Wednesday, May 27, 2015
So, let's just say that Holger owns a McDonald's franchise - I employee 22 workers at my restaurant. And let's just say that the federal government mandates that I now pay those employees at least $15 an hour.
Okay, the way I see it, as a business owner, is that there is a significant pool of workers out there who do NOT make $15 an hour - some of them are teachers, some of them are accountants, some of them are IT professionals, some of them are skilled laborers.
So, if I now have to pay $15 an hour to all of my employees at my McDonald's....why would I continue to pay a snot-nosed whiny 18 year old who is habitually late to work, who refuses to stop texting while they work, who doesn't call when he/she isn't going to make it into work and who habitually gets in arguments with other workers? I wouldn't. I'd man my restaurant with those teachers and laborers and IT people - i'd raise the average worker age from 18 years old to 35 years old - I'd have people working at my place who show up on time (or a little early), who put in a full day of work, who operate as a team in the restaurant and who are thankful for their paycheck from me and don't whine.
So for those of you losers who insist on $15/hour...just remember that you aren't all that. And you WILL be replaced. Good luck, morons.