Three reasons the minimum wage increase is bad.

As a kid, you might have been taught to work your ass off all day for $20. As an adult, you carried that through a recession, inflation & you’ve used the strong human character to accept circumstances you should blame making a sub-par living for!

Yes, minimum wage raising contributes to rising costs of living, but companies who take more than their share of resources, then pay out little to their communities should take this as a warning.

Employees aren’t talking about their wage to the companies that pay them flat anymore. They are going above their heads to the government to get their fair share!

  1. The absence of workers’ Unions– The government is doing the job for massive corporations that internal workers’ unions should be doing. The minimum wage standards are supposed to be there to regulate the smallest wage, not the absolute wage. Needing to negotiate your wage at the government level opposed to within a company is a feature of socialism, not capitalism. 
  2. College graduates still get paid the same rate as non-qualified persons– Something needs to be done to validate our college programs in Canada. Otherwise, the programs should be eliminated. I strongly advocate for the removal of any media design programs and Television broadcasting programs from college institutions for example. Training for a job should lead to a job. 
  3. Job elimination in small businesses – Don’t exaggerate this too much. I do feel small businesses should have a varying responsibility in wages than massive corporations. That being said unfortunately these companies are paying the price for a problem they are not primarily at fault for. Changing wages & offers does put massive stress on these businesses however that a two-tier wage system might eliminate. 

Listen if you don’t want wages re-negotiated at the government level then here is what needs to happen. We need to bring back internal negotiations for wages in massive companies, We need to manage and eliminate future unnecessary debt in colleges. Lastly, we should hold small businesses less accountable than large businesses for the under waged population. 

To anyone who was against this change employed by a larger organization or a company that serves large organizations. 

Get over it, if your company has over 100 places of business and over a million customers, you can afford to pay employees more than $11.50-$13.00 hourly. Unfortunately, Canadians need real wages to fight inflation (Caused by global markets) Hopefully this will lead to an increase in recreational spending, investing and development.

“I’d rather have a job than a high mandated wage and no job.”

No, you are an idiot! Canada’s market is becoming similar to India with everyone working in Call Center, Tech & grunt work.  To keep up with our neighboring American economy we can’t be India! We have to grow, put money back in working class pockets and rely on proper spending to speed up our economic growth. 

Me personally I would rather not live in a situation where working doesn’t guarantee me a future any better than selling drugs on the street. True story, making an honest living in Telecom in Belleville Ontario I earned less and had a lower quality of living than my neighbor who sold weed.

Final thoughts 

The simple fact is this, Businessphere is equity funded, it is not profitable. It may never be profitable. We use Facebook & Instagram ad space to try & attract clients but we can only do so much at our current income bracket. 

With a change in my external jobs, I can likely grow this project much more and find much more opportunities whilst keeping myself alive. I am still waiting on my big E Commerce account but all I can do is the dream. 

I truly am Happy for the announcemnet of a future wage increase! Thank You Liberal government. 

 

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Article 1: Keys to team work success, Article 2: Anything Dark?

Shaun Vollick Seneca

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March 27th 2017, Ashton Deroy was in the Senacentre to learn about success, teamwork and project management from Shaun Vollick MEd, PMP.  This was an event organized by the Seneca College Business group which had free pizza, coffee & discussion amongst Business, Human Resources and Engineering students.

Team work agile approach Shaun Vollick proposes that the new methodology for team work should be approached with an agile approach. Constantly adapting the team to the changes of economics practices, competitors and demands of the client/customer. He does suggest this ideology is not idiot proof as it requires management to eventually produce end products to projects!

Success keys , work to not specialize, from what I gathered there needs to be more focus put on showing up communicating and delegating. A project can change in a heartbeat, think of the variables in play with any project, who is it for? What is the desired outcome? What is the research? With all of these factors projects can change in the blink of an eye. So if you can’t show up for them, you won’t succeed in them! 

Project management three general guidelines 

  1. Delegate – It is better if you don’t try to do everything yourself. Make sure everyone knows their role and its purpose. 
  2. Document – Produce minutes or record keeping of all team team meetings. 
  3. Ask for help, Give help – For school & work projects you may be learning like everyone else. Don’t be afraid of being a little lost! It sounds cliche but give help to your peers, everyone has a different learning curve. 

Need help with a marketing project? Call 647-850-6802 or email Ashtonderoy@gmail.com. Emailing before calling increasing communication accuracy! 

 

 


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Written by Ashton Deroy

Gay, Atheist and Business person

Commentary: I wrote this essay for myself because I really have not written anything creative in a while. I wanted to write something against the fake optimism we as a society are expected to conform to every day. The tone of this article is very dark. I feel that is because “Smiling” is not the key to making all of your problems go away. I consider the benefits of fake optimism more false promises than useful guidance for a higher quality life. 

I truly achieved some of my best writing, accomplishments, and attention through negative, dark & satirical works. Not from writing happy stories & articles meant to satisfy everyone. 

Instructions to operate in life: Stand to the right or left single file, use a good posture, and smile! No matter what is going on let them all see you smile because not smiling is a negative thing. You can engage in conversation with the people to your right & left but make sure they follow our “code of conduct.” Also, remember to smile because everyone likes it when you smile! Remember you live to serve and please and nothing more.

If you are in the service industry in Ontario Canada for over one year. Hopefully, you have learned to submit, be passive and compartmentalize your personal life from your professional life. Make no mistake you are a slave, you will work when you are told, follow rules and guidelines and you may not request a day off or salary increase, that is non-negotiable! Answer every inquiry with a happy to help attitude and if you are not a passive to confrontation, you better learn!

“Stop worrying about what’s scary or stressful” they will tell us!

The little Things. Toronto: Anything Bright, 2016. Print.

Once you believe that lie you are almost ready to believe the other lies of optimism to. Lies that include consuming your way to happiness, while in the same breath they will tell you to accept earning less at work because money does not equal happiness. All because this is society that would rather push two contradicting beliefs of operation rather than accept there is a real issue upon us. To be optimistic though this is to accept not being entitled to a better job, a nicer place and a more exciting romance! 

Ever sit there and wonder why are mental illness rates keep shooting upwards?

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year. Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.”

NAMI. Mental Health By The Number. N.p.: National alliance on mental illness, n.d. Print. This article is to write about the prevalence and rise of mental illness in North America. Ashton Deroy is using this statistic to make a direct connection between mental illness and the type of work society does. Ashton Deroy asks When you look at this statistic, does being blindly optimistic seem logical? Or do you maybe think if something is bothering you it might be time to talk about it. That is might be time to be a little negative, hurt and just maybe it is time to feel used!

Did you think about why mental illness rates are shooting up? They aren’t, they just went unrecorded while society conformed to the comforting lies of blind optimism, god and the cloudy beautiful place we go when we die. As an atheist, I equate the belief in god as the same stupidity as blind optimism. So you can bet one of the first things I want to ask a blindly optimistic person when I meet them. “Do you believe in god?” If I were them I would be too optimistic, because I am high. My drug is religion, religion & conformity.

Religion & conformity isn’t a drug you have to shoot up, it isn’t going to give you the shakes if you go without it but it is quite mentally powerful never the less. Just look at the body count of people dying every year due to nationally enforced religious laws…. What should you think about instead of religion? Well, what is real? Are you getting paid enough? Are you getting laid enough? Are you respected to your exact liking in your place of work? Of course, these are not the fixations society wants you to have because they might just make you too uppity.

Thank you for reading this, I know this was not a comforting piece to read. However, I wanted to write it to challenge the blind optimism that encouraged time to time. Is there anything wrong with being happy? No there is nothing wrong with it. Is there anything wrong with presenting as happy all of the time? Yes, it is unauthentic and fake!

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Related works: 

https://anythingbright.wordpress.com/ – Katia writes about optimism, if you prefer the opposition in views. 

http://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/24-Million-Will-Lose-Mental-Health-Coverage – Mental health help is in danger in the United States with the Health Care cuts being made by the Trump Administration.