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#372410 - 04/04/10 03:50 PM Local wages
Peter Jones Offline
I was talking to a friend, a gringo, recently. He introduced me to a local he knows, pleasant young (late 20's) chap, who works for a SP woodworking firm as a carpenter. He apparently earns Bz$190 for a full 6 day week. Anyone else think that's a bit low?

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#372414 - 04/04/10 04:22 PM Re: Local wages [Re: Peter Jones]
Dane Offline
Alien?

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#372415 - 04/04/10 04:26 PM Re: Local wages [Re: Peter Jones]
ron Offline
Yes, everyone I've used on CC has charged me more than that.

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#372421 - 04/04/10 05:15 PM Re: Local wages [Re: ron]
Uncle Buck Offline
Yes, the majority of laborers that cook your food, clean your rooms, and to the other majority of services in San Pedro and Belize are severely under paid. A girlfriend of mine cooks at Fidos and takes home $160bz per week for around 35 hours of work. They work her right below that 40 hour per week mark, so they don't have to offer fulltime employee benefits....so clever

Can anyone imagine living in San Pedro on $80usd a week?

I want to do a reality show where we get a rich business owner to try and live a month on what he pays his employees in San Pedro.

Belize desperately needs a functioning workers union, and the minimum wage needs to be doubled.

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#372434 - 04/04/10 07:31 PM Re: Local wages [Re: Uncle Buck]
klcman Offline
Originally Posted By: Uncle Buck
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I want to do a reality show where we get a rich business owner to try and live a month on what he pays his employees in San Pedro...........


CBS network has it, Uncle Buck. Undercover Boss, produced by Studio Lambert http://www.studiolambert.com/

Go get 'em!





Edited by klcman (04/04/10 07:31 PM)
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#372435 - 04/04/10 07:33 PM Re: Local wages [Re: Uncle Buck]
SP Daily Offline
Originally Posted By: Uncle Buck
Yes, the majority of laborers that cook your food, clean your rooms, and to the other majority of services in San Pedro and Belize are severely under paid. A girlfriend of mine cooks at Fidos and takes home $160bz per week for around 35 hours of work. They work her right below that 40 hour per week mark, so they don't have to offer fulltime employee benefits....so clever

Can anyone imagine living in San Pedro on $80usd a week?

I want to do a reality show where we get a rich business owner to try and live a month on what he pays his employees in San Pedro.

Belize desperately needs a functioning workers union, and the minimum wage needs to be doubled.

Then you can bitch and complain when all the prices rise to cover the higher wages

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#372437 - 04/04/10 07:45 PM Re: Local wages [Re: SP Daily]
Uncle Buck Offline
Yeah, paying people $2usd per hour to live and work in San Pedro is totally legit.

I've never seen proof that raising the minimum wage increases costs of goods and services, always considered it a myth.

CEO's and business owners are making millions and that's ok, but a living wage for the workers is totally uncalled for because bananas might go up 5 cents a pound. Yikes!

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#372439 - 04/04/10 08:23 PM Re: Local wages [Re: Uncle Buck]
bywarren Offline
Sounds like Jesse is worried his drinks might cost him more. smile

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#372443 - 04/04/10 10:18 PM Re: Local wages [Re: bywarren]
Ernie B Offline
Jesse drinks ?I suppose Ive never seen him sober.
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#372445 - 04/04/10 10:36 PM Re: Local wages [Re: Uncle Buck]
JZB Offline
Originally Posted By: Uncle Buck
A girlfriend of mine cooks at Fidos and takes home $160bz per week for around 35 hours of work. They work her right below that 40 hour per week mark, so they don't have to offer fulltime employee benefits....so clever


What are the employee benefits for someone who works 45 hours per week compared to 35?

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