Of course it all got voted down. They use the money to pay attorneys to attack innocent people and threaten them with harassment so they won't ask anymore question.
I have a FERPA investigation ongoing against d11. D11 is a joke when it comes to student privacy and student safety. When there is a real problem they stick their heads in the sand and hope it will just go away.
D-11 talks a good talk on student privacy but fails in the execution of actually doing it.
I am sorry to see another great city employee pushed out. Speaking of Fleet Management, they are now in year 4 with Serco has the City been saving any money?
Not a surprise. I worked there for 5 years as lead ombudsman. I told Rob MacDonald that a current supervisor told me "I wasn't as smart as a man" and gave me a bad review and denied a raise, after 5 years of incredible reviews. Rob did nothing and I had to contact lawyers for what i deemed sexism. The Administration here is awful.
can I just pay and not have to do the CS? the case is 10 years old and I work full time
I'm confused, as per the article, "The law also boosted the base minimum wage for waiters who must make at least minimum wage when tips are factored in from $5.29 to $6.28 an hour."
But Kanatzar says "he already pays much of his staff more than the minimum, and while waiters are generally paid the minimum, when tips are factored in they're his "highest-paid employees."" So....it sounds like this shouldn't impact him at all if his waiters are already making $6.28 or more with tips.
"Since he now has to pay waiters more, Kanatzar says, he won't be able to boost the pay of his kitchen staff as much." - Why would he have to pay them more if they are his "highest-paid employees" already with tips.
Did I miss something here?
With our country in decay by Billionaires buying favors from our Federal politicians it's disgusting to see our City Council and Mayor Suthers becoming whores to a billionaire! Hey Suthers....did he offer you a job ... you can tell us .... he already has US Senator Michael Bennet in his back pocket ! It's disgusting you have skirted the public process and input to do "The Bully of the Broadmoor" a favor. Dear City Council it us -we the citizens that have made this community what it is - NOT Anshutz. He is Johnny come lately on the Broadmoor also. You're so afraid of a little bad print press from this guy that you'll shaft the public. Shame on you REPRESENT US YOU COWARDS !! What's next ....gonna give him a reservoir with the same sheltering from public input.
A living wage is a human right and still in this life time I cannot understand why some resent and refuse that we all exist on this earth together.
The huge profits of an extremely few strangle the many. Complicity, allowing and participating in a socioeconomic system that allows some at the expense of the many warps us all especially if we do nothing.
Business owners small and independent usually struggle and often build "profit sharing" into their structure and these kinds of orientations are creating alternatives and supporting SUNRISE INDUSTRIES. Sunrise Industry's like solar and wind are more obvious in as a Sunrise industry because of energy need. Other Sunrise Industries that reinforce the infra structure think: roads, bridges, coastal ... and other concerns.
Businesses are and can be even more activly supporting "sunrise ideas" and "sunrise industrial growth" that put people to work and observe the concerns of the earth. It is cooperation that creates social ties, culture, art, belief and spirituality and so much more that makes may make us more "civil." We all have responsibility-individually and societally, I am the worse at this; I am working on this.
Those of us who work in the service industries have a right to make a living wage. I support the right of all to a living wage and the resources to support life, education, political participation and more.
Oh, I see, Mr. Bird. Everything is about name-calling for you. Maybe you think it helps avert attention from the facts. Read something academic--as opposed to late-night radio conspiracy theories--concerning supply and demand and you will learn that employees are in fact considered an expense; and with the minimum wage increase, employers are threatening to cut hours and staffing in order to cut--what was it--yes, expenses. Ask someone in business what the first rule in business is; I'll save you the trouble, the first rule is pay yourself.
Got to be a lot more to this story than appears here. Employees can be let go without cause in the private sector so the city must be offering sweet deals to entice the people that they do. Property owners are not aware of problems before they buy? The US Forest Service record of mismanaging forests is not a secret and building a home in or near a forest is a risk. Why does the city require certain roofing material and ban others? Fire danger. Build a house under a cliff...
We all know someone who works for the city do we not? Do you all have the same question as I do: How in the hell did you get that job??
And to those who favor paying more for what you already paid for: how are your roads?
Where does the Forest Service factor in when rain water pours down burned mountainsides and into the city? What about owners of land that are covered with asphalt or concrete? Motor City is lucky to be next to a creek? Their street is smooth as can be considering its location and that it was paved same time my neighborhood was and these streets are crap and are producing sediment in abundance.
If rainfall is a huge mystery then managing a city must be a nightmare. I know I am lost wondering about why "downhill" "downstream" are not being considered as alternatives then I see "EPA". Oh yeah. A strong mayor can squeeze the money right out of a budget so get the boss of the EPA to raise the debt ceiling. I will take my severance pay now, thank you.
Suthers is a fool. He absolutely has no clue what a jewel he had with Tim working for the City. Tim Mitros went far and above his duties to help out flood and fire victims. He worked tirelessly. Let's see Suthers try to get someone even close to Mr. Mitros' dedication and work ethics.
Minimum wage is no incentive for an employee to excel and it still is lower than it was in 1973 as far as the buying power of the dollar.
Restaurant (and bar) owners can drop the tipping scheme altogether and raise menu prices. Why should a waitstaff earn more because the cook is good? I know that feeling all too well, just as I did as a dishwasher too...way underpaid and treated as subhuman by the kitchen and waitstaff who went home daily with cash and clean outfits.
Business owner comparisons to CEOs is ridiculous. A CEO works for a company and its shareholders who expect a profit every quarter and if not that CEO is gone. Equality does not exist in the real world, only in generalizations. Bill Gates worth 90 billion?! Investors think so, I don't.
Pay a worker what he/she is worth and you have a good staff without problems. Overwork and underpay a worker then I advise you to not let them handle customer's food... or yours.
I define lefties as people who impute evil and bad motives to business owners and other successful people. You did that with " employees are seen as an expense that needs to be minimized". This is often the case, but not always, and less now than 100 years ago. With "maximum income ratio", both the need for incentives and the need for equality are addressed. With a guaranteed minimum wage, there is the constant risk that a business will go bankrupt; businesses cannot hire people who would otherwise add value to the business but not at the level of the minimum wage, so the people don't get hired at all. And the CEOs just keep on keeping on, increasing their income at the same rate as the percentage of raise in the minimum wage increased the wage of the entry level worker. With the minimum wage, equality is never addressed.
My son just started work about 2 months ago at a fast food joint. Although we are very glad he just got a 12% raise, we also know that the raise will come out of the pockets of the customers, and if the customers don't like the increase in the price, they will go elsewhere and my son could be looking for work elsewhere. "Looking for work" doesn't pay very well, if at all since he has only been working there for 8 weeks. I voted for the increase, but I think that "maximum income ratio" is a much better idea. But since when did the American people go to a much better idea?
I know why Suther's nudged out Mitros. He didn't like the fact that Mitros was getting so close to those people who lost their homes when our CITY FATHERS got in bed with DEVELOPERS and allowed homes to be built on land THEY KNEW was in a landslide area! It doesn't get much worse than that! They chose GREED over SAFETY! Personally I think the homeowners should file a CLASS ACTION lawsuit against the City. It is absolutely going to affect the value of other homes in the area as well, even if those homes aren't on the landslide area. How dare the City put development OVER the welfare of the people! And who did the ignorant electorate vote for Mayor and onto City Council? All Republicans, many of whom (including the Mayor) were financially backed by DEVELOPERS!
Of course it's a good thing. Business owners love to talk about supply and demand, although, as if employees are not also consumers. On the supply side, employees are seen as an expense that needs to be minimized; on the demand side, the more income a person has the more they will spend. Recognizing the fact that employees are consumers undermines the justification for the absurd 1 to 360 income ratio as discussed above by Mr. Bird. I would clarify, Mr. Bird, that no CEO, no matter how talented they think they are, is 360 times more valuable than the lowest-paid worker who puts their products on the shelves or provides their services. I wonder, Mr. Bird, what do you get out of making unqualified characterizations such as "unlike lefties?" Does saying something stupid help your argument? No. Enough.
I call BS on what Kanatzar says. How many waiters does his restaurant employ, and what is the additional wage cost per day he has to bear? When you factor it out over the sales per day, what is the average rise in cost per meal served? I am willing to bet it is in pennies (or fractions of a penny), and so his entire argument is total BS.
How does he set the prices for meals? Can he give an accurate cost breakdown of every item served in his restaurant, or is it just prices close to his competitors, without an actual cost analysis?
There is so much that needs to be said about this. But the comment section of the Independent is not the place. Nor, obviously, is the Gazette.
For now, there's only this:
Jack Damioli said, "You're going to love what we do there."
No Jack, I'm not. And I'm going to continue to fight it every step of the way.
Sounds like his wait staff should be splitting some of the tips with the kitchen staff
A better way would be the "maximum income ratio". This means that the ratio between the highest paid employee, presumably the company CEO, divided by the lowest paid employee would be some fixed ratio, less than the current absurd ratios that we see now. Some really absurd ratios are like 360 to 1 in the USA. In Japan we see numbers like 10 to 1. I think that 12 to 1 or 20 to 1 would be healthy ratios.
This would preserve incentive while giving some semblance of equality. With minimum wage, some businesses just go out of business and the people on the top just keep giving themselves raises. In our society, no worker is 360 times more valuable than any other worker. Unlike lefties, I recognize the value of decision making, risk taking, and other CEO activities. But 360 times more important? That is obscene.
Maketa should be sued for the "$821,496 on settlements with employees or ex-employees, attorney fees, and consulting and investigation expenses stemming from claims related to Maketa", plus all legal costs incurred. He was in charge and the buck should stop with him. Hold him financially accountable. He was being paid to do the right thing and he did not perform to reasonable expectations.
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