5 companies that owe employees a raise

Some of the biggest, most successful businesses have chosen to forgo wage hikes for front-line workers and point their profits elsewhere.

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Jun 10, 2014 1:13AM
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The comment that Clinton made today was just not believable, as she expressed that when she and her husband left the whitehouse they were 'dead broke', they couldn't afford the mortgages for their houses. (most of us are lucky to have a mortgage for a house, let alone mortgages for multiple houses.)  Oh, and they didn't have the money to send their daughter to college, gee guess she's never heard of community colleges.

 

This woman is trying to identify with the everyday American and it is not possible, she is not like the everyday hard working American. 

Jun 10, 2014 8:55AM
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Once upon a time, long time ago, when workers received their cost of living raises on an annual basis and their healthcare premiums they received through the company they worked for was within reason. It was during this time that this country starting to boom toward a brighter future for everyone who had the ambition and what it took to get ahead. The former CEO's cared about their employees and realized that they were the backbone that kept their company running and allowed them to share in the wealth of the company they worked for. They only took small bonus each year which they felt was sufficient for them because they cared enough about their company, their employees and their customers. Then one day they either died or retired leaving the control of these companies to younger CEO's in hopes that they would carry on with the legacy. Instead, the young new CEO's became very greedy and selfish and placed demanding pressures on their employees, cutting benefits, limiting cost of living increases, laying off many in order to save the company money so they could increase their bonuses. Then the cost of good and services to their customers began to increase. CEO's began receiving million dollar bonuses thus taking away from their hard working employees placing more demands and threatening them with dismissals if they dare to complain about it. The cost of living kept rising and employees kept receiving cuts in benefits and raises to the point they could no longer afford what they once could. Years past, then the Great Recessions strikes thus causing millions of people to lose their jobs, but, the cost of living remained high which CEO's continue to get richer beyond reason. The Bible says, in Matthew 19:23, "It is almost impossible for a rich man to get into the King of Heaven. I say it again-it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." and it is repeated again in Luke 18 24-25. I feel the earlier company owners and CEO's found it much easier to find a place in Heaven unlike what many of these greedy and selfish CEO's will find out when their time is up. You can't take all that money with you to the grave that you made off the sweating eye brows and busted backs of others who were given much less than you. End of story!
Jun 9, 2014 6:52PM
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535 Clowns that should presonally pay for those and other raises.   The US  CONgress!!!!!!!  If state senators can legally hide 90% of their state salaries under "expenses" and pay no taxes on that amount, what would one think the US CONgress is doing!!!!!!!!
Jun 10, 2014 6:16AM
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People need to start going into business for themselves.  If you know how to build furniture, make clothes, fix computers other electronics, create your own company.  Screw the big corporations.  Buy from local manufacturers, local farmers, screw the Chinese imports, screw the World Economy - That was the biggest farce sold to the American People!  ALL OF THAT CHEAP CRAP DOESN'T HELP AMERICA!!!
Jun 10, 2014 1:58AM
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     BETTER START THINKING ABOUT THE OLD PEOPLE.  THEY NEED A 10% RAISE NOW.
Jun 9, 2014 7:53PM
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Well, hopefully for those fast food workers who are going to get raised up to a living wage ($15 an hour), it will mean a reduction in their welfare and food stamps.  If everybody makes a living wage, then the only thing standing in the way of getting off the dole roles will be a job flipping burgers.  I'm all for that because right now, the people below the poverty line are living better than I am.  They are getting free health care, welfare, food stamps, and free cell phones, and internet plus rent subsidies.  If they don't qualify for those things, they will have to pay for everything like the rest of us and that $15 an hour won't look so good.  Be careful what you wish for.
Jun 10, 2014 10:43AM
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Comcast employees deserve a pay raise?  You have got to be kidding me.  Try going into a Comcast to get  new equipment.  Not only do the employees not know what they are talking about, they give you instructions so you can do the installation yourself.
Jun 10, 2014 11:11AM
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Comcast employees first need to learn customer service skills, for now they should be making minimum wage!
Jun 10, 2014 1:00AM
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"Well I'm a-gonna raise a fuss, I'm a-gonna raise a holler
About a-workin' all summer just to try an' earn a dollar
Everytime I call my baby, to try to get a date
My boss says, "No dice, son, you gotta work late"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm gonna do
Cause there ain't no cure for the summertime blues..."
Jun 10, 2014 2:05PM
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I'd like to see less headlines with words like 'deserve', 'owe', & 'entitled' And more stories with 'earn', 'hard work' & 'self-sufficient' in the titles. 
Jun 10, 2014 12:39AM
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The stupid people are those that don't try to get a better job.These are ENTRY LEVEL JOBS!Try to get to a higher plane.Take responsibility for your actions.Quit feeding off other people.Nobody owes you anything.You earn your bread by the sweat of your brow.
Jun 10, 2014 12:12PM
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"Deserve a raise" used to be "earn a raise". Same can be said of "respect". Oh, wait...respect is *demanded* and *expected* now.
Jun 10, 2014 9:33AM
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As every single mom and her man layin up in the crib knows is the one thing she and he doesn't want is a raise, at least not a money one, and you liberal Dumbocarts say no way! Here are the facts she hits the sweat spot in pay, just enough to be considered working poor. And then the good times roll for her, her two kids, and of course the guy at home doing nothing. In NY state her benefits of cash and free stuff amount  to as much as you get if you made around 80k per year. Sounds crazy but get the calculator out and follow along, EIC both state and federal 8k, free medical for her and her kids, free or reduced rent, electric, heat, free day care, free breakfast and lunch for the kids at school, the school even open in the summer to feed them. So no need to pay her more, she is doing very well thanks to you the taxpayer and of course the Dumbocrat Party. 
Jun 10, 2014 12:12PM
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MSN plz STFU!!

 

Nobody cares whom you think deserves a raise or whom you think should spring for one.

 

Thank you.

Jun 10, 2014 2:07PM
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Deserve has nothing to do with getting a pay raise, If you don't like what your paid...  Quit. That  is reality, and the way things are for millions of working class Americans. It took Corporations 40 years to get us where we are today and they'll spend whatever and lobby whoever to ensure nothing changes.
Jun 14, 2014 10:21AM
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In Japan, Sweden and some other countries, there is a law that is a cap on the CEO salaries The CEO salary can't exceed 30 times the lowest paid employee. These countries have a higher standard of living, people are happier, lower crime rate, so on. They also don't allow immigration. How much is enough for CEO's? Greed and corruption will be the downfall of America. All of the wars have been fought to support greedy corporations, getting their contracts, while killing people and putting the debt onto middle class america. 
Jun 10, 2014 10:35AM
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The last time I thought my job owed me a raise, I started looking for work. I got got an offer for more money somewhere else. I brought it to work, and boom, raise.

If you're worth more, it's not hard to get more.

If you have minimum skills, knowledge and work ethic, and you make minimum wage, you make more than you deserve.

Jun 10, 2014 12:48PM
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Misleading.  The 440,000 McDonald's work for franchises, not the beneficiaries of stock price appreciation.

Jun 14, 2014 12:59PM
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you want to give raises? start your own business and run it how ever you want.

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