I realize that minimum wages vary substantially - but Im curious for some input on this.. Where we are minimum wage is $11 I currently pay my training pizza cooks $12 my highest paid cook (been with us 1.5 years) is making $13 Recently theres been a fair bit of talk about wanting raises, working too hard (they are not - it's slow season) etc. normal employee BS. My husband (now removed from the business operations as he purchased another business so he could have his own ) told me I should develop a "pay scale". We run two restaurants from one building - and pay them more when they can do more than one role as they are worth more to us. I'm just struggling with this and can't stand the thought of all of them insisting on training a new role (when they haven't mastered their current role). I can't really afford to give a bunch of raises out and Alberta is "supposed" to be going up to $15 per hour minimum wage within the next few years, this obviously would require me to increase prices which I am opposed to doing as the economy is so fragile. Any thoughts or insight? I proposed a food credit (they get 1/2 price currently) but the Hubs said it was too complicated.