2. If your underpaying people that's another problem
3. You're asking people to work during a pandemic. They're not putting their lives and fiances (who's going to pay for their hospital bill) to work for you
Mass has a $12.75/hour minimum wage. I wonder how many people were making about minimum wage, there's always been an argument that min. wage was less than most adults make, but these owners are saying it wasn't true for them.
Businesses don't have enough need for summer workers to pay them
And if businesses can’t find summer works, should those businesses be reevaluating their model? Do those businesses have a right to exist going forward as before COVID19 or do the workers have a right to a better living?
not saying if its good or bad but it puts a floor on what salary people are willing to accept for different jobs
If you had ubi, then you could still take those jobs for additional income for hobbies, travel, etc.
As it is right now, you're losing money by taking these jobs.
In this case, you'd note that there are certain businesses that don't consider themselves viable at the current value of unemployment benefits if unemployment behaves as it does right now. Then you see if you're okay with losing those businesses and if you are, then so be it, you think it's worth the trade-off. If you're not okay, then you need to tune the intervention, e.g. unemployment is guaranteed for some time even if you become re-employed, or 'unemployment' is guaranteed to all, or you lower the payment, etc.
So yes, you are right that there are many parameters that can be tuned.
Your own comment refutes this, you just use different wording. Policies are created with certain goals in mind, i.e., how things should be. You then see whether your policies have achieved this goal, and reevaluate accordingly.
I just mean that making some policy and then saying "businesses should do X" isn't useful. That's like making a phone a certain shape and then saying "people are holding the phone wrong".