TUG Review Crew: Expert
- Aug 21, 2005
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- Palm Springs of Washinton
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- Worldmark * * Villa Del Palmar UVCI * * Vacation Internationale*
I doubt it because if the minimum wage was a living wage many in this group would seek training for a better job. Those that are happy in the "minimum wage jobs " would be earning enough to not be in poverty and their wage would support those that need subsidies.Yep, and demand higher pay. This ripple effect pushes salaries and wages up from the new minimum wage. Again, the end result is that minimum wagers are exactly where they always were in the living wage spectrum.
Given the choice of two jobs that pay the same, one desirable and the other not desirable, many would rather do the desirable job, imo. Training and education often increase the desirability and perks of a job.
What you seem to saying is that others would need a raise if the minimum wage were raised to $25. I think you are right because if you were making less than $25 per hour you would get the minimum wage at least. If a person was earning more than this why would they care what the minimum was ?