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  1. Default If this happened our industry would go out of business... read this 
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2900984.html

    Read this nutty congress person from MA I think... she thinks minimum wage should be 22.00 an hour. Keep in mind Obama is aiming to raise the wage to about ten bucks or so maybe more. With all the people we need to run our haunts we couldn't afford 22 an hour not to mention it might crash our entire economy. But even 10 dollars an hour would but a beating on the haunt industry.

    What are your thoughts.

    Larry
     

  2. Default hmmmm 
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    I guess there goes your animatronic theory =)~
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    Quote Originally Posted by CreepyCollectionProps View Post
    I guess there goes your animatronic theory =)~
    Lol I like that!
     

  4. Default Here's Where that might be coming from: 
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    Wages in 1965 and productivity in 1965 according to stats examined as of now: If wages increased with productivity they would be something like $85.00 an hour.
    Of course if a great number were making such an hourly rate, where would that leave those who can't work or retired when a dollar bought more?
    Productivity increased probably because of computers being integrated onto machines, which of course was not (directly ) financed by the worker operator of that machine, it was financed by the Corp. or stockholders-owner(s) who need to recoup investment money spent..the employee /machine operator would not be seeing all of the profit from increased speed or quality, but it might be nice to increase their wages more than they usually are...
     

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    If wages go up, our industry will suffer. Come on...Really?

    Since the beginning of time, wages have gone up. The more money people make the more money they spend. If people are making more...Im charging more. Its just that simple.......

    Also, more people will come because they mske more money. Do you think alot of mininum wage earners can go to a 20.00 haunted house when they make 7 bucks an hour? They have to work over 3 hours to go to your house now.

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  6. Default Its a shame 
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    That we have been so suckered into this mindset that if we make more you spend more. If they make "MORE" withot doing anything to "earn" more then the only thing will happen is all of the cost of living will go up which does nothing but keep the poor in the poor house. Its not just the hourly wage that makes people poor. Its bad choices...lottery, beer, cigs, too many kids 22 inch rims on your honda. So yes take more from me to give them more and guess what you might get their vote (which is all they really want) but you wont be better off. By making me have less (who runs two of his own business and risks my OWN capital to succeed) you wont make anyone else better off. Oh sure they might get more on their EBT or the Govt can pay for some more pet projects to get brownie points, but punishing the maker to cater to the takers will eventually land us all in the poor house! Now thats SCARY! Next year I am doing a themed Haunt called OBAMACARE! Its a haunt where a bunch of blood thirsty mindless Zombies are caring for the old sick and weak. Should be a HOOT
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darksidestew View Post
    If wages go up, our industry will suffer. Come on...Really?

    Since the beginning of time, wages have gone up. The more money people make the more money they spend. If people are making more...Im charging more. Its just that simple.......

    Also, more people will come because they mske more money. Do you think alot of mininum wage earners can go to a 20.00 haunted house when they make 7 bucks an hour? They have to work over 3 hours to go to your house now.

    Stew
    I agree with you Stew 100%. I recently lost my job a year ago, a very well paying job. Since then I've found new employment 5 months ago but my pay has been cut down in half. I now have to think about things before I make any purchases at home and I can't spend money like I used to. I could see myself not visiting my local haunted houses this year just because I don;t have the extra money like I used to.
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  8. Default Baloney! 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darksidestew View Post
    If wages go up, our industry will suffer. Come on...Really?

    Since the beginning of time, wages have gone up. The more money people make the more money they spend. If people are making more...Im charging more. Its just that simple.......

    Also, more people will come because they mske more money. Do you think alot of mininum wage earners can go to a 20.00 haunted house when they make 7 bucks an hour? They have to work over 3 hours to go to your house now.

    Stew
    Since the beginning of time... we know when minimum wages are artificially raised... so the cost of all goods and services are raised to adsorb that cost increase. Minimum wage increase don't happen in a vacuum. So the $8 minimum wage earner who now earn $16 an hour will have to pay $45 to attend a haunted house... and you same people will argue the same thing... how can a person only earning $16 an hour attend a $45 dollar haunted house?

    Do you really think you can raise minimum wage and not have that increase be passed onto everything?

    Funny, the poorest folks out there, who live off the public like parasites, always seem to have the latest games and games systems, expensive coiffures and custom acrylic nails, and fist fight each other every year to buy the newest $300 tennis shoes at the malls. People somehow afford what they want to afford.

    The only reason government chooses to raise minimum wage is because union wages (whom certain political parties are beholden to) are raised relative to minimum wages rising... so to pay back all those good union members who fund certain political campaigns... minimum wages are raised.

    Beyond that, minimum wage is designed for people getting entry level jobs, people who have no skills and hope to gain them on the job... that said the economy has been destroyed the last 5-6 years, moreso the last 4, and more and more jobs are becoming minimum wage jobs so the business can continue to operate.

    Obamacare does have the potential to destroy haunts depending on how the IRS, etc. decides to determine seasonal employment. They have already ruled that 28 hours now is legally defined as full time.

    Read for yourself how government intends to deal with small business "whiners" like haunt owners....

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2...Annual-Profits
     

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    Obviously these folks suggesting this rate have never taken an economics course.
     

  10. Default $22 an hour... 
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    So then instead of 20 employees you drop back to 10 or even just 8, will this make your haunt safer? No. Will it make it easier for vandals to wreck your place during business hours? Yes.
    Having cameras everywhere looking at every nook and crannie is worthless if one person has to watch numerous screens.
    There has to be a certain number of employees with eyes, ears and legs to find and address any developing problems before they escalate otherwise owners are at the mercy of whatever walks in the door.(and then refuses to leave!)
    My place is not just seasonal, so I can make people wait to come in , sometimes.....
     

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