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minimum wage def needs to go up soon, its ridiculous how hard people have to work just to make ends meet

Did you notice that every time min wages go up that all prices in general do too? When I started working in 1970 I made $300 a month ... paid $99 for rent, $65 for car payment, $50 a month for car insurance, $20 a month for phone and gas was $1.50 a gallon, if you do the math its about the same as todays minimum wage. Clothes, laundermat and food I did not calculate.

I think that the minimum wage should be increase. All of the prices are going up and everything gets more expensive and we still make the same amount of money.

I think minimum wage is way too low and should be much higher so people can live comfortably without worrying about bills and groceries.

Minimum wage is a joke. and when you hear of some companies employing cheap labour and paying people even lower because they have no other option, it's just shocking!

Minimum wage is barely living wage. I think it definitely needs to get raised - especially in the US. It is not that bad (about 10.30 without tips) in Canada.

Not only do they pay huge amounts of money to other companies but they are always giving huge amounts of money to charities which I think charity should begin with employees.

There are many stores such as dollar stores that make billions of dollars but pay their employees minimum wage. These companies can find billions to buy other companies but find it difficult to pay people a decent wage.

tons of places dont even pay minimum wage. and i really hated it when i worked minimum wage for that year while i was in school. you cant really do anything with your money. and if you get paid bi -weekly you can forget about having any bills to pay PERIOD

Well minimum wage went up a few weeks ago. The second raise I have had in five years. Still making less money than I did a few years ago. (I had other income then)

Making minimum wage sinks big time. It is so hard for a lot of people to make a living on minimum wage, especially if they have families. As far as I can remember, I've only made minimum wage at one job for a short period of time. I don't know how people feed themselves, clothe themselves, and keep a roof over their head while making minimum wage.

I'm glad I don't have minimum wage. A lot of people have told me what they earn and it's ridiculous! They get ripped off.

wage is very core more so to the working class and its time a line is cut to have all the wages pocket friendly and fair to the concerned partied

I was thinking about doing an apprenticeship to become nursery teacher but the wage is so low for the full time hours. It is something like £2.00 an hour! which is something like $4 an hour.

Young people in Slovenia coming out of University are forced to work for free for several months just in order to get their final approval from the authorities. That is modern age slavery I think. Nobody shouldn't work for a wages so low that don't even cover the expences of coming to work. Not to mention food costs and paying bills. What is this world turning into?

Marko. Hello and welcome. Does the government pay for your tuition? I wonder what the rationale for the free labor is. Are you at least allowed to have a second job to pay your bills during this time?

Of course you are allowed to have the second job. That is...theoretically. In fact, they use so called apprenticeship to such extended level that those poor youngsters are not even in chance to think about second job. Fortunatelly for em I'm of middle-age and that was not the case when i was 20 something. My daughter will soon finish her study for being a teacher though. Such slavery is the thing she will experience I'm afraid.

While, that really isn't fair. It's part of the culture. Sad as it is. I think mininum wage in the state I live in right now is eight bucks. Which is way lower than where I lived previously. There it is over ten.

$4 an hour is a good offer that mean if you do 5 hours in a day you have $20 which to me is a good amount to get me going i wish i was in a position to take such an offer

I live in Ontario, Canada where the minimum wage is now about $11 an hour. I find that to be a fair amount. $4 is crazy!

I believe if the minimum wage is eight dollars a hour. in one state then ten an hour in a another state that state pays more because their daily living expenses are higher so it balances out. It might look like you are being paid less but your cost of living there should be lower than the other place was.

Does anyone know what the minimum wage is now in the U.S/.? I have an awesome job, but if I wanted a part time job going for minimum wage, I don't know what it is.

I believe it still carries by state. Last I checked in New York it's $8.00 an hour. It was $7.25 an hour a year ago.

Okay. I live in Florida. does anyone know of a website that would tell us this information?? I really need to find out this info.

Barbara, this minimum wage link might be helpful to you. This is the latest as far as I know but there are talks about minimum wage increasing soon. Hope this was helpful. View link

Okay thank you guys. I will look into that to find out that information that I want. I just want to see if it would be worth it to get a part time.

$8 dollars an hour wow that would be a dream come true if it was done here in my country that would make me rich in a few months

Patrick. You must have a much lower cost of living than we have in the states. In many areas here, $8/hour wouldn't even pay for a studio apartment. You could maybe get a room in someone's house; but then you still have to eat and pay to get to work and buy clothing for work and buy insurance etc, etc. It sure doesn't go far here. It's okay for high school kids who have no expenses, but that's about it.

I work from home so that I don't have to rely on minimum wage. It's sad to say that I can make around the same amount of money just sitting on the couch as I would at a fast food joint or at a retail job.

It's definitely hard to find one thing. I like to spread my day out over several different sites. I find that it makes it much easier to earn that way.

And having people who can help you find them. I had help find Chat from a friend. Then Swag, and from Swag, Perk. I also had a friend tell me about the survey site I am on. That one is slow, but only have to visit it once a day to get the survey and do it. That one takes two mins or so.

Would you care to trade some sites? Maybe we both have a few that the other hasn't tried yet. I'm always looking to add new ones to my list and I love sharing the ones I have with people.

I have a bunch too, if you guys wanna all trade and see what websites we use that the other's might not.

I don't have a wage here in Japan, I have a salary. When broken down though, I make more than minimum wage. But that doesn't stop me from going online and earning a bit of side-money. Every little bit helps.

I like using a variety of methods to make money. I do like having a day job as well as it tends to provide the more steady income source.

i would love to have a full time job and also have a part-time job as well as a reliable online job this would be much better for me and make life better

minimum wage with enough hours or other employment opportunities allow a basic lifestyle and standard of living and those with families will receive assitance

many talk in terms of hours but in my country its rated in terms of days some even earn less than a dollar in a day so we have a big way to go

I never actually worked minimum wage. Even my first job paid over that, and I was in a very low skill position as an 18 year old.

Getting by on minimum wage would be extremely challenging. I read a book once where the author documented their lives trying to live off of minimum wage. I also think Morgan Spurlok did a documentary on the same concept

having a side job as well as having a parallel income source different from the full time job is the best idea to curb minimum wage issues
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