What's going on, Albuquerque?
Tags: anasazi, baseballbat, chopper, minimumwage, morningfix, unemployment
How is the City getting away with not enforcing the new law? Isn't that one of their primary roles?
Okay, so about that Rt66 owner claims - the worse case of him being effected by the wage hike is the waitstaff increasing the wage from $2.13 to 3.83 per hour - then he's calculating the hike from: $3600/$2.13 = 1690 hours paid out every two weeks. If you now multiply the hours by $3.83, you get $6472 - close enough to see his payroll increase. (I'm just ignoring the increase for dishwashers and cleaning staff - the ratio is much less - 8.5/7.5 = 13% increase.)
This means that he has 20 full time waitstaff though - that's a lot of business for that size shop. Usually waitstaff is hired to work the busier hours - that would mean 4-5 hour shifts. So, over a week, he would have 1600 hours spread over 14 days, 2 shifts a day, 5 hours/shift, or 11 waitstaff per shift. Even with three shifts, that would be 8 waitstaff/shift - damn good coverage! ( I remember going there last summer on a Friday night, and there were two waitrons for the place. That's the reason I'm going through the math... - I just don't remember it being so busy.)
Anyway, it's more interesting to note that the city is going to ignore enforcing the ordinance - yeah, so how can a poor waitron afford to press forward with a law suit? Beats me. I'm sure other owners/managers are viewing this story with great interest....
Phil, I confess to writing my rant on the Route 66 headline and Nob Hill's casual involvement with it, without reading any of the stories. I was severely off topic on this and I apologize for not bringing my thoughts up elsewhere.
Thanks for doing the math, shotsie. The owner appears to be BSing big time.
OBTS and Adelita's experiences are by no means isolated. If Mr. Szeman feels his business is too weak to pay his employees the wages to which they're legally entitled, he might want to look into why. While anyone is free to publicize their politics however they see fit, choosing to do so may negatively influence a potential patron's dining selections, especially if any political points are made offensively (and accompanied by cockroaches)
While I think what Mr. Szeman is doing is terrible (even though I didn't like the wage increase), I think the numbers Shotsie calculated may be off. I'm not going to take the time to try to reconcile them, I do enough of that in my day to day job. Mr. Szeman probably is referring to all $'s in a persons's wage. Meaning Mr. FICA, SSI...etc..etc
Double pox on Szeman, although he is probably suffering already for lack of a vowel... D
We stopped going to this restaurant over two years ago when they stopped serving something that resembled food. The (very few) employees there did not seem to care about good service or quality. I guess the owner gets what he pays for.
Yeah - hard to imagine putting your heart into a job when the boss requires you to sign a contract authorizing him to pay you less than the legal minimum wage.
it takes a while to organize the masses... tomorrow, Tuesday, 11:30 am some folks are going to protest: http://progressnownewmexico.pnstate.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=78...
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