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Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

$15 and hour x 15 workers = $75/hour x 8 hours/ day = $1800 labor cost x 7 days = $12600 per week
5,000 hamburgers @ $ 3.95 x7 days/ week = ( week's receipts) ----- = $19,750 per wk
gross profit $ 7,150
cout of that comes heat, light taxes, insurance, the owners pay, (if any) city licenses, and a whole bunch of other fees like cost of food he has to buy to serve.
So, as you can see. He will close his store. Can't make it. This is based on over 750 hamburgers/day

10 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by frank McLaury on 04/16/2015 at 6:13 PM

Re: “We Have a Ton of Tickets to the Pima County Fair

The answer is simple: Baby Bash probably needs money. :-)
Here's his recent (and irregular) concert schedule: http://www.bandsintown.com/BabyBash/past_e…

Just wait for Petey Pablo's forthcoming tour in 2018!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by IPH on 04/16/2015 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

I don't see 100 people, I don't see minimum wage types in the crowd(don't ask me what they look like, you know what I mean) and by the way, does anyone at TW make $15/hr?? Also, don't these same people ever get tired of "protesting"? but then again, I guess it's a "cool" thing to do nowadays. Scenario: "Megan, instead of going to yoga today, let's go to the protest at the UofA, afterwards we can have lunch at the organic Mongolian,Swedish, New Guinea fusion food truck on 4th ave. After that we will self medicate with some of this awesome "purple pingasso" weed I got at the dispensary!"

9 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 04/16/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

Well... it's not really ice cream, but the gelato at Frost is divine!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by JCC on 04/16/2015 at 4:48 PM

Re: “We Have a Ton of Tickets to the Pima County Fair

I sure do!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Chelo Grubb on 04/16/2015 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

Allegro Gelato!

Owned and operated by a couple Italian men that speak broken English. That make it the old artisan way with all natural ingredients.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ms. Childs Food critic on 04/16/2015 at 4:16 PM

Re: “We Have a Ton of Tickets to the Pima County Fair

Do you mean "ferris wheelin'"?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ldonyo on 04/16/2015 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Tucson Bike Share Program Getting Closer to Launching

It would make sense to use the same equipment as Phoenix... think about the value in a membership that works in both city's !

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bikeman on 04/16/2015 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Tucson Bike Share Program Getting Closer to Launching

It would make the greatest sense to use same equipment as Phoenix... think of the value in a membership that works in both city's !

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Bikeman on 04/16/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Diane Douglas is Establishing a Committee to Review & Kill Unnecessary Regulations in Arizona's Education Code

It’s called K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupide. We need to go back to the old days when schools taught Reading, writing and Rhythmetic along with History, English and Science. Kids nowadays don’t know history or how to spell (thanks to texting) and are graduating? All schools are teaching now are MAS or Mexican-American Studies, most school kids can’t wright a simple two line sentence without bad grammar and spelling. And the worst part is the dammed parents that want to do away with testing because it might hurt their son/daughters feelings by getting an answer wrong.

0 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Clifford Breidenfeld on 04/16/2015 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

There are entry-level jobs and there are jobs for experienced, educated workers. The purpose of an entry-level job is to give students or young individuals the chance to learn, grow and mature. Once they have learned what the world of work requires and obtain the necessary education it is natural to move up. There is no need to pay more for those who are doing entry level work just because they do not have the ambition to get an education or experience to improve themselves.

12 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by ExpWkr on 04/16/2015 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Diane Douglas is Establishing a Committee to Review & Kill Unnecessary Regulations in Arizona's Education Code

This is a good idea, at least in concept. Stuff has been accumulating in Title 15 for literally a hundred years, and it is a mess. I do not see the point of an annual committee however. One thorough cleanup should be sufficient.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark Stegeman on 04/16/2015 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Tucson Bike Share Program Getting Closer to Launching

Great idea, just wish you would put a station closer to 22nd and craycroft, then I would consider parking my car and riding to work.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Becca Salinas on 04/16/2015 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

Are we going to be bullied into paying higher prices or higher taxes? Either way these people think citizenship guarantees an income.

I don't want to be France.

Neither do a majority of the French.

16 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 04/16/2015 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

I was a trades maintenance specialist for Pima County. I maintained one of the downtown buildings and assisted the mechanics of other buildings when they needed help. I had to preform plumbing, electrical, and HVAC repairs as well as general maintenance jobs. I also had to do all the P.M. work and keep records of it. Each job required a load of paper work that went with it. Many of my jobs such as pump overhauls had to be done on rooftops in the middle of the Summer. I also had to work in hot, dusty, cramped areas. The inside of the dome of old courthouse for one. I was paid 20 dollars an hour for this. It was hard, dirty work that required some smarts and I felt it was a fair wage. !5 dollars an hour to burn my burger or give my order to the guy in the car behind me. I don't think so.

17 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 04/16/2015 at 9:19 AM

Re: “Excessive Force or a Necessary Move? Marana Officer Hits Armed Suspect With Patrol Car

Officer Rapiejko took action without awareness of the tactical situation, without any apparent consultation with fellow officiers already at the scene and without any training on the technique he used to remove the apparent threat to public safety. That does not make Officer Rapiejko a bad officer but he did make a serious of serious mistakes under pressure.

9 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Citizen on 04/16/2015 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

What do hired protesters get paid and where can one apply?

16 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by trainmanswife on 04/16/2015 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Fight for $15 Protest: Is It Really That Painful to Give Workers a Livable Wage?

fast food workers are one app away from being obsolete. Sure, keep asking for 15 bucks an hour to push buttons with pictures on them and flip a burger. You will be replaced by technology soon.

14 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by ro on 04/16/2015 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

Santa Barbara Ice Cream!!!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by PVK on 04/16/2015 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Where's the Best Ice Cream in Tucson?

Forget the fancy, overpriced stuff. You just can't beat Dairy Queen.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by raythewatchman on 04/16/2015 at 7:36 AM

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