Minimal Wage. Raises. Inflation. Cost of living.

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    But I got charged with burglary, robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful restraint, recklessly endangering another person. I Own my own business and don't have a record. I am speaking in behalf those with records
     
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    When the tide raises all the boats...the ocean becomes 5 feet deeper...nothing
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    Which is why you check references.

    For some jobs, it doesn't matter. If I own an iron and crane company, I'm more concerned with their real skills than a criminal record.

    Some businesses are set up to hire felons. I used to spend part of my time in my cabin in the Smokey Mountains. Nearby was a Waffle House we really liked. The employees themselves would scare off any would-be hold-ups. They were some women who had lived tough lives. One had "Love and Hate" tattooed on her fingers, the cook had tattoos on his neck. ALL were friendly and gave impeccable service. My first "real" job at 16 was as a bagboy and we worked below minimum wage because we made tips. I've always been a very generous tipper. I'm sure the franchise owner had rigid control systems in place but it seemed to work for them.

    If I was a bank manager. Well, basically I couldn't hire a felon because they would need to pass background checks and be bonded.

    Bottom line, it's the decision of management.
     
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    I know. You are missing my point. I'm not saying to should be able to get every type of job, but better than fast food and labor slaving jobs.
     
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    Oh god only like 3% of workers make minimum wage, you don't want to tell us what you really think..
     
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    Move.....
     
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    And they have been working at these minimum wage jobs for how long?


    Even when I worked at arbys and Brown's chicken in my youth after a few weeks I wasn't making minimum wage.
     
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    some minimum wage jobs only give you 15-25 cent raise after your first year. I don't know how its like where you are but around my way that's how it is
     
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    Social services cost around fourteen dollars an hour, anyway. It is reasonable to work for fifteen dollars an hour.
     
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    Well that's not minimum wage now is it? You do know any thing over the minimum wage you're paid you are ahead of the game, correct? More wealth in your pocket.
     

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