citygirl said:Well - not entitled to make a profit. But making money is the reason any company exists. That's why people start their own businesses - to make money. Not to simply provide jobs out of the goodness of his/her heart
Exactly. Why would you expect the employees to be any different?
I sorry that you have a small business that its not able to do well. But my point is that, if you were to come to Argentina, and were able to say, pay 1/3rd of the salary you would pay in the US, you'd happily pocket the difference, you wouldn't want to pay a US salary. But now, when inflation affects the local economy, suddenly you do want to follow us practices and like a lot of people say here, cant give some outrageous 25% salary increase.And if the reason for having a company goes away, the company goes away. And you keep talking about maximizing profits. Again, the vast majority of us aren't talking about multi-national businesses with huge profit margins. Most of us are small businesses, doing what we can to get by.
You can't have it both ways .
Yours is hardly the only company in Argentina. And you'll find that most companies are giving salaries increases of 20% or more to most or all of the employees.I would flip this comment and direct it back to you. How do you think employees will function without jobs if the company decides to close its doors and either move elsewhere or shut down? Both sides can and will lose at this game eventually.
And that's if you are lucky and don't have to deal with people "en convenio" (unionized). Those had a higher % of increase.
I guess they all must have a way to make ends meet.
workplace. No where does it say you are entitled to a company giving you X % raises every year or covering the cost of inflation. It's very important that you clearly delineate between your rights (to all the above mentioned things) and what you want/expect (a salary augmentation that keeps track with inflation). There is a BIG difference between those two things!
It depends on how you see it. Verbatim from the constitution text:
"El trabajo en sus diversas formas gozará de la protección de las leyes, las que asegurarán al trabajador: condiciones dignas y equitativas de labor; jornada limitada; descanso y vacaciones pagados; retribución justa; salario mínimo vital móvil; igual remuneración por igual tarea; participación en las ganancias de las empresas, con control de la producción y colaboración en la dirección; protección contra el despido arbitrario; estabilidad del empleado público; organización sindical libre y democrática, reconocida por la simple inscripción en un registro especial."
Even when its not directly part of the law, its part of the facts, specially if you intend to keep your workers happy.