Tuesday, December 19, 2006


Retailers yesterday reported a sudden spike in the sale of new Holdens, Lion Red beer and reports of neglected children, following the Government's announcement of a rise in the minimum wage.
The Government move to increase minimum hourly pay rates from $10.25 to $11.25 has also sent several thousand small businesses to the wall, according to Business Round Table Chair Roger Kerr.
Meanwhile educationist John Kirkland said that increasing the rewards for people for working in 'lousy jobs' removed the incentive for them to better themselves.
"I'm predicting a shortage of entrepeneurs, bankers and tax lawyers in a few years," said Dr Kirkland. "Night cleaning and Hamburgerology will become the chosen professions of a generation of teenagers."

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