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      Software Upgrade and Possible "Profile Update Needed" Notification   07/23/2017

      The software that drives our Chiriqui.Life website underwent an upgrade earlier this afternoon. This upgrade includes several functionality enhancements that are being scheduled for roll-out in the future. Additionally, there are some cosmetic changes that may become apparent to our regular CL members. For instance, you may now see more details about who and why someone "liked" something that you have posted. One undesired side effect of this software upgrade is that some CL members may see a message when first logging onto CL to the effect that their profile is only partially complete, and that it needs to be completed. Here is one version of that dialogue -- note the part that is highlighted in read. There are two ways to get rid of this dialog. One is to complete your profile, which basically means to provide information in the text box that is "About Me". The other method is to click on the "Dismiss" link, which is not prominently displayed but visible in the upper right area of the message that is highlighted in red. Either method will work. We regret if this is an inconvenience, but it is something over which we have no control.   To provide general feedback or ask for help regarding Chiriqui.Life, please leave a posting in Problems, Feedback and Suggestions or email support@chiriqui.life or private message to @Admin_01.  
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      Enhanced Reputation ("Like" and "Dislike") Functionality Here on CL   07/24/2017

      With the recent software upgrade, CL now has a slightly enhanced and more descriptive "reputation" functionality. The reputation is what CL members can click in the lower right corner of each posting (forums, blogs, calendar events, etc.) to indicate their "like' or "dislike" of that posting. This functionality, previously known as a member's "reputation", has been enhanced and is now known as a member's "reaction". Instead of having only two choices ("like" or "dislike", represented by a +1 or -1), there now are seven different "reactions" that a member can express, including the simple "Like" and "Dislike". As was the case previously with reputations, Administrators of this website cannot be given reputation/reaction, however Moderators can, just as all regular members can. Here in graphic form is the complete list of options in word and emoji form, along with the associated numeric value: The "Like" and the "Upvote" and the "Downvote" are essentially the same as the prior "like" and "dislike" reputation. Those are similar to what is available on some of the larger social media, such as Facebook. As in the past with reputation, the use of reactions is optional. Reputations (now "reactions") are not favored by everyone. Prior feedback indicates approximately 30% of CL's members prefer that "reputation" [and now "reactions"] be disabled. However, the majority of CL's members prefer having the ability to indicate their "like" or "dislike" of a posting. The new, enhanced functionality means simply that CL members have more granularity as to what they can indicate to the viewers. If anyone would like to see additional "reactions", please contact CL management, and include a short discussion of what you would like to see and perhaps an emoji to suggest that reaction. Two new reactions that have already been suggested are "I agree" and "I disagree", which might be expressed respectively with green check mark (or thumbs up) and red X-mark (or thumbs down) style emoji. The reactions functionality is currently configured to display who expressed that reaction. If there is sufficient feedback, we can hide the member's Display Name, and show only the cumulative reactions.           To provide general feedback or ask for help regarding Chiriqui.Life, please leave a posting in Problems, Feedback and Suggestions or email support@chiriqui.life or private message to @Admin_01.  

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Roger B    215

It is interesting to note that the average increase of the minimum wage or salary is around 8% in general.   It is obvious that workers and their unions are not happy because they consider it should be higher and they were aiming for something like 50% !!   For some of them it is not enough to cover the Canasta Basica Familiar but the increases are done based on the economy expectatives and in a way that doesnt affect the economy in general, the price level of goods and services and business.  

Those workers doesnt understand that it is the minimum wage and some workers are earning more than that.  Also that when the minimum wage or salary increase the other salary levels tend to accomodate accordingly and increase too.   

This chart is a good information for some of you that owns business and have people working for you.   

 

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Pat    36

An 8 percent increase in the minimum wage?? Soon places like "International Living" will need to raise their dollar estimate of necessary money to live in Panama.

Willing to pay more for better quality and good customer service (no talking to a friend on phone when I'm waiting to purchase an item).

There is a direct relationship between salaries and cost of items like tomatoes, eggs, rice, beans, and other items. As salaries go up so do all prices for other items.

Just my opinion but soon expats will choose another country for retirement living.

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JudyS    168

I did a search for "Panama minimum wage law 2016" and this came up.  It's wrong.  It's the old law.  Could the moderator please delete the whole post?

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JudyS    168
13 hours ago, JudyS said:

I did a search for "Panama minimum wage law 2016" and this came up.  It's wrong.  It's the old law.  Could the moderator please delete the whole post?

Never mind.  Hil posted the right one.

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Marcelyn    73
On December 25, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Pat said:

An 8 percent increase in the minimum wage?? Soon places like "International Living" will need to raise their dollar estimate of necessary money to live in Panama.

Willing to pay more for better quality and good customer service (no talking to a friend on phone when I'm waiting to purchase an item).

There is a direct relationship between salaries and cost of items like tomatoes, eggs, rice, beans, and other items. As salaries go up so do all prices for other items.

Just my opinion but soon expats will choose another country for retirement living.

With the increase in menu prices, sounds like the local restaurants (Baru and La Posada) heard about the 2016 minimum wage increase.

P.S., I'm looking for more ways to cook and serve sweet potatoes and any other food I can prepare at home. Suspect other expats will do the same.

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On 12/26/2015 at 5:39 AM, JudyS said:

Never mind.  Hil posted the right one.

yes - Hil posted the correct one  It was signed on Dec 22, 2015 to come into effect on Jan 1, 2016.  Scroll down to the bottom and it states what I just said.

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