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Old 01-11-2018, 10:07 AM
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Late Monday, casual dining chain Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB) announced that it would eliminate bus boys at 570 restaurant locations, a move that is expected to save the company an estimated $8 million over the course of the coming year. The company’s chief financial officer said the decision was made in order to “address the labor increases we’ve seen.”

“From a business standpoint, [Red Robin made a] very smart move. From an employee standpoint, you just cut out $8 million worth of labor,” 1851Franchise.com editor-in-chief Nick Powills told FOX Business. “The interesting thing about the minimum wage hike is that those that made the decisions to do it, did it on behalf of the employee … when intentions are good, and you can’t appease everybody, someone is going to eventually be on the short [end of the] stick.”
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Red Robin eliminates bussers as restaurants combat minimum wage hikes
Some people don't understand that. They think the company/business is just going to say 'OK, we'll take it in the profits!' They'll eliminate positions (as seen here), stagnate wages, cut quality, or just close.

Small required increases can be offset by price increases, possible offset to profits. You jack labor costs by a sudden amount, especially on a small business, and chances are the company cannot sustain the business. And what activists campaign as a more than doubling FMW, add another 11% or so costs to the company (ER contributed taxes and WC). Merit type increases are because the employee has done something to increase the company's revenue, or improve production. They have earned it.
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Simple math and economics are lost on those that base their decisions on their emotional response to the question of fairness. They "feel" that if companies just paid everyone more money, all their problems would be solved. It never works that way.
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Simple math and economics are lost on those that base their decisions on their emotional response to the question of fairness. They "feel" that if companies just paid everyone more money, all their problems would be solved. It never works that way.


In a free market, "profits" are competitive goals. The pressure of competition for customers squeezes profits to bare minimums to justify capital risks.

A simple formula of 101 economics. A subject in which our current POTUS holds a degree.

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bussers used to be paid student wages plus a portion waitresses gave them. but some in congress got greedy and wanted them to make a set wage so they have to pay more income tax.
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bussers used to be paid student wages plus a portion waitresses gave them. but some in congress got greedy and wanted them to make a set wage so they have to pay more income tax.
Not just the Bus boys.

Minimum wage hikes raises the floor on ALL wages. It forces raises throughout the industry at all levels, including manages and owners. Thus making everyone pay more taxes.

Unfortunately, the entry level job, the low rungs on the ladder to higher paying jobs, will be eliminated. Red Robin looked at the function of the Bus boys (and girls, let's be fair here) as said it wasn't worth the required pay scale.

So that entry level rung is now gone. I presume the plan is to send the poor kid(s) to college so they can get an associate degree in essential oils or some such. Or Culinary Arts where they can hope Red Robins will then hire them to clean pots,,, and tables.
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Not just the Bus boys.

Minimum wage hikes raises the floor on ALL wages. It forces raises throughout the industry at all levels, including manages and owners. Thus making everyone pay more taxes.

Unfortunately, the entry level job, the low rungs on the ladder to higher paying jobs, will be eliminated. Red Robin looked at the function of the Bus boys (and girls, let's be fair here) as said it wasn't worth the required pay scale.

So that entry level rung is now gone. I presume the plan is to send the poor kid(s) to college so they can get an associate degree in essential oils or some such. Or Culinary Arts where they can hope Red Robins will then hire them to clean pots,,, and tables.
well the minimum wage is about 30 years behind the corporations profit increases, so I don't want any pansy tears
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well the minimum wage is about 30 years behind the corporations profit increases, so I don't want any pansy tears
One has nothing to do with the other
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it's official; you are in an alternate reality
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it's official; you are in an alternate reality
Attack the poster not the subject again ay?

The CEO of Exxon Mobile has very few minimum wage earners on his payroll.

You do understand that the immigrants, both legal and illegal, who come to America without an education, are typically the ones who need these entry level jobs to get started? Or do you consider, out of sight, picking your vegetables to be a good enough opportunity for them?

BTW, Farm workers are not protected by minimum wage laws.
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