No higher wage for you – you’re expendable.

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(Artist: LDL)

BLOGGER NOTE: It’s been awhile since I’ve made a blog post due to personal matters I’m dealing with, but I’m paying for this goddamn website to stay up and ad-free, so new content needs to be pumped in monthly, so lets get started….

Since the early 1900s, minimum wage has been a topic of mass discussion in the United States. Back then, the average wage was about .22 cents per hour. Back then, people were rightfully upset with the pay. Hard physical labor deserved higher pay back then…..forward to today, and things are different. People working in fast food, retail, or driving a bus for a few hours every day believe they should earn a LOT more money than they deserve.

I hate to break it to you, but pissing around doing a job that a 16-year old punk kid could do hardly entitles you to a $15/hour pay, not even $13/hour. An overwhelming majority of people demanding higher pay are doing jobs that literally ANYBODY PERSON can do. If you want better pay, find a better job and make sure it’s a job a fucking chip cannot do. As everybody has heard before, fast food and retail jobs.

The only people that have any real right to demand better pay are doing hard physical labor or very high stressed jobs like farming, construction, teaching, etc. law enforcing, and so on. Flipping burgers for 8 hours or walking around a store in a silly blue uniform looking stupid isn’t going to get you that nice big check you dream of every night. Go to university and work towards a degree that is worth something, or if you were not blessed with a brain, go out and find a really good trade SKILL and earn the right to demand more money. In the end, if you do not like the money your sorry ass is making then quit work and let someone else do your job because trust me, you can be replaced within minutes.

…….ON THE OTHER HAND, greedy companies that refuse to pay their worthless wage employees are not immune in this rant. Paying people the bare minimum required to ensure your employee will have a place to call home(apartment, not a house) and the money necessary for them to eat, not smell like ass, and look decent is the least any company or business should pay others. It’s not unreasonable to want to at least earn enough money to survive instead of relying on the government or charities for money.

So, the minimum wage should be the average cost of living in a given state. Nothing more, nothing less. If or when that day comes, if you want money for extra shit like a big house, great care, premium TV, and all that good stuff then find a better job. That is all there is to it.

 

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