Can someone please explain this anger over low wages to me please?
You own a company. Your company is built from your blood, sweat, and tears. You are turning a profit so you hire a worker to come in 38 hours a week at $10 per hour. She does your paperwork for you and other remedial tasks to give you more time to build your business.
In the next fiscal year, your company does really well and your profits go up by $400,000 compared to the previous year. Again, this is your company that you built. Your success is your own. Your employee is doing nothing different or special, just your remedial stuff that you are too busy for. She is replaceable; anyone can answer phones and process paperwork.
Some people on here act like the employee should be making $50,000 instead of $19,760 simply because the company is doing well. Maybe give her a raise to $22,000 and make her full time with benefits, but again, she is doing the same basic remedial job she was hired for and nothing more.
Why? Why should an employee get a bigger paycheck just because the company they are working for is doing better? They are still doing the same job as before. Why should the company take a loss to pay their employees better?