Red Robin Fires Busboys to Make Up for Minimum Wage Hikes
Restaurant busboys, in line to earn a little more dough this year as minimum wage hikes hit across the country, are instead losing their jobs as chains look to cut costs.
One chain axing jobs is Red Robin, which hopes to save about $8 million this year by eliminating busboys at each of its 570 restaurants, the company said Monday.
Red Robin restaurants are located mostly in Western states, where the minimum wage has risen more quickly.
The Colorado-based chain already eliminated so-called expediters — who plate the food in the kitchen — and realized a cost savings of nearly $10 million last year, it said.
Well, here's to "progress."
I can hear it now, leftists crying about the mustache-twirling businessmen exploiting the working man. Which just goes to show the extent of their dunderheadedness. Contrary to their beliefs, there's no bush that yields $100 bills. When you force yuge expenditures, like requiring a dishwasher to make a doctor's salary, cuts are going to happen.
Compare this to the alternative. The tax cuts just went into effect last week. Already companies are giving copious amounts of coinage to charity, and awarding raises and bonuses for their employees. Geez, allowing businesses to keep their earnings seems to work out better than robbing them. Who would've thought.
Progressives always want to meddle in business affairs. Thanks to that meddling, a whole buttload of busboys are now out on their rear-ends. They're like King Midas, except everything they touch turns into a pile of crap.
This is why letting Bernie Sanders anywhere near our economy is a bad idea.