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Local wages #372410
04/04/10 09:50 AM
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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?

Re: Local wages [Re: Peter Jones] #372414
04/04/10 10:22 AM
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Re: Local wages [Re: Peter Jones] #372415
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Yes, everyone I've used on CC has charged me more than that.

Re: Local wages [Re: ron] #372421
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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.

Re: Local wages [Re: Uncle Buck] #372434
04/04/10 01:31 PM
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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!




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Re: Local wages [Re: Uncle Buck] #372435
04/04/10 01:33 PM
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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

Re: Local wages [Re: SP Daily] #372437
04/04/10 01:45 PM
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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!

Re: Local wages [Re: Uncle Buck] #372439
04/04/10 02:23 PM
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Sounds like Jesse is worried his drinks might cost him more. smile

Re: Local wages [Re: bywarren] #372443
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Jesse drinks ?I suppose Ive never seen him sober.


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Re: Local wages [Re: Uncle Buck] #372445
04/04/10 04:36 PM
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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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