Has anyone ever notice that when the Ontario Government implements new laws/bills that it is never truly described as to how it affects people?
I am talking about this new labour bill that the Ontario Liberals had proposed to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Having the minimum wage boosted to $15.00 per hour is going to put this province into a form of recession. Yes we have had a wage increase that was very much-needed, however for those of us that are just making over this amount seems duly unjustified.
Questions to ask yourself:
- How many people do you know that may be affected by this wage increase?
- What kind of impact is this really going to make?
- Why does the Liberal Government believe that this will not affect the economy?
Jobs will not be totally lost however the impact of loyalty from employees to companies will dwindle, we are already seeing this (take no offence to this) with millennial. There is no real commitment from people when they feel that their workplace is not complacent with the behaviours and attitudes that employees have shown. For instance, and this is a big no-no in the workplace, cell phone use. How many of you are texting or are on Facebook on company time? Your manager or supervisor calls you in to have a discussion (first warning), you continue to use your cell phone; manager or supervisor calls you in again (2nd warning – written). and if caught again there are now consequences that are needing to be answered for. This type of behaviour cannot be justified. The wage increase just means that now it makes no difference where you are employed. Therefore, people will bounce from job to job. Now don’t get me wrong, people deserve to be able to support themselves, etc, however there is no such thing as workplace security no matter what the Liberals say.
I make no secret about it, I am not the bread-winner in my household however with this wage increase I could go out and apply to a pet store or a hardware store and make the same wage. However, I will not be doing this, I enjoy my position and the people I work with but this does affect many people including myself. As for small businesses, yes the government said that their taxes would be decreased to 3.5 percent instead of the current rate of 4.5 which is great but the fact that the Liberals have stated for businesses to improvise on how to make the minimum wage work in their companies is ridiculous.
As posted in the “Financial Post” from Metro Inc. is confirming its plans to extend its e-commerce service into Ontario at the end of this fiscal year or in early fiscal 2019.
There simply is not enough time to make these types of adjustments with current company budgets in mind. There are plenty of overpaid employee’s that have a pretty cushy position so what would happen if all of a sudden their manager called them in and said “hey bud, sorry but we have to lay you off” or “there will be a wage freeze, we are not certain as to how long this wage freeze will be in place”. Not so nice, facts are facts if minimum wage goes up, gas goes up, groceries goes up, hydro goes up (Yep you guessed it Ontario Hydro has requested they have a rate increase in their recent application along with pre-paid meters in Ontario). Everything is affected except for the cost of living. This will always an oversight.
Hollie Shaw (November 22, 2017) Metro plans to scale back store hours, extend e-commerce service in Ontario. Retrieved from www.business.finaicalpost.com October 2, 2017