Regardless of his net worth, that is an increase in business expenditure. I have massive doubts anyone ordering from Papa Johns is going to care about a 14c increase in the cost of each pizza. It is clearly a ploy to move to a more walmart-ish model where you employ a larger number of people but all of them part time so you don't have to pay for vacation or sick days or offer benefits, and blaming a political party he disagrees with for doing it.
It's the same for many other companies, as well. Blockbuster, Dominos, McDonalds, Taco Bell...you don't actually think those locations are owned by the respective companies, do you?
Most Pizza companies (including Papa John's, Dominos, and Little Ceaser's) already have very few full-time workers. Franchisees not only pay the corporate company part of their profits for the privilege of using the brand name, they also are responsible for paying for their own workers. Your checks, when you work for one of these, do not come from the corporate office. They come from whoever owns the physical location you work at. These guys have to make ends meet, so what they'll do is reduce anyone not "necessary" at full-time down to part time, and avoid having to pay the health insurance on them.
Which isn't that much different from the way it is now, true. But what should concern people isn't the owner of Papa John's pointing out what franchise owners will do. What should concern you is that an entire class of workers is being created who have 2-3 part time jobs, no health insurance provided by their employers (because they don't qualify under the current system, and they won't qualify under the one coming into play in the next few months), and no money to buy separate health insurance, as the premiums have risen sharply in the last 6 months and are still rising.
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Try looking at most other "western" countries where taxes, regulation of corporations and expenses are higher. Guess what, our wages are a lot higher as well. Do you honestly believe that giving cooporations free reigns and just believing in their good nature will make things better? yeah turned out real well giving the banks and insurance industry a free pass to rape the world economy, thank you for starting the global economic crisis.
Last edited by Bantokar; 2012-11-14 at 08:42 AM.
And yes, people will notice a $0.14 increase in pizzas. If they didn't, he would already have raised the price by so much.
I just want to say to all the corporations out there that: IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT YOUR BOTTOM LINE. YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT SHITTING ALL OVER THE PEOPLE WHO MADE YOU SUCCESSFUL IN THE FIRST PLACE.
GROW THE FUCK UP, ALREADY!
Well I do not support the legislation that forces them to try and work around it in the first place. People in general do not seem to understand that benefits equal a certain cash wage increase. Removing benefits means you will have to increase the cash wage to attract the same number/quality of employees. Similarly, increasing benefits means you can lower your cash wage to attract the same employees.Originally Posted by obdigore
Last edited by Diurdi; 2012-11-14 at 09:29 AM.
Wow... i'm once again impressed by the stupidity of some people. Its not the fact that you are stupid in general, but the fact that you just talk about things you dont nearly understand and believe in everything you get told by a single newspaper or blogger or what ever. Its okay if you dont understand how things work, no question. But then you should inform yourself if you want to talk about it. Go ahead and read multiple opinions and then form your own.
Im glad that Obama got re-elected and yes, maybe he isnt the best choice. But at least the majority of the us people did unterstand the whole picture behind Romney. Its sad that the republican didnt have a better candidate tho for the sake of variety.
Just please open your eyes. Take a look abroad. Healthcare works there just fine and its a gigantic gain, i can tell you that. Question everything what anybody says you and form your own opinion - always. And if you then dont agree with me, i'm okay with that. But i can't stand someone with a opinion, that is not his own, it's plain dumb.
And i almost fogot about the maintopic. Companies are there for the people. Not the opposite. Sadly some greedy guys ignore that fact. Ofc there will be employees that get fired, but then it should be for the companie as a whole to stay alive. Not to solely increase the stockholders return or even give your frustration some room...
Last edited by mkai; 2012-11-14 at 09:34 AM.
Oh right, because there's a labour market. In which supply and demand meet. The lower the wage becomes, the more there is demand for the labour, the higher it becomes, the more there is supply for that particular labour. This means that the corporation can't "crush people under their heels", as there are always other competitors who are willing to hire people if the price is right.
It's not the corporations fault if you can't take a day off because you have too low income. Your labour is simply not worth a lot in that case.
As a bystander I dont see USA as defender of democracy across the world I see it as protector if corporate interest. Same shit happened on much lower scale in exYU from where i come from. Independence war wasn't supposed to happen here but it did. It came down to money. They all wanted money and you would be surprised how profitable wars can be for bankers/weapon manufacturers and other corporate business.
Almost entire world order is wrong today. We are a culture of money, we are indirectly thought to value money and praise to it, to ignore basic human compassion and decency. Like someone said why will layoffs happen. Because business exist to make only money, nothing else. While that remains the same, we as a world will not advance. They are used to make obscene amounts of money and if anyone or anything endangeres that they will take it out on their workers first, then on customers.
All this world needs is to tone down on its greed,lust or obssesion for money and power and fill that "void" with good old common decency.
ot: imagine all those greedy ceo pricks instead of lust for money had lust for learning, and all time they spend on increasing profit they spend on physics/chemistry/math. i bet we would have teleporatation and space travel in no time.
Remember what we've been taught about opinions? They're like assholes, and it's impossible to convince someone yours smells better than theirs.
Just for my curiosity, Diurdi, are you against a Tax-Payer Funded Single Payer Health Care system?
If your labor isn't worth much, you shouldn't be paid much. If this low pay isn't high enough, you might want to implement supporting welfare measures.
Yes. Tax-payer funded healthcare should only be for those without the means to purchase basic healthcare on their own.Originally Posted by obdigore