New Minimum Wage: $6.55/HR

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by White Rain, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    What a joke. :mad:
     
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  3. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    I'm mad for all the people who have to take minimim wage jobs and try to raise a family on that wage. or, heck, even try to take care of just yourself, making that.
     
  4. brad

    brad The Prez - Arithmomaniac

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    To me, it is an encouragement to keep bettering myself, obtain skills that make me profitable so that I dont HAVE to take a job paying minimum wage.

    I know there are situations that are bad, but economically, if it's raise it too much, it will hurt mom and pop shops that cant afford to pay a higher wage.
     
  5. KansasCutie

    KansasCutie Rest In Peace

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    Im confused as to why you're mad...its higher than the previous minimum wage rate correct?
     
  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Up until recently, Idaho's minimum wage was $5.15. Now THAT is a joke. I agree with you that $6.55 is still horrible, especially when trying to raise a family, but at least it's coming up. It's supposed to come up more soon too.
     
  7. j2mirish

    j2mirish Former Member

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    I have some folks working in the moving industry that is a very very hard physical job, that have done it for years- making 12 an hour- I think flipping burgers for this wage ( no disrespect to anyone intended ) is a fair wage
     
  8. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    I agree. It's true that the thought of making ends meet on such a low hourly salary is daunting but we have to look at the bigger picture as well. I am glad they have raised it.
     
  9. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    My very first "real" job was in a Burger King at age 15! Those were the days!:crazy: I think everyone should spend a summer working fast food.
     
  10. j2mirish

    j2mirish Former Member

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    and mine was as a waitress at a walgreens restaurant-- we didnt even get the 2.10 minimum wage because we got tips if I remember correctly :eek:
     
  11. j2mirish

    j2mirish Former Member

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    you sure did keep that sweeping motion going :crazy: :rolleyes: :crazy:
    glad for that !
     
  12. KansasCutie

    KansasCutie Rest In Peace

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    Walgreens has a restaraunt????

    My first job was a tanning salon that was $5.00 an hour and my second job was a waitress at $2.15 an hour plus tips.
     
  13. j2mirish

    j2mirish Former Member

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    they use to :) its been awhile :crazy:
     
  14. KansasCutie

    KansasCutie Rest In Peace

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    Are we talking about the same walgreens...like the pharmacy? If so, thats so weird!!
     
  15. j2mirish

    j2mirish Former Member

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    yes we are
     
  16. KansasCutie

    KansasCutie Rest In Peace

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    I wonder why they took it out...that so strange!
     
  17. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    And we all turned out okay...right...didn't we? :waitasec:
     
  18. Tricia

    Tricia Owner Websleuths.com Staff Member Administrator

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    $1.50 an hour cleaning out pockets at my uncle's dry cleaning plant. Every Saturday for 12 hours when I was 14.

    The things people leave in their pockets...YIKES..
     
  19. Cheetah

    Cheetah New Member

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    LOL...I worked for a dry cleaner in a rich area. I used to find 100's, fine jewelry, expensive pens, etc. I was only making 4.00 an hour which made it tempting to keep stuff, but usually they would give you a tip for returning it!

    I guess doing the right thing gives other rewards.:crazy:
     
  20. georgiagirl

    georgiagirl Opinionated Southern Belle

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    Well, I'm mad that we even HAVE a minimum wage. Just more government involvement....
     
  21. txsvicki

    txsvicki Active Member

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    Not just kids and people too lazy to get more education are working at lower paying jobs. There's many working second jobs, students having to pay for their own things, elderly supplementing retirement, high level mentally challenged, widows who stayed home for years, people who are middle aged and have lost good jobs, etc. Raising minimum wage gets more people spending at least a little more money which helps the economy. I think it should be at least $8-9 per hour.
     

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