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PostPosted: January 23 18, 11:18 am 
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Michael wrote:
I was looking at Schwab recently and the reviews are pretty good. If I had to do it all over again I might have gone with Schwab over Vanguard for my taxable account. Vanguard has some benefits over Schwab, but Schwab's customer service and website have better reputations. They are pretty similar fees wise with basic index funds.


I got lucky with Schwab because I got some stock options through work years ago (long gone now) and Schwab was who handled those for us. I can definitely vouch for the customer service and website. Other than the options, I've never really looked into trading with them even though I still technically have a brokerage account open.

I never actually looked into other banks. I thought I was OK with Regions until I was hooked up with Schwab and found out about their offerings.


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PostPosted: January 28 18, 8:36 pm 
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Remember all those times you said you'd pay more for decent burgers and fries, if they paid the employees more? Now Shake Shak st louis gives you a chance. 1 cheesburger, a double burger, two fries and two sodas. $26. Think what a shake or two would do to that bill. Or bacon cheese fries.

Mixed feelings - not sure how much the extra costs get passed along. Its decent food ( big wait. , but expected that. )I dunno -seems sort of Do-gooder gimmicky for lefties in the same vein as chik-fila sunday thing for the righteous.

[expletive] it. I'll go back - when the lines die down


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PostPosted: January 29 18, 7:25 am 
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I really enjoy how the prestige fast food burger wars between SS and In 'N Out extends to the quality of life for their workers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/na ... 065434001/


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PostPosted: January 29 18, 9:01 am 
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Freed Roger wrote:
Remember all those times you said you'd pay more for decent burgers and fries, if they paid the employees more? Now Shake Shak st louis gives you a chance. 1 cheesburger, a double burger, two fries and two sodas. $26. Think what a shake or two would do to that bill. Or bacon cheese fries.

Mixed feelings - not sure how much the extra costs get passed along. Its decent food ( big wait. , but expected that. )I dunno -seems sort of Do-gooder gimmicky for lefties in the same vein as chik-fila sunday thing for the righteous.

[expletive] it. I'll go back - when the lines die down


I still haven't been to Shake Shack. In the beginning it was because of the lines I knew they would have but since... I've just kind of forgotten about them. I need to go try them soon. How bad are the lines still?


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PostPosted: January 29 18, 9:45 am 
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tlombard wrote:
Freed Roger wrote:
Remember all those times you said you'd pay more for decent burgers and fries, if they paid the employees more? Now Shake Shak st louis gives you a chance. 1 cheesburger, a double burger, two fries and two sodas. $26. Think what a shake or two would do to that bill. Or bacon cheese fries.

Mixed feelings - not sure how much the extra costs get passed along. Its decent food ( big wait. , but expected that. )I dunno -seems sort of Do-gooder gimmicky for lefties in the same vein as chik-fila sunday thing for the righteous.

[expletive] it. I'll go back - when the lines die down


I still haven't been to Shake Shack. In the beginning it was because of the lines I knew they would have but since... I've just kind of forgotten about them. I need to go try them soon. How bad are the lines still?

they were out the door - but it was lunch time/weekend/nice day.

Wish we had In N Out Burger.


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PostPosted: January 29 18, 9:52 am 
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I really enjoy how the prestige fast food burger wars between SS and In 'N Out extends to the quality of life for their workers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/na ... 065434001/

In'N'Out is weird. So many working each shift and the wages/benefits they pay. Even though there are almost always lines, it doesn't seem like they make enough. My wife and I run calculations but we must be missing something.


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PostPosted: January 29 18, 10:15 am 
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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
thrill wrote:
I really enjoy how the prestige fast food burger wars between SS and In 'N Out extends to the quality of life for their workers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/na ... 065434001/

In'N'Out is weird. So many working each shift and the wages/benefits they pay. Even though there are almost always lines, it doesn't seem like they make enough. My wife and I run calculations but we must be missing something.


It's a front


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PostPosted: January 29 18, 11:17 am 
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Schlich wrote:
Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
thrill wrote:
I really enjoy how the prestige fast food burger wars between SS and In 'N Out extends to the quality of life for their workers.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/na ... 065434001/

In'N'Out is weird. So many working each shift and the wages/benefits they pay. Even though there are almost always lines, it doesn't seem like they make enough. My wife and I run calculations but we must be missing something.


It's a front

Obvious commies.
But really, we sat there and counted the number served in 15 minutes with lines, gave them an average of $7.50 each. Then counted at least 30 workers at 13/hr. And we certainly didn't count a manager making 80 / hr.

With all that it didn't seem to pencil out. It's privately held so maybe it's just a well disguised welfare program.


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PostPosted: August 24 18, 11:17 am 
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HELL YES. I've been saying exactly this for years.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will soon introduce legislation that would require large employers like Amazon, Walmart and McDonald's to fully cover the cost of food stamps, public housing, Medicaid and other federal assistance received by their employees. The goal, he says, is to force corporations to pay a living wage and curb roughly $150 billion in taxpayer dollars that currently go to funding federal assistance programs for low-wage workers each year.

The bill, which Sanders plans to introduce in the Senate on Sept. 5, would impose a 100 percent tax on government benefits received by workers at companies with 500 or more employees. For example, if an Amazon employee receives $300 in food stamps, Amazon would be taxed $300.

"At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, the gap between the very rich and everyone else continues to grow wider," Sanders said.

Labor groups say that gap is particularly pronounced at the nation's largest -- and most profitable -- companies, including Walmart, which has roughly 2.2 million workers, and Amazon, which employs more than 575,000.


https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20 ... -to-pay-up


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PostPosted: August 24 18, 11:34 am 
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That feels like a bad idea in practice. Does a nice job of calling attention to the issue though, which is probably the intent.


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