This makes me wonder, is the minimum wage really high enough? Even though everyone would want to say no to this question I am going to have to say its fine where it’s at right now. People don’t normally look at the big picture of something they think is so simple. Most of us would just say raise it a little so that low income americans won’t have to struggle so much. It may not surprise people but, it’s not only teenagers that work at these minimum wage paying jobs, there are also many adults that are trying to make a living and are forced to work minimum wage jobs.
Many people spend all day everyday for weeks, months or years trying to find a job. Eventually finding it so tedious they just plain flat out give up the search. Only to have to raise the white flag go to the unemployment office and say "check please". Even if you are lucky enough to find a job odds are unless you have lots of experience, prior knowledge or a college degree you will be getting an entry level job.Earning minimum wage or not much more than that.Certainly not enough to live on these days single or married.It seems as if the odds are already against us and it doesn't help that our economy is just about at it's lowest any of us have ever seen. For quite some time now the story is the same every day.
Lauren Walker The debates held over aspects of the economy, especially minimum wage, are too numerous to count. The question these days is whether the government should raise the minimum wage or not. To be honest, I believe our country would be better off without a minimum wage, and let businesses decide for themselves what to pay their employers. There are several reasons to be against this claim, but there a subsequent reasons for it, reasons that define a stable economy. Having a minimum wage in our country limits the efficiency of businesses, limits the availability of jobs to citizens because of illegal immigrants, and even drives some people out of business.
Working conditions were harsh for the American industrial worker in the 1800s. With the boom of the Second Industrial Revolution and the need to expand business to meet consumer demands, employment opportunities opened at a rapid rate. In order to maximize profits, however, workers were given very few luxuries. Most factories had deplorable working conditions and were unsafe. Many workers lost hearing from loud machinery, lost limbs in hazardous equipment, and even lost their life due to the apathy of factory owners.
These are the pros but there are also cons for raising the minimum wage. Raising minimum wage hurts small businesses. These businesses are in competitive markets and may not be able to afford the wage hike. Hours may have to be cut from employees or maybe even lay offs. Because of this employers may outsource their work to other people who will be more than happy to work for lower wages.
“Low-class workers are all lazy and are late to work,” he would say. Therefore, thanks to these stereotypes he will hire someone who is middle or higher class, because he thinks that they will work had. However this is not the case, most low class workers are hardworking, for they must provide their family with the diminutive salary they are paid; this drives them to work hard and excel in order to please their boss and get a promotion which will mean more money for their family. If the high-class man gets the job this will mean that the low class man will have to go back to the street and try to make a living on what he has. Another thing I noticed while I took pictures was how big the gap is between the high and low classes of the Dominican Republic.
In order to counter this, government issues a minimum amount in which a business is allowed to pay their employees. The concept of minimum wage not only goes against everything it means to be a “free society”, but it is also completely illogical according to a vast majority of economists. If the government can control the real wages of millions of Americans by simply passing legislation that says so, then why stop at $9.04 per hour? Why not make it $15 per hour? Isn’t $100 per hour more compassionate to the average entry level, unskilled employee than $9.04 per hour?
Many times we often find ourselves at a job that we don’t like simply because that is what pays the bills. Extrinsic factors are important to consider when looking for a career. Now days everyone seems to be over worked and under paid. If the pay compensation was a rate higher then everyone wouldn’t mind the chaos. I believe money can’t buy you happiness, so if you are at a job were you are not happy eventually it will start to affect your work ethics.
In addition, we will talk about how the 2nd Industrial Revolution create breakthroughs for modern times. During the Industrial Revolution many factories and mines did everything they could to exploit women and children by having them work in less than desirable conditions. Owners of these facilities determined that even though these children could not do the work as most of the men, they were often paid a lot less, if anything at all. In some instances, if the father died or disappeared, it was up to the sons or oldest children in the household to provide for the family. As often times they received more in pay than that of the mother.
As employers want the workers to work efectively for the company they have to turn up for their work, but if they are ill or don’t turn up the company still have to pay them their loan (even though some employers think this is not fair). The caste study rate of absenteeism in 2005 was 2% and in 2007 it was 3.1% this shows us that people are more often ill this might be due to not enough leisure time as a lot of companies want to keep their workers busy and not to have more workers than they actually need or the workers are just lazy and don’t want to turn up for work. Health and safety absenteeism there