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How to get a job that pays $50/hour or more

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posted on Apr, 28 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: toysforadults
I live in the country were there are a large number of day workers. While none would be considered wealthy, most make enough to pay for a room, to eat, and to send money home to their families. I am not saying this is a perfect solution but it beats starving or waiting in line for a handout.

The guy that used to cut my grass started out with two push mowers. With time he was able to buy a riding mower. He hired a guy to ride the mower and he used the push mower. Shortly after that he was able to buy another riding mower. He hired a guy to ride the second mower and he did the weed eating. He has a nice little business going that keeps him comfortable if not rich.

Having a college degree is not going to bring in pay checks for all the children that have them. It is prudent that they look for another way to sustain themselves.



Paying a couple people minimum wage is not a business. Real businesses pay professional level wages to employees.




posted on Apr, 28 2018 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan
What is a professional level wage?

How many businesses pay those wages? Is Walmart a real business business? Is McDonald's a real business? Do they pay professional level wages to their employees?

Even with a college degree young people are being paid minimal wage, so I don't understand why a college degree is pushed as the only way to make a decent wage in America today.

edit on 28-4-2018 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 28 2018 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn

it's pushed because you can't even get a job as an assistant manager without one, you know.. assistant managers are Turkey Hills make 15 an hour and have to do things like add and subtract.



posted on Apr, 28 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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Assistant manager jobs at Turkey Hills are limited. What are the other millions of young people supposed to do?

There are a lot of jobs that require skills and certifications, and do not require a college degree, that pays a lot more than $15 an hour.

College degrees are beneficial to some people but not to all. For some it is a waste of time and money.



posted on Apr, 28 2018 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: Aazadan
What is a professional level wage?

How many businesses pay those wages? Is Walmart a real business business? Is McDonald's a real business? Do they pay professional level wages to their employees?

Even with a college degree young people are being paid minimal wage, so I don't understand why a college degree is pushed as the only way to make a decent wage in America today.


Here's the issue: There is a fundamental misunderstanding in what a 4 year degree means, a Bachelors degree does not make you an expert on a subject. It's actually the exact opposite, it marks that you've studied a brief survey of the material. Someone without an education on the subject hasn't even done that much, but a Bachelors does not make you knowledgable. Think about it, the typical degree is 120 credit hours, 60 credits are gen ed's and university requirements while the other 60 are major specific. 60 credits equates to between 15 and 20 classes depending on the institution. Those classes in turn do not go indepth, they only briefly cover any individual topic.

When you graduate with a 4 year degree you have nothing more than a survey of a survey of a field.

How is that ever going to be a desirable job trait? It takes more education than that, and it's not a fault of university, that's just the way things work actually learning something to a sufficient level takes much longer than that.

As for your questions, McDonalds and Walmart both have high paying positions, but that's not being a cashier in the store, rather working for corporate in various capacities. Both of those companies pay quite well.

If all you have is a 4 year degree, and nothing else... of course you're not going anywhere. A simple metric is this: Until you're as good as your professors, you're not good enough for an entry level job.



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