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Minimum Wage Madness

EducationSuperStar Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 1:33 PM
This is where evil is exposed. The evil intentions of people who want to destroy the poor. The funny thing is that if there was no minimum wage, and people were competing for a low wage job, it might drive the wage higher. In addition, if people secure a job at say, $5.00 an hour and work really hard at it, they will most likely become frustrated and seek a higher paying job. Thus, they will be better off!
Robert97 Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 4:57 PM
More likely, as they gain skills and confidence, the current boss will promote them, maybe to train new $5 people. If the boss doesn't, a growing economy will have other openings at $8. ot $10
Dyadd Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 5:23 PM
Yes, so long as they can show up for work and do their job they will advance, and gain a work history that will help them secure a better job.
jbecker204 Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 3:34 PM
What if they can't FIND a higher paying job? Then what?
Dyadd Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 3:48 PM
Ross83 Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 8:46 PM
thats tough. Become more productive.
Dyadd Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 1:42 PM
Minimum wage jobs exist because of the charity and hope of employers.

A higher minimum wage will lead to less charity - fewer entry level jobs.

pascagoulapappy Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 3:38 PM
A minimum wage was never meant to be a living wage. Minimum wage jobs are valuable for training in work habits, not so much for the money. Most people begin their work lives at minimum wage.