posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 08:46 AM
Right, they are going to fire the workers and do the work themselves. How dare those people want a living wage. They expect us to do with only 3 BMWs?
The nerve. I need all my homes and boats, they work 40 hours a week and they get food stamps and they want more money and HEALTHCARE. What a Marxist
I know a lady who runs a yogurt shop. The margins on such endeavors are so slim that many months she is breaking even (and on some, has to infuse
cash into it). She pays around $8.00/hr. Obviously, there is no room for additional payroll costs because she is on a shoestring already (and often
doesn't get to pay herself). 5 years in, and she fights for every penny just to make her business work.
Do you want to know what kind of employee she gets? She actually had one who had an allergy to milk that wanted her to spend a fortune on ADA
accomodations because of it. Its a yogurt shop, for Christs sake.
I have employed people of all levels of income and education. One thing that I can tell you for sure: if someone is earning minimum wage, there is
usually a reason for it. People who lack insight and motivation...that is my experience among minimum wage workers.
Of course, I live in a small town. Our minimum wage workers are kind of like a circuit. They work for a few months and move on....but you eventually
have to rehire them again if you have more than a few employees.
Regardless, back to the yogurt shop lady....to increase wages she would have to increase prices. You can imagine that in an already struggling
business, increasing prices (or decreasing quality) is just stupid.