Let’s say I’m a 23 year old painter straight out of college.
Moved to NYC to follow my dream.
Oh no, rent is crazy!!? $1,100 for THAT? How am I going to afford this? With all other necessities, I need MINIMUM $2000/ month to survive!
Yay! Let’s get some cake, I’ve made enough to survive!!
....crap - I have no real time to paint now.
The service industry isn’t affected by a minimum wage hike.
I pick up a part time serving gig at 20 hours/ week. I make about $350/week, or about $1000/month after taxes.
Move to NY for college to study Acting.
Serve tables throughout college to pay rent, and upon graduation, a lightbulb went off, and I found a martial arts teaching job for 20$/ hour. #yanggang