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I'd much rather see a big increase in the minimum wage than rewarding someone who works a different time of day with a higher pay. Many of those workers are in the restaurant and sales industry and have to fully understand that working nights and weekends comes with the territory.
I used to date a bartender many moons ago and she loved her 2nd shift schedule where she had Monday's and Tuesday's off because she made far more money during that shift compared to the shift that covered lunch and happy hour. All the wait staff I met when we were dating would universally say the same thing. The earlier shifts were for the newbies.
Now, I'm not saying that is the case for every profession that works "off" hours, but it's one example where workers actually want to work late nights and weekends.
Many of the workers in the restaurant industry do not have a lot of choice. There are few positions in this industry that follow banker hours. If one has a family, it is hard to manage such a job. The extra hardship should be compensated.
Some people do prefer the off hours. I used to like graveyards. But I was single back then.
But most workers would prefer banker hours to get the better work/life balance. For those of us with banker hour jobs, we need the shift workers to enjoy our evenings and weekends. We should pay the shift workers a little more.