I have been a little dry on content for my blog, but no worries, I still have a ton of good stories coming. The other day my friend and I were chatting and it came up that he was making $1200.00 a month. I had all kind of thoughts that started going through my head at that point. I started thinking… I don’t know if I could do that. I was sitting there and thinking to myself, if I was offered a job for $1200.00 bucks a month, would I take it? A part of me is really ashamed to say, that I would say, “No, I pass.” I started to ask myself…why? It’s not really that I feel this would be beneath me, as much is it would be, I am worth more then $1200 or any low wage. I feel like the company that is hiring me would be getting a bargain. Of course, that did not come out right, but it is kind of the same way I feel about minimum wage. Minimum wage, was designed to protect stupid people, if we didn’t have it, we would have people working for almost nothing. Trust me, I could see people working for 2-3 dollars an hour maybe even less. Don’t forget, that we have to pass laws to protect people from banks in this country. This also works out well for the US. I mean, look at places like Mexico and India. Having a minimum wage helps the Country avoid really heavily poverty stricken communities. Can you imagine a place in the US where people lived and only made $1.25 an hour? There are people walking around, complaining that minimum wage is not high enough. Some people feel like their only chance to really make more money is for the legislation to raise minimum wage.
Fact about where I live the minimum wage is $7.55 per hr.
I think the elimination of a minimum wage would allow for higher salaries and a more appropriate wage for people with lower skills.