jehler wrote:they get hired because THEY WORK not because they get 4 bucks per hour. try to hire a citizen in the under $15/hour bracket. dead beats, drunks, losers and junkies.
I agree.... You wont see me work to my full potential until the pay is $18 and above. You get what you pay for. But same people can hire illegals.. for $3/hr and legals for $6.25 and get just as much, perhaps more work than I would execute. difference in culture.. but on the same page. that $6.25 is equal to about $30 in there home country.
Illegals... Deport them..
This is a prime example of the difference in work ethic of the generations. I am roughly Jehlers age, and I was brought up to work hard. The people now that expect $15/hr to do labor work, or any other mindless/unskilled job is really what is ruining the economy more than anything else.
These days if you hire a grunt for under $10 you get some slacker that barely can spell his name and is more than willing to rip you off, or sleep on the job.
The answer is to lower the minumum wage nationally, back to $4 an hour. That in turn, would eventually lower the cost of everything else, bread, milk, eggs, even gas, and rent. Raising the minimum wage just raises the cost of everything else. If you own a store and you have to pay some youngster $7 or $8 an hour to sweep and stock shelves, then you will obviously have to raise the cost of your goods in order to cover the cost of labor and still turn a profit.
I get irritated when I hear the minimum wage is going up. Why did I work on a gas dock as a boy for $4 and hour and the same gas dock employee now gets $7+? Did the job get harder?
And Greenster no offense I was using your comments as an example only. You are obviously too smart to spend your life working minimum wage, mindless jobs. You are worth the $18 an hour that you demand, in the proper skilled position. I just wouldn't hire you to rake my lawn. My lawn gets raked by big strapping kid that is smart like a tractor.