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  • RuralRebel 9:10 pm on May 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    According to Assunta Ng, publisher of the Northwest Asian Weekly, some employees are feeling the pinch as employers cut benefits. She recalls a conversation she had with two hotel employees who have been affected by the wage hike:

    “Are you happy with the $15 wage?” I asked the full-time cleaning lady.

    “It sounds good, but it’s not good,” the woman said.

    “Why?” I asked.

    “I lost my 401k, health insurance, paid holiday, and vacation,” she responded. “No more free food,” she added.

    The hotel used to feed her. Now, she has to bring her own food. Also, no overtime, she said. She used to work extra hours and received overtime pay.

    What else? I asked.

    “I have to pay for parking,” she said.

    I then asked the part-time waitress, who was part of the catering staff.

    “Yes, I’ve got $15 an hour, but all my tips are now much less,” she said. Before the new wage law was implemented, her hourly wage was $7. But her tips added to more than $15 an hour. Yes, she used to receive free food and parking. Now, she has to bring her own food and pay for parking.

    http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/17751-warning-to-seattle-seatac-businesses-slashing-benefits-overtime-in-wake-of-wage-hike

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  • RuralRebel 9:05 pm on May 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Obomber says “with regret” that he accepts VA Secretary Shinseki’s resignation.
    Praising him for what a great man he is.
    Veterans died on this mans watch.
    He should have FIRED him!

     
  • RuralRebel 2:42 pm on May 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Well gas is back up to $3.89! This is ridiculous.

     
  • RuralRebel 12:46 pm on May 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Morning….. 

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    I am off for that coffee.

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    Hope I don’t run into any libs this early.

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  • RuralRebel 11:27 am on May 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

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  • RuralRebel 11:25 am on May 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Just a test 

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  • RuralRebel 3:15 pm on May 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Paving the road covered the hole 

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  • RuralRebel 6:31 pm on May 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Pretty morning afternoon not so much 

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  • RuralRebel 2:06 pm on May 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Boy what a little rain will do 

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  • RuralRebel 3:42 pm on May 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Ants haven’t found them yet 

    Ants haven't found them yet

     
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