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Old 02-07-2015, 09:27 AM   #1
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Planning for a job with Camping World? The company will give its minimum-wage workers a boost come March 1. At present the company pays $9.85 per hour for the lowest-paid workers; with the increase, the hourly pay will jump to $12.25 per hour. Source: Chicago Sun Times and rvdailyreport.com.
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Planning for a job with Camping World? The company will give its minimum-wage workers a boost come March 1. At present the company pays $9.85 per hour for the lowest-paid workers; with the increase, the hourly pay will jump to $12.25 per hour. Source: Chicago Sun Times and rvdailyreport.com.
The CEO of the hospital where I work just did the same on Jan 1. She said it is still not a living wage, but a start. The $250,000 cost is being funded by money saved from employee suggestions and energy improvements.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:51 AM   #3
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Planning for a job with Camping World? The company will give its minimum-wage workers a boost come March 1. At present the company pays $9.85 per hour for the lowest-paid workers; with the increase, the hourly pay will jump to $12.25 per hour. Source: Chicago Sun Times and rvdailyreport.com.

Hmmmm . . . Any thoughts of job sharing?
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All that tells me is that CW's prices will go even higher.
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Trying to make it on $20K ($9.85) a year compared to the new total of nearly $25K ($12.25) will make a world of difference to those employees. Sounds like the right thing to do to take care of the people who make the business happen.
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Trying to make it on $20K ($9.85) a year compared to the new total of nearly $25K ($12.25) will make a world of difference to those employees. Sounds like the right thing to do to take care of the people who make the business happen.

I agree Joe! I just hope they can do it without increasing prices! They were high enough already!
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Good on them!
I would suspect that CW can see a return on the investment over a period of time if the new wages garner better service.
Better service/more customers/increased revenue.

I have always wanted the people working for use to have some of the highest wages in the field.
This way, I get the best workers, who then do the best job, which means I get more for my product.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:58 PM   #9
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I have shopped at CW and at some Internet places, including CW, and have found that if there is anything wrong with the order, CW will take care of you while some others will not. YMMV.
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I worked for minimum wage when I was in high school and while working my way through college. It would not have been a "living wage" for a family. These were generally employers and jobs that fit a young man with zero useful experience or training. I was being paid based on my value and the local market. I did not expect to EVER depend on a minimum wage job to raise a family or provide the life style I aspired to. IMHO, if taking a job you can be trained for in minutes that requires no special skills, only a promise on your part to show up on time and put in an honest effort, you should not expect much more than being treated with respect. Artificially raising the minimum wage does nothing but reduce opportunities for those looking to establish a positive work record. These jobs are stepping stones to help you toward a goal, no one should expect them to be the end game.


Now, should an employer wish to increase their starting wage, that's up to them, and there could be good reason to do so. I remember talking with a restaurant owner friend years ago (in a city where the unemployment rate was typically below 3%) that none of his employees made minimum wage, the demand for help of all skill levels, including "none", was just too high - and his employees knew it. If an employee failed to show up for a shift and got fired they knew they could walk next door to his competitor and get another job.


By the way, I not only paid my way through college on minimum wage, I drove a new car (the only property I owned other than the clothing on my back). You could live on minimum wage, but don't expect to support a non-working spouse and kids on it.
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Expecting the minimum wage to be a living wage is nonsense. What is the definition of living wage, and how many people, what life style is to be supported? What is the incentive for a high school dropout (who already made one bad decision) to go back and get educated if he can make a "living wage" at Hardees?


I encourage businesses to raise wages when the economic conditions warrant them, or competition for employees warrant them. I resist having bureaucrats set a rate of pay for private industry.
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Expecting the minimum wage to be a living wage is nonsense. What is the definition of living wage, and how many people, what life style is to be supported? What is the incentive for a high school dropout (who already made one bad decision) to go back and get educated if he can make a "living wage" at Hardees?


I encourage businesses to raise wages when the economic conditions warrant them, or competition for employees warrant them. I resist having bureaucrats set a rate of pay for private industry.
Exactly. Minimum wage is not intended to be a "living wage."
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I think CW is aiming for better employee retension. Better tudes, less training of newbies ($), improved service with more experience, more satisfied customers, improved cash flow, improved bottom line. No need for higher pricing.
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The CW of Indianapolis shop labor-rate is $120/hr. now. Wonder what the future holds?
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