Thursday, September 28, 2017

TKC QUESTION: DID TARGET JUST OBLITERATE KANSAS CITY ARGUMENTS AGAINST $15 MINIMUM WAGE???



We've heard it all before . . . Paying better wages will destroy local biz in Kansas City.

Don't get it twisted, we have respect for the more reasonable arguments against an illegal KCMO wage mandate despite the fact that Missouri's $7.70-per-hour minimum is straight up WAGE THEFT.

Still, the latest big news from the corporate world should cause reasonable people to second guess some of their assumptions.

Food for thought . . .

Fox Biz: Did Target aim for $15 minimum wage too soon?

CNBC: Target's move to $15 an hour 'blows up' this myth about raising minimum wage

American Prospect: Target Takes the $15 High Road. Where’s Walmart?

To be fair, some of this data doesn't apply to a lot of small biz or even fast food burger flipping where low wages are built into the paradigm.

Thing is, Target is pretty much the best store in the world. TKC (real life Target lady - Latino dude version 2.0) legit looks forward to spending time there and most of the equipment which powers this blog comes by way of Target coupon - Old camera, sweatpants, snack cakes and discount Indian computer running Ubuntu.

Like it or not, Target is raising the bar and provides the best box store experience in the nation. Kansas City employers who can't keep up with this new standard might soon find themselves unable to shift low wage blame onto "Fight For $15" political efforts and, instead, confront a perception as cheapskates holding onto outdated biz practices.

You decide . . .

19 Comments:

J.J. said...

Just come out and say it.

When businesses raise wages on their own they should be applauded.

But a government mandate is something altogether different. Especially when KCMO is bending the rules in Missouri to do it.

So, I can see what your saying about Target but that doesn't make KC right to force it on local business.

Anonymous said...

Big national chains like Target have much more control over their margins, costs, and volumes than the mom and pop operation down the block.
So they're much more able to absorb increased labor costs than the many small businesses that actually provide the great majority of jobs.
The whole issue of raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and focusing on fast food workers is misplaced and doomed to failure, although it seems certain the marchers will take credit for decisions like the one made by WalMart and Target.
As the economy continues to improve and some labor shortages occur, especially as we approach the holidays, we're likely to see wages increase.
It's called "economics".

Anonymous said...

Target is much more stringent in their hiring practice. Most Walmart employees would not be hired by Target. Also, to be a higher up in the store they want a lot of education and or experience.

Anonymous said...

This is why Target is the store faggots prefer, even they they were against transgender faggots using whatever restroom they identified with.

Go 4 KC said...

Agree with 6:21. Target is much better than Walmart. Obviously they have to pay to get better people. But isn't that true of all businesses?

Wish more local companies would raise their entry level wages instead of making it an issue for the courts!

Anonymous said...

Yep, Target is better than Walmart and in this case you do get what you pay for.

Anonymous said...

2020? That gives them time to setup the robots that'll replace many of the people. Who ever is left gets $15, but it won't be as many.

Anonymous said...

@6:38AM -is Target the store your daddy preferred? He was a big faggot wasn't he? It's OK if you're still in the closet-only closeted gays use words like faggot-come on out you'll be much happier?

Anonymous said...

Man can we get the Back to Africa movement going again and get all the BLM and feral negro teenagers to go to Africa on our dime with an LBGT under each arm.

Could you imagine how this could Make America Sweet Again.
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Anonymous said...

^^Man, can we get all the child-molesting alcoholics like you to kill themselves? Can you imagine how great that would be?

Anonymous said...

Target might be paying more per hour labor but you the customer is paying more as well. Anyone who shops and compares pricing will see that Target isn't always the cheapest and it's been that way since they opened in KC. I dislike Target and Walmart both each for different reasons but will admit Target does hire people who for the most part do have a part of a brain to function with.

baKC said...

6:21 AM - true story

Anonymous said...

Sorry I should have phrased it differently. Target is the store of choice for limp-wristed effeminate males like yourself, who like to suck cock and get buttfucked. That better?

Anonymous said...

^^How would you that babycakes? You been puttin' some time at the glory hole in the Target bathroom?? I think you have Nancy..I think you have.

Anonymous said...

I love libtards!! We have not even seen the effects of this increase and they are singing the praises and congratulating Target for being such a success. Folks, until Target feels the effects of these decisions no one can predict if it is a smart move. Until Target provides the specifics of this plan no one knows how it is going to work or who is actually going to see a raise. Until we see the benefits cuts and how Target intends to finance this plan no one knows the outcome. Until we see how much prices go up at Target not even Target can predict if it will work. Now shut the fuck up bragging this shit up until you know something.

Anonymous said...

^^^Until we can know what we don't, we won' t. Until we see what can be, we don't. Until everything is known, it's unknown. Until stuff is, it isn't. Until tomorrow, it's today. Until when, it's then. Until now, it's later. Util the stars fall from the sky for you and I!!!

Anonymous said...

I look to TKC commenters to gain valuable insight in all the complex economic matters of the day.

Retro ROCKER said...

Give yourself a raise. Don't settle for the minimum If your going to work get paid for it

Anonymous said...

11:29 Until you craw off that dick we really wont know just how big an ass hole you really are.