This is laudable, because this is a measured and voluntary choice by the employer to create a competitive and retentive environment for its employees. Small scale moves like this, and the several other companies that have raised their labor minimums work quite well for what they do. General min wage increases do not.
Minimum wage is intended for high-school students with their part time job. It is not for skilled labor of any sort. The idea that minimum wage needs to be able to support a family of three is just odd to me.
Politicians who call for a huge min wage increase always talk about how they would pay more for a pizza to know the person making it was able to make ends meet. The problem they never address is that the person making that pizza is also paying more for their pizza - and their groceries, rent, oil changes, etc.
A rising tide lifts all boats - and pulling the plug on the tank drops them all just as easily.
(That being said, I wouldn't mind the tip-share minimum getting some dusting off, since it was left well behind the last few Administrations' wild increases and tipped employees may very well be expecting to support families.)
Oh and it finally rained on us, clearing the smog away.
#beijing #forbiddencity #chinaphotos
First impresions: Smog, lots of people, and crazy GTA-style taxi drivers. (Well over 100mph on the freeway, quite the ride.)
Can't wait for some food.
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