Monday, July 31, 2006

Really, Does Anyone Make Minimum Wage?



I am not being facetious.

I never understand the whole 'raise the minimum wage' debate because I don't know who makes minimum wage...

Please list jobs where someone would make minimum wage and reasons someone would still have that job after they moved out of their parent's house.

In high school I worked as a nanny during the summers and made more than M.W. Then I worked at a shoe store right after high school and sometimes brought home over $1025 for two weeks (at age 19). Even when I worked at the veterinarian's office I was making $10-something an hour --and this was all before I had a degree...

There are tons of jobs that have growth potential and don't require higher education (post office, police, fire, technical trades, professional offices, etc.) --this leads me to believe that anyone making minimum wage after the age of 22 is lacking in motivation and ambition...

Is this Northeastern thinking? Is the job market vastly different in other parts of the country?

7 comments:

matt said...

What is wrong with u?? Have u really grown up so lily white and sheltered that u are truly unaware that poverty and areas where there are few to no jobs at all?? And the jobs available pay minimum wage and sometimes not even that??? U are dingbat or maybe u were being cute. I dunno. Hopefully trying to be cute.

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Kara Johnson said...

You need to get off your high horse and place yourself in other peoples shoes. Sounds like you have never struggled a day in your life, who are you to judge others that have? There are a lot of people in this country that are not fortunate enough to be able to go to school. If someone was to have kids, working one or more minimum wage jobs just to make it from paycheck to paycheck may not have the time, money, or support to further their education - and that it just one of MANY situations. Don't judge people by the decisions they make, you don't know the options they were given.

Anonymous said...

I hope you live below poverty for the rest of your life starting this year.

Anonymous said...

Yea, you're just another dumb bitch