I agree with it is tough, to say the least, to live on minimum wage, but I am wondering, would .70 an hour raise help if all businesses raised their prices to absorb the increase? I heard that fast food chains are already talking about adding an extra .50cent for each meal. Who's helping who with the increase? More tax dollars produced in more income.
Have people forgotten that you have to start on the bottom of any position before moving up the ladder? Most people in low wage jobs do very little because they think they deserve more.
I don;t care if I dig ditches for 8.00 an hour. I will do my very best each and every day. If the company doesn't notice, others will and I will get other offers.
This actually happened to me. I worked most of my life for just enough money to squeak by and raised a family on my income alone. We didn't have play stations, tv's in every room, and thankfully, cell phones were non existent.
You look in most homes that have low incomes and I bet you will find children with their own cell phones and personal computers, etc.
I do know it is hard to make a living, but doesn't someone agree that you should live within your means until you are able to better yourself?
Well, when I wasn't living at home, I only got a computer when I could afford it, and the first thing to go was the cable and internet if I couldn't pay a bill. My cell phone was shut off next *until my mother made sign on with her family plan because she didn't like not being able to get ahold of me* My children still do not have their own cell phones.
I'd like to know where you find jobs that will pay you more than 8 bucks an hour because you do good work? Around here, all good work gets you is told to work through your unpaid lunch break cause those other morons don't know how to do it right. Oh, and sometimes, it results in them finding ways to pay you less because they want you on the job more, but can't afford it.