been raising wages for each of the last few years in response to market forces and state level minimum wage hikes in many states - and needed to do it again this year anyways. They got credit from the Trump administration. The next day the company fired thousands of workers.

    Hopefully all that grows the company 50%...so then it can make up for the reduction in its tax bill.
    They raised it to just below the poverty line too lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    Walmart announces a raise and credits the new tax law. Only thing is that they've been raising wages for each of the last few years in response to market forces and state level minimum wage hikes in many states - and needed to do it again this year anyways. They got credit from the Trump administration. The next day the company fired thousands of workers.

    Hopefully all that grows the company 50%...so then it can make up for the reduction in its tax bill.
    In their next breath, Wal-Mart announced that they're closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off 1,200 Sam's Club employees nationwide.
    http://www.dailyherald.com/business/...onwide-closing

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    And a side effect from the closing of these stores is the second hand employment created from these stores:
    In Batavia [IL], city officials have halted a plan to hire an additional police officer, who would have joined a narcotics task force, and a second building inspector until they figure out how the drop in sales taxes the store generates will affect the city budget. Batavia's fiscal year began Jan. 1.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    My company apparently hates OT and has cut it, ****ing a whole bunch of people off. Corporate came through a couple weeks ago, and after that, the "be off the floor by X time" speeches from supervisors came.

    We have problems with retention, and this will not help.

    As for me, I'm not bereft of job options. I could try and get promoted, look elsewhere for work, or play the long game and go back to school.
    Welcome to the consequences of mandating time and a half over 40 hours by regulation.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    In their next breath, Wal-Mart announced that they're closing 63 Sam's Club stores and laying off 1,200 Sam's Club employees nationwide.
    http://www.dailyherald.com/business/...onwide-closing
    Sam's Club, at least in my area, has offered nothing better in terms of prices when compared to mainline grocery stores where there's no membership fee. I'm not surprised they're closing down. It's their own fault, and good on them to not use the tax break to try to keep a sinking lost ship afloat.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

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    And the backwoods McDonald's in the town I was working last summer refused to participate in the "Any Size Drinks for $1"promotion. The McDonald's at the Oasis on the Illinois Tollway does not participate in the "Dollar Menu" promotions.

    Remind me again how one franchised location's owner refusing to participate in a corporate national promotion is caused by $15/hr?

    Especially when those getting $8.25/hr in Illinois aren't participating.




    Also, I thought it was automated cashier/ordering machines that was killing the $15/hr job in Seattle. Can these people pick a narrative and stick with it?
    Labor is a cost to the business owner. To compensate, you have one of two choices, especially if your margin is fairly thin: Raise your prices, or cut your costs. Some choose one way, others choose the other.

    Regarding your McDonald's, was it in Cook County, or a similar place with a pop tax? If so, then the pop tax probably had a lot to do with that. If not, maybe delivery of the Coke products from your store's distributor.

    With the Oasis not participating, that's not surprising, as they typically have higher prices to compensate for their location, whether it's cost-driven, delivery-driven with the tolls (I don't know if they can use a "side entrance" or if they're required to use the toll road proper), or other factor I'm sure some pundits on here will be more than happy to talk about.

    BTW, a follow-up on the Subway story: http://mynorthwest.com/865017/seattl...ay-franchisee/
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Nope. It was outside of Cook County, and actually outside of the seven counties Chicagoland region as well. Hence the backwoods comment.

    Tollway Oasis' are actually built *over* the tollway. Access is only via the toll road exits to dedicated parking lots with access to/from the Tollway only. There are employee lots with frontage road access. It doesn't surprise me either they don't participate, because they charge ~$2 extra for everything. They also have never participated in the Monopoly promotions either (that I'm aware of).

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    I have no problem with him not participating. I respect him for being honest, and he even admits it's not (fully) the $15 minimum wage's fault.

    My issue is the knee-jerk reaction from that blog explicitly tying this franchisee's choice to the $15 minimum wage.

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

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    Nope. It was outside of Cook County, and actually outside of the seven counties Chicagoland region as well. Hence the backwoods comment.

    Tollway Oasis' are actually built *over* the tollway. Access is only via the toll road exits to dedicated parking lots with access to/from the Tollway only. There are employee lots with frontage road access. It doesn't surprise me either they don't participate, because they charge ~$2 extra for everything. They also have never participated in the Monopoly promotions either (that I'm aware of).
    I understand there's more to a state than just a city (if I had a nickel for every time I was lumped in with NYC I could pay this site's administrative costs and then some), so I added the point of "similar place". I'm sure you know the costs associated with bringing in the product anyway, so whether or not you're allowed to divulge that information, I'm sure it's a sound business decision.

    I always found the building over the road to be quite the thing, although aren't they looking to start tearing those down, sadly? I wasn't sure if, similar to the NYS Thruway, the delivery drivers could also use that employee access you referenced and have it be gate controlled to make sure no one was cheating.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 6.0: Nope, it only found woven strands

    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    I have no problem with him not participating. I respect him for being honest, and he even admits it's not (fully) the $15 minimum wage's fault.

    My issue is the knee-jerk reaction from that blog explicitly tying this franchisee's choice to the $15 minimum wage.
    I'm sure we've all had our "last straw" moments. And plenty of places do like to use inferences to garner ratings; Infowars does the same thing, and I have zero problems with calling them out on it, especially when Alex tries to defend it, along with tangents.

    It's a little sad that the hand is being forced on these "technological advancements" that a lot of places have been doing, but like the Industrial Revolution, I have every confidence that the resiliency of Americans will allow the country to persevere.
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