I am not at all against a minimum wage increase. I believe an employ has to take a look at what kind of skill they need and look at the employ they hired to fill that given position. Let's face it, how many people can support a family on minimum wage? Should a store clerk earn more than an apprentice to an architect? Absolutely not. Would I start both employees out at the same wage given the same experience level? Yes, I would. How quickly each one advances and earns a raise is up to each individual. Would I give the same amount of a raise in the same amount of time to each one? No. After all, one needs a college degree and the other does not. That in my book makes a world of a difference. Let us all remember, you don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Melinda, I agree with you. (I am from the old school)
Today business owners are finding technology to replace workers.
Touch screens technology, tablet devices and more and better automated services.
Owners will try new solutions. They will replace workers with new
and cheaper technology if it helps simplify operations and improve the bottom line.
Next we (in N Y) will have provide 5 paid sick days, to city business
with 20 or more employees.
Luckiest, technology can be a blessing in many ways. If it makes your company advance quicker and job easier without compromising customer service than that is a good thing. It is when companies choose to cut corners and winds up with unacceptable service that causes a problem. Of course, it is ultimately up to us (the consumer) to decide whether we will tolerate it or just take our business else where. I personally choose to take my business else where.
Small business owners have long griped that increases in the minimum wage hurts their bottom line.
President Obama wants to increase the minimum wage.
Many small businesses are turning to technology to replace jobs in the fact of a wage increase.
How are you all doing.