$3 an hour is $120 per week. (Assuming 40 hour week)
$120 per week is $6,240 per year
This small biz has $500,000 annual sales but owner doesn’t want to pay $16 per hour versus $13 per hour. Candidate declines job offer.
Now business owner is getting into the “Nobody wants to work debate.”
Biz owner needed to increase prices 1.25% to cover that $3 per hour annualized? 1.25% probably would not even have been noticed by customers.
Candidate continues to collect $575 per week unemployment – which on some level is more than going to work.
People want to work. They also are tired of being poor and underpaid.
I’m willing to pay more to get people out of poverty. How about you?