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  • Bunkin with 2-3 friends and take-out

    11 22.45%
  • Living alone in my own place, new car, new iphone

    7 14.29%
  • Who cares, I just want to soak the rich.

    1 2.04%
  • There is no such thing as "liveable wage".

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Doesn't mean that the minimum wage shouldn't be a living wage.
    Of course it does, minimum wage jobs are not careers. If one is having children while working it one, that is on them and not anyone else.

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Of course it does, minimum wage jobs are not careers. If one is having children while working it one, that is on them and not anyone else.
    No it doesn't. Just because something isn't a career does not mean that the job shouldn't pay a livable wage. TBH, the thought that a career might only pay a livable wage is frightening, because a livable wage isn't much, just providing the basics.
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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I've been watching your thread here since you posted it. Unless I missed something, I haven't seen anyone post a single figure. Not an hourly rate, not a gross salary. Yet, "living wage" is the battle call from the Progressive Machine.

    As your thread is proving, there is no such thing. It's just a poorly disguised call to unionize.
    They get called out on to the red carpet. It's not a fun place to be.

    Usually the people who whine for a "liveable wage" just means "we want more money, but we don't want to earn/work for it". They prey on people's emotions and complete lack of macroeconomic education.

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    No it doesn't. Just because something isn't a career does not mean that the job shouldn't pay a livable wage. TBH, the thought that a career might only pay a livable wage is frightening, because a livable wage isn't much, just providing the basics.
    which is not what a minimum wage job is designed to do

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    which is not what a minimum wage job is designed to do
    Says who?
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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I've seen far too many people (that lack any sort of basic economic education) discuss some fictitious term like "liveable wage". I think it's time we let liberals define it.

    What is it, people?
    life doesnt mean only paying the bills but finding enough opportunity to enjoy your moments

    so enough money to make you feel like a human
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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    life doesnt mean only paying the bills but finding enough opportunity to enjoy your moments

    so enough money to make you feel like a human
    Just when you think the definition couldn't get more subjective...

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Says who?
    Minimum wage jobs were never meant to be used to support a family. They are entry-level, low-skill jobs, and the pay reflects that. Although I admire someone who works two jobs (I did for 13 years), I have to ask the following questions:

    1. If you're a good employee, why haven't you moved up into management, or to a line position with a higher salary?
    2. Are there other food service employers who offer better wages, and if there are, why haven't you gone to work for one of them?
    3. Did you finish school? Did you go to a technical school or any higher form of education, or try to get any type of higher level of skill? Did you join the military to take advantage of their opportunities? If not, why not?
    4. Do you smoke, drink, or use any type of drug?
    5. You have three kids. Did you put any thought into delaying having children until your economic situation had improved?

    Minimum wage jobs were never meant to be used to support a family. They are entry-level, low-skill jobs, and the pay reflects that. Although I admire someone who works two jobs (I did for 13 years) | AthensTalks.com

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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Just when you think the definition couldn't get more subjective...
    depends on what you mean by " living "
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    Re: What is a "liveable wage"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    For where? A live able wage in San Francisco is far different then my home in Denio Junction where I can live on $750 a month and save for retirement.

    Also is every job required to pay a living wage? Why? Why do that to an entry level opportunity for teens and what impacts would such a decision have on the fixed income masses who won't get cost of living increases fast enough to stay up with the inflation of higher mandated wages. I personally think a man should be free to work for what he wants how ever high or low that May be.

    That would be lovely, but my employer won't let me be free to work for whatever salary I want. Nor will any other employer.

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