If your only chance of getting a raise is a congressional act its your own fault

June 11, 2015, 12:56 pm

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The debate "If your only chance of getting a raise is a congressional act its your own fault" was started by jonatron5 on June 11, 2015, 12:56 pm. 14 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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jonatron5, toughgamerjerry, Damn3d, lararea, Upbeatethan, R3dD0g, Austin7779 and 7 visitors agree.
PsychDave, owentowe, I_Voyager, ScarletandRose and 4 visitors disagree.

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You have to trust their sense of affordability and value. The trouble here is too much faith in the validity of those who determine the value of wages and labor. You can say X or Y is Z's fault... But you've made no case. I would argue that companies are continuously becoming more entitled to take more and offer less. When most large companies start cutting hours due to increased wages they're just shuffling their feet and pouting because they want more. We crystallize high-money intensive and think, in vain, those who want more will do more. All that is true is those who want more don't care what they do. If they have to do the wrong thing to get it, they'll do it, and if they won't get it they'll do less. Those who love what they do for that purpose are the gold standard.

The reasoning of economics is a poor standard. Contextual at best, imaginary at worst.

4 years, 5 months ago

Not necessarily. Though in the US most have access to schooling, and at least until college its free. The opportunities are certainly there, so if you blow them off, then it is in many ways your fault..
I also work for minimum, but I am a teen so that makes sense. I work hard, but my labor doesn't warrant more than minimum.
And about raising the minimum wage. My company cut my hours because they can't afford to pay me 9 since the min went up. It helps some, and really hurts others.

4 years, 5 months ago

I'm a minimum wage worker and a very hard worker it's not our fault because congress is raising the wage cause the cost of living is going up. I'm grateful but I didn't ask for this raise.

4 years, 5 months ago
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