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Who could have POSSIBLY foreseen…?

Mike’s Iron Law #635: If you make the cost of doing business too steep, it will close.

Fast food workers blindsided by sudden closure of Fosters Freeze in Lemoore
LEMOORE, Calif. (FOX26) — Employees at Fosters Freeze in Lemoore are out of a job.

Assistant General Manager Monica Navarro says she was called Monday morning by her boss who was at the restaurant to open, only to find the locks were being changed.

Please do note the insert that immediately follows the above for a strong hint as to why this entirely UNEXPECTED!© tragedy might have come to pass.

[RELATED] New $20 minimum wage for fast food workers in California set to start Monday

Bold in the original, entirely dispositive, and hilarious.

Navarro said she thought it was an April Fools joke.

“I was so caught off guard. We had no type of notice, no type of warning either. I mean the owner had told me happy easter,” she said.

And she wasn’t the only one.

“We had gotten a text in the group chat that we were shutting down, and I completely thought it was an April Fools joke,” said former employee Jason Boado.

After learning it was real, she drove to the restaurant on Hanford Armona Rd, where the owner was handing out final paychecks.

Navarro says the owner, Loren Wright, had previously told her the $20 minimum wage increase for fast food workers was going to be really hard on him.

Navarro says she started working three years ago and worked her way up to assistant GM.

She is a full-time student at Fresno State and was planning to work there until graduation.

She was excited about the wage increase and felt like she was stabbed in the back for not getting any kind of notice.

Bold mine this time, likewise dispositive, and hilarious. From that, one could be forgiven for jumping to the invidious conclusion that Fresno State students might not be all they should in terms of general intelligence and aptitude for deductive reasoning.

In a text from Loren Wright, he stated that he couldn’t survive the mandated wage increases:

I tried to the end to try to figure out a way to make it work. Last thing I ever wanted was to close down,” he said. “By Friday night I knew I was most likely not gonna be able to stay open but I didn’t want to ruin their Easter Sunday. Small businesses can’t survive a 120% plus min wage increase over the last 10 years. We are all more broke than we were 10 years ago its clear raising min wage isn’t helping….I am sad to see my employees off, and sad to see lemoore off. This location has been in business for 35+ years and lemoore has been such a good place. It’s painful to realize that raising min wage and regulating fast foods are putting people put if business but that is the path california leadership has taken. Thank u to my staff for everything and thank u lemoore for all the support over the years.”

“Now they’re getting laid off. They’re losing their jobs,” restaurant owner Angela Marsden told Fox News host Dana Perino. “Gavin Newsom, I hope the United States is watching. I hope he never becomes president. This man is destroying California. I don’t understand why people can’t see that he’s the biggest trickster of all time.”

As if it was only Gruesome Newsome we need to be worried about. Sadly, though, in Amerika v2.0 Newsome is just one little piece of a much bigger puzzle.

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13 thoughts on “Who could have POSSIBLY foreseen…?

  1. I know some 30-40% of the citizens of California are good people. I know many were born there, California is home.
    There comes a time when the writing is on the wall, and no eraser in sight. It is not going to get better, it is going to get far worse.
    You can stay for the fight, but it is a losing battle.
    You don’t need me to tell you what you need to do.

    1. You’ll only take California from my cold, dead hands.
      I’m going to be a thorn in their side, and make them fight for every inch.

      And just like the last ten times communism was tried, they’ll run out of other people’s money, they’ll go bankrupt, and the statues of Marx and Lenin get pulled down and melted down for scrap.

      If the EBT cards crash, and the shooting starts at any point in that process, so much the better.

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      1. Hey, I’m fine with it. But you understand you are one of a very few that will eventually join the real fight.
        I might stay myself were I a Californian.

          1. There’s something honorable, even noble, in that, Ase. But just the same, I can’t say I envy you the job. And that comes from a guy who has been all over Cali on tour, from Dago up to SF and beyond, and used to absolutely love being there, there really isn’t any place on earth quite like it. Looked forward to crossing that state line headed west each and every time, and was depressed as hell when we left. It’s criminal, what the shitlibs have done to the place. But then, that goes for a solid percentage of the rest of the country as well, goddamn their eyes.

  2. This is just Gabbin’ Nuisance, channeling the economic sense of Evita Guevara-Castro.

    These people are going to be the commercial for when Gabbin’ Nuisance tries to run for president.
    30 seconds of employees telling the world “Thanks for getting me fired, @$$hole!”
    Times 1000.
    Just imagine you start with one face, telling how she lost her job over this idiocy. Then it splits into quarters and you have four people. Then 16. Then 64. Then 256. Then 1000.

    He’ll be done before the New Hampshire primary even starts.

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    1. Few of the dem voters give a damn about fast food workers losing their jobs.
      I’d bet the ones that lose their job will still vote for the dems.

  3. Not really unexpected, people live in lala land and think that business can just suck it up and hand out higher paychecks, whenever prices go up in local eateries the patronage drops, then it goes up again and it drops further, then it closes, happens all the time, and the servers etc all get disgruntled and blame everyone else, seen it, lived it, been there done that, now i just watch. We rarely go out to eat anymore because for the same $ i can do wayyyy better and have leftovers too, all eaten sitting at the coffee table watching our favorite shows in our PJs, so why would i even want to go out and eat an over priced meal with a strong dose of unwanted attitude from some yahoo who thinks they should get paid more for asking if i want extra napkins or a refill on my iced tea, not myfault your unskilled and agreed to do that job.
    In all fairness, i know some folks are just using it as a bridge, my better half did the same thing but like a 12 step program you move on, in theory anyway

  4. I’m aware that the word dispositive has been used in legal texts since time immemorial; it has recently found its way into the lingua franca/vernacular of the more highly educated:
    there must be another mundane, quotidian word without the complicated, sometimes perplexing legal context

    1. Oh, I love that word, as you’re bound to have noticed. It’s one of my all-time favorites, I use it every chance I get. Even when it’s arguably not quite the mot juste, I do. 😉

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