Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage - Chris Brock 9/13/03 Dr. Ledbetter Ethics and...

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Chris Brock Dr. Ledbetter 9/13/03 Ethics and Society Minimum Wage In today’s society it is struggle to make end’s meet making minimum wages. Getting paid $5.15 an hour for forty hours a week is going to be a real battle when one must pay bills and provide himself with food and shelter. After taxes, a measly $160 per week is about the average amount one could bring home. That comes out to around $640 a month. Imagine trying to support yourself, or even a family, on just $640 per month. It would be pretty hard to do, unless you rode a bike everywhere. Why are people willing to work for minimum wage? Well for the most part, they have no other choice. Many will continue to work at the same minimum wage paying job for years in the hopes of getting a raise or even a promotion. Many wouldn’t risk leaving what they have to go find another job paying pretty much the same thing. Another reason they are stuck with these jobs is because of their education. Without at least a high school diploma or GED in today’s economy, it is very hard for one to qualify for a job
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