What happened to the American Dream - Corporate America.
Obama Care is a good example of the demise of the America Dream. They were told that they had to give health insurance to their workers.
Their response was let's cut the employee's hours. We don't have to cover them if they aren't full time.
Their response should have been - it is about time. My employee's who is entrust my company's success. Instead they cut hours.
Let me ask you corporate Americans - if your company depended on machines that has to be calibrated every 6 months. I doubt very much that they would fail in keeping their machines in top working conditions. No, if one of the machines goes down it could catastrophic to the business.
Why are the welfare of their employees be any different. Wal Mart finally figured out that if they pay their employees a fair and living wages and provided benefits that they would have employees that who care about turning a profit. Don't forget retention powers that will follow. They would have better behavior from their employees.
Gravity Payments, a small internet company promises to raise the minimum wage to $70,000 over a period of 4 years. Mr. Price, who started the Seattle-based credit-card payment processing firm in 2004 at the age of 19, said he would pay for the wage increases by cutting his own salary from nearly $1 million to $70,000 and using 75 to 80 percent of the company’s anticipated $2.2 million in profit this year. Link
Mr. Price said he wanted to do something to address the issue of inequality, although his proposal “made me really nervous” because he wanted to do it without raising prices for his customers or cutting back on service.
The American Worker has always been exploited, from Carnegie to Rockefeller. It amazes me that these law suits were against monopolies not inhumane working environments. Why would you take better care of your machinery and not your employees.
This is a plural society that should keep themselves in check. Why hasn't the American worker part of this society?
And to all of you worthless hippies who were going to change the world - Thank you for the corporate greed and underhandedly destroy an economy. I think that those of you that are left in corporations - maybe you should go back to smoking the weed. It must have given you an insight to society that you have lost.
No, here is an idea - stop drug testing. Drug testing is a form of self incrimination and should be outlawed by the Supreme Court. Plus it is a huge hole that corporations keep throwing money. Does this make sense - not even the White House will randomly test for drugs after employment. Why should it be a criteria for employment. You will only get the pot smokers - and isn't weed legal in DC.
Employers - your employees should be considered your best tool for success - not an expendable one.
Until we meet again,