Monday, August 31, 2015

The natural result of jacking up minimum wage:

Stunner. After Raising Minimum Wage at US Stores, Wal-Mart Cuts Workers’ Hours

walmart protest
In February Walmart stores announced they were increasing its minimum wage at the stores to $9 per hour.
Liberal activists cheered the news
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the midst of spending $1 billion to raise employees’ wages and give them extra training, has been cutting the number of hours some of them work in a bid to keep costs in check.
Regional executives told store managers at the retailer’s annual holiday planning meeting this month to rein in expenses by cutting worker hours they’ve added beyond those allocated to them based on sales projections.
The request has resulted in some stores trimming hours from their schedules, asking employees to leave shifts early or telling them to take longer lunches, according to more than three dozen employees from around the U.S. The reductions started in the past several weeks, even as many stores enter the busy back-to-school shopping period.
 Gee.  Who knew something like that would happen?

 Of course, in Seattle, many of these people WANT their hours cut back so they can maintain their welfare benefits.

As if.

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