The Herald asked readers whether they favored a hike in the Connecticut minimum wage over the weekend.
The poll results showed that of the 619 people who answered the poll question, 279 voted in favor of the hike, while 340 were against the wage increase.
The Herald also posted the wage hike question on Facebook. More than 50 comments were shared.
S. A. Yonan wrote: “To be honest. I think that corporate companies should pay 15 an hour and I think the law should be stated that with a few years they should by law increase wages if they are a long time employees within 3-4 years. For every 6 month they should increase it and max maximum being 15 for people over the age of 18 and minimum being for 10.10 for high schoolers. Small business should be exempt if under 25 employees.”
Sara Caron wrote: “No. Flipping burgers is not worth $15 an hour. If you want to make more than go to school... learn a trade... McDonalds is not meant to be a career it’s meant to be a job if your in high school or college or out of necessity if your in between jobs.”
And, David Wearne added: “NO way, entry-level jobs are not worthy of that much. These jobs are for high school students not married couples raising a family. Going to be a lot of people out of work when owners can not afford to pay that much. Will be a lot of robotics then and the price of everything will skyrocket, seniors don’t have enough now just wait till prices go up.”