Minimum Wage Persuasive Essay

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The talk of the town has been the fast food strike for minimum wage to raise to $15 dollars an hour. Many are against this because they do not feel like fast food restaurants deserve to be paid $15 dollars an hour to flip a burger and deep fry French fries. Others, believe that they do deserve that much because they cannot live a comfortable life on the minimum wage now. The controversy is whether a fast food job is suppose to be a short term job or a long term career? There are many other professions that went through years of schooling and testing and only make a little over $15 an hour. Yet, fast food where all one needs is either a GED or high school degree and no college requirement is needed wants to make $15 an hour. Which to choose: raise minimum wage or keep it the same at $7.50 an hour?
States that have officially passed for minimum wage to $15 an hour are as follows: New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. New York’s minimum wage by the end of the year will be raised to $10.50 an hour and by the year 2018, the minimum wage will increase to $15 an hour. Seattle’s minimum wage will increase to $9.32 by the end of the year and will increase to the $15 an hour by 2017. San Francisco’s minimum wage …show more content…

The minimum wage crisis will be compared to the professions of nurses, teachers, military(army), firefighter, cops, and EMT’s. The minimum wage of a nurse is only between $22-33 an hour. Nurses work long hours and help patients on a day to day basis from checking them, getting their vitals, and taking down their complaints before seeing the doctor to checking on them every hour to two hours to make sure they are comfortable to helping their patients fight for their lives in other instances. Yet, fast food restaurants that for most of the time take orders and hand out food wants half of what a nurse make?

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