Silverwood under wage pressure from neighboring Washington

Posted Wednesday, March 8, 2017 10:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Silverwood Theme Park will raise its wages this year as a result of a competitive labor market and higher minimum wage in Washington. Silverwood’s starting wage will be $8.75 per hour this summer, a 25-cent increase. Washington's minimum wage is now at $11.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:49 PM
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I think Gonch hit it with the "you have to go find it" comment. Granted, that's not easy for everyone to always do, but I believe that if you take opportunities given and search for opportunities instead of sitting back waiting for things to happen or hoping for things to happen, like Jeff said, you have no chance to.move forward.

I'm not a huge fan of Dr. Phil but I recently saw him tell someone that v they were right to Follow their dreams of being a musician, but their first priority was making a living and managing their life and taking advantage of opportunities there while pursuing a career as a musician second. The guy was so focused on trying to make his band happen that he barely had a job to support himself so he was struggling instead of working his way into a secure John first and then working on his dream.

I saw a lot of similar attitudes and dispositions when I was a food stamp and Medicaid case worker.


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:54 PM
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Going where the work is certainly helps your odds. In some fields, geography doesn't even matter because you can work remotely. Moving got me out of a rut. I realize it isn't always easy, but staying put could be your doom.


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:35 PM
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Jeff said:

I realize it isn't always easy, but staying put could be your doom.

And that's also some of what I mean with that statement.

"You have to go find it"

Literally. Physically go find it. Figuratively. Create situations that open opportunity. Attitude. Be open to possibility and willing to accept it.

I know too many people that stay still and expect opportunity to land in their lap. Find me one successful person that got there with that attitude and you've found me the exception.

It's all willingness to go after opportunity. Too many people use excuses to tie them down. Nothing is tying you down except yourself if the opportunity is good enough. If the opportunity isnt enough to make you change, then you've made your decision - whatever is holding you back is worth more to you.

(thus concludes the motivational speaker portion of the program)


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:40 AM
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You all lost me at the part way up there where Tek started his crap with me again. (yawn) I seriously can't read any further down the page than that.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:52 AM
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It's just the same pep talk I gave you on Facebook.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:28 AM
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And I didn't see any "crap" either... you engaged him. And you know, he's kind of right. You do post a recurring theme of "life is hard," and when you suggest that life isn't as easy as others suggest, I would respond by saying that no one is really suggesting life is easy. Quite the opposite, life can be hard, but hardest for those who choose not to act.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:20 PM
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Tekwardo said:

instead of working his way into a secure John first

Last edited by Vater, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:22 PM
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:23 PM
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LostKause said:

You all lost me at the part way up there where Tek started his crap with me again. (yawn) I seriously can't read any further down the page than that.

At the risk of sounding critical, which is truly not my intention, this post was just too telling not to speak to it. There may just be a lot to think about regarding your world view just by looking at this very post. You came across what you believed to be a personal slight on you and you decided to stop pursuing the conversation any further. But, you still chose to post that you are validated for your choice and even added a yawn for emphasis/effect. Meanwhile, if you really did choose not to read further, you robbed yourself of a lot of additional posts that advanced the conversation and offered alternative views.

That's gold right there. It is possible that that very line of thinking is what adds to the result for some folks that they can't advance their circumstances in life. One encounters a stumble, an obstacle, a criticism, a problem, etc and then chooses to bail in response and then spends time validating that choice later on by blaming the thing that was encountered.

Or something.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:27 PM
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Vater said:

Tekwardo said:

instead of working his way into a secure John first

I had refused to edit that because I thought you'd go in a totally different direction, but that works!! :-D


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:46 PM
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And this is why we missed Carrie.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Friday, March 17, 2017 12:03 AM
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Tek and I both get along just fine when we don't talk to or comment about each other. Most of you know that. I shrug and smile.

I've read everything, and I am thankful, even if some of the replies weren't directed at me. I've already heard that advice, and I'll keep following it, or trying to, until one day, it might work.

Seriously though, if anyone wants to offer me any advice or just talk, please do it privately from now on. I keep my Facebook posts set on "Friends only" for that reason. I sincerely appreciate the friendship.

Enough about me. Roller coasters, man! Roller coasters!


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Friday, March 17, 2017 5:52 AM
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God I can't wait for coaster season.


The best of all the jokers is clearly Mark Hamill.

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