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Old 04-15-2016, 05:48 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Why can't you google is your best answer?...
Is that your final answer?
You've proven that you won't even read the sources that are provided for you so I guess expecting you to do a google search to back up your BS was expecting too much from you.

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Old 04-15-2016, 07:01 PM
 
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Many other countries have a high minimum wage. Why does it work for them?

Australia's minimum wage is almost $18 if i remember correctly.
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Old 04-15-2016, 07:43 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Many other countries have a high minimum wage. Why does it work for them?

Australia's minimum wage is almost $18 if i remember correctly.


Australia is 18.07 Australian Dollars --- `$14 American (current exchange rate)

I dont know what the actual net pay after taxes and deductions similar to what we get in our paychecks in America.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Many other countries have a high minimum wage. Why does it work for them?

Australia's minimum wage is almost $18 if i remember correctly.
It's $17.29/hour, but only for people 21 and over.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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People keep forgetting Australia is an island easy to keep the undesirables out.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:08 PM
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Australia is 18.07 Australian Dollars --- `$14 American (current exchange rate)

I dont know what the actual net pay after taxes and deductions similar to what we get in our paychecks in America.
My experience living in Australia is that yes, the minimum wage is high, but the COL is not as outrageous as people like to say. I made $22 an hour there and I was able to save much more money than I ever would have been able to in America, even if you took into account the currency exchange rate. In America, much harder to get by on even $15-17 an hour...you will save nothing. Australia just pays their people right.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Another thing with Australia is that they have a loophole where younger workers can be paid less...

No surprise McDonald's in Australia relies a lot on these lower paid teenage workers.
Also their higher paid employees have a lot more responsibility.

"Australian locations have other ways to keep labor costs low, like exploiting a loophole that only requires an $8 wage for teenagers."
Can McDonalds Make A Profit While Paying $15 An Hour? | ThinkProgress
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Many other countries have a high minimum wage. Why does it work for them?

Australia's minimum wage is almost $18 if i remember correctly.
McDonald's 'works' in Australia because there is a loophole which allows young workers to be paid MUCH less.
$8 actually.

If McDonald's there had to pay the $18 hour wage to all their employees they wouldn't be able to operate most likely.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:16 PM
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Another thing with Australia is that they have a loophole where younger workers can be paid less...

No surprise McDonald's in Australia relies a lot on these lower paid teenage workers.
Also their higher paid employees have a lot more responsibility.

"Australian locations have other ways to keep labor costs low, like exploiting a loophole that only requires an $8 wage for teenagers."
Can McDonalds Make A Profit While Paying $15 An Hour? | ThinkProgress
They can all move to Denmark and make $20 an hour for flipping burgers.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:19 PM
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$15 an hour is still only $28,800 a year. Not crazy at all. I guess small businesses should just keep paying them non-livable wages and profit off of them.
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