$9.50

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$9.50#1
Posted: 2/13/08 at 12:31pm
Hillary Clinton wants to make minimum wage $9.50. Kiss your Starbucks goodbye.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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re: $9.50#2
Posted: 2/13/08 at 12:34pm
The Starbucks around here already pay $11 an hour.
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re: $9.50#2
Posted: 2/13/08 at 12:39pm
"The Starbucks around here already pay $11 an hour."

Where's that?
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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re: $9.50#3
Posted: 2/13/08 at 12:39pm
The Living Wage needs to be higher.

This "this will kill business" argument is tired and incorrect. It has long been established that the federal minimum wage has been helpful.

Besides: Wal-Mart raises their salaries and guess where the majority of that money will go- right back to Wal-Mart.
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re: $9.50#4
Posted: 2/13/08 at 12:47pm
Goth enjoys living paycheck to paycheck and can't understand why everyone doesn't want to.
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re: $9.50#5
Posted: 2/13/08 at 12:49pm
Or is he just upset that minimum wage is catching up to his current rate of pay?
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re: $9.50#6
Posted: 2/13/08 at 12:55pm
How much is minimum wage currently in the States?
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re: $9.50#7
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:04pm
The intial comment makes no sense anyway.

Starbucks wouldn't be affected.

If you're going to try and make an argument, Goth, I would say the local pizzeria and diner is more likely to suffer than Starbucks.
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re: $9.50#8
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:13pm
"If you're going to try and make an argument, Goth, I would say the local pizzeria and diner is more likely to suffer than Starbucks."

Obviously you don't know that much about business.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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re: $9.50#9
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:17pm
Yep, this is just his "hobby".
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re: $9.50#10
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:21pm
People living paycheck to paycheck probably shouldn't buy starbucks anyway.
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re: $9.50#11
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:36pm
Do people who work at Starbucks get health insurance?
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re: $9.50#12
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:38pm
Wow. That'll just perpetuate inflation...making everything effectively the same.
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re: $9.50#13
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:38pm
Tag, the federal minimum wage is currently $5.85 and is set to go up again in July to $6.55. In July of 2009 it will rise once again to $7.25.

http://www.laborlawcenter.com/federal-minimum-wage.asp

However, many states have their own minimum wage that is higher than the federal. And apparently there are a couple of states that use a minimum wage that is lower.

http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm
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re: $9.50#14
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:39pm
It's my understanding that Starbucks has pretty decent benefits.

I'm not worried, though, because the Rapture will have happened before I retire.
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Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:40pm
I LOVE Debbie Harry!
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Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:45pm
Starbucks provides health benefits to part-time employees and 401K to full time employees.

Starbucks is one of the most fair, generous corporations to its employees in the nation.
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re: $9.50#17
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:47pm
"Obviously you don't know that much about business. "

LOL

Thanks for the laugh
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re: $9.50#18
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:48pm
And I guess all the baristas have a good education so they could get those jobs too!
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re: $9.50#19
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:50pm
From the Wall Street Journal - RE: Starbucks

The job: a Starbucks barista

The pay: Varies by region: in Manhattan, a barista can make $8.75 an hour, while in Indianapolis, pay starts at $7 an hour.

The hours: maximum of 40 a week.

Benefits: For employees who work 20 or more hours a week: health care, life insurance and disability as well as dental, vision and prescription-drug benefits, plus a matching 401(k) plan, stock options and a discount stock-purchase plan.

Other incentives: Free beverages during your shift, tuition reimbursement, fitness-facility discounts -- and a free pound of coffee or tea every week.


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re: $9.50#20
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:53pm
I. Hate. Robbie. J.!

Atomic!

Goth, is right, y'all. The rich should get richer while the poor get poorer. It's what Jesus would do.
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re: $9.50#21
Posted: 2/13/08 at 1:54pm
"Benefits: For employees who work 20 or more hours a week: health care, life insurance and disability as well as dental, vision and prescription-drug benefits, plus a matching 401(k) plan, stock options and a discount stock-purchase plan."

I am so in the wrong line of work!
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re: $9.50#22
Posted: 2/13/08 at 2:03pm
lest you forget, Jerby- Goth=Jesus
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re: $9.50#23
Posted: 2/13/08 at 2:11pm
Those health care stats are why I am hoping to land part-time work at Starbucks if I move to New York for a few years after I graduate.
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re: $9.50#24
Posted: 2/13/08 at 2:41pm
So at the new, outrageously high minimum wage, the employee would be making $19,760 a year. Without looking at any health care or IRA deductions, that means the employee would have a take home pay of about $280 a week. The USDA says that on a "Thrifty plan" an adult can live on $46 a week for food. (the "Liberal plan is about $65 a person, but both plans call for strategic shopping, no eating out and access to a supermarket and kitchen.) I couldn't find a national average on Rent- but arrived at a fairly arbitrary $750 a month after looking at a handful of urban areas. Plus some people have roommates, share bedrooms, etc. Should we say $100 a week rent? Transportation varies wildly- it's more expensive if you have to own a car, for example, but our theoretical employee can't afford a car. The average cost of a Mass Transit ride is now just under $2. If you ride every day that's $28 a week in transportation- which seems REALLY low. Clothing? Again, you can really skimp, buying in thrift stores and the like, but you also have to include the cost of washing your clothes so can we say $60 a month? I guess you can live without a phone (and I'll be generous and assume that all your other utilities are included in your rent) but if you DO need a phone it's 30-50 a month.

OK where are we: $50 a week food, $100 a week rent, $28 a week transit, $15 a week clothes, $12 a week phone....we're already up over $200 a week. Get the point? Minimum wage is REALLY minimal- even if we raise it to $9.50 an hour....
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