This is what minimum wage really is:
Free on-the-job training
Someone holds you accountable to be on time and well put together
Feeling good about earning the things you buy
Contributing to society as a whole
Doing something everyday that is leading to a better future for you and your family
Free education in how professionals converse
Developing a healthy work ethic
Getting paid to learn new skills
The unemployment rate in America is 7.3% as of October. That’s roughly 22 million people (yes, I said million).
Minimum wage jobs can be demanding, but let’s look at them for the long-term benefits they provide.
3.6 million people have minimum wage jobs in America. Now compare that to the 22 million who have no jobs at all.
Employment is a gift. Just remember this: “minimum” wage offers a whole lot more than “zero” wages.
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