Friday, June 05, 2015

Minimum Wage is Unfair Pay

I have a nursery. I hire people to work in it.  Black, White, Hispanic, Male, Female.

I usually let them get their feet wet at an hourly wage.  Then at some point I offer them a raise from the Ten Bucks an hours I pay to start.

I offer them Piecework. If you don't know what piecework is, it is you do work, we count how many you did and we pay you for results.

Right now is weed pulling time.  It lasts about a month.  To get the ball rolling today I brought the crew together and found the weediest bunch of plants I could find.

I weeded for 15 minutes.  Did 33 plants.  Then I took 5 more minutes to pick up the scrap weeds I had pulled and put them back in order carefully.  5 to a row. Ten rows wide. Then a new set.  1/3rd of an hour.

Then we had the discussion.  At $10 per hour, how much should you be paid to do this work if it were equal opportunity.  They all agreed that at the rate I worked about ten cents each.  I was doing this at the rate of 99 per hour.

OK, I hustled.  I knew that at the end I was done demonstrating. I also pointed out that I am more than 3 times any of their ages.  AND My wife who helps is faster at this than I am. She's fearless.

I offered to have her come out and demonstrate.  They declined.

Then I made a big offer. I said, not ten cents per plant, but twelve cents.  That way they can make Twelve dollars per hour bonus CASH over their hourly without any trouble if they work about my pace.

I have done this every year.  Here's the most interesting part. They won't all make it.  I usually lose half by this, the ones remaining are pretty good if they survive.

The ladies can't keep up.  They run out of steam. It's hard stoop labor. The young guys don't know how to pace twelvemonth and wear out quickly.  The Hispanics run circles around the rest.  And sadly my black friends who offer to work, never come back after one day.  Other things "Come up".

So the question is, if the Hispanics earn $16 per hour under this system, the Ladies $7 per hour, the white boys just under $9 and the brothers end up equal with the ladies at $7, would they all deserve a minimum wage?  Isn't there such a thing as merit pay?  IF a person can produce more, shouldn't they get more?

This is NOT about race, it is about the results of when piecework reveals work ability and ethic.

It is about the insanity of forcing companies to pay everyone equal.. if it must be equal, let's lower it to allow kids to learn to work.. these boys, the fellows from Aurora, never got that basic how to work training.

We are not doing ourselves any good with a minimum wage.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

I cheered when my boys graduated.. this is wrong

Four people could be thrown in jail for cheering at a high school graduation in Senatobia, Mississippi, according to a report from WREG News out of Memphis.|By Will Cousins


It’s been confirmed. The Boston jihadis targeted me for beheading before they decided to take out police officers.
They targeted me for violating sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn’t do their bidding and abide by then voluntarily. This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery, or bow down to them and silence ourselves?
It won’t end with me or the cops…. It’s just beginning. The one thing that’s being ignored that came out of Garland is that ISIS is here. Islamic terrorism is here.
Will the media realize what’s at stake, and that their heads are next, or continue to target me because they hate my message of freedom?
CNN: Usaamah Rahim, the man fatally shot in Boston after waving a military knife at officers, had been plotting to behead Pamela Geller, an activist and conservative blogger, law enforcement sources tell CNN.
Geller drew national attention last month after police thwarted an attack on a Mohammed cartoon event her organization was sponsoring in Garland, Texas.
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Monday, June 01, 2015

Musings from Kenneth Gentry

1. If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?
2. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?
3. Why do we say something is out of whack? What's a whack?
4. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
5. If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
6. If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
7. When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts" and you put your two cents in . . . who's making a penny?
8. Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
9. Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?
10. When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?
11. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
12. Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
13. Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
14. Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?
15. "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?
16. If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
17. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?
18. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?
19. What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?
20. I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me . .they're cramming for their final exam.


The world's Muslim population will grow twice as fast as non-Muslims over the next 20 years according to a new study, which predicted that Muslims within a generation will make up more than a quarter of the global population.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Who else could benefit from this kind of program?

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A nursing home in the Netherlands allows college students to live rent-free alongside the elderly residents under two conditions: Be a good neighbor and do not be a nuisance to the seniors. The students are required to do a variety of activities with the older residents, including watching sports, celebrating birthdays and offering companionship when seniors fall ill. The program is aimed at warding off the negative effects of aging.
Who knew?|By Zack Guzman

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