An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

February 11, 2007

Why Won’t Anyone Listen To Me?

Filed under: Cow pies, Economy — olbroad @ 11:31

Ok, granted, I’m not scholar, but “country don’t mean dumb”!

New wage boost puts squeeze on teenage workers across Arizona
Employers are cutting back hours, laying off young staffers

Oh, for the days when Arizona’s high school students could roll pizza dough, sweep up sticky floors in theaters or scoop ice cream without worrying about ballot initiatives affecting their earning power.

That’s certainly not the case under the state’s new minimum-wage law that went into effect last month.

Some Valley employers, especially those in the food industry, say payroll budgets have risen so much that they’re cutting hours, instituting hiring freezes and laying off employees.

And teens are among the first workers to go.

Companies maintain the new wage was raised to $6.75 per hour from $5.15 per hour to help the breadwinners in working-poor families. Teens typically have other means of support.

They really should have listened to me!  I’ll take life experience over a law degree and a job in Washington any day!  🙂

H/T: Charlie Sykes

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2 Comments »

  1. Hey, wait a minute. I am getting a law degree and am hoping for a job in Washington. Of course, I knew that increasing the minimum wage would mean lower employment. I’ve know that since elementary school

    Comment by rosettaresearch — February 12, 2007 @ 8:42

  2. Yeah, but you’re one of the “good guys”. LOL Sorry ’bout that! 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — February 12, 2007 @ 8:48


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