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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7600833
06/08/22 03:09 PM
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I worked for $1.90 an hour.
For $5 dollars I could get 1/3 of a tank of gas for the buick wildcat and have enough left over for 4 beers in the hotel.


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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Boco] #7600855
06/08/22 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
I worked for $1.90 an hour.
For $5 dollars I could get 1/3 of a tank of gas for the buick wildcat and have enough left over for 4 beers in the hotel.


2 for you and 2 for the guy you took there?


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.... but what do I know, I'm just a dumb farmer.~My Dad
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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7600868
06/08/22 04:20 PM
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My first job off the farm was stacking lumber off the green chain for $1.25/hour.

Re: Minimum wage [Re: Jiwi] #7600895
06/08/22 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jiwi
So what if you can't pay to go to work?

Then the libards pay you to stay home!


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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7600905
06/08/22 05:26 PM
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It needs go way up, inflation an gas are scary the thought of world in year from now, I make $15 hr an might somehow stay jon until SS check in hand in August

Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7600906
06/08/22 05:27 PM
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My first job was at 10 yrs old. Delivered 21 papers 6 days a week. Payed monthly 21.00. It took me 1 hr a day to deliver those papers. It was a 3 mile walk or bike ride round trip. Itís not what you make itís what you spend. Cant make it on one living. Find other employment or supplement yourself with another job. Itís called extra income. Pretty basic stuff. No one owes you a living. You deserve everything you earn. If you donít want to work donít. Beg at the corner. Makes no difference to me. The generations that are in the working age class. Are pretty lazy. Not pretty lazy. Are down right lazy. If high gas prices have you stumped. Frustrated. You havenít seen anything yet. Letís go Brandon [Linked Image]

Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7600947
06/08/22 06:42 PM
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Made 2Ę a vine pullin' brush in the grapes as a kid. Moved up in the world and made $2.65 an hour. Then minimum wage went to $3.35. Boy was I bringing it home. Finally worked my way up to $5 an hour. Right after that minimum wage went to $5 and the new hires were making what I did on the farm. That's when I decided to get a job in the big city. An hour in and and hour back every day. 18 years of that while also running a small grape farm.
Worked and paid the bills and raised my family. If you feel your job pays too little either work more or quit your whining. And most of all live within your means

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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7601095
06/08/22 09:58 PM
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I rember when younger save every Penney, I had coon collections, work for $1 hour on farm with field work, then room an board on farm for 2 summers for $25 a week, then got job in factory pt after high school an stay there an work bunch times, quit, layoff an came back, things never really same after late 70 s or early 80 s, recession, mfr everthing change,lot cheap low wages after then, someplace the big mfg an other plants closed up

Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7601212
06/09/22 05:47 AM
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I think there should
be no minimum wage Pay should be what you have to pay to keep the help

Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7601214
06/09/22 05:54 AM
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No ones buisness except employer and employee what has been agreed to for compensation


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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Michigander] #7602824
06/11/22 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Michigander
Minimum wage is still 7.25 an hour which is ridiculous in the current economy. I wouldn't let a 10 year old kid work for that.


Then I would feel sorry for your kids. Most would be glad to work for $5 and would be building a solid work ethic at the same time. It's not what ya earn, it's what ya learn.


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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7602837
06/11/22 01:36 PM
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Didn't minimum wage come about because some employers were taking advantage of low IQ workers who simply couldn't defend themselves against getting overworked and underpaid?
I quit buying the Snickers up by the cash register when they got to 89 cents. The other day I saw them at a new 7-11 along the interstate for 1.79. I wouldn't think they'd sell many.


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7602859
06/11/22 02:01 PM
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Itís tough to make it on $15 an hour. I know, thatís what I make right now. I work for the state doing highway maintenance, my crew is responsible for road paint, sign repair, and street light repair, I drive a ten wheeler dump truck hauling chips for chip sealing. I operate a 20 ton crane standing up light poles, do electrical work, haul equipment on lowboys, do traffic control on accidents, drive snowplows, operate loaders and street sweepers and aerial trucks, drive water truck, and several other pieces of heavy equipment. All of which require a lot of skill, skill that in the private sector is worth double or even triple what I make. There is a very rigid pay increase scale, and in a couple years the pay gets significantly better, but for now we struggle.

The only thing keeping me there is the benefits and schedule that allows me a lot of time with my kids. Great benefits, retirement, PTO, insurance, tuition reimbursement, etc. the trade off is I just wonít make any money the next couple years. And I canít really go get another job, because they made me sign a paper saying that this job will take precedence over any other job I may get and if I do look for other work it must be approved by my supervisor and his boss. Nobody wants to hire help that will have to leave mid shift if their other job calls.

Iím not complaining, I knew what I signed up for. Just sayin, at $15 an hour in todayís economy the struggle is real. Everyone here sayin ďwell I worked for $1.50 and hourĒ blah blah, you may have, but you never had to pay for $6 a gallon fuel and $5 a gallon milk. Not to mention $1,300+ a month rent. Inflation is kicking us in the teeth right now.


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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7602866
06/11/22 02:14 PM
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Bob I was in the same predicament you are in currently. But I found a way to earn extra money. And still be available at a momentís notice. Like you a few yrs down the road. I got payed well. And continue. The sacrifice was well worth it. I still earn the extra income on the side

Re: Minimum wage [Re: Bob] #7602876
06/11/22 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob
Itís tough to make it on $15 an hour. I know, thatís what I make right now. I work for the state doing highway maintenance, my crew is responsible for road paint, sign repair, and street light repair, I drive a ten wheeler dump truck hauling chips for chip sealing. I operate a 20 ton crane standing up light poles, do electrical work, haul equipment on lowboys, do traffic control on accidents, drive snowplows, operate loaders and street sweepers and aerial trucks, drive water truck, and several other pieces of heavy equipment. All of which require a lot of skill, skill that in the private sector is worth double or even triple what I make. There is a very rigid pay increase scale, and in a couple years the pay gets significantly better, but for now we struggle.

The only thing keeping me there is the benefits and schedule that allows me a lot of time with my kids. Great benefits, retirement, PTO, insurance, tuition reimbursement, etc. the trade off is I just wonít make any money the next couple years. And I canít really go get another job, because they made me sign a paper saying that this job will take precedence over any other job I may get and if I do look for other work it must be approved by my supervisor and his boss. Nobody wants to hire help that will have to leave mid shift if their other job calls.

Iím not complaining, I knew what I signed up for. Just sayin, at $15 an hour in todayís economy the struggle is real. Everyone here sayin ďwell I worked for $1.50 and hourĒ blah blah, you may have, but you never had to pay for $6 a gallon fuel and $5 a gallon milk. Not to mention $1,300+ a month rent. Inflation is kicking us in the teeth right now.


I'd look for a side hustle. Even one you could take your kids to. Selling firewood, wrenching on cars, scrapping... something like that.


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Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7602879
06/11/22 02:43 PM
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Bob raising minimum wage sounds great for 5 seconds. Now Jonny gets more on his check if he did not get layed off because his employer can't pay as many people to work at the higher labor rate. The employer will also rase his prices as will everyone that has to pay more.

Now everything Jonny buyers cost more due to the price increases so while he makes more he has no more buying power.

Now guys like yourself making 15 an hour won't get a raise but your prices on things you buy will go up.

It won't bring Jonny up it will bring others down. It will directly add to the allready run away inflation.

Basic econ 101 cost vs benefit analysis.

You are making concessions in pay for security and benefits in a few years. As you said you could make 3 times that tomorrow driving a truck.

I'm on the other end I want to be closer to home and have better hours at work but am not willing to take the pay cut the hwy department would require.

Re: Minimum wage [Re: Bob] #7602892
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Get a second job.

Re: Minimum wage [Re: Snowpa] #7602915
06/11/22 03:34 PM
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Make no mistake, I do not believe in raising the minimum wage in any way shape or form. Inflation already has us by the short hairs as it is, raising minimum wage will do nothing but exacerbate the situation.


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