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  1. #1 Target Raised Wages to $15, Cut Employee Hours 
    Senior Member Banacek's Avatar
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    How do I economy? A business needs to make a profit in order to stay in business and provide goods for customers.

    I also think people do not realize the size of Target, which means a lot of people making $15 an hour.

    Reality runs deeper than Target’s size, though. You have to take into consideration the continuous changes happening in the retail sector.

    Employees told CNN Business supervisors have given them different reasons for the cut hours, including that there were not hours available or that their managers couldn’t fit additional hours in their budgets. Some received no explanations.

    Heather said she used to work around 40 hours a week, but now brings in around 20 hours.

    Caren Morales explained that Target cut her hours when her “medical coverage was about to kick in.” She worked between 35-40 hours a week, well above the 30 hours a week minimum, but went down to 15 hours a week.

    Morales had to quit because she could not afford daycare.

    Target worker Tony said the big pay raise”really doesn’t help much when [I’m] only doing 20 to 30 hours a week.”

    Victor Hanousek quit when his hours went down to 22 hours a week
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    Considering the hit retail is taking because of online competition, how many stores can afford to have $15 an hour for starting pay?

    Target has closed a few stores in metro Detroit over the past few years.
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    Senior Member Zathras's Avatar
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    Gee what a surprise. Cause and effect here on display. People who've never had to make a business work demand a $15/hr wage. Business owners say fine. We'll just reduce employee hours to the point we'll be paying them the same amount of pay before the $15/hr wage kicked in. Or reduce our workforce, one or the other.
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    The hell of it is this has happened before and yet, it keeps getting pushed as if a different result will come about.

    Look progs, if you want a company to pay more, then stop acting surprised whenever that company figures out a way to recoup the money they've lost. It's not hard to figure out. If a company or corporation pays more in wages, then they will lose money. In order to fix that, they will either:

    1. Send some employees packing. Asking fewer to do more.

    2. Automate something.

    3. Or, as in this case, cut the employee's hours.
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    Simple solution, Directive 10-289. I'm surprised none of the democrat candidates haven't proposed it yet. Scary stuff.

    In the name of the general welfare, to protect the people's security, to achieve full equality and total stability, it is decreed for the duration of the national emergency that:
    Point One. All workers, wage earners and employees of any kind whatsoever shall henceforth be attached to their jobs and shall not leave nor be dismissed nor change employment, under penalty of a term in jail. The penalty shall be determined by the Unification Board, such Board to be appointed by the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources. All persons reaching the age of twenty-one shall report to the Unification Board, which shall assign them to where, in its opinion, their services will best serve the interests of the nation.

    Point Two. All industrial, commercial, manufacturing and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under penalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property.

    Point Three. All patents and copyrights, pertaining to any devices, inventions, formulas, processes and works of any nature whatsoever, shall be turned over to the nation as a patriotic emergency gift by means of Gift Certificates to be signed voluntarily by the owners of all such patents and copyrights. The Unification Board shall then license the use of such patents and copyrights to all applicants, equally and without discrimination, for the purpose of eliminating monopolistic practices, discarding obsolete products and making the best available to the whole nation. No trademarks, brand names or copyrighted titles shall be used. Every formerly patented product shall be known by a new name and sold by all manufacturers under the same name, such name to be selected by the Unification Board. All private trademarks and brand names are hereby abolished.

    Point Four. No new devices, inventions, products, or goods of any nature whatsoever, not now on the market, shall be produced, invented, manufactured or sold after the date of this directive. The Office of Patents and Copyrights is hereby suspended.

    Point Five. Every establishment, concern, corporation or person engaged in production of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth produce the same amount of goods per year as it, they or he produced during the Basic Year, no more and no less. The year to be known as the Basic or Yardstick Year is to be the year ending on the date of this directive. Over or under production shall be fined, such fines to be determined by the Unification Board.

    Point Six. Every person of any age, sex, class or income, shall henceforth spend the same amount of money on the purchase of goods per year as he or she spent during the Basic Year, no more and no less. Over or under purchasing shall be fined, such fines to be determined by the Unification Board.

    Point Seven. All wages, prices, salaries, dividends, profits, interest rates and forms of income of any nature whatsoever, shall be frozen at their present figures, as of the date of this directive.

    Point Eight. All cases arising from and rules not specifically provided for in this directive, shall be settled and determined by the Unification Board, whose decisions will be final.

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    "unintended consequences" remains a mystery to the left.
    You'd think they'd get tired of it after a century or so.
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