Minimum wage jobs are designed as an entry point into the workforce. They are not designed to be permanent positions. They’re designed for workers with little to no skill who require training and supervision and who will gain some skill at the job and some elsewhere and move up to a better job.
When you demand to be paid more than you are worth, bad things happen to you. Your jobs disappear. Minimum wage workers in Seattle and San Francisco are discovering that as their companies either close their doors or reduce staff.
And then there’s the third thing that happens, it’s called automation. McDonalds has new minimum wage order taker and you can now order pizza by machine!