disney. sushi. painting. mermaids. music. rainboots. candles. sour pickles. ghosts. kitties. san francisco. travel. adventures.
i like things that make the mundane seem a little magical.
I would rather share one lifetime with you
than face all the ages of this world alone.
I choose a mortal life.
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But the minimum wage is set for teenagers with first jobs/ college students TO GET EXPERIENCE. Because a higher paying job isn’t going to higher you unless ypu have experience. AND YOU GET THAT EXPERIENCE BY WORKING AT MINIMUM PAYING JOBS. and the higher paying jobs are harder jobs which is why they get more money.
If you raise the minimum wage, then companies wont have the money to pay more employees so they look for the people with the most experience…
So if companies can only higher people with experience and you dont have any because companies DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY YOU??
well then you are never going to get a job.
And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up.
And then we have the minimum wage earners complaining again.
So stop saying that the minimum wage needs to be raised because it doesnt.
What needs to happen is we need a better economy and thanks to obama, thats not going to happen for a while because obama doesn’t know what hes doing.
So if you want to make more money, get experience and a better paying job.
You’re a shitty economist buddy.
Less than 15% of minimum wage worker’s are teenagers (age 14-19), the rest are adults aged 20 and over (85.7%). So lets stop pretending that these jobs are meant for students. The economy is shit and unfortunately, people have to settle for low wages because the alternative often is unemployment.
Higher paying jobs doesn’t equate to ‘harder jobs’. Often, the higher a position is, the less labor you are required to do.
"And when the minimum wage goes up, the price of everything goes up."
Inflation doesn’t necessarily work that way. Obviously, you’re just regurgitating the bullshit theories conservatives spew out while disregarding the statistics and history that proves otherwise. But since you’re using that argument, why not raise the minimum wage with the rise of inflation? Or productivity even?
If we had raised the minimum wage with the rise of productivity since 1968, it would currently be $21.72. In other words, we are creating far more and producing more profit for corporations, while being paid for a third of what we use to.
What do you have to say about that?
And raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will raise 1.7 million families out of poverty and reduce the need for them to use public assistance, saving the federal government $7.6 billion per year. Would you say you’re you against that?
The current federal minimum wage is $7.25. In none of the 50 states is that enough money to pay the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment.
The minimum wage used to be able to keep a family of 3 above the poverty line. Now, the minimum wage can’t even keep a single parent working 40 hours a week, for an entire year without a single day off, above the poverty line.
When you raise the minimum wage, you’re putting more money into the pockets of the lower/working class. Their money is directly put back into the economy when the buy food, pay bills and generally spend their money. As oppose to higher paid people who have the luxury of saving their earnings. That means that businesses will generally make more money because the working class has more money to spend.
That’s my argument for raising the minimum wage, I would love to see your attempt to counter it.
Well, basically you’re wrong. That’s not the rest of the country’s fault that you’re stuck at minimum wage job, why should it be the middle class’s job to fix your mistakes
Many times it isn’t their mistakes. It’s a system where kids aren’t educated unless their parents can put them through private school or their school is lucky enough to get proper funding and they’re lucky enough to have parents that are able to properly support that. Plenty of people with college degrees who are VERY intelligent and didn’t make any mistakes get stuck in crappy jobs because of the very thing they were told would get them a better job. There’s cases where some places won’t hire people because they have a degree that’s over what’s needed and they literally DO NOT WANT TO PAY THEM THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT (I say this having known people with this issue forced to work lower paying jobs for this very reason despite being qualified, affable, and willing to work).
Not to mention that even if it was college kids doing these jobs (which not all of them are. Many are parents working multiple jobs trying to work out something for their kids (and no, not because working two or three jobs is fun, but because that’s all that’s fucking hiring) so they don’t end up in the same situation) the amount of time it takes in a minimum wage job to pay off a YEAR (one out of four, remember. Or more, depending on your degree) has gone up exponentially, meaning that if these minimum wage jobs were exclusively for kids looking for more experience or college kids trying to afford some of the cost of school, they’re still incredibly inadequate.
Graph provided by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Now, let’s continue with this point- kids who go to college and get their degree obviously didn’t make those “mistakes” right? Except the number of graduates working minimum wage jobs has doubled in the last decade (US News and World Report), so they’re not only dealing with the debt they have to pay off out of college ($29,000 on average as of 2012) but also an increasing cost of living. For example-
keeping in mind that that’s just rent.
And before you get all uppity and “But Olivia, the minimum wage has increased, too!” adjust for inflation.It’s almost as if we live in a system that doesn’t work here in America and the obvious thing to do is help those most in need until we can overhaul it and fix it but that’s- oh, no, that’s actually it.
So whether or not you think a raise is the permanent fix (and whilst I support it, it isn’t) and whether or not you support it at all (which I believe you should because until we reach a point where we can reform the system we have to help those who require it) I think we can all agree there’s something seriously wrong here that needs to be addressed from multiple fronts.
After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
This is terrifying
I’ve been talking a lot about engaging in popular culture with awareness and consuming media critically the last day or two. And I wanted to reblog this because in the United States, the term “culture wars” is often used as a metaphor, but it’s becoming all too accurate.
Writers and bloggers, academics and activists, are not only being openly attacked, but their attackers are being portrayed in the media as having “a difference of opinion”. The fact is, no one is willing to step up and defend our right to speak and be still remain physically safe. Social media and topical websites (by which I mean the people who run them and write for them) are complicit in this kind of silencing and abuse. The police are complicit when they refuse to provide safety. Anyone who does not push back, who does not say, “Wait, this is NOT okay!” is complicit.
Every woman I know who engages in any kind of critique of poplar culture has been subjected to threats, harassment, stalking, and attempts to slander or discredit their work. I’ve been subjected to this, especially when I’ve said anything whatsoever about video games. Where does it end? When do we say “no more”?