Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11 2014 6:00 a.m. MST
What is missing in all of these discussions is talk about the quality of the
proposed worker and their desire to actually work. As a small business owner
and as a former boss at a business of thirty employees, I can tell you that
there are many out there that do not know how to work and many who have no
desire to work.Minimum pay to me is far less of an issue than minimum work
ethic is. Contribute your share and I would dare say you probably will get paid
for it. As far as Walmart goes, are you like me at checkout? Do you look to
see which line is actually moving because of the quickness of the cashier?
Laws are made to help prevent abuse. Letting only the market determine the base
pay for a worker sets people up to be abused and taken advantage of becuase of
their circumstances. Increasing the minium wage over time seems
reasonable to me. It doesnt have to match inflation every year but over time
it should definitely increase.
To "Back Talk" actually it doesn't let people be abused, unless
they want to be abused. What it does is to force people to take responsibility
for themselves.Do you know more about how somebody else should live
than they do themselves? You act like people need protecting, and that you are
smarter than they are and can protect them. The fact is if nobody protects
them, they will quickly learn to do more for themselves.Read the
article "Parents who 'snowplow' deprive kids of learning to clear
their own paths" from yesterday's DN. You want to be the
"snowplow" for others. It is a bad idea.
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