Raising Server Wage Analysis

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Raising server wages are crucial to society’s growth for single parents, struggling families with one or both parents serving, and college students working in the industry while juggling their college career. In Michael Saltman’s “Raising D.C.’s tipped minimum wage would hurt, not help, servers”, Saltman reviews and explores the downfalls of raising server wages. Saltman declares, if wages were raised from roughly $2.13 an hour to state minimum wage, servers would ultimately bring home less income, as well as a decrease in valuable hours servers need to provide for their families. Regardless of the category their friends, family, or loved ones fall into, each and every business owner, consumer, or conservative indeed have some sort of tie to …show more content…
For example, government housing, EBT, TANIF, welfare, free school lunches, discounted books, and free or discounted tuition. From a middle to high class stand point, it has been argued that those are tax dollars. I am a server and have been for two years now, I come from a middle class family of people who have never served a day in their life, but manage them. My father is a district manager and every single year waits until the very last day to pay taxes in spite of where the tax dollars are going or what they are used for. I am a single mother, I receive no child support, attend school, and serve to survive. If I did not have the blessing of government assistance I would be at a homeless shelter with my two year old daughter. That in fact proves that server wages cannot be lived on without the government’s help. Raising the server minimum wage would create for less of a dependence on the system, and in theory lower business owners, consumers, and conservative’s …show more content…
The reality of the situation and the day in age we live in is that you have different types of consumers. Group A is the consumer who will regardless of the price or change will continue to faithfully go out to eat: there is no loss of business from Group A. Group B is the consumer who will complain about the change but continue business as normal: there is no loss of business from Group B. Lastly, Group C is the consumer who will stop going out to eat, or look for a different choice of restaurant because of the change, which will cause loss of business. However, if the entire nation raises the server wage, which raises food costs, consumers will be forced to adapt to the change and Group C will return for business. Society doesn’t fluently promote or adapt to change, but when the change is required or forced, we humans are taught to cope. The evolvement of our communities and the need for raised wages are essential to the growth of all our citizens, including myself, to break out of the day to day

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