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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I might go in in there from time to time. I'd also tell the managers that I support the company taking better care of their people. In and Out Burger's starting pay has always been $10 an hour, so now maybe they will raise wages as well.
    None of that translates to more foot traffic to grow sales. People who shop at Ikea are looking for cheap, self-assemble furnature(and meatballs). Cost of labor isn't going to change that, or your burger preference.

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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again



    So there goes the conservative assertion, “better your skills if you don’t want minimum wages”.

    I told you guys that the wave was coming.


    Happier and more responsible employees with better wages; who'd a thunk ti?
    The important change is that it's attracting more competent job seekers. I fully support a higher minimum wage and this is a good story. But you must understand, those people whose only skill is flipping burgers (metaphorically speaking) aren't going to be hired. IKEA has just raised the bar.


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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    None of that translates to more foot traffic to grow sales. People who shop at Ikea are looking for cheap, self-assemble furnature(and meatballs). Cost of labor isn't going to change that, or your burger preference.
    Well, In and OUt is consistently standing room only, so you're wrong there, and if IKEA wants the public kudos for raising wages and being a more responsible employer, who are to tell them "no"? Or "it won't work"? You're just being contrarian.
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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The important change is that it's attracting more competent job seekers. I fully support a higher minimum wage and this is a good story. But you must understand, those people whose only skill is flipping burgers (metaphorically speaking) aren't going to be hired. IKEA has just raised the bar.
    Bingo: you get it.
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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again



    So there goes the conservative assertion, “better your skills if you don’t want minimum wages”.

    I told you guys that the wave was coming.


    Happier and more responsible employees with better wages; who'd a thunk ti?
    Perhaps you've already been corrected here jet57, but IKEA has proven that the better the skills, the higher the pay. The article states IKEA is attracting more qualified applicants with the higher pay, and the job pool for new applicants is better. This means those with fewer skills, and less to offer are likely not getting IKEA jobs because more qualified applicants are.

    What IKEA is proving is they are willing to pay for more qualified candidates. As they should.
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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again



    So there goes the conservative assertion, “better your skills if you don’t want minimum wages”.

    I told you guys that the wave was coming.


    Happier and more responsible employees with better wages; who'd a thunk ti?
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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Well, In and OUt is consistently standing room only, so you're wrong there, and if IKEA wants the public kudos for raising wages and being a more responsible employer, who are to tell them "no"? Or "it won't work"? You're just being contrarian.
    Let's say McDonalds steals the In & Out recipe catalog.

    Would you get your exact same burger from IN & Out for $5 where the avg wage is $12/Hour OR do you get the same burger from McDonalds for $2 where the avg wage is $8/Hour?

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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    But US revenue is their market and by taking better care of their employees, Americans will be more likely to shop there.
    I know I'll be buying there because they pay $12/hr. NOT!
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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Let's say McDonalds steals the In & Out recipe catalog.

    Would you get your exact same burger from IN & Out for $5 where the avg wage is $12/Hour OR do you get the same burger from McDonalds for $2 where the avg wage is $8/Hour?
    I don't shop at ikea. There is a reason for that lol.
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    Re: Ikea's Minimum Wage Hike Was So Successful, It's Raising Wages Again

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Well, In and OUt is consistently standing room only, so you're wrong there, and if IKEA wants the public kudos for raising wages and being a more responsible employer, who are to tell them "no"? Or "it won't work"? You're just being contrarian.
    False correlation. People don't eat at In n Out because they pay their employees more.
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