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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2013, 10:18 AM

13. Teenage vs. Adult...

It's an interesting solution to have a different minimum wage for Adults and Teens. I wonder if that would silence the people who say that these jobs are for kids. It bothers me when I hear someone say something like that. I know that when times are tough, or life happens, you get a job. Any job. My mom used to listen to me moan at length and then say: "Well, you should get a job at Burger King or McDonalds, at least you'll have something."

I would get so angry... until I realized she was right. I cannot imagine not working. Any job is better than no job. I never got a job at one of those places but I know what it is like to be grateful for a job, especially one that pays the rent.

But I also believe that any adult who works 40 hours a week should be paid a living wage. I had to work two and three jobs before. It sucks. If I had to do it again I would. What other choice do I have?

Would different minimum wages for Adult vs. Teens work here in the USA?

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