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Is this the Answer to the Rising Cost on Employers?

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:37 PM
In my last years in business, I tried to start new employees in the warehouse and shipping and receiving where they could become familiar with the products. import-export laws and customers. Invariably, during the first thirty days the white guys would fail to show up at least one workday because their buddy's truck wouldn't start or they had to help their girlfriend move or they overslept and coming to work for only 6 or seven hours.was not worth the bother. Give me robots, Please! I am already familiar with young people who think like robots!
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:52 PM
And, while I am boring you with my humble experiences, let me address the subject of equal pay for women.

When your business is a 5, 10 or 20 person dynamic sales or marketing organization, every person is critical to your success. A lady who halfway runs the place but takes maternity leave for 3 months cannot be replaced overnight with a temp! If, at the end of the year she shows a smaller gross income it.s because she only worked 9 months. Further, you are reluctant to move such women into the critical, and consequently higher paying jobs because, being small, you can;t handle the hurdles a larger, less personality centered organization can accommodate.

But, then, most of the more liberal ideas are not based in reality anyway.

The federal Minimum wage in the US is $7.25 per hour. Ten states have higher minimum wages with Rhode Island clocking in 50 cents higher at $7.75.

Costs to the employer are higher of course, even if the employer ducks benefits by using part-time workers.

For starters, employer contributions to Social Security are 6.2% of hourly wages which adds another 45 cents to employer costs. That brings employer costs up to $7.95 per hour minimum, not counting training costs,...