This Labor Day, some fast-food employees are demanding the federal minimum wage be more than doubled to $15.00 per hour. As a former small business owner, my first thought is "Aaaaaaarrrrg!!!" I spent years as the owner of frozen yogurt stores, and I think what doubling our labor costs would have done to our little business. It would have killed it, that's what!
I'm proud to have given a lot of great kids their first job, and helped them earn some money for college, but it was never supposed to be a career for anyone! If it was, then colleges would offer courses like "Advanced Table Wiping," or "Refilling The Gummy Bears Bin 101."