Laid Off - Post Bad Experiences

David Young
David Young

be A FUCKING LEAF
province raises minimum wage by almost 3 dollars
things immediately begin getting more expensive
get a letter from work
"We're cutting our staff team, you've been laid off"

Man, I'm really glad we raised that minimum wage. Has done a lot of fucking good.

Ryder Green
Ryder Green

That's why you fight for wages being raised with a union.

Aiden Fisher
Aiden Fisher

union
effective in the current year
Hehe

Jaxson Walker
Jaxson Walker

province raises minimum wage by almost 3 dollars
It's only gone up by 1 this year, your boss is just a cheapskate.

Noah Sanders
Noah Sanders

What is the wage now?

Cameron Jackson
Cameron Jackson

Most businesses can handle a graduated increase in the minimum wage

Why should we let porky slowly decrease peoples' wages through inflation?

Dylan Barnes
Dylan Barnes

Minimum wage rates
Minimum wage rate Rates from Oct 1, 2016 to Sep 30, 2017 Rates from Oct 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017 Rates from Jan 1, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018 Rates from Jan 1, 2019 to Oct 1, 2019
General minimum wage $11.40 per hour $11.60 per hour $14.00 per hour $15.00 per hour

14 Canadian Dollar equals
11.24 US Dollar

Benjamin Gutierrez
Benjamin Gutierrez

The tendency for the rate of profit to fall is ruthless. I know some people here have called it a 'meme', but you can't actually stop capitalism from running itself into the ground with minimum wage increases. A lot of people have been complaining about Tim Horton cutting benefits, but think of this: How many employees do they actually employ in Canada, how many of them are on minimum wage, and how much would the minimum wage increase cut into the extracted surplus value?
The end result is people being laid off, or rent hikes and increasing commodity prices eating up earnings, instead of an increase in living standards.

The problem from the beginning was stagnating wages, itself the result from many different factors. Including technological unemployment, as well as women and migrants joining the workforce, which inflated labor markets. Increases in productivity during the last few decades have numbed the effects of wage stagnation somewhat, but that trend too is on the decline.
What we have now is a perfect storm of stagnating productivity increases, stagnated wages from inflated labor markets, technological unemployment and inflation. I predict it will only get worse from here on.

Brayden Reed
Brayden Reed

they raised it in Alberta which previously had the lowest wage in the country, and they still are leading the country in job creation. OP is a dweeb falling for the "muh minimum wage costs my employer too much" shit. I mean it cuts into their profits so i get why they use it as an excuse to fire people / get rid of paid overtime but thats why we need to have mechanisms and a society where that shit isn't allowed. For example demanding a wage increase or less working hours through a union.

James Cruz
James Cruz

Another ing typo

Tyler Jones
Tyler Jones

Do firings count?

Isaiah Moore
Isaiah Moore

Most businesses can handle a graduated increase in the minimum wage
Sure, they can 'handle' it. But not if they intend to maintain profit margins. Which is especially important for public companies, but also 'small' private/family enterprises.

I mean it cuts into their profits so i get why they use it as an excuse to fire people / get rid of paid overtime but thats why we need to have mechanisms and a society where that shit isn't allowed.
You cut or crack down on unpaid overtime, and you only make the problem worse. At most, you postpone the inevitable.

Nicholas Sanchez
Nicholas Sanchez

most people's lives improved but I got burned so things should never change

Owen Nguyen
Owen Nguyen

Pretty much.

Jose Robinson
Jose Robinson

most people's
prices are going up
stores cutting supplies
restaurants taking off items because it's too expensive
lay-offs all over
small businesses closing
You're retarded.

Lucas Ward
Lucas Ward

You might notice that the far left talks about seizing the means of production, not begging Porky for more scraps.

Henry Adams
Henry Adams

Prices are going up

Bread is not going to go from $3 to $15. Any price increase won't be enough to prevent workers from making material gains for purchasing food staples.

Stores cutting supplies

Literally no evidence for this.

Restaurants taking off items

Literally no evidence for this.

Lay-offs all over

Limited to below 100k

Small businesses closing

If they're laying off people they're not closing you retard.

Jose Sullivan
Jose Sullivan

Seriously, I never thought I'd see the day when I saw unironic Fox News tier arguments on a communist board. Yeah no shit an increase will push the cost of unskilled labor power past its market "value", that's literally the damn point of a minimum wage law. The reality is there's no cost-effective way to substitute/automize the labor done at these jobs, that's why Porky is so scared and spending millions on lobbying and propaganda. Look at the $15 minimum wage increases in Seattle and NYC, the lack of statistical evidence of repercussions has been surprising even to me, Porky has to resort to anecdotal hand wringing while millions of minimum wage workers now have home and food security.

Joshua Martin
Joshua Martin

Fucking lol. I live in Seattle and the only impact has been a continuing acceleration in gentrification. The wage increases mean nothing when rent increases alone nullify any gains. Basically wage increases in isolation without rent controls don't mean shit. And rent control has no chance of being passed in the Seattle council.

More importantly read:

There are more fundamental structural changes in the economy that have been going on for decades. The benefits of a wage increase evaporate without going back to how conditions were in 1970.

Jace Murphy
Jace Murphy

be me
work in factory that produces cookies that are radioactive and make your dick fall off
get a letter from work
"We have to close because of the new food-safety regulations"
DAE hate fucking commies?

Andrew Collins
Andrew Collins

implying this happened

Charles Gonzalez
Charles Gonzalez

I hear this sob story every time wages go up. Baskin Robbins just announced how they will have to let go of their bus boys because of a recent minimum wage hike. Do you really fucking think that the wage rising is busting their balls THAT bad? No. Its just a bluff companies do. Its their version of kicking and screaming on the floor and having a tantrum. You lost a minimum wage job, but now every other minimum wage job also pays 3 more dollars an hour. Your employer knocked you on your ass and fucked you over, but look on the bright side. Your next job will pay more.

Hunter Hall
Hunter Hall

And then a year from now they'll quietly hire back their bus boys. because it turns out they need people to bus tables.

Brandon Sanchez
Brandon Sanchez

I worked at walmart back when they got rid of the door greeter position but didn't actually fire most of them. Our stores now had like 4 old disabled people who wandered around doing nothing and pissing off customers because they couldn't answer any questions on account of their brains being swiss cheese. It took just a week before the store manager made them door greeters again but just kept their record as sales associates.

Jason Perry
Jason Perry

This is why trying to reform capitalism is stupid, if Porky wants to fuck over workers, you can't force him to do otherwise.

Zachary Scott
Zachary Scott

Shop greeters
Is this the power of capitalist efficiency?

Liam Smith
Liam Smith

I sometimes have the impression that were it not for capitalist busywork, we would struggle to find a reason for laboring more than a dozen hours a week.

Wyatt King
Wyatt King

door greeter
what the fuck is a "door greeter"

Juan Gray
Juan Gray

"Welcome to Costcoâ„¢. I love you"

Leo Rivera
Leo Rivera

why should we let porky slowly cut our profits through inflation?
instead lets make sure a different porky cuts our profits really fast through inflation!

Owen Reyes
Owen Reyes

bread at $3 is pretty terrifying to a Brit used to it at 50p tbh

tbh i'm inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt because i remember a thread where someone in similar circumstances was worrying this would happen. even if it's fake, assuming they're the same guy i have to admire the workmanship behind it and reply.

wat

Austin Peterson
Austin Peterson

boss does something good for you
Thanks boss I love you please let me suck your dick about how great you are.
boss does something bad to you
Don't worry boss I'll defend you I'll fucking kill anybody who hurt you I've got your back.
Are classcucks even human? They just seem like parodies of a human.

Eli Roberts
Eli Roberts

The minimum wage, at least in the United States of America, was intended to be a living wage. Of course, Capitol Hill hasn't raised the federal minimum wage in ages so it does not reflect as much. It should be automatic.

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott

Work is just lifetime daycare.

Dylan Wilson
Dylan Wilson

It's the result of thousands of years of domestication.

Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown

They extremely strong in many European countries.

Easton Campbell
Easton Campbell

They extremely strong in many European countries.
Who cares? The EU will be used to eliminate them eventually.

Zachary Rivera
Zachary Rivera

getting mad at the person raising your wage instead of the guy who fired you for having your wage increased
Every day it gets a little easier to stop posting on Holla Forums.

Camden King
Camden King

Shit thread, join a union you lazy lumpen.

Hudson Morris
Hudson Morris

why are you getting mad at the source of your problem?

Nolan Sanchez
Nolan Sanchez

companies being forced to pay workers more
many of them end up slashing costs to the point that they're actually paying workers less
they still play the victim card
I'm struggling to find reasons not to drag these people into the streets to be lynched.

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