Minimum wage is very low in my state. I think it is $7.25. I feel sorry for people who only make minimum wage because I know that they are struggling. The prices on everything is going up: food, housing, utilities, clothing, etc. Everything is going up except minimum wage. I think every state should enforce at least a $16/hour minimum wage. That would help a lot of families out.
I think mimum wage should go up some single mom cant make it on what they get and everything keeps going up and some cnt keep there head above water it would help so many that work at the fast food places etc
Minimum wage needs to be more. Problem is if it gets higher it will only cause the cost of everything to go up so, it is a no win for all. I wish there was a way to raise it without having to deal with the repercussions
I don't understand why people complain that they are only making minimum wage. I know it would be very difficult to survive with only making such little money, but you chose this job! People always have options. I worked minimum wage when I was a teenager, and busted my butt to pay for a college education by myself. Nobody helped me, I did it myself. All so I wouldn't have to settle for anything less, such as minimum wage.
Is everyone just making stuff up about minimum wage? lol It wasn't put into place for teenagers getting their first jobs. Minimum wage is meant to be in place so that 1 person can support a family, have a home, etc. Is that possible on today's minimum wage? nope
Minimum wage might be a good starting place for a teenager who's still in high school but not much else. In most areas it would not pay for decent housing, utilities, clothing, groceries and health care. In my opinion companies should not be permitted to make a profit by employing workers at a wage rate that will keep them in poverty
You can't live your whole life on a minimum wage especially if you're planning to have a family. If you are still in school, study harder than what you are doing now since education is the great equalizer as my previous teacher said. With it, you'll have better job with higher pay which means better future.
To anyone who doubts that it's impossible to get by on minimum wage, I recommend an excellent book titled Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. To research this book, she took minimum-wage jobs and tried to survive. She talked to myriad ordinary people stuck in the minimum-wage basement. It's eye-opening. View link
Back in the old days. Minimum wage used to be fifty cents or less, per hour worked. Now it is about ten dollars an hour. Things and times have changed a lot. I beleive if they raise it anymore. Employers won't be able to hire workers, let alone have any customers.
I have been able to live off minimum wage perfectly fine. All it takes is living within your means. Many of the people I see complaining have fancy new phones have never used a coupon before and don't know how to budget.