I work for a small company. The company has to stay competitive with pricing in order to stay in business. So the owner has a choice. Keep all
employees and pay out the new minimum wage or get rid of a quarter of the employees so the prices of our products will not rise.
If the minimum wage is risen and one quarter of the employees are laid off that leaves 75 percent of the people to do 100 percent of the work.
Employees start getting very stressed from the heightened work load and go home and carry on their stress. Family life suffers from the earnings
makers new stressed out life. Parents play with their kids less, parents don't feel like helping kids with homework.
Parents now stressed start getting addicted to drugs in order to start coping with the stress from work. Parents get divorced forcing their children
to live with one parent. With the only parent now, who is working all day, the child is left to him/her self to be bored all day. Bored kids get into
So I conclude that when the minimum wage is set to a higher level, the childrens future lives will be in jeopardy.
Minimum wages are set in good faith. But they carry great expenses.
edit on 25-2-2013 by ManOfHart because: (no reason given)