CEO TELLS EMPLOYEES NEW MINIMUM WAGE WILL BE $70, 000 AND IT WASN’T APRIL FOOL’S DAY …
Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price announced to his employees that the new company minimum wage will be $70,000. The stunned employees of the Ballard, Washington based company were mostly likely stunned when they heard the CEO’s words, pinching themselves to make sure they were not dreaming and checking the calendar to make sure it was not April 1st. Good for him and for a CEO to make this decision on his own with no protests of employees demanding $15 an hour. Kudos to the privately owned company and kudos to CEO Dan Price for his brilliant marketing strategy. Although costly in the short run, this will greatly pay off in the long run. The Gravity raise will be phased in over the next few years; however, they will be getting the best and brightest future employees.
Obviously not every boss can do what CEO Dan Price announced and it better works for smaller companies with less employees. Dan Price made $1 M a year and took a pay cut to make it possible that his employees make $70K a year. WOW!!! I do not agree at all that the government should dictate to a business what the minimum wage should be. Those that you hear about in fast food restaurants protesting for $15/hr minimum wage can take a hike. Trying getting more order correct first or being able to make proper change from $15 before you think you deserve it. However, if a private business does it on their own because they think their employees are worth it … more power to them.
Employees at a Seattle company are still trying to wrap their minds around the news their boss just delivered. Some of them are getting a raise.
A huge one.
“You might be making $35,000 a year right now but everyone in here will definitely be making $70,000 a year and I’m super excited about that,” Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments in Ballard, told his employees during a recent gathering.
The announcement caught everyone off-guard. Could it be true? $70,000 is the new minimum wage in this office?
Watch the VIDEO below of CEO of Gravity Payments Dan Price explain his reasoning for this move. He is not a socialist and he tells Stuart Varney on Fox Business News that he thinks that he will get a great ROI in the long run. With the fact that this is a small business, I would tend to agree 100%. This is how small business takes on the giants, you pay for talent, hard work and initiative.
CEO cuts $1M salary to pay employees at least $70K
Owners of Memories Pizza Express Their Freedom of Religion and the LGBT Activists & Cronies Have Become the Bullies that they Have Complained About for Years
THE HATEFUL GAY MOB: WHEN YOU BECOME THEY VERY EVIL THAT YOU HAVE PROTESTED AGAINST, YOU HAVE LOST YOUR WAY AND DON’T DESERVE ANYONE SUPPORT.
The story of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana is just the most recent example of just how intolerant, vicious and hateful the LGBT community has become lately. The state of Indiana passed a law protection religious rights with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law that was very similar to the federal one and the law passed by 19 other states. However, the LGBT activists, their cronies and and all-too willing leftist MSM attacked and misrepresented the law as being anti-Gay. Caught in the middle of the controversy and in the eye of the storm was little known and unheard of Memories Pizza located in Walkerton, IN.
Crystal O’Conner was asked a so-called hypothetical question by a news reporter, which was probably more of a set up hit piece than a question, if they would not cater a gay wedding? Her answer was, if they came into their restaurant they would most certainly serve them food; however, because of their religious beliefs, they would not cater a gay wedding. The LGBT brown shirts and liberal MSM lost their collective minds.
A small town, family-owned pizzeria has become the latest target of an angry mob of modern-day fascists — hell-bent on silencing anyone who opposes gay marriage.
Kevin O’Connor and his daughter Crystal own Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind. — just a hop, skip and a jump southwest of South Bend.
Mr. O’Connor and his family have been forced into hiding and had to temporarily shut down their store after they told a local television reporter that they would not cater a gay wedding.
“If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no,” Crystal told ABC 57 on Tuesday.
The backlash against Memories Pizza and its owners, Kevin O’Connor and his daughter Crystal, was immediate, swift and as vile as it gets. The anonymous cowards on social media made death threats and called Kevin and Crystal every name in the book. One not-so swift nut job actually threatened to burn their business down. Did we mention the individual who made this hateful comment, Jessica Dooley, is the softball and girls’ golf coach at Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana. We should say was the coach was she has since been suspended. Personally, anyone who is this ignorant to have a criminal threat like this belongs no where around students. The police department conducted an investigation and forwarded the case to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office for possible charges.
“Who’s going to Walkerton, IN to burn down #memoriespizza with me?” Jessica Dooley asked in the tweet, which has since been deleted. “Agree with #FreedomOfReligionBill? ‘That’s a lifestyle they CHOOSE’ Ignorant.”
But the fix was in and the vile attacks against Memories Pizza was in. They became Public Enemy #1 of the LGBT Hit squad. Not ISIS or countries like Saudi Arabia who kill gays just for being gay, but Memories Pizza. Why, because a bully always picks on the little guy. The O’Conner’s were forced to close down their business because of the mob. Really, the owners of a business were forced to close their business for fear of their own safety. NICE JOB LGBT. Is this what is has come to? Where is the tolerance from the gay community? You mean everyone is supposed to not only tolerate but accept the LGBT? Maybe the LGBT might want to take some tolerances classes of their own.
The family business came under fierce assault by LGBT activists and their cronies — accusing them of being anti-gay bigots. Their Facebook pages were smeared with gay pornography. Their phones were overwhelmed by vulgar and profane threats.
What is sad is that the MOB mentality was allowed to act in this manner and the media fanned the flames. It was not too long ago when the gay community cried foul when the heterosexual mobs used to do the same to them. But of course its different now because the LGBT community is doing it. Sorry, there is a way to do something and a way not to. The idea that people are forced to accept what they do not believe is insane. Most people have a if that’s what you want to do and that’s your right, than so be it … but do not think that you get to infringe on my right with yours.
Comcast Changed Customer’s Name to “Asshole Brown” … Listening to How One Gets Treated in Canceling Their Account Makes It Obvious Who the Real A$$holes Are
With Comcast it appears the customer is not always right …
After a customer tried to reduce their charges on their Comcast account, they were sent an invoice addressed to “Asshole” Brown. No, their name is not “Asshole,” it was Ricardo but that is what one of the mean-spirited employees of Comcast changed the name to. WOW, can you say customer service! Or the lack thereof. Instead of being transferred to a cancellation department, it appears Comcast sends you to a “customer retention” specialist whose job it is to drive you mad and break your will to just say yes, you will stay with them, but just stop the madness. Most likely, if the Brown’s spoke to a customer retention Nazi like the one below, or worse, you can now understand how it was possible for someone’s name was changed.
Finally, Comcast admitted their mistake, apologized for the actions of their representative and offered a full refund for the past two years of service as well as two additional years at no extra charge. Also, her husband’s name was corrected in the system. In the end they will receive a check for $3900. Hmm, imagine how much they would have received if their name was changed to “F*CKHEAD” Brown or “SH*T FOR BRAINS” Brown, I am thinking double or triple the amount.
When Ricardo Brown from Spokane, Washington got his most recent bill from Comcast, he had an extra special reason to be dismayed. It wasn’t the pricey charges—we’re all used to that by now. No, it was that on this particular bill, Comcast appears to have misspelled his name. By replacing it entirely with the word “Asshole.”
Ricardo’s wife, Lisa, shared the unfortunate switcheroo with consumer advocate Chris Elliot. According to her, the whole problem may very well have stemmed from her attempts to reduce her cable bill over the phone—a delicate little dance otherwise known as the Ninth Circle of Hell.
[Lisa] explained that her family was having financial difficulties and needed to reduce their cable bill. She’d called Comcast to cancel the cable portion of her account, for which she had to pay a $60 fee. Instead of complying immediately, a representative escalated her call to a retention specialist, who tried to persuade her to keep the cable service and sign a new two-year contract.
“I was never rude,” she says. “It could have been that person was upset because I didn’t take the offer.”
WOW, check this out. I am not, not have I ever been a Comcast customer and after listening to the crap and endless nonsense they put you thru in order to disconnect your service, I can say that I will never be a Comcast customer. The telephone exchange between the customer and Comcast retention is unbelievable. I can honesty say I would not have been able to remain that calm or polite. What might be the highlight of this conversation is when the customer asks the Comcast rep whether he is being punked.
Click HERE or on banner to LISTEN to unbelievable audio of an individual just trying to cancel their account
F&R Auto Sales of Westport, MA Belittles, Humiliates and Attempt to Get Pizza Delivery Driver Fired over Presumed $7 Tip … Major Internet Backlash Against F&R Auto Sales Over Posting Video
AND YOU WONDER WHY USED CAR SALES MEN ARE CONSIDERED POND SCUM … ADD IN USED CARE SALES WOMEN AS WELL.
The following sorry might just be a public service announcement to never do business with F&R Auto Sales in Westport, Massachusetts. As the story goes according to the Boston Globe, that has now went viral thanks to the idiots at F&R Auto Sales posting the video on-line, a pizza delivery man dropped off the order from Palace Pizza totaling $42 and change. They gave Jarrid Tansey, the delivery man, $50, that included two $20′s and two $5 bills. Any normal thinking person would think that if you are giving more than the cost of the order, especially with a delivery order, the overage amount would be a tip. So thought Jarrid Tansey as he left the used car lot. Oh but no, not for the jerks at F&R Auto, the dealership called the pizza place back and forced him to return the $7 and change,leaving the man without any tip. The confrontation was captured on video.
The owner of the delaership supposed apologized to the pizza restaurant. Sorry dude, you are probably going to have to go further than that.
After a back and forth conversation whether the pizza delivery man was respectful and the folks at the used car dealership far from it, Tansey left. As he walked out the door, one brave female employee said, “Out the door before I put my foot in your ass.” Really? One can only imagine what they say about their customers when you walk out the door. Not to be outdone, at the end of the video, some self-important dude wants to cause further trouble and threatens to get the person fired saying, “Get the f*cking owner and the manager on the phone, I want that mother-f*cker done. I want him fired.” Hmm, Really? Maybe it is you that should be fired?
A note to F&R Auto Sales, you mess with the bull, you get the horns. To the jerks at F&R Auto Sales who asked like such idiots and maliciously wanted to get this pizza delivery man fired who was just trying to do his job in s respectful manner, maybe it might just be you who should be fired. Who the hell do you self-important, self-righteous asses think you are? You are used car sales people. Also, it is exactly this type of behavior that causes retaliations that may escalate far worse than tough talk in an office and acting all big and bad. You may not want to try and screw with someones job in this day and age, you might just get blow-back that you never wanted.
Needless to say the reviews on YELP and Google for F&R Auto Sales have much to be desired. The Raw Story points out that there are even complaints against this business even before the pizza backlash, areview from October of this year said, “I do not know how this place is still in business with all the people they scammed.” Maybe the owner of F&R Auto Sales would have his employees read, “Used Car Sales for Dummies” because belittling, harassing and hassling a minimum wage worker who is in the same sales industry as you over $7.00 and in doing so decimating your used car business is brilliant. Way to go geniuses! Of course that is before you fire all of them yourself.
Warning – Adult Language
The delivery man in the video is an employee at Palace Pizza named Jarrid Tansey, according to two employees there. Lianette Hernandez, a cook and cashier, and Adam Willoughby, a manager, confirmed the video came from an interaction at the nearby dealership F&R Auto Sales on Saturday.
The total bill for the pizza and drinks was just over $42, Hernandez said, and dealership workers gave Tansey $50 in two twenties and two fives. In the video, Tansey says he confirmed that they wanted to give the whole $50, and then left with what he assumed was a $7-and-change tip.
However, the dealership then called the pizza place back and forced him to return the $7-and-change, and he was left without a tip, leading to the heated conversation on video.
“It just doesn’t make sense why you’d hand me a bill that you were just gonna have me drive back here to give you back anyway,” Tansey says in the video. “I’m not mad, I just had to waste my resources coming back here.”
But the office-workers are adamant about their position in the video.
“So listen: The manager apologized once for you. Do you want him to apologize again for you?” [editors note: Actually, yes I do because you seem to have not got the message. As a matter of fact, the pizza delivery man should have said he wanted an apology from him]. the worker in blue says.
“Out the door before I put my foot in your ass,” a female office-worker in green says. [Editors note: wow, what a brave soul, you make your tough comment as the individual is leaving. Brave act used car sales bimbo].
“Get the f—ing owner and the manager on the phone, I want that mother-f—er done,” another man in the office says after Tansey leaves. “I want him fired.”
The video was originally posted on YouTube, but it has since been made private. [editors note: Nice try, this is the world-wide-web dudes, you are not the only individuals who have downloaded the video. Your rotton behavior does not go away that quickly.] However, a Google index of the video shows the title as originally being “irate pizza driver.” The angle of the video suggests it comes from a stationary security camera inside the dealership’s office.
Willoughby, who was working that night, said he got a call from F&R Auto Sales saying that Tansey had “verbally berated” them. He said they took the call seriously at first and asked Tansey about the interaction. After Tansey explained what had happened, managers decided not to discipline the driver.
“This isn’t the first time we have had problems with F&R Auto,” Willoughby said.
“All the time, there’s always a problem, always an issue,” Hernandez said. “We’ve been going back and forth with them for a long time.”
NFL 2014 Regular Season Over … Now Comes Black Monday for Coaches like Rex Ryan, Mike Smith, Jim Harbaugh, Marc Tressman and More (Update: Ryan & Smith Fired)
BLACK MONDAY IN THE NFL …
With only one game left tonight in the 2014 NFL regular season, Cincinnati at Pittsburgh for the AFC North Division, let the coaching carousel begin as tomorrow, “Black Monday” for many coaches. Back up the moving truck and get out the boxes, the following coaches are most likely out and will be packing up their offices:
1. Rex Ryan, New York Jets. The only individual with a worse past 6 years has been Barack Obama. Its too bad we can’t fire BO on Monday as well. Make no mistake about it, Ryan will be given the pink slip Monday, the Jets might also want to clean house and axe the GM John Idzik as well as this team just has no talent and has drafted poorly. The Jets under Rex have continually regressed. They used to be pound and ground relying on a strong defense and good running game. These days they are neither. However, in a parting flipping of the bird to Jets brass, as Ryan’s Jets defeated Miami 37-24, winning 2 of the last 3 games finishing 2014 at 4-12 and dropping further in the 2015 college draft.
Rex Ryan can always reminisce of his days as the Jet’s coach with the Mark Sanchez ‘Butt fumble”
2. Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons. If there is ever some one that needs to be fired is Mike Smith. Frankly, with some of the coaching decisions this guy has made last year, I can’t believe was brought back as a coach in 2014. However, Falcon fans will not have to suffer the same in 2015 with today’s embarrassing loss at home to Carolina, 34-3. In a disastrous year, because of the weakness and pathetic play of all teams in the NFC South, the 6-9 Falcons actually had a chance to win the division and host a playoff game next week. As wrong as that sounds, but that is another discussion for another day. However, the Falcons lost badly at home. Actually, they never showed as the Panther running game ripped through Atlanta like General Sherman. It is a safe bet that Smith will be fired, you can bet the house on it. Smith will finish his tenure in Atlanta with a 65-45 record; however, only 10-22 in the last two seasons.
3. Jim Harbough, San Francisco 49ers. Let’s just say it as simple as possible, It’s off to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Wolverines … Hail! to the victors valiant. Hail! to the conqu’ring heroes .Hail! Hail! to Michigan The leaders and best!
Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers will mutually part ways and it will most likely be 5 minutes after the end of the 49er/Arizona game. It is hard to believe it has come to this in San Francisco. In 4 years with the 49′ers Harbaugh was 44-19-1, three playoff appearances, three NFC Championship appearance and one Superbowl appearance. All this and the coach and ownership could not get along. CRAZY. I guess the 49er brass has some collective amnesia as just how bad they were prior to Harbaugh. Update: looks like we were right, ESPN is reporting Jim Harbaugh, Niners mutually part. Its not quite Jimmy and Jerry of Cowboys fame, but close.
Remember what it used to be like prior to Harbaugh?
4. Marc Tressman, Chicago Bears. It is safe to say that the Marc Tressman – Jay Cutler (QB) reign has been nothing short of a disaster. Tressman is 13-19 in two years as Bears head coach. The Bears finished 5-11 in 2014, dead last in the NFC Norris, losing their last 5 games in a row. A note to the Bears owners, the NFL is not the CFL. Maybe if the NFL extended the end zone by 10 yards, made the field 110 yards long and added the rouge, Tressman might have had a chance. Karma is a bitch. This is what the Bears deserve after they ran Lovie Smith out of town with a 10-6 record, a 81-63 record and a Superbowl appearance. The Bears would love to know what a 10 win season looks like these days. Hey Marc, I hear there are some coaching opportunities in the CFL, eh.
5. Tony Sparano, Oakland Raiders. Come on, its the Raiders, these folks go through coaches like people change their underwear. Since John Gruden left the Raider at the end of the 2001 season, Raiders have had 8 different head coaches in 13 years. JUST
WIN FIRE THE COACH BABY! The Raiders’ interim coach took over a winless team in 2014, from fired coach Dennis Allen (8-28), and has since gone 3-7. By the way, who the hell is Dennis Allen? The Raiders finished last in the AFC West at 3-13. With a promising young QB in last years draft and other top 5 draft pick in 2015, look for Oakland to have another new coach in 2015.
Former Oakland Raider Bill Romanowski give his opinion on the Raiders after being blown out
by the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 of the 2014 season, proclaiming,”The Raiders suck and I’m pissed off!”
Coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik were fired early Monday morning, the first casualties of the New York Jets’ fourth straight year out of the playoffs.
Owner Woody Johnson made the decisive, if not surprising, moves after his team stumbled to 4-12, its worst record since 2007. Johnson recently called it the most difficult of his 15 seasons as the head of the organization.
Johnson said in a statement that he made the changes after “extensive thought and reflection about the current state of our football team.”
UPDATE II: Falcons fire Mike Smith.
Two for two. I would also ad that Giants may be firing their head coach, although I hope not.
If It’s Black Friday, It Means Shoppers Will be Acting Like Idiots and Out of Control Savages … Looks More Like the Hunger Games
BLACK FRIDAY, EVERY YEAR WE HEAR AND SEE THE SAME RIDICULOUSNESS FROM FOOLS … LOOKS MORE LIKE THE HUNGER GAMES.
- Two woman fight over Barbie doll in Norwalk, CA
- Shoppers Fight Over Wal-Mart Deals In Michigan City, Indiana
- Altercation at a WalMart store over big screen TVs.
- 3 Arrests Made After Fight at O.C. Kohl’s on Black Friday
- Even the UK got involved in the chaos.
The Spirit of Thanksgiving Triumphs Over Anarchy … Ferguson, Mo Bakery Natalie’s Cake’s & More Receiving Over $200,000 in Online Donations Following ‘No Indictment’ Looting
As one donor wrote, “May God turn this tragedy to a lesson in the power of the love of strangers. I stand with you Natalie and pray God’s blessing and protect on you!”
Natalie’s Cake’s & More, a bakery in Ferguson, MO has received
nearly $100,000 over $200,000 in online donations following the damage that was inflicted on the business by looters and thugs following the “no true bill” no indictment of police officer Darren Wilson. According to Natalie Dubose, who owns Natalie’s Cake’s & More, rioters damaged her shop’s windows and baking equipment overnight Monday. For some unknown reason, the powers that be in Missouri decided not to present a show of force and have the National Guard in Ferguson to protect against the obvious destruction that was going to take place. However, thanks to the kindness of many
As of the writing of this post, the account has reached $212,664. Good defeats evil!!!
A Ferguson bakery owner says she is “so humbly blessed” after receiving nearly $100,000 in online donations to repair her shop that was damaged by looters.
Natalie Dubose, who owns Natalie’s Cake’s & More at 100 S. Florissant Road in Ferguson, said rioters damaged the shop’s windows and baking equipment overnight Monday, after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Ms. Dubose started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to repair her shop and has received a wave of support, including from “The Middle’s” Patricia Heaton and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville.
“Thank you to actresses Patricia Heaton and Brandi Glanville for supporting me!” she wrote in an update on her page. “I must have missed thousands of other tweets, and I’m so sorry I can’t mention them all. The sweet lady who offered money from her social security check brought me to tears … Thank you to EVERYONE for the kind words, prayers, and emotional support.”
I’m overwhelmed by the amazing generosity I’m receiving. The love, attention, support, the many, many people stopping by to say hello, the offers of assistance, the letters, the anonymous donations, the lovely letters, flowers, telephone calls, media support, and the support of the people of Ferguson.
Thank you for the wonderful comments, I can’t wait to read them all.
I am truly and humbly blessed.
VIDEO from FOX News with Natalie Dubose.
Sorry Team Hillary … One does not misspeak when they opening say and believe, “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs.”
Team Hillary Clinton and her spin doctors were in full backtracking mode on Monday following Hillary’s comment last Friday while stumping for Democrat Massachusetts gubnitorial candidate Martha Coakley in Boston, MA … “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs.” Her aids try to say that she’d misspoken and hadn’t intended to deliver a fresh economic policy message. HUH? Hillary Clinton said what she said against businesses and it was pretty clear what she said and what she intended. There was no talk of tax breaks or this Monday morning quarterbacking that Team Hillary is trying to do. As opined at The Daily Caller, “I Didn’t Mean What I Very Clearly Said, Again.” Do we really need another president who cant be trusted in what they say?
AMERICA, MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THIS COUNTRY CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER ANTI-BUSINESS DEMOCRAT, SOCIALIST PRESIDENT.
Who are you going to believe, Hillary or your lying eyes and ears?
Hillary Clinton on Monday mopped up her botched statement from a rally in Massachusetts last week, making it clear she’d misspoken and hadn’t intended to deliver a fresh economic policy message.
Clinton’s cleanup came as she campaigned with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in Somers, about 90 minutes north of New York City, after two days in which Republicans bandied the likely White House candidate’s Friday comment, made in the context of talking about trickle-down economics, on social media and the single sentence began gaining traction.
A Clinton aide later said the former secretary of state had meant to talk about tax breaks for corporations and businesses in that sentence, which led into a line about how trickle-down economics had “failed spectacularly” — a sentiment she has long held. The overall context was clear that she had left words out of a sentence; the comment made little sense without it.
But some Democrats who back Clinton said privately she appeared to be trying too hard to capture the Warren rhetoric and adjust to the modern economic progressive language — much in the way President Barack Obama did during a campaign rally in 2012, when, discussing businesses’ relationships to the infrastructure of cities, he said, “You didn’t build that.”
But in the end, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE, the MSM will protect and carry the water for Hillary, if she decided to run for president, no different than they did for Barack Obama.
Hmm, Barack Obama certainly has no problem using the US military for a photo-op, but when Obama has no more use for them, he gives them the pink slip. However, Obama has no problem providing amnesty for millions of illegals and put them on the government dole. Grateful for their service, eh? How is it that we can force folks out of the military, but some how we cannot reduce the number of individuals at the EPA, IRS or other government agencies?
About 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.
Gen. John Campbell, the vice chief of the Army, acknowledged Friday that telling troops in a war zone that they’re out of a job is a difficult task. But he said some of the soldiers could join the National Guard or the Army Reserve.
The decision to cut Army majors comes on the heels of a move to slash nearly 1,200 captains from the ranks. Army leaders were criticized at the time for giving 48 of them the bad news while they were deployed to Afghanistan.
The Army declined to say how many majors will be notified while they are at the battlefront.
The cuts have been difficult for many young officers, particularly captains, who tend not to have enough years in service to retire.
To make the cuts, the Army looked at about 8,500 majors who joined the service between 1999 and 2003. Some may have about 15 years of service, depending on all factors that go into credit for years of service, and might be able to retire, but many won’t have enough time in the job, Campbell said.
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Ex Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney Possible New Job
- Rumor is Apple in talks with Jay Carney for a public relations position with the company