Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Rise And Shine!

Some of our workers in 13 American states are going to see a jump in their paychecks.

Didn't I tell ya, that the service industry is a beast. It's proven time after time! That if you're in the service industry, you're in a thankless job where the hours are stressful and the people buying a product are not grateful for it being there. When they don't get satisfaction, they'll lie and cheat to get what they want. 

Your manager will bend over backwards for the person. They'll give them what they want. They may give you the pink slip if there's a possibility of failure in your duties.

Now the state legislatures of Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington will jump their pay rates.

Arizona: $7.80 to $7.90
Colorado: $7.78 to $8.00
Connecticut: $8.25 to $8.70
Florida: $7.79 to $7.93
Missouri: $7.35 to $7.50
Montana: $7.80 to $7.90
New Jersey: $7.25 to $8.25
New York: $7.25 to $8.00
Ohio: $7.85 to $7.95
Oregon: $8.95 to $9.10
Rhode Island: $7.75 to $8.00
Vermont: $8.60 to $8.73
Washington: $9.19 to $9.32

Then of course, your local jurisdictions are also going to see a modest rise. 

Albuquerque, N.M.: $8.50 to $8.60
Bernalillo County, N.M.: $8.00 to $8.50
San Francisco, Calif.: $10.55 to $10.74
San Jose, Calif.: $10.00 to $10.15
SeaTac, Wash.: $9.19 to $15.00

President Barack Obama and Democrats had hoped that the Congress would pass a legislative adjustment to raising the current wage to $10.00 an hour. But the impact could hurt the ones who are already there at the mark. 

See if the next hire comes in at $10.00 and the person that was there for years gets to that point, then it would be irrelevant for that longstanding person to have a $10.00 wage. Because the person hired is already making what the longtime worker earned.

That happens. And it's not fair. An earned income adjustment doesn't often happen in the service industry.

Especially if you're signed under a contract with a union. 

Anyway, what are you thoughts on the states raising their rates?

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