30 hour a week service job....

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In 1973, I paid rent, ran a car and fed myself all on minimum wage. 40+hr week. One job.
 

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The gov and corporate knows what putting money in the hands of the workforce will do for the economy.
 

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Your second stat is not really probative of your OP, in part due to an aging workforce. But it would be interesting to see if real wages per worker have increased compared to now and ... say Spring of 2007. Before the recession.

I poked around for a few minutes and this was, imo, the least biased chart I found.

Real Median Household Income in the United States
 

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In 1973, I paid rent, ran a car and fed myself all on minimum wage. 40+hr week. One job.
Yes. In 1973, I remember it well, gasoline was 22 cents a gallon and you could get 5 pounds of chicken for dollar in the economy pack.
Those days are gone.
 
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In 1973, I paid rent, ran a car and fed myself all on minimum wage. 40+hr week. One job.
And a service job is a beginners job, you know just starting out it should never be considered a career.
And should be paid accordingly minimum… That's the problem people want something for nothing because the federal government/progressivism/socialism has trained Them to be under achievers.
 

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In 1973, I paid rent, ran a car and fed myself all on minimum wage. 40+hr week. One job.
Yes. In 1973, I remember it well, gasoline was 22 cents a gallon and you could get 5 pounds of chicken for dollar in the economy pack.
Those days are gone.
I bet you two jokers haven't yet figured out who is responsible for devaluation of the USD.
 

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Obama's America!
There's no dispute that avg household income is higher now that at anytime since the onset of the recession. However, that FACT, doesn't answer the question of how the bottom 1/3 of workers are doing compared to the top 1/3, or what % of college grads are fully v. partially fully employed.
 

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Not everybody wants the same thing in a job.. For some people, 30 hours and a flexible schedule might be perfect. If you need a job that makes you self-supporting, one 30-hour job probably won't do it for you, so you have to keep looking, or find a second job or revenue source (babysitting, landscaping, dog walking). Taco Bell doesn't owe anybody a middle-class lifestyle - only a fair wage for the work done.

I was in retailing many years ago, and my discount-department store employed about 40 women, working from 1000 to 1400, M-F, and for them it was perfect. It was a second income that allowed them to be home when the kids went to school, and home when they got home. The combination of the modest income and the employee discount was a big help to their households. Could they live on that money? No. But it was still a good job..
 

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In 1973, I paid rent, ran a car and fed myself all on minimum wage. 40+hr week. One job.
And a service job is a beginners job, you know just starting out it should never be considered a career.
And should be paid accordingly minimum… That's the problem people want something for nothing because the federal government/progressivism/socialism has trained Them to be under achievers.
Your partisanship outstrips your argument. Which might have merit, btw, if honestly made.

List of Service Sector Jobs | eHow
 

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Yes, it's a job. Try living on it, though.
The minimum wage is not a living wage. It's intended for young people entering the workforce and for the peons who are supplementing their Government handouts because they're not competent enough to get a real job.
 
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Not everybody wants the same thing in a job.. For some people, 30 hours and a flexible schedule might be perfect. If you need a job that makes you self-supporting, one 30-hour job probably won't do it for you, so you have to keep looking, or find a second job or revenue source (babysitting, landscaping, dog walking). Taco Bell doesn't owe anybody a middle-class lifestyle - only a fair wage for the work done.

I was in retailing many years ago, and my discount-department store employed about 40 women, working from 1000 to 1400, M-F, and for them it was perfect. It was a second income that allowed them to be home when the kids went to school, and home when they got home. The combination of the modest income and the employee discount was a big help to their households. Could they live on that money? No. But it was still a good job..
Bingo!!!
No service job owes anybody a career, service jobs like fast food, stocking shelves, etc. are all beginners jobs. But the fucked up Progressives want them to be paying like careers. :cuckoo:
 

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That's just 16,000 jobs a year....hardly a dent in our employment figures

What is wrong with 94 million not in the labor force?
How many do you think should be there?
You do know that most jobs are basically 30 hour a week beginner service jobs… That's why the economy is so shitty.
That's part of the reason why the federal debt is so high, the federal government is being a nanny to far too many people.

And the worst part of the whole deal fucked up progressives think it's OK. :lmao:
 

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That's just 16,000 jobs a year....hardly a dent in our employment figures

What is wrong with 94 million not in the labor force?
How many do you think should be there?
You do know that most jobs are basically 30 hour a week beginner service jobs… That's why the economy is so shitty.
That's part of the reason why the federal debt is so high, the federal government is being a nanny to far too many people.

And the worst part of the whole deal fucked up progressives think it's OK. :lmao:
Who cares?

You are bitching about 16,000 additional service jobs a year

We had 162,000 jobs added last month alone....show where they are all service jobs
 

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