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Legal Adoption of Employees?

DGS49

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So Amazon is paying this woman $19.30 per hour to work in their warehouse, but she still cannot afford to live independently in the high COL area where she squats. Parenthetically, it is against the local laws for her to "reside" in her vehicle, as she does, making her a vagrant, technically speaking.

So what do YOU conclude?
  1. Jeff Bezos doesn't pay enough in Federal Income Tax, or
  2. The woman needs to move, or
  3. The woman needs to find a roomie, or
  4. Amazon needs to pay each employee, regardless of what they do or the economic value thereof, enough for them to live a middle-class life in the region where they reside.
The correct answers, according to the article, are (1) and (4), notwithstanding the fact that no employer in the civilized world makes such a commitment to their employees, much less a PRIVATE SECTOR employer, because such a commitment would render the said employer an out-of-business, bankrupt former employer within months after that commitment were made.

Seriously, on what planet does this "news" source exist? Certainly not on THIS planet. How do they write this shit without being "cancelled" by their readers? Or are their readers so oblivious that they share the writer's sophomoric perspective.

Inquiring minds want to know.
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
 
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No one is compelled to work for Minimum Wage (or any other wage, for that matter). We are all free to find the best employment we can, or to go into some business for ourselves, and it is reasonable to conclude that anyone working for Minimum Wage is voluntarily employed in the best situation they could find. To criticize the EMPLOYER is perverse in the extreme.

Obviously, one cannot be self-supporting at that wage, so one should plan one's life accordingly, if possible.
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
So you consider $19.30 per hour low wage?
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
So you consider $19.30 per hour low wage?
It is low if you have to pay $3000 a month for a local apartment
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
So you consider $19.30 per hour low wage?
It is low if you have to pay $3000 a month for a local apartment
NYC is a cesspool, she is an idiot for living there:auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg:
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
So you consider $19.30 per hour low wage?
It is low if you have to pay $3000 a month for a local apartment
NYC is a cesspool, she is an idiot for living there:auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg:
NYC is the greatest city in America and one of the greatest in the world
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
the worker is responsible for themselves,,
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
So you consider $19.30 per hour low wage?
It is low if you have to pay $3000 a month for a local apartment
NYC is a cesspool, she is an idiot for living there:auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg:
NYC is the greatest city in America and one of the greatest in the world
If you have to pay $3000 a month for a local apartment NYC is not that great
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
the worker is responsible for themselves,,

Easy to say but hard to apply when low end jobs pay so poorly

Used to be employers took care of their workers. Now, they are an expendable commodity.
Employers need those workers, but do not want to pay them.
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
So you consider $19.30 per hour low wage?
It is low if you have to pay $3000 a month for a local apartment
NYC is a cesspool, she is an idiot for living there:auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg::auiqs.jpg:
NYC is the greatest city in America and one of the greatest in the world
If you have to pay $3000 a month for a local apartment NYC is not that great
Look at the costs of apartments in other major cities in the world
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
the worker is responsible for themselves,,

Easy to say but hard to apply when low end jobs pay so poorly

Used to be employers took care of their workers. Now, they are an expendable commodity.
Employers need those workers, but do not want to pay them.
theres always someone to take their place,,,
 

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
the worker is responsible for themselves,,

Easy to say but hard to apply when low end jobs pay so poorly

Used to be employers took care of their workers. Now, they are an expendable commodity.
Employers need those workers, but do not want to pay them.
theres always someone to take their place,,,
Not today

Seems every restaurant and retail store I pass is advertising Help Wanted.

They want the workers but don’t want to pay for them.
 

progressive hunter

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This touches on a common problem with low wage workers.
Who is responsible for your workers? The employer or the state?

Right now, with a $7.25 minimum wage, employers profit from a low wage and allow the state to pick up the tab for housing, food and healthcare of these workers.

Should someone who gives 40 hours a week labor have to rely on the state for survival?
the worker is responsible for themselves,,

Easy to say but hard to apply when low end jobs pay so poorly

Used to be employers took care of their workers. Now, they are an expendable commodity.
Employers need those workers, but do not want to pay them.
theres always someone to take their place,,,
Not today

Seems every restaurant and retail store I pass is advertising Help Wanted.

They want the workers but don’t want to pay for them.
because the government pays them to not work,, essentially making them wards of the state not a human being,,
 

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