Minimum Wage Paper

Minimum Wage Paper - Kelley Owens SOC 1305 Movie Paper...

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Kelley Owens SOC 1305 – Movie Paper April 19, 2010 30 Days – Minimum Wage 30 days - Minimum wage is a movie about living in America on a minimum wage salary. Morgan Spurlock and his fiancee give up their New York lifestyle and moved to the center of the Midwest. Columbus, Ohio. Morgan and his fiancee work at a few minimum wage jobs for one month, where they earned about $5.15 per hour. They witness the frustrations that minimum wage earning families face. The film hit upon a lot of the main problems people who make minimum wage face: keeping up with rent and dealing with health issues without insurance, and other concerns. The minimum wage in many states is inadequate for basic survival, and in some instances, it might be difficult. Earnings are usually less than expenses. Minimum wage isn't exactly enough to support a family. After someone takes their pay, subtracts rent, child support, utilities, gas and insurance, they end up working for barely any money at all. Working minimum wage is extremely difficult. I think many people take the things that
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2010 for the course SOC 1305 taught by Professor Mueller during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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