In some areas, the cost of living is so high, that people have to be paid more in order to live. Otherwise, why bother working for those burger places at all? That's why some places have a higher minimum wage.
For the record, it's more than flipping burgers (which btw, can be a health hazard to those who get dizzy easily like I do). It's also about keeping up with the pace of the business/orders, keeping the place clean and healthy, assisting customers when they have a concern, working endless hours to close at times. To work in a burger place, you need skills for efficiency, working under pressure, multi-tasking, and customer service (especially if you're working drive thru or both drive thru and front at the same time).
The whole "livable wage" thing is just a basis of socialism really. They want equal pay for unequal work. Go to the same people, and demand that the Military should have their pay doubled then, what do you think the response would be.
I should have been more clear. I do understand that we can't necessarily have a living wage because employers will just keep raising the price of their products and that won't work. However, the minimum wage has to be at a point to where you can actually work with it. I know if tea party conservatives had their way, minimum wage would be done away with and employers would have the right to pay employees a quarter an hour if they chose to. I also know that no matter how unreasonable the companies can be, that tea party like conservatives will always be on their side. They don't even think about it or think for that matter. They just BLINDLY choose the side of the company.
That wasn't the point I was making about this though. They want work that they are currently valued at $7.40ish an hour to be doubled to $15 an hour. Well, my work is valued to be around $15 an hour right now, so I want mine doubled to $30 an hour.
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