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Target raised wages. But some workers say
their hours were cut, leaving them struggling

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 10/14/2019 6:08:23 PM

Two years ago, Target said it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2020. The move won praise from labor advocates and put pressure on other companies to also move to $15. (Snip) "I got that dollar raise but I'm getting $200 less in my paycheck," said one, Heather, who started in November at a Florida store working around 40 hours a week. She's now below 20 some weeks, she said. "I have no idea how I'm going to pay rent or buy food." Hours for workers in retail are notoriously unpredictable and often


Surprise! You got your raise and Target got praised by liberals. Now go find a better job.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cartcart 10/14/2019 6:26:06 PM (No. 207422)
I’ll do the math: 40 hours x $10 = $400. Then $15 per hour X 26.6666666 hits = $400. Same money, but now you have 13.33333333 hours a week for another part time job.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: rinohunter 10/14/2019 6:31:10 PM (No. 207427)
Well now, who could have seen this coming? The mastermind libtards and any of their ideas always, ALWAYS will be a loser. So now that Target is at $15, do I hear $20? $20?, $20?, who's got $20?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 10/14/2019 6:45:51 PM (No. 207442)
Leftist cannot grasp that the money to pay employees has to come from somewhere and is NOT unlimited. They have never even run a lemonade stand, or a paper route, and yet they are all ready to tell business people how they must run their businesses. Idiots who think they have all the answers, and the reality is they didn't even understand the question.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Catherine 10/14/2019 6:46:11 PM (No. 207444)
These poor kids have no clue about real life. I remember the supervisor at McDonalds telling the reporter she needed at $15 an hour to survive. Well duh, go find a job paying that. Your employer tells you what he will pay, you don't get a job then demand what you want. This generation has so many hard lessons to learn,.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 10/14/2019 6:53:31 PM (No. 207450)
No matter what happens, when liberals think that they win, everybody loses.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 10/14/2019 6:55:20 PM (No. 207453)
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starboard_side 10/14/2019 7:00:48 PM (No. 207458)
Don't worry, it's exactly how the Democrats planned. They then get to offer all sorts of government programs, which in turn ensures those who work at those departments aren't in jeopardy of losing their jobs due to too FEW people who need the assistance. Sadly, it's seldom assistance, but ends up becoming too hard to leave since it would take $25 per hour, or more, to have the same "benefits". And, they have another voter secured since Republicans talk about cutting X programs, or "taking away" the benefits, per Democrat talking points. Unfortunately, the company, Target in this case, finds it harder to have regular workforce due to the lack of hours, to assist customers, which pushes them towards even more automation to make up for the shortfall.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/14/2019 7:04:26 PM (No. 207461)
This can't have been their first rodeo. The age old labor trick is to raise wages and lower hours. Next trick is to raise wages and raise insurance premiums at the same time.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/14/2019 7:12:00 PM (No. 207471)
I stopped shopping at Target because I know full well which restroom to use. No confusion there. Wonder if they miss my business. I doubt it.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: thewarden 10/14/2019 7:19:43 PM (No. 207480)
I worked at a department store and boy did the losers howl when their hours were cut. Stop voting stupid, then! None of them had a lick of common sense or economic education. And they were all Dems. Embrace the suck, sweeties. No sympathy.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sam1 10/14/2019 7:46:18 PM (No. 207501)
They have four self checkout lines, and only one regular line open...never anyone within the store to help or answer questions.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: belwhatter 10/14/2019 7:48:38 PM (No. 207504)
If $15 is the minimum wage, it might be worth recalling that minimum wage was instituted as a valuation of a new inexperienced hire, i.e. a teenage student's introduction to the labor force and its demands, not as a sustaining family wage.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: msts 10/14/2019 7:49:13 PM (No. 207505)
its better to be employed for $20 per hour than unemployed for $40
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Reply 14 - Posted by: jalo1951 10/14/2019 7:52:53 PM (No. 207507)
With liberals demanding $15 an hour (like it's some magic number) what's next? Businesses will now be required to hire everyone for 40 a week. Liberals out to destroy everything they stick their noses in.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: RuckusTom 10/14/2019 8:01:45 PM (No. 207512)
Golly. Why don't they just pay all their employees, like, a million dollars per hour? That way the employees could just work 1 hour then retire.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: BarryNo 10/14/2019 8:03:45 PM (No. 207514)
Just more liberal BS, like when Obama fiddled with the definition of 'Full Time' and the medical benefits. Plus you're working fewer hours, don't qualify for any medical benefits but the employers expect you to get the same work done. Yeah... same BS.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: pinger 10/14/2019 8:03:51 PM (No. 207516)
Here’s the real math: in retail store that uses, say, 1000 hours a week at an average salary of $10/hr will spend $10,000 on payroll. That same $10,000 will buy only 667 hours of payroll time at a rate of $15/hr. A store which is open seven days a week for an average of 10 hours a day requires a fairly good size crew, both full-time and part-time, to meet customer demands and have employees in the stores in larger quantities during peak hours. If the above mentioned store does indeed need 1000 hours to meet its weekly demand for proper customer service, that store needs to spend an additional 333 hours at $15 an hour to get back up to 1000 hours. That would raise payroll dollars by an additional $5000 bringing the total payroll expenditure for a week up to $15,000. If a store can only afford 1000 hours a week at the rate of $10/hr. Now customers then have to choose whether they want to pay more for all the items they buy or settle for very poor customer service. Most customers would not settle for either and would shop elsewhere. If enough customers shop elsewhere the store goes out of business and now nobody has a job. Ironically in this imaginary store, some of those $10 an hour employees are indeed worth $15 an hour. But also some are worth $5 an hour and they too will go to $15 an hour.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Quigley 10/14/2019 8:14:06 PM (No. 207525)
You can always find “some” to say “anything” you please.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ginadee 10/14/2019 8:14:12 PM (No. 207526)
They only got what they asked for, a higher hourly wage. So be it. Something had to give. Did they expect the stores to go bankrupt??????
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Reply 20 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/14/2019 8:30:32 PM (No. 207539)
Sure they raised the wages, then they cut the hours, then they cut the employees and replaced them with self checkout, and robot vacuums.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: susieq1 10/14/2019 9:51:50 PM (No. 207582)
I do not use self check out on principle; why put an individual out of work and fill the coffers of the owners?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: JediJerry 10/14/2019 10:02:49 PM (No. 207589)
Better go on strike for $20/hr.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Salt5792 10/14/2019 11:08:34 PM (No. 207610)
Sex pervert magnet
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Reply 24 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/14/2019 11:33:40 PM (No. 207621)
An organization deals with three components - land, labor, and capital. It has no control over land and capital, but labor costs are controllable, even if the employees are unionized.( Organizations typically want long, multi-year labor agreements, with no strike clauses. Unions worry about being locked in on wage rates over a long period of time. Part of my labor relations experience included labor mediation, so I speak from having been out there in the real world.) Managers, especially in retail, are evaluated, in large part, by their demonstrated ability to control labor costs. Welcome to the real world.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: anniebc 10/14/2019 11:54:24 PM (No. 207625)
Duh, you big dummies. What did you expect? Mansions and millions. Good grief! it's simple basic arithmetic.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/15/2019 2:32:35 AM (No. 207651)
If you work for a demonrat company and vote for demonrats, you are getting exactly what you've voted for and which company you worked with. Suck it up buttercups.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/15/2019 3:15:39 AM (No. 207666)
Maybe they are working at the wrong store. I have been in Target maybe twice this year. Because of their political and PC views, it's never busy. Something has to give. Careful what you wish for. I don't go to Walmart very often either. Yesterday, there was one regular register open and they had added a ton of self serve registers during the big remodel. Seems all stores have to look alike now. CEOs in all their wisdom recreating the wheel to justify their salaries, never consider customers and their needs.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: AltaD 10/15/2019 8:59:04 AM (No. 207847)
FTA: Cities like San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago and others are passing "fair workweek" legislation. In some cases, laws require businesses to offer their existing part-time workers more hours when they become available before hiring additional staff. Democrats have come up with new mandates to "help" the workers who are suffering due to the Democrats $15/hr and healthcare mandates. Just great.
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