Pros And Cons Of Minimum Wage

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Minimum Wage for Minimum Skills The war over minimum wage in America is roaring on. On one side, people argue that raising the minimum wage will help many escape poverty and maybe even provide more jobs. On the opposing side, people argue raising the minimum wage would only reach half of those who really need it and result in a major loss of jobs; therefore, it would be unsuccessful (Gray). Of these two sides, I agree with the latter. Through my research, I have found out that there is going to be more harm than done if we increase the minimum wage. There will be many problems that will occur if we raise the wages. First off, raising the wage is unethical. Raising the wage would result in many people quitting because of new worker’s pay jumping up close to those of experienced workers who have worked their way through the system. Also, and most importantly, raising the wages would result in a great loss of jobs available in the workforce due to labor being too pricey …show more content…
In a Washington Post article, a story is told about this type of thing happening. A Seattle company raised every employee’s salary to $70,000. Doing this set off people; the people who had been working their way up the realms of the business and finally got raises for their hard work were now getting paid the same as a low experienced or new employees (DePillis). If I were a worker who had been working my way up through the business and had something like this happen, I would be furious and probably quit my job and this is what the Seattle workers did. They quit due to the fact that they thought this was unfair. It is an understood rule in the workforce that you are going to start out with a lower salary than someone who has been at it for a while. So raising this minimum wage could have an offsetting result in how our society runs and how people get paid, compared to our traditional ways of working your way

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