In the present economic climate, there will be many unemployed who are overqualified for minimum wage jobs, but have no option since that is the only work that's hiring.
Last edited by Manc Skipper; 12-18-12 at 06:41 PM.
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"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
In some places minimum wage comes with health insurance, and in some places not. That
would be a significant factor. In my former business I paid a woman $11.75 an hour with
a stipulation that if she took less than 3 weeks off a year she got a $2k IRA contribution from
me on July 1; I paid that each of the three years she worked for me. She did this well into
2010 beyond my ownership of the business and late in 2010 on income of $12 an hour,
with two kids, no dad, and helpful parents she put her life savings into a $99,000 home in
central CA. She put $24k down, paid about $2k more in other costs, and has mortgage of
$400 a month. Taxes, insurance, local utilities (not electric) put her cost of housing at
less than $700 - far below the $925 rent she was paying for an apartment. She's always
had fellow co workers living with her on room rentals - and I think she still does.
"What difference" "does it make?"
2) Visiting a city is not remotely the same as living in one. There're many, many things that I have at my fingertips all the time that you just don't.
3) Luxuries and commodities aside, it's also generally easier to make a good living in a large urban environment with a thriving economy than it is to do so in a small town.