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  •  I work in a call center in Sales. (9+ / 0-)

    Our staffing is based on the number of calls anticipated per hour.

    The more people calling in to order, the more jobs are needed to take these calls. Period

    Perhaps a tax break might allow the company to place more advertisements, but, unless there is a mandate that the tax break must go towards marketing, the owner of the company is welcome to pocket the money as profit.

    Even with thousands of dollars in tax breaks, it would be foolish and unheard of for the company to staff employees to sit around and do nothing.

    The company will increase staff only if the demand increases.......

    •  Exactly, Intheknow. Before I retired, I managed (5+ / 0-)
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      an organization for which I also did the majority of the hiring. I did not hire people for patriotic reasons or beause I "wanted" our organization to be bigger. I hired people ONLY when products produced by the organization were such that they required people to produce and sell them.

      Broadly, this includes determining the demand potential, planning and designing products to meet the  demand, producing products in forms needed/wanted by buyers (and "worth their price"), promoting and advertising products so potential buyers would be informed of their availability and utility, and deliverinng the products to the buyers.

      This was true whether the product was more concrete such as a book, or less concrete such as a conference.

      “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

      by RJDixon74135 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 07:14:01 AM PST

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    •  These days it's more like (2+ / 0-)
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      when "poor service" (due to lack of labor) hurts their bottom line.

      Pulling a "job" out of some of these outfits these days - is like pulling teeth.

      If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

      by RUNDOWN on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 07:31:45 AM PST

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    •  But I'm sure if the government reduced taxes (1+ / 0-)
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      on your employer, they'd spend it all on hiring more employees, to give you longer paid breaks during the day and paid vacation!

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