There's been a lot of talk recently about raising the minimum wage. Fast food workers, especially, are wanting double the wage. What do you think is reasonable and fair? Keeping in mind of course that your food will cost more so that you can give them more money.
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CJHunsinger, I love your comment. It is so true. I could not have said it better myself but that is the point I have been trying to make. I love your comments. Cannot wait to read your Hubs!
Agreed on many points. Especially as an employee who experienced the "Tensions developed between "valued employees" . . . working 27 years for one employer. At times there is the proliferation of skills & better technology overwhelming experience
I'm really happy to see all of the points of view. I, too, am willing to pay more to give low-wage workers a better life. But, unfortunately, I think I'm in the minority as most people wouldn't.
@ celebassistant - It's not about paying more to help. Most of us would in a heartbeat. It's about the fact that the sysystem is rigged so the more you pay them the more they have to spend. It's like a rat running around a wheet.
The system isn't "rigged". Companies have to make more to pay more or they lose money. Otherwise its bad business. Company's have the same goal you and I do financially. They want to make more each year of break even.
And how would you fix it?
Interesting question that would take volumes, if even possible. However, I personally would start with closing all tax saving loop holes for large corporations and getting rid of regulation that hinders small business start up and growth.