Minimum Wage

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  1. zgrog2000

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    I was wondering how many people on this forum are working for minimum wage and if so, how old they are. I'm not familiar enough with the labor laws in other countries but assume that there are minimum wages there as well. In the US, the federal minimum wage is $5.85 but most states have laws that require employers to pay more.

    My experience is that teenagers with part time jobs earn minimum wage but most other hourly workers make more than the minimum but my experience is limited to a few states in the midwest, south, and Alaska.
     
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    Don't work for the sweatshops or slave-shops. An average worker, no matter what kind of job you do, should get paid at least $16 per hour.
     
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    I'm payed on salary. I was just curious if there are many people actually earning a minimum wage (in the USA). My gut feeling is that most people earn more than the minimum.
     
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    That may well be true for the participnts of this site. However, that does not mean that they are earning a living wage. At my last job I earned an okay annual salary which worked out to $38.04 an hour. Not bad until you calculate in $11,300 a year, $2800 a year for car insurance, and over $100K in student loans. I barely eked out an existence. :redface:
     
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    No arguement. I'm not stating that minimum wage is a living wage and as you know, a living wage varies from place to place. Politicians like to tell you that they raised the minimum wage. My thought is "big fucking deal, most people already earn above the federal minimum wage."
     
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    Does the average American usually classify roughly 76000$ as an "Ok annual salary?"

    That seems pretty decent for one person to make a year. Yes, I suppose the US government does end up with almost half, so when you factor that in, yah, you really aren't taking home much in the end.
     
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    This is a classic example of the "I barely make enough to get by" bs instead of people living to their means.

    People give doctors crap for making as much money as they do, but guess what, many just " barely eke by". Those people that make millions of dollars per year, also just barely eke by as well.

    The fact of the matter is, when people make more money the money the spend increases (often at a greater percentage than what they make).

    Point is, maybe if your making 38 bucks an hour and hauling in 70 grand per year and having problems getting buy you should evaulate how your spending money. Granted you might be living in a location such as a big city where inflation is much greater than the rest of the country. :) If it makes your feel better i'm sure theres hundreds and hundreds of millions of people in this world that would love to have your living wage!
     
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    If this topic really interests you, I am sure you can find tons of info simply by googling or checking the web site of the United States Federal Department of Labor Statistics and possibly also the Commerce Department's web site.
     
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    That less than $6 minimum wage seems really low. That's less than &#163;3 an hour. I don't know my rate of pay (hasn't been negotiated yet) but I got &#163;150 for three day's work :cool:

    Some of it is still ongoing though hehe. Got a survey to finish today.

    Anyway, minimum wage here is I think &#163;5.35 for adults and around &#163;4 for 16-21's. Which is $10.70 and $8 ish respectively.

    I hope things are really inexpensive in America if that's the minimum wage.
     
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    Yes, things are really expensive in America. The southeast and midwestern part of the country tend to have an overall less expensive cost of living; but there are many items which are more expensive than the north.
     
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    OK you genius. I went to google and the other sites you mentioned. I couldn't find any information regarding LPSG members who earned minimum wage or any pay categories classified by penis size.

    Maybe you could help me find the info.
     
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    I just got a raise at work now, but I went from making $55,000 a year to being unemployed, to now making $12/hour before the raise.

    I was making minimum wage until I was 30 years old. In the community where I lived, minimum-wage jobs were the only jobs that would hire women, except for nurses, teachers, secretaries, etc. Since I don't have the manual dexterity to type fast, and can't deal with kids or sick people, that leaves me in the dust. I worked fast food, did factory work, cashier, etc. And this was AFTER getting my college degree!

    I didn't get into my real career path until I moved to Indianapolis - which I was only able to do because I had a boyfriend there at the time, and moved in with him.

    I manage despite being unemployed about half the time now. San Antonio has a low cost of living, and my car is paid off. However, I have a lot of credit-card debt due to moving expenses, car repairs and medical/dental bills.
     
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    I find the more money I make the more of it disappears with nothing to show for it - I don't mean on taxes, it just disappears.
     
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    Hell yeah, I already went through the condition of working poor. Education is the only way out of working poor. You don't need to spend tons of money to finish college. That's what public schools and colleges are for. You don't need to borrow 100K to go to a public school. $16 per hour should be the real minimum wage that the workers deserve to get paid because of the skyrocketting living cost and rising inflation rate these days.
     
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