Stopped at Arby’s for lunch during my wandering yesterday. Noticed a sign on the door: temporary hours, dining room closes at 5, drive up closes at 7.
Mosied in to find the manager working the counter. Laura has been there for years and recognizes me. I asked about the short hours, “did all your high school students quit when school started?” She said, no, they all started college. I offered that the Tim Horton’s that I visit had had their dining room open at least since April, but it has been closed for the last three weeks, ever since school started for the fall.
Maybe a “pro-growth” government will repeal the “intrusive” child labor laws and “burdensome” mandatory school attendance laws, so half the kids will drop out by the 8th grade, providing the “JCs” with a supply of low education, low skill, labor to flip burgers for life. And with so many people not continuing to High School, education budgets can be cut to pay for another tax cut for the “JCs”.