If you can't afford to pay your employees then you can't afford to run a business in the first place. Exploiting your employees for their labor should never be a prerequisite. Same thing with tipping, fuck you, pay your employees. Literally have absolutely zero pity for any business, big or small that cries about paying their employees a wage they can live off of. Everybody has a role in society, and some people's role is working at McDonald's. Someone has to do it, and the fact that we've collectively decided that even though you're fulfilling a necessary role in the world that you are not worthy of survival is evil unto itself. The best idea I've ever heard from an American politician was Bernie's "give companies a monthly fine for the difference between their wage and the threshold for public assistance". I pay taxes, and some of those taxes go to feed and house people. I'm not mad that those taxes are helping people, I'm mad that although they're working full-time that they need help at all.