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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Registered: 12-22-2013
Sun, 06-01-2014 - 9:37am

Starbucks is not a minumum wage type of place no matter if they dont make minimum wage?

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 9:36am
"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?
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Registered: 12-22-2013
Sun, 06-01-2014 - 9:34am

Unmmm.....my area is high COL, more than yours. 

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 9:32am

And I said your ds is special for making more than minumum way after 3 months. Smh

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 9:11am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Of course not, Nor has housing, other costs, That doesn't change the fact that minimum wage isn't a livable income. 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.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;. Was that to me?  Neither one of my kids works at a minimum wage job.  Both are self-supporting taxpaying type citizens.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>No, just your son as a point of reference and jobs like "MickeyDs" since you brought it up. </p><p>But, good, glad to know they are <em>self supporting.</em>  Many are not which is why the public programs exist. </p>
. You're not keeping up.  The son in question left behind a 9.00 an hour job for a $15.00 an hour job.

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 9:05am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Of course not, Nor has housing, other costs, That doesn't change the fact that minimum wage isn't a livable income. 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.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>. Was that to me?  Neither one of my kids works at a minimum wage job.  Both are self-supporting taxpaying type citizens.  </p>

No, just your son as a point of reference and jobs like "MickeyDs" since you brought it up. 

But, good, glad to know they are self supporting.  Many are not which is why the public programs exist. 

 

 

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 8:55am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Of course not, Nor has housing, other costs, That doesn't change the fact that minimum wage isn't a livable income. 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.</p>
. Was that to me?  Neither one of my kids works at a minimum wage job.  Both are self-supporting taxpaying type citizens.  

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 8:43am

Of course not, Nor has housing, other costs, That doesn't change the fact that minimum wage isn't a livable income. 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.

 

 

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 8:33am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;.  He went from a 9.00 an hour job to a 15.00 an hour part time school year/full time summer job after becoming certified in a trade.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;Wow $9 at Mcdonalds? He must have been working there fir awhile not to make minumum wage.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Here in high COL areas, there are no fast food places who can find employees for minimum wage.  Even back in the 90s, when John was working fast food, starting wages were higher than minimum wage.   In fact, I think he hourly wage at Chicken Out was about the same or a little more than he was making at his internship with the DoD.</p><p>I guess where you are, fast food places can get away with minimum wage starting salaries.</p>

I do not think that many FF jobs here start ar minimum wage.  Not because we are a high COL area but because of the low unemployment rate. 

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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 8:23am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">grapthars_hammer</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;blackandwhitemolly&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span&amp;gt;.  He went from a 9.00 an hour job to a 15.00 an hour part time school year/full time summer job after becoming certified in a trade.&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span&amp;gt;Wow $9 at Mcdonalds? He must have been working there fir awhile not to make minumum wage.  &amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Here in high COL areas, there are no fast food places who can find employees for minimum wage.  Even back in the 90s, when John was working fast food, starting wages were higher than minimum wage.   In fact, I think he hourly wage at Chicken Out was about the same or a little more than he was making at his internship with the DoD.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I guess where you are, fast food places can get away with minimum wage starting salaries.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>.  The fast food places around here tend to start people at minimum wage, but they can't keep them very long at that.  Too many competing places will take a kid with six months experience at Mickey D's and pay them more and offer better working conditions.</p>

The power of the people and free enterprise. 

It's funny the things we've said about food, about food choices then our kids go work there.  I've never worked at a fast food joint and if I have it my way none of my kids will, it's just not my idea of a good job to start at.

 

 

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