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[–] Cody-WanKenobi 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I work as a country club cook, providing quasi-fine dining. I only make $14/hr, but goddamnit I worked hard to get that rate. There is no way they are going to hike my pay up to 20/hr to maintain the same gap between McChef and me. I'll get a $1 raise that was already coming and make the same as a McChef who doesn't deserve $40k/yr. Fuck that. Fuck that yesterday and twice on Sunday.

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[–] owyn_merrilin 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

At which point you quit and go work for McDonalds, if the work is really that much easier. They'll eventually have to do more than the $1 an hour raise or risk losing their workforce.

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[–] Cody-WanKenobi 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Good on paper, bad for making me kill myself

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[–] Acer-Red 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And there is part of the problem. Eventually the higher paying jobs will trend upwards some. Because of this, the products and services produced via that higher cost labor will also go up and we're back where we started.

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[–] Skeletor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They'll eventually have to do more than the $1 an hour raise or risk losing their workforce.

Your thinking with Logic. Not all workplace owners do that.

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[–] let_them_eat_slogans 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why is your mindset "that guy deserves less" instead of "I deserve more"?

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[–] Cody-WanKenobi 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I...really have a hard time putting words to my thoughts on that one, so if my words become vomit from here out I apologize.

I think my mindset is the scale is currently more or less appropriate as it stands and should remain. By bumping the low end up to a certain rate, the other higher skilled jobs need to scale along with it and, as things stand, that simply won't likely happen.

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[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You understand that the wage wouldn't double the day after this is passed right?

It will go about about $1/yr until it's at $15 in 2020 or so.

And $15/hr in 2020 still won't be enough.

This year minimum wage is now a full dollar/hr less than pre 1980 wage. http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774473.html

So basically wage have gone to shit since Reagan took office.

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[–] Cody-WanKenobi 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I do recognize that this will be gradual, but many places barely meet overhead. My pay will likely not scale linearly with the entry level pay, though my work is more intensive. That is the main qualm I have right now.

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[–] TheSpork 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I feel the same way, man! If $15 becomes the minimum, it makes the wages that I've worked hard to earn look like chump change. Other than that, I've always understood that raising minimum wage does no good for the economy... only causes inflation. Screw this $15 b/s.