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bavanai  ·  2317 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Some thoughts on minimum wage

Minimum wage is extremely bad for the unskilled and unemployed. It makes it even harder to find a job at all. For example, I might have gotten a maid but since the state forces me to pay her an amount of money which is not "deserved", I'll just clean my house by myself.

kleinbl00  ·  2317 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've got a couple ladies that come by every three months - well, we've hired them twice since November. There are two of them, they work for 3 hours, I pay them $150.

I'm not sure why you think it isn't worth $8 an hour to scrub your toilet. It's totally worth $25 an hour to me to have the place get clean - and I say that as someone with two Roombas and a rug doctor.

bavanai  ·  2317 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It was an example on why minimum wage might make employers not want to employ people. I personally can't even afford a maid.