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Economics 101: Liberals Demanded $15/hr, Now TARGET is the Latest to Raise Wages and CUT HOURS

Economics 101: Liberals Demanded $15/hr, Now TARGET is the Latest to Raise Wages and CUT HOURS

This country is now overrun by young people who do not understand how things really work.

Our education system is too busy teaching social justice and needs to focus on things that are practical like math and real world economics.

Being deprived or willfully ignorant of basic principles of math and business, our country is now overrun by people who produce very little and demand to be paid very well for it.

The latest example of the results of their Utopian plan comes from Target.

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Like others, Target gave in to the wage increase and simply cut hours.

Here’s more from True Pundit:

In 2017, Target announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by the end of 2020, drawing praise from labor advocates who have called for other retailers to pay their employees a “living wage.”

But the new wage hike isn’t all it cracked up it be, according to a new report by CNN Business, which found the big-box retailer has been slashing employees’ hours since the announced wage hike:

“CNN Business interviewed 23 current and former Target employees in recent months, including department managers, who say hours have been scaled back even as Target has increased starting wages. Many of these workers say the cuts, which come as Target’s business is in its strongest position in more than a decade, have hurt them financially.

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An employee named Heather told the news outlet that she used to work around 40 hours a week, and since the rate hike was announced her workweek has been cut in half:

“I got that dollar raise but I’m getting $200 less in my paycheck.”

And Heather isn’t alone, all of the employees interviewed by CNN said their hours had been cut almost in half over the past year.

On top of making less in their weekly paycheck, Target employees only qualify for health insurance if they work an average of 30 hours per week. Another employee told CNN her hours were slashed just before she would have been eligible to sign up for healthcare benefits.

When employees asked why their hours were being cut, they were given a variety of answers:

“Target workers who say their hours have dropped have been given a variety of reasons why by their supervisors, including that there were not hours available or that their managers couldn’t fit additional hours in their budgets. Others said they received no explanation for why their hours fell.”

Over the past year, Target has eliminated ‘backroom shifts’ where employees would unload boxes from shipments and keep the store stocked. The company has also employed self-checkout kiosks in many of its stores, limiting the number of employees needed at registers.

In a 2014 interview, the former CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, warned of ‘unintended consequences‘ associated with a $15 minimum wage:

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Our young people are no longer being educated with anything close to common sense.

This is the result of leftist ideology taking over America.

Now kids that are worth $6 or $7 an hour think they are entitled to be paid more than twice what they are worth.

The results of this idiotic $15/hr plan have not been good so far.

If one of the ringleaders can’t make it work, then how is anyone else supposed to?

I guess you could say Bernie’s employees know what it’s really like to “Feel the Bern.”

Dean Garrison is the Publisher of DC Clothesline and DC Dirty Laundry

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