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#6325091 - 09/14/18 03:46 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Larry Baer]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 4060
Loc: Perham Minnesota 54
Originally Posted By: Larry Baer
Originally Posted By: racerboy108
Corporates need to change their methods on only concentrating on making profit for the rich greedy owners.

Overworking and paying little will never win long term.



I have a corporation and own a small company and idiotic ( IMHO ) comments like this one are what makes divisions between good people who would get along fine. I am at work about 70 hours a week plus I farm. There is not enough money made at either job to make a good living. Today I was at my desk at 5:15 making out pay checks, paying unemployment tax, child support for employees, bidding jobs, and I swept the front of our parking lot. I'm leaving at 11:00 to go rake hay. Then it's back to work around 2:00, then in the field around 5:00. Most people out there are well compensated for there jobs and as the person who started this post mentioned it is a workers market right now. You can go about anywhere and make more. It's the same way here. Sounds like Racerboy needs to get off his underpaid _____ and become a greedy rich owner of something other than his millennial woke socialist snowgo.

Probably going to get deleted foo that but I'm going to leave my comments on here. I'm tired of taking shots from the peanut gallery and trying to take the high road all the time. I'm in Illinois surrounded by socialist construction workers who think they're hotshots and look at our state.

It's the same here OhioBoy. Good people are hard to find. I went though 120 applications for the last person I hired. Most young people who stop by to fill out applications don't want the job they just want the check. I had one kid show up in pajamas... I need help now and am paying more than a lot of other places here but it's like you said and sometimes the person you hired is not the same one who shows up on their first day.... People don't leave jobs for money - they leave for other reasons.

For all you guys looking at the job market- good luck. Now is the time to top off your retirements and make good money. Get out there and see the country if you want to.




Dude you are more corporate corrupt then you realize.

I did my time owning businesses and am semi retired by doing so. But I did it on my own breaking my own butt.

Take your high and mighty attitude and speculations of others and open your eyes to the big corporates that have ruined today's workers by playing the whole it's all about profit and not caring about the workers.

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#6325120 - 09/14/18 04:26 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Steven 49er Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 5123
Loc: mn north of blakely
It's not a "workers" market yet. When compensation goes up another 15 or 20 percent it will be close.

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#6325121 - 09/14/18 04:26 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
brianmall Offline
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Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 8309
Loc: Indiana
Yup

And our former POTUS went from saying 2% was the new norm and poking fun at our current POTUS with his magic wand comments.

To now he is trying to take credit for this economy.
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#6325126 - 09/14/18 04:33 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Steven 49er]
Mike in A-town Offline
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Registered: 09/29/13
Posts: 6661
Loc: Northeast Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Steven 49er
It's not a "workers" market yet. When compensation goes up another 15 or 20 percent it will be close.


Almost lost another guy today.

They lose too many more and they'll have to look at offering per diem.

Of course they don't want to do that... Buuuuutttt that's what happens when people have options.

Mike
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#6325127 - 09/14/18 04:34 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Rat Masterson Offline
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Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 1444
Loc: SE Minn
Wages go up 20% then everyone will cry about inflation, then cry about interest rates.

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#6325132 - 09/14/18 04:41 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 16829
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Too bad the workers wont be able to afford anything when the price of goods and services reflects the extra production cost of goods and services.(guess what that does to the debt).


Edited by Boco (09/14/18 04:42 PM)

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#6325142 - 09/14/18 05:00 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Rat Masterson]
Steven 49er Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 5123
Loc: mn north of blakely
Originally Posted By: Rat Masterson
Wages go up 20% then everyone will cry about inflation, then cry about interest rates.


You're putting the buggy before the horse. Wages don't drive inflation, inflation drives wages.

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#6325151 - 09/14/18 05:20 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Rat Masterson Offline
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Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 1444
Loc: SE Minn
So if oil goes to $150 a barrel that won't cause inflation, or the next day we all get a raise. Wages are not the only factor in inflation.

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#6325163 - 09/14/18 05:45 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Steven 49er Offline
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Wages aren't any factor in inflation. It's cause and effect by an increase in the money supply.

The M1 monetary base, which is money that is available for circulation at any given time is at about 3.6 trillion dollars right now. In 2000 it was 600 billion.

Government deficit spending and Federal Reserve policies are what creates real inflation under a fiat system.

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#6325165 - 09/14/18 05:47 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Marty Offline
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Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 10428
Loc: North East Kansas
Good help is the biggest problem for me as I re-start my remodeling business. I have done landscaping by myself for years now because help was such a big problem.
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#6325253 - 09/14/18 07:59 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 3730
Loc: Armpit, ak
I wish there were more conscientious hardworking young people to replace me. I'm getting tired and everything hurts. frown
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#6325280 - 09/14/18 08:25 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: racerboy108]
Scuba1 Offline
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Registered: 06/10/07
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Loc: On a Boat
Originally Posted By: racerboy108
Corporates need to change their methods on only concentrating on making profit for the rich greedy owners.

Overworking and paying little will never win long term.


If you are good at what you do , set up your own company. If you are not, then shut up and get your nose to the grindstone until you learn enough to be good at what you do. I am a one man outfit. Charge a 100 bucks per hour minimum for my time. Don't like that??? fine go some other place. I am booked out till December without taking on new work. If ya do't like the pace and responsibility. Hey ya can always push carts around for wally world
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#6325281 - 09/14/18 08:29 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 3730
Loc: Armpit, ak
You know Jim Rockford use to charge $200 a day plus expenses. Probably would not have had to charge so much if he didn't have to support that weasel buddy of his, Angel. frown
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#6325295 - 09/14/18 08:44 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Steven 49er]
brianmall Offline
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Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 8309
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: Steven 49er
Wages aren't any factor in inflation. It's cause and effect by an increase in the money supply.

The M1 monetary base, which is money that is available for circulation at any given time is at about 3.6 trillion dollars right now. In 2000 it was 600 billion.

Government deficit spending and Federal Reserve policies are what creates real inflation under a fiat system.


Correct

Unless it's a mandatory pay increase that isn't created by supply and demand. Such as lefty mandatory min wage of 15$
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#6325301 - 09/14/18 08:53 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: OhioBoy]
trapdog1 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/15
Posts: 284
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: OhioBoy
We hire 100 people and by the first day of work your down to 20 if your lucky. After exams background checks and drug testing.

Then the first day only half of them show up.

Then half them don't last two weeks.

A year later your lucky to have 2 or 3 of them still there.

I bet we do that every month or more often.


Used to be if you didn't work you faced the real possibility of going hungry. If that were still the case most of these people would show up.

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#6325317 - 09/14/18 09:13 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Wanna Be Offline
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Registered: 05/19/18
Posts: 70
Loc: SW Georgia
What’s sad is everyone talks about the younger generation not wanting to work...where’d they learn that from? Our generation?
It was said I was too hard on my boys at times. Now they say what great work ethics they have. Be on time. Do your job right the first time. And give the man an honest days work for an honest days wage. One just got off his 90 day probation period in 28 days and for a $2 raise in the process. In those 28 days 2 young men that were hired at the same time either quit or was fired.

As far as greedy corporations go, I agree. They are greedy and want 12 hour days instead of 8. They could care less if you have a home life or even drop dead tomorrow. BUT, they are the ones that sign that check every two weeks, supply my insurance, and match that 401K to a certain percentage. I’d rather be a poor white telephone man than a corporate manager any day of the week, lol! My poor Boss takes a vacation and really doesn’t. He’s answering the phone 24/7/365. No thank you. But, these greedy corporations have set me up to retire fairly well in about 10 more years, lol!

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#6325354 - 09/14/18 09:54 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Scuba1]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 4060
Loc: Perham Minnesota 54
Originally Posted By: Scuba1
Originally Posted By: racerboy108
Corporates need to change their methods on only concentrating on making profit for the rich greedy owners.

Overworking and paying little will never win long term.


If you are good at what you do , set up your own company. If you are not, then shut up and get your nose to the grindstone until you learn enough to be good at what you do. I am a one man outfit. Charge a 100 bucks per hour minimum for my time. Don't like that??? fine go some other place. I am booked out till December without taking on new work. If ya do't like the pace and responsibility. Hey ya can always push carts around for wally world


Your small potato to see what's happening in the big corporate world. I was self employed my whole life except my military time. I owned several successful businesses working right along my workers and I paid them and treated them right. Some of them worked for me for years.

I set myself up financially secure by age 45. I choose to slow down and enjoy life more. I backed off and consider myself semi retired.

I get some of you guys being defensive on owning your own corporation but what I think you don't see is how the big corporations are being run.

Not all but a lot of big corporations quit caring about their workers. A friend of mine in the corporate world is sick of his job dealing with higher management pushing for more profit with less workers.

His management in the past refused to hire anyone until they were down 15 workers out of a 60 position dept. It was their way of saving money and making the workers work harder.

He said in 8 years he has gone through 7 supervisors and over 300 workers. He was constantly training. First it was college kids, then they had to use temp agencies, then convicts and now the immigrant word keeps coming up.

He is walking away himself now which I can't blame him. This is not a isolated business as a lot of them think this way. To me it's just karma catching up to their greed. This business had the workers but didn't take care of them and now they are whining no one wants to work.

This might not be what Mike's situation is but this is what some of the big corporates have been doing for years.

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#6325364 - 09/14/18 10:07 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
Rat Masterson Offline
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Registered: 08/14/12
Posts: 1444
Loc: SE Minn
Corporations might have done what is being said but those days are over, companies better take care of good employees or they wont have any.

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#6325396 - 09/14/18 11:50 PM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Rat Masterson]
bblwi Online   content
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4551
Loc: East-Central Wisconsin
Just raising salaries or wages will not fill jobs that need training or skills if the applicants are not skilled, besides all the other behavioral aspects.
Several firms are investing more in younger workers around here in training etc. as it seems to be a way of showing the employees they want them and that they are willing to invest in them. They are obviously paying the going rates plus some of the extras. For younger single employees investing in training sends a better signal then even higher quality health care. That comes later when they have families so that needs to be part of the package as well.

Our son is a shift foreman supervisor for a cabinet making co and the unskilled positions right now are best filled by the Huber law employees at least they show up. Some are very good workers, some not so much. Some jobs where training is not crucial it is the speed or productivity that many seem to have issues with. They just don't seem to be able to focus and stay on task for several hours.

Bryce

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#6325411 - 09/15/18 12:39 AM Re: More work available than there is manpower... [Re: Mike in A-town]
WHSKR Offline
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Registered: 02/28/14
Posts: 382
Loc: Ky
There is argument on both sides of minimum wages. You can not make a living at $10/ hour. However if your living at home and working part time going to school or learning a trade $10 per hour is not a bad start unless your in NYC or Chicago etc.. but if your in middle Mississippi you aren’t complaining.
Wages are relative to where you are and your chosen lifestyle. Being dependable and worthy is usually a way to a better living wage in most companies. Learn to help your employers and become valuable to them and see what happens. If it’s not good your traits will become more valuable elsewhere.

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