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This is not a science fiction movie robots and computers may soon take over the jobs of some American workers.
The Wall Street Journal reporting small business owners may have to replace low wage workers with technology and according to the paper it is all thanks to president Obama's call for a minimum wage increase.
And the rising costs of Obama care.
The very measures meant of course to help the workers.
How -- owner of just cupcakes joins -- nice to see a -- Thank you -- Tell me I'm the impact -- that I know I know it'll never stories that day say you haven't had number employs and what about ten employees.
We'll only have about 25 employees overall yes the ten that are dynamite.
I -- -- -- minimum wage how I have what what -- expectation what do you what do you do about them.
You know they're great workers and and we love having them but.
I certainly if that min wage goes -- we will have to make some some drastic changes.
What is it should what is the job that the minimum workers and -- -- minimal wage workers having your business.
Well in it -- their job -- to you I'd take it take the order fill the order you know great the customer.
Ring it up and -- you know and and -- on their way.
-- and I and I take it -- take it amended his -- some serve.
-- not technology or something they could do to replace them is that it what could -- make a lot of people can't be replaced by robots are technology.
Well not not everybody can be replaced by by technology but.
-- I with a small business you're looking to make small changes to help your bottom line.
And it by reduced from half for even more than that -- at -- the customer service employees instead of having two people out front -- one person.
Taking -- one person filling orders -- or bringing them up.
I can have -- simply have something like an iPad or tablet of some type where you could.
Punch in what you want because the cupcakes are already on this -- we can do wonderful things with technology and be able to save some of the labor rates.
Is there anyway it -- miss minimum wage is raised today anyway that you can raise the price of cupcakes or do you think that would really diminish your -- -- at.
Now it will -- it will kill myself.
I sell one item where are -- our name is just cupcakes so.
You know that doesn't there's a price for a cupcake is in as a week charged three dollars.
You can't charge you can't pass on -- the you what employment taxes would do to us.
You can't pass that on and that's what our business has been built about and that's what.
In the success of our business has been for the past almost five years so it's how late in the game to -- to change everything you know for us to change our menu items.
And you know we just can't sort that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know this is having a small business is heart.
But our business has constantly ground.
The banks have been -- our customers are happy our employees are happy.
We we followed our business plan and -- able to make modest increases each year.
We turned a profit before we were supposed to turn a profit I've been able to open another store now we're doing -- -- and they came from a lot of careful planning.
And you know our future looks really gut check in if it wants something like this would happen.
What about -- what about health -- -- something provide your employees.
No -- net.
We that I left then -- I'm sorry yeah Biamila sensitive case you don't have -- right now decide to.
So I take it it said today that they if they -- if they raised that the minimum wage it will put significant that crimp in your business.
It's literally the difference between profitability.
And not -- me it's it's that clear cut for us.
We -- -- -- cupcakes -- great ingredients we have razor thin margins we could not absorb.
That that big of an increase there's no way.
'cause thank you and that good luck -- business thank you semis.
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