$15 an hour min. wage - a reality injection

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Posted by Ed Gooding (VA) on March 08, 2019 at 07:55:00 [URL] [DELETE] :

...“We just have to work faster to meet the same goals in less time,” the employee remarked.

A Whole Foods employee in Maryland indicated that the minimum wage increases have been “pointless” as the cuts have seemingly negated any of the benefits the raises would have provided.

“This hours cut makes that raise pointless as people are losing more than they gained and we rely on working full shifts,” the worker said, revealing that stores were forced by regional management to cut four hours from full-time employee schedules, reducing them to 36 hours per week.

“At my store all full-time team members are 36 to 38 hours per week now,” an Oregon Whole Foods employee told the Guardian. “So what workers do if they want a full 40 hours is take a little bit of their paid time off each week to fill their hours to 40. Doing the same thing myself.”

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