Tuesday, May 26, 2015
"Pizza shop worker loves Seattle's new $15 minimum wage, until he finds out that it cost him his job"
Small businesses in competitive situations can't just increase their labor costs because it sounds good.
There's a reason unskilled wages are what they are...
At RedAlerticsPolitics.com, Ashely Dobson reports on what this guy found out:
"Pizza shop worker Devin Jeran was excited about the raise that was coming his way thanks to Seattle’s new $15 an hour minimum wage law. Or at least he was until he found out that it would cost him his job.
Jeran will only see a bigger paycheck until August when his boss has to shut down her Z Pizza location, putting him and his 11 co-workers out of work, Q13 Fox reported. He said that while the law was being discussed all he heard about was how the mandatory minimum wage increase would make life better for him, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
'If that’s the truth, I don’t think that’s very apparent. People like me are finding themselves in a tougher situation than ever,' he told the TV station.
Owner Ritu Shah Burnham said she just can’t afford the city’s mandated wage hikes."