Or ticket prices jump to $250, this has always been the argument with massive labor increases, everything has to be paid for. For every action there’s a reaction.Thank you. I'm baffled why it's so hard for so many in this thread to say that.
The problem there is if you pay 18 year olds $23 per hour to be a busboy or a churro vendor or a Golden Zephyr ride operator or Mad Hatter cashier, you just blew past the current starting wages for trained chefs and pastry chefs, plus tree pruners, and dozens of other skilled and semi-skilled jobs.
So now the trained pastry chef gets how much per hour if the busboy is getting $23 per hour? $28 per hour instead of the current starting wage for pastry chef's of $20?
Realizing that the boiler mechanic currently starts at $28 per hour, what do you pay that licensed and trained journeyman mechanic if the pastry chef now gets $28 because the busboy gets $24?
And on and on and on.
There's just no way Disneyland stays in business if it starts paying unskilled teenage busboys $23 per hour. And if they did, they'd get rid of almost all of the busboys. Plus a lot of pastry chef's at $28 per hour, and mechanics at $34 per hour, electricians at $39 per hour, etc., etc.
Disney can absolutely afford to pay their employees more but anyone who thinks they will decrease profits to do it is deluding themselves. Those costs will be directly pushed onto us and those raises will come directly out of our wallets.
We all love CMs so most of us would pay more for them to get paid more, at some point it becomes so unaffordable we just can’t go anymore though. Then no one wins, we lose the parks we love and the CMs end up unemployed making $0 an hour.
If every dollar raise adds $2 to the ticket price it can only go so high before it prices out too many people. A $4 raise (to $18 an hour) adds $8 to the ticket price, most people will grumble but still pay it, a $10 raise adds $20 to the ticket price, suddenly the price for a family of 4 just got substantially higher. There’s a point it becomes unsustainable.