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  •  On a certain level, it will be fun to watch (0+ / 0-)

    At $10.10 an hour, several of my coworkers will be laid off and salaried middle management will have to do some of the functions that the laid off employees used to do.

    •  why? (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, ferg
      At $10.10 an hour, several of my coworkers will be laid off

      Howard Fineman needs to have a chat with Chris Cilizza about Grecian Formula and its effects on punditry

      by memofromturner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:33:16 PM PST

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      •  Automation, salaried workers (0+ / 0-)

        At $10.10, it will cost less to automate or make salaried managers do some of their functions.

        For example:  We would lay off the guy that runs the floor scrubber and make the manufacturing manager stay late and clean the floor.

        •  it makes sense to hire a floor-scrubber at 8 bucks (1+ / 0-)
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          but you have to fire him at 10? you must work for idiots

          Howard Fineman needs to have a chat with Chris Cilizza about Grecian Formula and its effects on punditry

          by memofromturner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 01:07:20 PM PST

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          •  It's a 25% pay increase (0+ / 0-)

            What if everyone got 25% pay increases even if they did not produce any additional work.

            Republican congressmen, PGA tour players......

            •  the minimum wage does not apply to "everyone", (0+ / 0-)

              only to the floor-scrubbers of this nation

              i can only assume that your company would be a lot "stronger" if they could get away with paying below the current minimum wage

              Howard Fineman needs to have a chat with Chris Cilizza about Grecian Formula and its effects on punditry

              by memofromturner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 01:40:04 PM PST

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