People forget that the majority of businesses in America are small, independently run businesses that can’t afford to pay the majority of their employees more than the current minimum wage. Even the current wage is hurting small business in addition to the unrealistic competition large discount stores /walmart/ put on them.
The whole point of an entry level job is to work hard to make your way up in a company. If you work hard you will be rewarded.
To expect to be paid $10+ an hour starting out flipping burgers is unreasonable. Aspire to own the place one day instead and you’ll make $10 an hour the right way, by earning it.
Um, no. Stop reading Ayn Rand.
It is NOT unreasonable to expect to be paid a living wage. How many minimum wage jobs are people reasonably expected to work to pay rent? The answer should be 1, but in my city it’s at least 3.4 (Link to very depressing map of San Francisco) Minimum wage has not been rising with the rate of inflation, which functionally means that workers today are making less than they would have 30 years ago while being expected to afford a much higher cost of living - basics like paying for housing, food, clothing and medical care.
Raising minimum wage increases workers’ incomes, which increases the amount of money they spend - which helps small businesses. To put it bluntly, people who can afford more buy more. It’s pretty simple.
We have to decide if we want to be a first world county that values all of its citizens or a third world country that doesn’t. I already know which one I want this country to be. I’m sorry you don’t feel the same.
And thus begins my 5 day weekend! *SQUEE*
Me: Madelinetosh makes a color called “Astrid Gray”
I need it
Hus: I hope boutique yarn companies never get a list of all of your character names
To all the other doll people out there who say things like “damnit! I’m out of room in the floating heads box!” or “hmmm, I’ll have to check my eye collection” or “I’m pretty sure I had another hand in my spare parts stash”
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