Unfortunately, your posting a lie again. I'm from Louisiana and I have a relative that works at that particular nursing home. The agency is a private contractor that doesn't want to pay the workers more because he feels it would cut into his profits! He can afford to pay them but he doesn't feel they deserve it! In fact I encourage you to follow the story because he's really blowing smoke. Relatives of the veterans have started to make plans to place love ones at other facilities-he is now backtracking and telling family members that they have nothing to worry about.....It did make a good story for his conservative buddies.
I encourage you to research your stories before you post them. It's more to just posting a feel good party for your base.
I don't post every story I see because I research them and find there is often more to the story and it's misleading.
Take time and do your homework.
PN, you're right there's always more to the story even what you have just ranted about. Do you know what there profit margins are have you checked their books? Without knowing their profits and their profit margins even you don't know if they can afford it. When the economy is good everyone that's willing to take the necessary responsibilities and do what is needed profits. Since I retired from the military in 2004 and worked in the private sector for 10 years I understand and is living proof of free market principles. For a example I make 108.9% more money from my employer than I did 10 years ago, while during the same time frame my military retirement has went up only 27.5%. Additionally from 2004-2009 I averaged 5,0-8.0% raise each year under the Bush economy from 2010-2014 my raises have fallen from 2.0-3.5% under Obama. You can't force businesse to pay what you feel like they should, the free market does this better than any bureaucrat. When business and corporations make profits they pass it along to there backbone; the workers.
I would have to concur with Funky on this. A company is demonized if they strive to make a sustainable profit for the services provided. This no different than the insurance plans mandates are pricing the medical profession out of services provided due to the negative cost benefit analysis. A company or medical provider is labeled as an evil money grubber that is evil incarnate if they do not bend to many flawed provisions of the not so affordable health care act... Things cost money folks; I don't work for free nor do I expect anyone else to do so. Keep in mind, just because you pay someone a predetermined wage; it does not mean the level of expertise is any better.
gacpl's basic blog is a verbatim quote of a local news story from local station KTBS. Here's KTBS's info page:
How KTBS's own, independently sourced and independently reported story can be characterized a "lie" is beyond me. (But we all know the motivation here.) I prefer to believe an independent news agency and their publicly quoted stories over a "relative who works" at the subject of the story. Those "relatives" (there and here) oftentimes have agendas which are opposite the truth. Obviously, KTBS has reported what they believe to be the truth. Absent newsworthy contrary information, I prefer to take KTBS word for the truth rather than rumor, innuendo, or hearsay.
Thanks for the info, gacpl - and keep 'em coming.
(repost)This isn’t about the president screwing the vets, its about the rich screwing the vets. Those nursing homes are stopping the people who work there from having a better life for there family’s and when you have unhappy employees you usually don’t have the best quality of service.. And the vets are caught in the cross fire .Its the company running those nursing homes pushing them out and doing the disservice to vets. You try raising a family on 7.25 an hr.
Minimum wages are based on skill sets and difficulty of the task being performed. If a legitimate situation predicates higher pay based on the complexity of the job; it is warranted.
Saying that one who possesses a basic skill set with a low level of individual responsibility deserves the same pay as someone performing at a higher level is preposterous.
Somehow it is always the riches fault, not the lack of effort to try and improve ones skill sets and experience.
In many cases this forced wealth distribution as opposed to a "fair" wage for the level of expertise required.
I started out working for $3.75 and hour. I supplemented this by working two other jobs to make ends meet. Did it suck? Hell Ya! However it also motivated me to strive to build skill sets and experience that would enable me to increase my earning potential.
Flipping burgers is not a $12-$15 dollar an hour job period. As far as the nursing home position; we do not know what level of competency was required. Like it or not, minimum wage might be appropriate.
Someone who is making minimum wage has a choice; the choice to continue to perform at entry wage employment or to strive to improve their situation.
The bottom line is that an individual effort is required to reach the next income bracket.