Restaurant that pays good salary is successful

Source: 2 Years After This Restaurant Started Paying Workers $15 an Hour, Here’s What It Looks Like – StumbleUpon

So many business say that they can’t afford to pay a good salary, but plenty of business pay a good salary and are more successful than their competition. Costco for example pays more than the competition and has a better work environment and success.

It is a funny thing isn’t it? The idea that you can pay people less and they will have the time and desire to work just as hard as people who get paid more. The entire premise of Outsourcing, Union labor or anything like that says that a person is just an economic robot. People are complex. Some people work for money, others work for their own internal reasons. Every company that I have worked for that pays its employees as little as possible gets as little as possible as a result. No amount of managers or systems is ever going to change that.

No money doesn’t automatically make people more efficient, but it helps them afford the things they need and more likely to want to be efficient. In the article it says how much it changed the quality of life for the employees with even a small change $3 an hour. If so little money makes such a big difference in the quality of life, why wouldn’t management believe those workers would be happy and grateful to work for such a company.

For example when I first started my first big money job was $40,000. It was much more than I made the year before and I felt like a millionaire. However living in Chicago the money went quickly on very humble living, and I was forced to look for another job so that I could survive on more than rice and beans. If I had been paid more than I would have stayed at the job. People need to be able to feel they are getting ahead in life and not feel desperate, yet how frequently we pay people as though they barely deserve to exist. What does that say about us? Life is about experiences, not just surviving.

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Stories from my Past: You aren’t the right fit here.

As anyone can gather from reading this website, I love Apple stuff. It has been a fun tool to use and experience life with so since I work in technology working for Apple would be a natural fit right? Unfortunately, even though I have interviewed with Apple twice in my life, both times I didn’t get the job.

Which is the exact point of writing this post. I am glad I didn’t get the job for Apple, and mostly because when that door closed, a better door opened. Both times that I had interviewed with Apple, I was soon hired at another place with double the salary and responsibility. Working for Apple would have been less money and responsibility, which would have changed the course of my career.

apple fingerprint graphicI was never told the reason why I was passed over, but I spoke with many geniuses and other apple employees over the years and learned a surprising fact. That Apple has changed its hiring practices, and that often working for Apple isn’t the dream that everyone thinks it is. I am not here to share the things that were shared with me in confidence, but rather that when we don’t get what we want, often that has worked out better than I could have planned in life.

I think enjoying life is being open to surprises and twists in life. It was a twist in my life with all the moving I have done. I didn’t think I would move so frequently, but it has given me an insight I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Sometimes you get used to the culture of a place like Chicago but find that there are other places that are just as good as what you are used to. I have been lucky to live in many states, and I find that there is quality and interesting people everywhere. You just have to be open to life.

Take for instance the friendly cashier in the store I visited today. I seem to be memorable to people, and every time he sees me he waves and stops and talks. It is exactly those kind of friendly people who make life worth living. You learn from others, and you don’t and aren’t just isolated to some words on a screen. I find the internet more boring the more I use it. So much repetition and garbage. I have to research to help my friends and trying to sort out fact from fiction is time-consuming. Eventually the truth comes out, you just have to dig for a bit.

So just to make it clear, you may not be the right fit for a job, but there are plenty of places that will appreciate and value you.

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