When debating the merits of a “minimum wage,” one common battle cry for its increase is that no one in their right mind would want to work for such a seemingly low wage. And as we saw yesterday in Chicago, politicians and “poverty experts” believe private companies should be forced to pay higher, “living” wages.
Interestingly enough, when the Evergreen Park store was opened in Chicago at the beginning of the year, more than 25,000 applications were submitted for 325 positions.
Perhaps these people were mentally insane, maybe they were brainwashed through some kind of subliminal message (e.g., Max Headroom), or maybe, just maybe under their own free-will, they were willing to work for the wages being offered.
Via The Stalwart.