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Minimum Wage

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Grandola, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Grandola

    Grandola Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2002 Messages: 1,773 Likes Received: 0
    So my boy tells me that he heard they're thinking of raising it up to $7 somthing an hour, which is good, cause $5.15/hr isn't shit.

    I personally think mim. wage should be raised up to at least $8 an hour cause shit is so expensive. with a $5.15/hr payout, it's nearly impossible to have a car, apartment, and enough food to make it through to the next check.

    $5.15 x 40hr week = $206 before the governement takes out most of it.
    $206 x 4 weeks = $824

    then subtract car payments, rent, utilities, food...
    damn.


    anyhow, what do you think about min. wage?
     
  2. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
  3. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    my job takes skill, thats the only reason why. im a greddy bastard.
     
  4. Ken E. Bus

    Ken E. Bus Member

    Joined: May 7, 2002 Messages: 311 Likes Received: 0
    The thing with minimum wage is that it is never going to be a good living. If they increase minimum wage everything else will increase as well. Just because the store has to pay extra money for labor does not mean they will eat it. They will raise their prices. The whole issue is you need to develop yourself to a level were you can earn a higher wage. No matter how much minimum wage is it is still the bottom of the scale and always will be.
     
  5. Grandola

    Grandola Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2002 Messages: 1,773 Likes Received: 0
    word to all of that. never looked at it that way.
    i guess i should dig out those reg. papers for school out of the trash.
     
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    yep...

    higher education (and/or training) = higher level of skill = higher paycheck.

    think of it like this...
    If a trained monkey could do your job, then why are you worth 8$ an hour?
     
  7. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    ^ indeed!

    I just wanted to make the distinction between learning skills and getting a BA in English.

    what the hell can you do with a BA in english? Teach english in Japan? Wonderfull!
     
  8. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 28
    I get paid to watch movies...

    beat that.
     
  9. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    ^ I get paid to make them.
     
  10. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 28
    ^ Yea, but I sit on my ass and watch.
     
  11. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    true.. making an ass grove in the couch is great fun,

    but trust this... it's totally different on the other side.
     
  12. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 28
    I make movies too...

    Turn ON your speakers and look at the intro to my new site. I am making this site for the basis of my new film:

    .six.floor.
     
  13. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    its never going to come even close to affecting me....

    the people making minimum wage are making it for a reason....if you want to make more money then get on the fucking boat like everyone else and increase your self worth and your work ethic....
     
  14. ElectricitySucks

    ElectricitySucks Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2001 Messages: 6,395 Likes Received: 24
    rage--your site creeped me out...i had a volume turned up all the way, didnt realize it, then BAM!! "wwaahhhhh!!! mommmyyy!!!!"

    freaky.
     
  15. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 28
    Got your attention. Didn't it?

    :lol: :D
     
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