Proud Mommy Moments

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Fri, 05-30-2014 - 10:14am

With it being the end of a school year, graduation time et al what proud moments do you have to share? 

 

 

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:37am

 My kida are good kids, and I'm proud of them, but as far as I can tell, we've all got good kids of whom we are proud.

Says the poster that said she wasn't going to bite in this thread, Lol.  You a riot bordwithyou and you are all over the place here. 

 

 

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:34am

Nice perspective Molly. No, I'm not keeping up with whatever points bordwithyou is trying to make. My sister's kid(s) are in college and two of them are in internship programs that start at around 15.00 an hour. I think that experience coupled with the degrees they are pursuing is impressive, Bigger and better things. 

 

 

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:29am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"Of course not, Nor has housing, other costs, That doesn't change the fact that minimum wage isn't a livable income." ------- Uhm, actually the whole point was that originally the minimum wage was in sync with housing costs etc. SInce then, the housing costs, for example, have increased far, far more than the minimum wage. That is why it is no longer a living wage.

So what's your point...  Should minimum wage be a livable wage?  Define livable.. 

 

 

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:23am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>That's great Savcal. Do you charge her rent then?</p>

Will you charge your kid rent when (and if) they get jobs?

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:23am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>Jams, you are not getting it, she is trying to impress you that her kid is making $15/hr for something he trained for. He took these classes, in high school, so he could leave and get a job paying more than minimum wage right out of high school. These programs are geared towards kids who most likely will not go to college and straight into the workforce. Some do continue their education for the speciality, some do gotp to college for other things. She wants us to believe her kid is so special and different. These classes have been around for at least 25 years so it is nothing new and she is not fooling me. </p>

Why are you so threatened by a kid that you don't know, so much that you have to make up things?  

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:19am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span>. You're not keeping up.  The son in question left behind a 9.00 an hour job for a $15.00 an hour job.</span></p><p>Like most other people who get some type of education in the field they want to be in. And? Isnt he still going to school for the same career? He can only work part time too, correct?  </p>

Would you want your college student to work more than part time during the school year?

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:17am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>Starbucks is not a minumum wage type of place no matter if they dont make minimum wage?</p>

Starbucks isn't a fast food restaurant nor is it a trade job.

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:16am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"Taxpayers supplement a lot of things including your son's choice to stay at a minimum wage job if that's all he wanted to do the rest of his life." ------- How do the taxpayer supplement minimum wage?

I think she is saying that the taxpayer would support the programs that are needed by someone trying to survive on minimum wage.  That type of worker would need other assistance to make a living.

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:15am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>Unmmm.....my area is high COL, more than yours. </p>

But isn't that more of a by-proudct of people off the payroll rolls and not paying taxes by living in illegal apartments?  Those who pay taxes have to pay more to make up for those that don't.

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 10:14am

I never said the kid was different or special or unusual in any way, Molly.  That would be you, making stuff up again.  My kida are good kids, and I'm proud of them, but as far as I can tell, we've all got good kids of whom we are proud.

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