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Josh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-28-06 06:43 PM
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46. Here in Sydney,
$11.80 is the minimum wage for anyone over 18. That people are being paid less than that for skilled labour like a mechanic is beyond apalling.
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  -$10 an hour, 4,000 apply Omaha Steve  Aug-27-06 12:00 PM   #0 
  - assembly job with no benefits with a French auto parts supplier.  bahrbearian   Aug-27-06 12:06 PM   #1 
  - Seemed to have healthcare  warrens   Aug-29-06 10:00 AM   #64 
  - My company had to raise starting wages from $10 to $12  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-27-06 12:06 PM   #2 
  - What's the average rent on a 2 bedroom apt.  Demobrat   Aug-27-06 12:10 PM   #4 
  - 400 to 500 for a "bad" neighborhood $700 plus for a good one  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-27-06 12:18 PM   #8 
  - FYI-$10 to $12 bucks an hour is WORKING POOR WAGES.  TheGoldenRule   Aug-27-06 02:55 PM   #18 
     - Depends where you live.  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-27-06 05:22 PM   #23 
     - They are DESPERATE for LOW PAID WORKERS.  TheGoldenRule   Aug-27-06 06:02 PM   #24 
        - $12 dollars an hour isn't necessarily poverty.  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-27-06 06:07 PM   #25 
           - Bullshit. How long before EVERY job pays $10 or $12 or less an hour?  TheGoldenRule   Aug-27-06 06:24 PM   #28 
           - No that is starting pay.  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-27-06 06:33 PM   #30 
           - Low Unemployment?  TheGoldenRule   Aug-27-06 06:43 PM   #32 
           - Okay here are some local salaries of actual Floridians  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-27-06 07:13 PM   #33 
              - You sound anti-union  ProudDad   Aug-29-06 02:13 AM   #57 
                 - Not at all.  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-29-06 12:45 PM   #65 
           - Try raising a family on that.  The Gunslinger   Aug-28-06 09:42 PM   #52 
     - It's not where I live.  Clark2008   Aug-27-06 06:21 PM   #27 
     - So 20K a year BEFORE TAXES is enough to live on?  TheGoldenRule   Aug-27-06 06:32 PM   #29 
        - Huge part of the problem  sandnsea   Aug-27-06 11:33 PM   #36 
        - Thank you!  TheGoldenRule   Aug-28-06 03:58 AM   #39 
        - Ahhh, don't you know? The working poor are the "lucky ducks..."  KansDem   Aug-29-06 09:17 AM   #63 
           - Yeah that was stupid.  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-29-06 12:51 PM   #66 
     - I would love a $25/hour minimum wage....but that is not REAL world  fuzzyball   Aug-28-06 07:11 PM   #47 
  - Making it in George W. Bush's America  bluestateguy   Aug-27-06 12:08 PM   #3 
  - American car manufacturers were so fucking short-sighted  Selatius   Aug-27-06 12:11 PM   #5 
  - Now they think the solution is to run MORE Hummer commercials..  Webster Green   Aug-27-06 01:20 PM   #15 
  - Welcome to the new economy  gizmo1979   Aug-27-06 12:11 PM   #6 
  - I'm sure somebody has talked about you behind your back at work  Selatius   Aug-27-06 12:18 PM   #7 
     - You know it is.  gizmo1979   Aug-27-06 12:26 PM   #9 
        - That makes me feel ill  OzarkDem   Aug-27-06 12:39 PM   #11 
  - One of the airline industry's plans is to outsource flight attendants.  CLW   Aug-27-06 12:28 PM   #10 
  - Which is it?  FILAM23   Aug-27-06 12:41 PM   #12 
  - Even with benefits those are working poor wages.  TheGoldenRule   Aug-27-06 02:59 PM   #19 
  - How can you affford to contribute to a 401k or pay med ins on $10 a hr.  FreeStateDemocrat   Aug-28-06 07:22 AM   #42 
     - Don't forget Federal and state withholding  Art_from_Ark   Aug-28-06 10:31 PM   #55 
  - But the economy is just fine, don'cha know. nt  tbyg52   Aug-27-06 12:46 PM   #13 
  - It just makes me sick  Demo5   Aug-27-06 01:05 PM   #14 
     - Yup,  tbyg52   Aug-27-06 04:33 PM   #22 
        - They also have slave labor  ProudDad   Aug-29-06 02:15 AM   #58 
  - Foreign countries looking to the US for cheap labor?  jaxx   Aug-27-06 01:25 PM   #16 
  - They need to move down here  madville   Aug-27-06 01:32 PM   #17 
  - I would bet that the jobs being offered are the $11/hr jobs NOT the $18  TheGoldenRule   Aug-27-06 03:06 PM   #21 
  - Maybe it's a Florida thing.  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-27-06 06:19 PM   #26 
  - You are WRONG. People will work hard for fair, decent and livable wages.  TheGoldenRule   Aug-27-06 06:40 PM   #31 
  - What is fair and decent ?  madville   Aug-27-06 07:14 PM   #34 
     - Business and Economics 101  PassingFair   Aug-27-06 11:23 PM   #35 
     - 35k to 45k is not low wages  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-28-06 07:25 AM   #43 
        - I find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe that  PassingFair   Aug-28-06 06:15 PM   #45 
     - Yeah, get busy and be personally responsible  TheGoldenRule   Aug-28-06 03:53 AM   #38 
     - Gee I d love to work for a company with that attitude.  The Gunslinger   Aug-28-06 09:49 PM   #53 
     - A very republican idea:  ProudDad   Aug-29-06 02:21 AM   #60 
  - 3% unemployment in a state that's been run by a Bush for 12 years??  CrushTheDLC   Aug-28-06 01:03 AM   #37 
     - depends.  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-28-06 07:29 AM   #44 
  - How do you know companies  ProudDad   Aug-29-06 02:19 AM   #59 
     - I've worked for quite a few firms down here and I assure you in the last  Kickoutthejams23   Aug-29-06 03:19 PM   #67 
  - And the fat cats say NO to raising minimum wage increase  Imagevision   Aug-27-06 03:02 PM   #20 
  - What happened to "these are jobs Americans won't do"?  Mayberry Machiavelli   Aug-28-06 04:11 AM   #40 
  - This is exactly what Republicans want to see................  PaDem   Aug-28-06 06:08 AM   #41 
  - Here in Sydney,  Josh   Aug-28-06 06:43 PM   #46 
  - Is that $11.80 US dollars or Australian dollars?  fuzzyball   Aug-28-06 07:15 PM   #49 
     - Australian,  Josh   Aug-29-06 06:27 AM   #62 
  - His $22.50/hour job made the company go bankrupt....so he  fuzzyball   Aug-28-06 07:13 PM   #48 
  - You know this... how?  Jed Dilligan   Aug-28-06 08:05 PM   #50 
     - He said it himself in the article that...  fuzzyball   Aug-28-06 10:26 PM   #54 
        - I can't get the article  Jed Dilligan   Aug-28-06 10:41 PM   #56 
        - Why do you right-wingers  ProudDad   Aug-29-06 02:27 AM   #61 
  - $10 is the new $5.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Aug-28-06 08:10 PM   #51 
 

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