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  •  This is at the behest (0+ / 0-)

    of the tourist industry, especially restaurants. They want an endless supply of cheap labor. They can pay kids even less than adults and work 'em like dogs. Restaurants pay lousy wages and offer no benefits. This is manna from heaven.

    I used to work in the biz. At my last job, the owner cried poverty all the time. He owned 2 vacation homes, 4 rental properties, and a very successful restaurant. I was supposed to feel bad for him - while he paid me $12 an hour.

    member of the professional left

    by susanthe on Wed Jun 01, 2011 at 06:02:44 PM PDT

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