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What happens when low-wage workers suddenly get a living wage?

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  1. Posted June 11, 2014 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    If you could define a living wage that would be good. Its a different wage in different parts of the country. And what happens if I really like the job and I don’t want you to get it. I say to the boss, I will do it for less than the living wage? Am I being a stick in the mud? What happens if I am an “undocumented alien?” I can do it lower than the living wage. Hell, I can do it for lower than anyone else.

    Apparently it didn’t work in Seattle. Seattle increased the minimum wage to $15.00/hour. I don’t know if that’s a living wage or not, but companies cut back services to employees that had them before (free food, free parking were all gone).

    And then there is Switzerland. The Swiss citizens rejected an increase in the minimum wage. 77% of them said no to an increase in minimum wages.

    I plan to open a company and the first thing I calculate is how much are my operating costs. If its too high then I will simply cut back my hiring. If its a good employee I will do my very best to keep them employed. Its a simple calculation.

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