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Would you do your job for minimum wage ($7.25/hr)?

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by ASU2003, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. AlterMoose

    AlterMoose Slightly Tilted

    I know roughly two things about economics: jack, and shit. That being said, my current job pays literally zero. The whole home-parenting gig pays off non-monetarily. Minimum wage would be a gargantuan pay raise that I wouldn't deserve. Now, if I could go back to cart-slinging (menial labor, I know, but I actually enjoyed it), I'd probably do it for minimum wage.
  2. Freetofly

    Freetofly Diving deep into the abyss

    I have worked a job for minimun wage to help out when the kids were younger. Two jobs, but it paid the rent and food when my SO was out of work. (lazy at times). I make above middle class wages now and it bothers me to see how much my kids struggle with minimun wage.
    I have worked hard and started to get a real education, which has really helped.

    So I wouldn't work for min wage today with what I do, but when I worked for min wages, I accepted it only because it's what I had to do to survive.