According to labor standards enforcement figures of the DOLE as of the first quarter of 2013, minimum wage compliance among unionized establishments in Metro Manila was at 95.8 percent. Some 623 unionized workplaces were surveyed.
Minimum wage jobs such as cashier at McDonalds or other low paying jobs should never be live off of. Those jobs were the ones kids took in the summer time for summer jobs or SAHM worked while the kids were in school.
Jobs that can offer more, should. Like factory work or management.
In the state of Virginia minimum wage is $7.25 an hour which is not much at all ifyou look at the housing prices in the northern Virginia area. Plus the cost of utilities, gas, insurance, clothes, food and whatever else you need.