It's definitely one of the more creative ideas I've heard regarding minimum wage. I would have to say no, however. One, a profit sharing plan might fluctuate from paycheck to paycheck,possibly significantly. You also have to consider the logistics. Would the paychecks be based on weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly profits? Plus, how would you tier it, or tier raises? How would you decide what slice of the profit is fair? Then you have the issue of smaller, non corporate businesses that pay minimum wage. Most likely they wouldn't want to or be able to pull off a profit sharing plan. Then you have the added fact that 90%of the people working minimum wage jobs don't want to be working those jobs, they want to move forward and up, probably in a different industry. (Ask how many fast food workers just dream of being manager of a fast food store, or even working in the corporate side.) So in house training or advancement might not too go far. Things like tuition reimbursement, and better benefits would probably work better. Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but I like the idea if a wage better. It cuts out some variables. I know if I work x hours, I get paid y dollars. It's a really interesting idea though, thank you for sharing it!