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  •  Look again. (6+ / 0-)

    The diarist is in Appalachia.

    That said, as a person currently working for minimum wage I have a ton of responses to this diary I could provide.

    I'm also in a true rural area and can provide my anecdotal experience as a former very small business owner during the last increase in minimum wage.

    I'm considering a diary in response, but let's see if I can get my blood pressure down before I make an attempt.

    Breathing..................just, fuck.

    •  Tipped. But only with a dKos comment tip. (1+ / 0-)
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      Over the Edge

      I'm sure you deserve a better tip, but ... that's the best I can do.

      In Nov. Albuq. voters approved an increase to the local minwage, effective Jan 1 2013.  Now it is reported that a local restaurant owner, fearing the increase labor costs (he pays his servers $2.13 per hour !!! ) forced his servers to sign contracts agreeing to continue to work for $2.13 / hr after Jan 1.  You see, the minwage increase to $3.83 would put this JOB CREATOR under.

      added to my personal boycott list

      I agree with other commenters here who question a business model that requires employees to subsidize the operation of the JOB CREATOR who is exploiting them.

      •  OK (0+ / 0-)

        one of our businesses could qualify as a restaurant, under that law
        we pay minimum wage, not the restaurant minimum wage
        tips add another buck an hour or so to the deal
        does that make me any less of a bad Shocko?
        nah, probably not!

        "Good Lord, how can the rich bear to die?" -- Nikos Kazantzakis

        by Shocko from Seattle on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 03:45:07 PM PST

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