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Trumps la-la land needs workers...

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  1. latemetal

    latemetal Platinum Bling Platinum Bling

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    Aurumag Dimly lit. Highly reflective Midas Member Site Supporter

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    Anyone here willing to work for $10/hour?
     
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    In Florida the bosses bitch about paying minimum wage and $10 is good money done here...
     
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    gringott Killed then Resurrected Midas Member Site Supporter

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    CareerSource Palm Beach County, a nonprofit placement agency, told The Palm Beach Post that there are many Americans eager to work at Mar-a-Lago. “We currently have 5,136 qualified candidates in Palm Beach County for various hospitality positions,” spokesman Tom Veenstra said.

    So how many of the 5,136 qualified candidates applied for the positions and were rejected? A very important fact that we do not know.

    Also, hasn't Trump removed himself from running these businesses?

    We used to go to French Lick, Indiana for a get away weekend, the dining room and kitchen staff was exclusively Jamaican during "the season" at the time, late 1990's.
    Other staff [year round] was local. The Jamaicans filled temporary positions that locals were not interested in.

    I saw something like this at Camp Perry while up there shooting. Help wanted signs everywhere. I asked a local about it, he said the jobs were only for the season and locals would not take them as they already had jobs that were permanent paying the same or better. Typical I would think for an area that has a prime tourist season - a temporary local labor shortage.
     
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    Seasonal, very seasonal.
     
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    This was part of the story..."Companies are required to run two want ads in local newspapers before applying for foreign worker visas. Mar-a-Lago chose to place two hard-to-find classified ads in tiny type with no phone number or email information, according to a Washington Post report in August. Workers could apply only by fax or mail."
     
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    I was making $10 bux an hour in 1979 pouring and finishing concrete.
    Even with today's economy I believe I could "exist" on $10 an hour.
    That's $20k a year. Or about $55 dollars a day.
    It would be a spartan life for sure but doable.
    It's a good thing that there are still more choices than living in poverty.
    At least in America.
     
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    Substitute teacher pays about $100 a day where I live...
     
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    Yowzer , the education system needs an overhaul and the only place that I can think of where to start would be the elimination of the Department of Education.
    I've heard that the DOE has never issued one graduation diploma.

    Not to sound like a broken record , but $100 bux ain't much today....
    When we were not making $10 an hour on the commercial work , most cement finishers were moonlighting residential work , driveways , patios , and house floors...
    The going rate in the 70's for journeyman finishers moonlighting was $100 bux a day cash...
    It would be hard for me to get out of bed today and go pour concrete for less than $200-300 a day......
    Not an evil lawyers wages but much more respectable...
     
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    Hiring workers for many .gov projects and special programs require, and have required, advertising. The rules still say " newspaper ". Just doing due diligence to stay inside the lines. Yeah, needs to be revamped, BUT being in the private sector and trying to find bodies with the want to etc...gotta hit all the avenues. Conform, adapt , turn a profit or die. Thats the private sector.
     
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    Eric Trump does the foreign visa thing at his winery, too.
    From a business perspective, can't blame them.

     
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    I made over $10 in high school about 16 years ago.

    $10 an hour will get you a shitty apartment in the ghetto and barely enough food to eat where I live at.

    I think we need to drop the minimum wage and the welfare and let the market dictate prices. With welfare things get skewed. If Walmart doesn’t pay enough then Uncle Sam will buy you food to make ends meet.
     
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    Trump won't hire them...and most businesses that import workers do so, so they may abuse the worker. Please don't hi-jack this thread Sir.
     
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    Gotcha, sorry.
     
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    Visa worker program is huge. It is used in so many facets and ways you cannot count them.
    Many large construction projects in Florida use them.
    Not to mention the rest of the world.
    It makes the economy go around.
    Yeah, could be different, but its not.
    Note:
    The " not in labor force" numbers are over the top of the top right now.
    There are PLENTY of bodies.
    Just not enough WORKERS.
    Right to work and want to work, two different things.
    Nothing like world reserve status.
    All good. Off to rock factory.
     
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    If work visas cost 20k each, how many would we need then?
     
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    If able bodies worked.
    Wouldn' t need so many.

    Work is a gift.
    An opportunity from above.
    But thats JMHO.
     
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    Firstly, "Trump" is not making day to day decisions on hiring/firing, is he? Secondly, his company is merely using the law as provided to them by our previous POS Congress/Senate/POTUS's, correct?
    ...and personally, I don't believe there is any place for these special work visa's. Maybe in extreme cases where there simply is no one with the needed skills. In other words, not being able to get someone to do the job simply because they don't want to offer enough pay to make anyone want the job, should not be a valid reason to have to import special workers.
     
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    We have the 5 star BroAdmoor luxury resort and hotel where I reside.

    They mainly hire foreign students to be servers in their restaurants.

    I've chatted with them and none ever said they were mistreated or abused.
     
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    Google" abuse foreign workers in USA", tons of stories out there, of course, all the reports may be false too.
     
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    I have been to Trump's in Doral, FL and driven past Mar-a-Lago. Working conditions are way better than the crapholes they left plus they are getting paid in American dollars!
     
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    So, You have worked for Trump yourself and are certain of which you speak, thank you. As to the second matter, I'd rather be paid in Bitcoins.
     
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    If it were possible, who wouldn't?
     

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