Regular readers of this blog have often heard me preach about keeping religion and politics out of the workplace. If I only I took my own advice for this blog!
I was probably not knowledgeable enough to introduce a Minimum Wage Challenge. Sometimes my ideas get me so jacked up that I jump a little too soon.
As John Chow and many others have pointed out, perhaps the entire concept of a minimum wage should be abolished. I don’t know. What I do know is that $5.85 an hour, regardless of your socio-economic status, sucks.
The challenge does have many loopholes – and I am considering abandoning the idea (depends on the feedback that has been pouring in). As originally pointed out, the goal is not to make people truly experience the difficulties of minimum raise, rather raise awareness of how difficult it is.
I am so pleased that a simple blog post has sparked some great dialogue. Every argument has two sides. Your thoughts and ideas and always welcome
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