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[*] posted on 9-2-2021 at 02:36 PM
Hotel Perla


For those who used Hotel Perla as their go-to accomodation in La Paz, it's out of service for major reconstruction, estimated opening about a year from now.






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[*] posted on 9-2-2021 at 11:36 PM


I think it really needed refurbishing!




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[*] posted on 9-3-2021 at 09:51 AM


We have always enjoyed staying at Hotel Perla and having breakfast downstairs while watching the world walk by. Classic old school Hotel on the malecon. I hope they retain its charm.

We also miss the Hotel Los Arcos just down the street. We used to stay there in the 80's and 90's before they were shut down with labor issues. What a shame as it was another classic with nice little bungalows right off the swimming pool. I wonder if they will ever re-open.




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[*] posted on 9-3-2021 at 10:54 AM


Quote: Originally posted by El Jefe  

We also miss the Hotel Los Arcos just down the street. We used to stay there in the 80's and 90's before they were shut down with labor issues. What a shame as it was another classic with nice little bungalows right off the swimming pool. I wonder if they will ever re-open.


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[*] posted on 9-3-2021 at 11:18 AM


Perla is getting long in the tooth, good for them for sprucing up! problem with los arcos was it was LOUD, we always opted for the Cabana's....



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[*] posted on 9-3-2021 at 03:01 PM


Is that an artist's rendition of the renovation?

All I can say is that it's...............white. How original.

And depressingly fugly. It looks like the old Perla had character. Sad.

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[Edited on 9-4-2021 by John Harper]
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[*] posted on 9-3-2021 at 03:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by El Jefe  
We have always enjoyed staying at Hotel Perla and having breakfast downstairs while watching the world walk by. Classic old school Hotel on the malecon. I hope they retain its charm.

We also miss the Hotel Los Arcos just down the street. We used to stay there in the 80's and 90's before they were shut down with labor issues. What a shame as it was another classic with nice little bungalows right off the swimming pool. I wonder if they will ever re-open.


Yes Los Arcos Cabanas. Wife and I were on a three week camp trip and decided to splurge for a night and stayed a week. Went back two years in a row and then.............black flagged. Them were the days.






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[*] posted on 9-4-2021 at 09:34 AM


Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Went back two years in a row and then.............black flagged. Them were the days.

Great example of a union shooting itself in the foot. As I understand it, they asked for too much, the owner called their bluff, and the whole staff lost their livelyhoods.

Not to mention La Paz losing its iconic hotel. :mad:


Sounds like a bad business model if the owner couldn't pay a living wage:light:




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[*] posted on 9-4-2021 at 09:45 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Went back two years in a row and then.............black flagged. Them were the days.

Great example of a union shooting itself in the foot. As I understand it, they asked for too much, the owner called their bluff, and the whole staff lost their livelyhoods.

Not to mention La Paz losing its iconic hotel. :mad:


Sounds like a bad business model if the owner couldn't pay a living wage:light:


Agreed. That's why so many reported "job openings" in the USA. Even a single adult can't make it on $8 an hour, without having to resort to government support programs. Nothing like privatizing the profits, and socializing the costs. Capitalism at it's best.

If a restaurant can't survive without exploiting either the workers or taking advantage of social programs, they definitely have a poor business model.

It would be interesting to see where these "millions" of jobs are geographically, and what the wages offered are. Also the prevailing local rent prices, etc. Maybe a lot of people have run the numbers and these jobs are little more than "slow starvation" and not even enough to stay afloat.

How can anyone expect to build wealth (the Holy Grail of American Capitalism!!!) with negative cash flow????

John

[Edited on 9-4-2021 by John Harper]
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[*] posted on 9-4-2021 at 10:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Went back two years in a row and then.............black flagged. Them were the days.

Great example of a union shooting itself in the foot. As I understand it, they asked for too much, the owner called their bluff, and the whole staff lost their livelyhoods.

Not to mention La Paz losing its iconic hotel. :mad:


Sounds like a bad business model if the owner couldn't pay a living wage:light:


Agreed. That's why so many reported "job openings" in the USA. Even a single adult can't make it on $8 an hour, without having to resort to government support programs. Nothing like privatizing the profits, and socializing the costs. Capitalism at it's best.

If a restaurant can't survive without exploiting either the workers or taking advantage of social programs, they definitely have a poor business model.

It would be interesting to see where these "millions" of jobs are geographically, and what the wages offered are. Also the prevailing local rent prices, etc. Maybe a lot of people have run the numbers and these jobs are little more than "slow starvation" and not even enough to stay afloat.

How can anyone expect to build wealth (the Holy Grail of American Capitalism!!!) with negative cash flow????

John

[Edited on 9-4-2021 by John Harper]


Under capitalism there will always be class stratification by income. I don’t see how unskilled jobs will ever pay more than starvation wages. History has proven this to be so.

It is not a given that capitalism is the only way to maintain a population and society. Perhaps someday we will have something more humane and egalitarian, eh?




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[*] posted on 9-4-2021 at 10:35 AM


Sounds like it is more of 'built-in' incentive to improve yourself and get a better paying job?

Would you really try harder to do better if flipping burgers paid $25/ hour? Would you buy hamburgers if they were $25 each (to pay the new wages)? Would you pay double or triple the taxes to keep the over-priced burger joint open with some government program?

I liked it better when working at a burger joint was a way to make a few dollars to take girls on dates with and not my life's ambition. My first restaurant job paid $1.90 and hour. 6 months later, I changed jobs and made $5/ hr in construction. Eventually, that became $17/ hour. All this was 40+ years ago, but the point is still the same... Everyone can do better but it takes some self-worth and work, not a forced government mandate.




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[*] posted on 9-12-2021 at 05:13 PM


I think the key word is unskilled! I would not expect to ever receive a living wage if I didn’t expect to gain any skills. If you have worked for any minimal time and not added any skills, then there would be no point in increasing your wages! Seniority without growth only shows you to be a poor investment.



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[*] posted on 9-13-2021 at 02:26 PM


Gee, there must be some cartel money floating around that could be used through the old hotel's laundry to get things rolling again.

Where's their entrepreneurial spirit? :light:




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[*] posted on 9-13-2021 at 07:18 PM


probably devoid of any copper and anything of value by now, i'ts a tear down :(



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[*] posted on 9-17-2021 at 10:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Bajaboy  
Quote: Originally posted by lencho  
Quote: Originally posted by elgatoloco  
Went back two years in a row and then.............black flagged. Them were the days.

Great example of a union shooting itself in the foot. As I understand it, they asked for too much, the owner called their bluff, and the whole staff lost their livelyhoods.

Not to mention La Paz losing its iconic hotel. :mad:


Sounds like a bad business model if the owner couldn't pay a living wage:light:
The owner is Coppel. Cheap bastard just doesn't want to pay his workers the liquidation that they are owed by law.



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[*] posted on 9-18-2021 at 05:45 AM


Quote: Originally posted by monoloco  
The owner is Coppel. Cheap bastard just doesn't want to pay his workers the liquidation that they are owed by law.


Who's Coppel?
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[*] posted on 9-18-2021 at 08:03 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Santiago  
Quote: Originally posted by monoloco  
The owner is Coppel. Cheap bastard just doesn't want to pay his workers the liquidation that they are owed by law.


Who's Coppel?


The chain based out of Culiacan. They are a great option for us as they deliver. We had a new bed and washer delivered the day before Christmas.




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[*] posted on 9-18-2021 at 11:14 AM


maybe it's not quite dead?
https://analisisbcs.com/2020/09/16/hotel-los-arcos-vandaliza...




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