Not my “allowance trust fund” daughter, but my Baskin-Robbins daughter–as Virginia “observes” the federal minimum wage, which went up yesterday from $5.85/hour to $6.55/hour. With the 15-20 hours/week she works, that’s at most $14 extra/week, which is still nothing in terms of the “true value” our family places on her B-R employment from getting that family discount on the ice cream…and even the occasional flubbed-up ice cream cake we get for free! Which goes to show you that sometimes the biggest work incentive effects–perverse or otherwise–are unrelated to the wage rate.
(By the way, that’s not my daughter in the costume, but she’d definitely wear one of those if they boosted her wage rate another 70 cents or just hired more fun people to wear such costumes with her.)
UPDATE: That’s my daughter, Allie, in comment #3 and the photo below (…wow! she’s making good money this week…the $400 is her guess for two weeks work)… She’s the one in the middle here: