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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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If you needed a job, would you take a job if the wages were below the current minimum wage (Michigan currently has the minimum wage set at $7.40, I believe)?

I know that there are a whole range of circumstances that would lead to this decision, but, generally... You get the picture...
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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Ive probably made less than minim wage more than I want to think, and unless your working almost 80 hours a week, the cost of living is just too much. Its not fun.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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well... if you work at a car wash and dry everyday. your pay plus tips would put you at $20+ an hour everyday
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #4
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if it is just something to get you by and to help out right now, sure but i would keep looking also
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:41 PM   #5
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If it was a matter of survival, yes.

Note: I was self employed for a long time. I've had many weeks that I've put in 40-60 hours and not made a dime.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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I know it's not legal but hypothetically if you were collecting unemployment and someone offered to pay you cash that was less then minimum wage then I would do it. Is it even legal for someone to pay less then minimum wage if tips don't make it work out to minimum wage?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #7
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I'll do what I have to do to survive.
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Work is work!!!! Do what you must.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #10
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Would that include smearing baby oil all over yourself and being gang-banged by a group of transvestites?
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Old May 25th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #11
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Count on the tips & do a good job...
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Not when the McDonalds down the street is offering 39 hours at minimum wage, just like when I was in high school.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #14
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Would that include smearing baby oil all over yourself and being gang-banged by a group of transvestites?
I would love to get paid for it for a change.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #15
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Is minimum wage really up to $7.40? Damn i feel old. It was $4.25 when i started working or maybe $4.75.

But yeah, do what you have to do. If you need the job, take it.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #18
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You two are hilarious.

I would do what it takes to get by. Thankfully, I have never found myself in a position to have to work for minimum wage and I hope that I never do!
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #19
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #20
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i just got a friend of mine a job with me making $15. i had to fire him Friday because he was bitching all the time about his pay i only make half of what i use to and i work twice as hard!
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