posted on Dec, 30 2007 @ 09:59 PM
Ncbrain211, I’ve invested a lot of money into my bachelors degree and worked very hard for it. I expect to get paid a living wage for this
investment. I don’t think setting limits by applying for jobs that pay at least 12.00 an hour or 25,000.00 a year, or disclosing that this is the
pay that I would like to receive in my cover letter to prospective employers is causing the illegal immigration problem. The lower paying jobs are a
dime a dozen, the higher paying jobs are harder to come by. I was also once a former small business owner and with the cost of running it, I
couldn’t even afford to have employees, I had to do all the work myself. Currently, I do have employment, but it involves contract work, and there
is no work right now, so I have to look for additional work. And if I have to bend and work for a meager income that doesn’t come close to paying
me a living wage, you bet I will complain about it, every step of the way – every American should, it’s ridiculous that we adults are even
But you know what? Actually you’ve given me a great idea, how about if you quit your good paying job, and come join up with me, you and I, hand in
hand, can solve this illegal immigration problem by humbling ourselves and cleaning hotels for 6 bucks an hour. Do you think that will solve it?
Think about it. Of course it won’t. I am an American, who is here legally, who has served my country, who invested in a 4 year education, worked
hard for excellent grades, am an adult way into their late 30’s so I’m not a youngster anymore, and I’m looking for a job that pays not less
than 12.00 bucks an hour, or 25,000.00 a year, I have a job, but they seek out contracts and there are no contracts currently – dude, I am basically
your friend, but somehow you have blamed me & people like me for this immigration problem. I just don’t get it. But peace to you.
I am teed off at the number of jobs out there that don’t pay a living wage because they far out number the jobs that pay a living wage and up. I am
teed off at seeing the tent cities. I am tee-tripleE’d off at the big dogs who manipulate the economy to suite their needs, who throw out only
handfuls of bones with some meat on them, so us little dogs can beat each other up in an attempt to get a taste of some of that meat. Please wake up,
for all you know, you could be in my position a couple of years from now. I hope you never have to be. And one last thing, I would be more than
happy to accept a job that pays 8 bucks an hour if it was comparable to a living wage here in my city, but it’s not, doesn’t even come close.
What is demeaning and humiliating to me is not the number itself, 8 bucks, or should I say anything less than 12 bucks an hour, it’s the fact that
the pay per hour is not comparable to a living wage here in my community and to be forced into accepting a job that doesn’t pay a living wage, well,
it’s just wrong. But people are doing it. People are putting up with it and so the band marches on.
Hey Pjs…I am so excited that you got some work and I checked out the link to the stuff you do. Amazing stone work – looks almost good enough to
I have a question. How would the march on wall street work? I mean, what do you have in mind?