At times I had to move large rock piles from one place to another place that was about 10 feet apart, using just my hands and body strength. Sometimes I worked on the conveyer belt sorting rocks, or helped to build bins or chutes, that was used to put the rocks as we sorted them. I was always covered in dirt and grim from my work, that I felt I would never get clean. The second thing that was bad was the pay. I worked 60 to 72 hours a week for minimum wage of $2.85 hr., which didn’t give me much time with my family.
So for people whose cost of living is incredibly high such as that security officer this budget is unrealistic because even though he makes a decent wage his cost of living is so high he can’t afford anything. It took him 10 years just to save up enough money for him to see his kids in South
The president had virtually no authority, and the council spent most of its time arguing and not actually accomplishing any governing. The next problem that Morgan brings to attention is a combination of laziness and the makeup of the population. When the colonists first arrived to Jamestown they functioned as a socialist like community. The colonists farmed as a whole and everyone was given equal portions of the crop, so this was not boost to plant and farm as much as possible. “The work a man did bore no direct relation to his reward.
Migrant workers lived on the plantation in either little shacks, or canvas tents, and worked more than 10 hours a day, for not much pay. These workers in the fields relied on their pay, and now they were not getting paid, and that angered the workers. The angered workers were finally seeing their inhumane living conditions for what they were. As the rain poured, their canvas tents were soaking wet with rainwater, and the floor, which was the ground, was covered in mud. “The beating rain worked at the canvas until it penetrated and sent streams down…” (554).With all this rain coming to the California valley, sickness and disease also hit the plantation.
He had a reputation for extreme violence and often carried a knife. A series of further criminal activities during his teenage years were often reprimanded by local police and courts. His parents had little or no control over him at all. Travers was expelled from high school during Year 10 for being continually disruptive to other students. Beyond schooling he held very few jobs and preferred to claim unemployment benefits to provide means for an income.
Now in 2011, these workers make a dollar fifty an hour. The Filipinos were the very first group to go on strike for higher wages, but that was a fail. So everyone decided not to go to work; it did work for a while, but it was still the violence and prejudice that hindered them from succeeding. In the documentary, “Chicano: Struggle in the fields” talks about how hard life was for these migrant workers. Getting treated like property, no respect or dignity, completely invisible to all growers, and seen as lazy, ignorant, stupid, dirty, and poor and that’s one of the reasons why they were migrant workers; they also got treated like crap.
The conditions were so bad many people ended up unable to work due to sickness or death from either the meat or exhaustion. Sinclair made it clear that the poor peasants were the hardest working and received nothing in return. His passion in writing is so deep for the lower class folks when he expresses the value of each individual in Jurgis’ group and their drive to keep
Most people never give a though to having a roof over their head, food on their plate, or clothes on their back. They know that they will be provided for so they don’t worry about getting all the necessities on their own. However, for medieval peasants this was a daily challenge as they worked many excruciating hours everyday just to ensure a meal for themselves, their families, and money for necessities. Peasants were almost guaranteed a short life full of hardships. Historians estimate that ten percent of peasant infants in medieval times died in their first month, and with their small, crowded homes, their bare minimum of food, and dirty, uncomfortable clothing it is easy to see why there was so much death.
If you don’t go to college, you are almost guaranteed to not get a job, or if you do it will only be a minimum wage job, with no job security, that won’t even pay for the cost of living. Even worse, even if you go to college you are no longer guaranteed the jobs which can put you ahead. So the end result is that you are stuck with a debt that you can’t pay back because you don’t have the good paying job which you were promised. Collectors will be breathing down your throat to get the money that you borrowed. And the biggest kicker of all, even if you file for bankruptcy you can never get rid of your student loan debt.
Univ 1010 November 19 2014 Increasing Minimum Wage Jon Corzine said “No family can get rich off of minimum wage in fact the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty” Minimum wage should be increased because today in America its impossible to rise from poverty on a 7.25 an hour job. When minimum wage was first put into action it was done so with the purpose of helping people live a better life and improving overall welfare, but instead of improving welfare people ended up on welfare. How can minimum wage improve someone's life when they are only making $15,080 a year and the poverty line for a family of four is at $23,850 and for a single person it is $11,945, although it keeps one person out of poverty,