A local restaurant charge a $.35 "minimum wage" fee per bill. What do you think

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  1. My Esoteric profile image90
    My Esotericposted 4 years ago

    A local restaurant charge a $.35 "minimum wage" fee per bill.  What do you think?

    I saw a quick report on CNN recently where a small restaurant has add a $.35 "minimum wage" fee to each bill.  It wasn't a chain and I didn't catch where this was, but it just occurred to me that small restaurant's, last I heard, aren't subject to minimum wage. 

    That aside, what do you think of retail establishments putting that on their bill?  I am still thinking about it.

  2. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    Even small businesses are subject to minimum wage. Realistically they are just showing consumers what they already pay for. When a company pays employees more, that cost is passed down to the consumer. By putting it on the bill they are just being honest with their customers. Anyone who doesn't know they already pay the bills for the business they go to is an idiot! I hate to put it that way but when I searched this story I found lots of ignorant comments about how it is unfair to pass these fees down to the customer. Businesses are about making money. Their money comes from the consumer. Very basic idea that didn't seem to be common sense in it's comments.

  3. cjhunsinger profile image72
    cjhunsingerposted 4 years ago

    I believe that all business is subject to a minimum wage, unless the employer and employee agree to an under the table wage.
    The restaurant is simply being honest.  They could have just raised their prices a few cents and no one would have noticed. Restaurants, especially Mom and Pops do not have a large profit margin with labor costs the biggest COB expenditure.
    The idea of a minimum wage is just another form of socialism. That the government dictates a wage without reference to the worth of the individual or the work produced, which, of course, is best defined by the employer.

    1. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Min wage is to prevent subsistence wages like in 1850s; it has failed to do that.

    2. cjhunsinger profile image72
      cjhunsingerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      MY--My first job was in 1956 at .25 an hour. I wanted more money. I got another job. I wanted more money and got another job until I reach at very nice income. I could have stayed at .25 and complained.

    3. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, and all throughout 60s America experienced the 2nd longest period of growth in history.  The 70s was much rougher economically, but employment was still good until the 80s.  So, I am not surprised at your accomplishments  Its not the same today.

    4. cjhunsinger profile image72
      cjhunsingerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      MY--And I thought that it was easier for those in the 40's during the war. Nothing has changed only the seeming will to succeed. I am retired now 5 years and each summer I get a job that younger people won't take.

    5. My Esoteric profile image90
      My Esotericposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      As I have said, I am happy you can; but that doesn't explain why there are hundreds of thousands of adult fast food workers who want better, higher paying jobs but can't find them because they are not there yet but were in our day.

    6. peeples profile image94
      peeplesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree My Esoteric. Wanting a better job and being able to get it do not go hand in hand anymore. I have 2 college degrees and I have had my times where even that paired with experience I still was unable to find work on my level and had to settle.


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