So our great state of Illinois just passed a new minimum wage law moving it to $15 an hour. Its a raise over 5 years which comes out to be a little more than a $1 per year. I’m conflicted about the wage hike in that I have been a proponent for raising the minimum wage for many years. It was $8.25 which is ridiculous. Nobody can live on that wage. I start all my new employees at $11. Even that is low but its what I can afford for some roles in the company. I have no problem having lower wages for students and those under 18 but even then they can’t be asked to do the same tasks as the adults. But $15 is the opposite and is also ridiculous.
Having all employees make $30,000 dollars a year will mean I have to cut back on employees. It will also force me to pay all more experienced employees more money as well. We run a very strict sales to payroll ratio and that just can’t change. So either sales go up or employees go down. It’s that simple. And other companies are absolutely going to keep the same policy. So just as the studies have shown in other places that have raised it to this level. The most important employees are going to truly benefit and get big raises while the bottom quality people will be out of jobs. Studies say this isn’t true and that it hasn’t effected jobs. But what they haven’t pointed out is that most cities are only in year two and still at $11 an hour. We still have a few years to get to $15 where it starts to hurt. I think it doesn’t hurt until $14 or $15.
McDonalds , many other fast foods, and supermarkets are already preparing and have replaced order and checkout with self checkouts and ordering. Sam’s club went from 15 checkout lines to 4 with 11 moving to self checkout. And even more use an app to check out on the honesty system. All deemed cheaper than paying the higher wages.
I’m giving my opinion and its bound to change with time as I learn. And since I have a head start I am way ahead of most employers. As a matter of fact if I include year end bonuses we’re probably there. So I’m ready. But I’m not sure our customers and that’s where I need to get it back. Here are today’s names. Make sure to click on the names to see the current price and to help DSAD continue writing each day.
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Domain of the Day: BrandProtection.org .org works for me here. As good of a name as Marksman
Namejet, Sedo, and other Names Up for Auction
WriteIt.com Great name for a journal, book writing, note taking, or writing instruction type site.
SEOOutsourcing.com 13 year old SEO name. No reserve so it’s going to sell to the highest bidder. 52 bids
Fulfill.net Fulfillment.net sold for $15K recently so this has to have some value. The “having someone else ship it” business is hotter than ever
LearningWire.com No reserve and closes today. To get a good learning, education name for $100 is tough in today’s market
3290.com Look at Media Options getting back in the 4N.com market
GameMachines.com Good name for a computer company concentrating on the gamers
PinkBeach.com No bids. A beach for the ladies. Or maybe some men. Could be the home of the new festival below
DiscountFlight.com The plural is already built out. Could do well or get you a lawsuit
Godaddy Domains With Multiple Bids
eBillion.com Online is going to be where you make a billion so it fits perfectly
GayFest.com Guarantee you’ll have a better time than Fyre festival. This year its at PinkBeach
GraniteStore.com 90% of all counters that are put in are granite. Changing but still a big market
SCSZ.com Z is tough as a western acronym but the Chinese probably are going to like it
ChefsKitchen.com I feel like I just got a pot pie at the grocery store frozen food section with the brand already
Isometrics.com Workouts where the length of the muscles don’t change. Should definitely be a part of everyone’s workout
PeteMoss.com Love it. A play on peat moss
ExtremeRacing.com Sounds exciting and an upgrade for several companies
eTransactions.com You know from the name exactly what the company or service is
InternetDown.org Used to be a “Is this site down for you” type site. Now it can be yours
Globalu.com Other companies thought this was a good education name as well. One using GoGlobalU.com
EducationWorldwide.com A bit long but gets defines pretty well
ConcreteMedia.com Solid name………….sorry
Weedrus.com People still like weed names
ListedForSale.com People are loving this one. The internet can’t get enough Realty and Car sales sites
Text2Give.com Nice name for the charity space. People give more when you make it easy. Doesn’t get easier than texting
70A.com Round number and the first letter of the alphabet. Under $600 at press time
Wevoo.com These good 5Ls are starting to see some good prices
Godaddy Domains With One or No Bids
1777.com I still say this hits $100,000
877.io Has a good opening bid. We’ll see if it moves from here
LiquidNicotine.com Too generic BUT it is what entire billion dollar businesses are being built on right now
Igomo.com Not great but certainly worth $10 IMO
Blezo.com Another one. But you’ll have to buck up because its at $17
Agenetic.com I think gene companies will only continue to grow in numbers and value
Migley.com A last name so eventually will be a brand or company. No bids
The Rest of the Godaddy Names With Bids
3 Replies to “Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Wednesday February 20th, 2019”
Yes, there are business owners that take advantage of their workers! On the other hand, in general, raising the minimum wage is simply a way for politicians to look like heroes. Just like water, prices seek their own level. The higher the expenses of a business, the more they have to charge. The more they charge, the more the “worker” has to pay for goods and services in any given area. So, round and round we go. It’s one big circle jerk. IMHO
Automation can and will stop that particular vicious cycle. Machines will be much cheaper than lazy humans who can’t work 24 hours a day. Of course, there are many jobs that will be lost in the process. People will be begging for $8 / hr if don’t come up with some kind of fix for the automation wave.
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