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Old 10-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
The dirty little secret is that the "the total annual income of a minimum wage worker"...
Furthermore, who exactly are those minimum wage workers? I'd bet that a lot of them are high school kids working at the local fast food joints, housewives & retired folks seeking something that will get them out of the house for a few hours, and similar. People with low skills, in other words.

The corrolary should be obvious: if you want to earn more than minimum wage, learn a skill (or a collection of them) that people are willing to pay more than minimum wage for.

Oh, and there's a second corrolary: not many people stay in that minimum wage group for long. It's a population in constant flux, people starting out move into it, and (with some effort & planning on their part) eventually move out. It may be trite to claim that "the poor are always with us", but they don't stamp the label "poor" on your forehead at birth.
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