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Should We Be Living Their Life? Essay

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Life as we know it is changing and maybe not for the best. People are making life-changing decisions without a second thought every second of every day. Is this the way anyone should be living their life? (TRANSITION?) Many who have or currently work in restaurants and other places of business within the food industry are demanding higher compensations without knowing the negative repercussions that could arise and take effect. It was recently discovered that, in 2014, around 71% of Americans favored an increase in minimum wages, yet less than half knew or understood the positive and negative effects that came with higher wages (procon.org). That is a very striking statistic and goes to show that people need to be educated before making a decision that could ultimately change the rest of their lives. I used to be one. So, before filling out your ballot and checking ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for the proposition to raise your state’s minimum wage that sounds so appealing, take a minute to understand what you are choosing, you may be surprised what you learn. In the end, it is your decision and freedom of choice to support or oppose the increase, but I believe we should stand against raising the minimum wage for all except servers who receive the tipped minimum wage of $2.13.
The federal minimum wage laws were first created on June 25, 1938 through the Department of Labor and signed by President Franklin Roosevelt in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This enacted the first $0.25
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