Friday, February 21, 2014

Increase or Decrease

In the interest of starting a new thread, here are a few thoughts that I have had the last few days.

I am getting ready to start a new job in another week.  5th new full time job in 5 years since retiring from Uncle Sam's boys club.  At least it is going to be a full time job, with benefits.  Unfortunately I am leaving my current job because of government cutbacks.  I don't know very many people that can live off of "we will notify you on the first if we need you this month"  That kind of contract is just begging for an ulcer or heart attack.

I've been thinking about all of the hubba balloo about the increase of the federal minimum wage.  Has anyone thought much about the reciprical?  Let's think about this for a minute.

I have my new full time job coming up.  84 hours per 2 week pay period, with the potential to get up to 120 hours if somone takes a vacation or gets sick. 30% less pay than my current 20 weeks per year job.   I have a seasonal part time job that pays $11/hour in which I average 20 hours per 2 week pay period, if I am availale when they need me and only from February 1 - April 15 every year.  And a second part time job as a substitute teacher.  This pays $70 per day, if I am available ($10.76/hour) (I am available every other week since I will be working 12 hour shifts at the full time job. 

Here are the things to consider.  back in 2011 I collected unemployment for 2 weeks.  Based on my previous employment, I was eligble for the maximum compensation:  $412 per week.  Not enough to cover the mortgage for the month, but at least we wouldn't starve. 

Substitute teacher at $70 per day.  This yields $350 per week, if you manage to get a job every day, for the whole day, not just a half.  What is in the job description for substitute teaching:  Enter a classroom 20 minutes before class starts (unpaid 20 minutes) find out what the teacher has been teaching and what they want you to teach, then follow the lesson plan, assuming the teacher prepared one and deal with kids that know that you are only a substitute.  I always feel bad for the first period kids, because it is during that class that I am reviewing the material to figure out what is being taught and how to teach it. 

My qualifications:
    A BS in Aeronautics
   An MBA in finance and accounting
   An MA in history
   A grad certificate in education and learning
    nearly 3 decades of teaching experience as well as raising 5 children of my own.

here is some food for thought.   $350 week working or $412 unemployment to do nothing?

Now, Once the fed increases their minimum wage, it usually is only a few years before the states are blackmailed into following suit.  Or in the case of the left coast, matching and raising the fed.  So, with my $100,000 in education, I will be making about 66 cents more than the high school drop out flipping burgers if I continue to substitute teach. (I actually get paid less than a kid working at In & Out burger if he/she has been their for 6 months)

Thank you Mr. President for reducing teaching to a minimum wage job!!!!!

Me personally, I would love to teach full time.  The kids that I have been working with are great.  But thanks to the teachers' union, any principal would be foolish to hire me.  Why?  Because I have TOO MUCH education and experience.  They can't afford to pay me.  Not to mention the staffing nightmare that would ensue with the tenured teachers who don't have the education that I do. 

How do we get teaching out of being a minimum wage job?  Well, we give them raises.  But that would entail increasing property taxes.  We have a pretty small tax base in our area, so the increase would have to be pretty significant in order to cover all of the teachers in the area.  This would in turn reduce the residual cash on hand for the teachers since, they are part of the community and would have to pay this increase.  It turns into a net loss when you add it all together.

I was talking to a buddy of mine the other day, who owns and McD's franchise.  It is a fairly lucrative business, although it is getting tighter and tighter.  Most of his employees are high school and college students who work part time. He starts most people at minimum wage and increases it 25 cents every six months until they get to $10/hr. In our conversation he pointed out that it currently costs him $800 per day to open his doors, without paying himself.  This is the cost of building and labor. He has increased costs if he actually sells anything.

He has started doing the math on the new federal minimum wage and the impact it will have on him and his business.  Without increasing what he pays himself, and not providing complimentary pay raises above minimum wage to those already working for him, his costs will jump to $1100 per day to open his doors...before paying himself he loses an additional $9,000 per month.  That is a lot of Big Macs.  The only way to adjust for that will be to increase his prices, which get passed on to his customers and even his employees.  He determined that if his employees at the restaurant 5 times per week during their shift, they will have a net loss over what they are getting paid now, due to the increase in prices and the increased tax witholdings.

I think in reality, the only thing that increasing the federal minimum wage will do is increase tax revenues much more than it will actually help the employee.

Most importantly, does anyone know of many minimum wage jobs which are not supposed to entry level, unskilled in the first place?

Thank you Mr. President, thanks for nothing.


Normal Nigga said...

Now, you needs go own welfare, gets you sum food stamps and gets you a drug selling corner jus like gawd and Obama (if dey ain't Da same thang) intends.

Snitz Sniffer said...



Plaze de Lawdy Lawd. ShooBop, I cool ! ! !

Sum Chink Kum said...

Dat a weel Brow Chob... dat iss.

Yo round eye boy, you kan suk my Dim Sum!!!!!

I hope you get so hungry.. eat your own cat.

I mean pussy

Jamaica Mon said...

Stephen Bishop

Down in Jamaica
They go lots of pretty women
Steal your money
Then they break your heart
Lonesome sue, she's in love with ol'Sam
Take him from the fire into the frying pan

On and on
She just keeps on trying
And she smiles when she feels like crying
On and on, On and on, On and on

Poor ol'Jimmy
Sits alone in the moonlight
Saw his woman kiss another man
So he takes a ladder
Steals the stars from the sky
Puts on sinatra and starts to cry

On and on
He just keeps on trying
And he smiles when he feels like crying
On and on, On and on, On and on

when the first time is the last time
It can make you feel so bad
But if you know it, show it
Hold on tight
Don't let her say: Goodnight

Got the sun on my shoulders
And my toes in the sand
My woman's left me for the some other man
Aw, but I don't care
I'll just dream and stay tan
Toos up my heart to see where it lands

On and on
I just keep on trying
And I smile when I feel like dying
On and on 
On and on 
On and on 

On and on 
On and on 
On and on 

On and on 
On and on 
On and on

Rhymin Snorpht said...

Down in Chapiqua they got lots of skanky crotch that'll

Steal your money then they run for Pres.

TB Ctd......

Bill o Writes said...

The only thing I have to add to the above commentary is you are spot on

Rhymin POOTS said...



white boys choir said...

Po ol Monica, she got giz on her dress,
A little on the corner of her mouth.

But Hillary just says Get The Fuck Out,
While Billy Boy goes for a pout.
On and on
ON AND on.

Poots Dylan said...

Poor ol'Hillary
Sits alone in the moonlight
Saw her woman kiss another dyke
So she takes a ladder
Steals the stars from the sky
Puts on Saul Alinsky and starts to cry.

On and On
On and on
............on and on

Schteveo said...

911 / 911 / 911

I needs some he'p

I had to reload my laptop on Sunday, and now blogspot doesn't recognize me as a member of Annie's. Could someone send me a new invite...PLEASE!!!

Billy the Poet said...

Bill and Hill race to the oval orifice

Frbreeze Boy said...

Just what we need. Gash shaped Shank marks on the Oval Oriface chair and Bills dribble stains on the Seal of the Office rug. Right after they gets dee Mumbo Sauce fingerprints off the drapes and such.

FB. said...


And Billy,I doubt it's oval anymore. More like Napalitano Strap On Shaped

Water from the Sky in AZ said...

WOW, You can't believe it. There is actually WATER coming down from out of the SKY.

What does it mean?

Is the end of the world near?

Can Sky water be safely mixed with POOL water?

Will my Hemi MELT?

Are the gods mad at us and pissing on us in disgust?

Must be Bushes fault!

MunkaButt Qveshtion said...

SO, fuk da wut?

Id they inny bubby outdar?

Id der inny wun @ home.

Chall just squattin own a Rectum Streatcher R sumpotin?

Vot Givesh? Boiz R U Der
or R U no Der?

Sunshine Sunday Poots said...

BTW Jamie, where was that motel you were holed up in for 5 days?

Cowpill said...

It's snowing.......again. At least I have a shovel this time!

Billy the Poet said...

SF wants keys to the liquor cabinet.

Anonymous said...


ChuMePoo said...

Gitz a gnu tread goin.

Bitch about the shnow r sumptin.

O BTW 84 and sunny for the next week in AZ

Cowpill said...

One testicle hangs lower than the other, go figure.

1 Hung said...

An I bet you don't know why CowPie

me so whore knee said...

where it the poo nah mee?
Looks like a definite decrease.

Poots said...

Geez, who let the 'Fluffer' in?

Snorpht said...

You DO know what a 'Fluffer' is don't you all?

Cowpill said...

I keep one on payroll.

Poot the Fluffee said...

Good answer, but just one?

Fluffable Poots said...

And mine pay me for the privilege.

GizRag said...

Yea well FLUFF DIS!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh an even thoity

Anonymous said...

Yo fukWadz now I be thoity wun

Anonymous said...

FUCK dit beez boreing

Anonymous said...

Did SpyDuh run off with Annie Kim?

Flying Poots said...

Dono. Mungo only pawn in game of life.

Sitting at the airport on the way to wacky land at Burbank airport then to Arcadia Ca.

Schteveo R said... interesting thread this.

Poots in La La Land said...

Going to Matt Dennys bar and food for vote and beer. First time I ever saw a security guard in front. Maybe I'll go to my favorite dive bar next door... Drinkers Hall of Fame.

Poots doing what comes natural said...

Giggles, Turd Munkys. Sitting in La La Land slurping a Bud..

On and On
On and On
................On and On..........

Lappin It Poots said...

Down in Acadia
they got lots of pretty women
Steal your money
and they give you AIDS.

Ok Fuck y'all, just ordered a filet and srimpz own a shtick.

Cowpill said...

I just shook it more than twice. Does that mean I was playin wit it?

Hand Cow Poo a wet rag said...

What? Your fish on a stick?. What I mean is there is a psychological test to this hypothetical. And that is:

Did you INTEND to end up with a glob of drippy runny gooey giz dripping through your fingers.......... or not? Did you MEAN to butter the tops of you shoes in the men's room, or no?

what ARE the Fucking Odds? said...

BTW ... Currently sitting in the bar at the EMBASSY SUITES I Arcadia Ca. having a Bud.

Anonymous said...

Now in at Matt Dennys, having a Bud

On and on Poots said...

Now at "Drinkers Hall of Fame" having a Bud.

Life sucks for POOTS said...

Now at the EMBASSY SUITES Managers Special........ but this time I'm having a

BUD LITE.... that's all they have for free.

Cowpill said...

BUD LIGHT?!?!?! Well I guess it is better than Coors Light.

WeeKneeWiggler said...

Better than wiggling your dick around in the mens room too