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Old 10-17-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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The minimum wage in 1974 was $2.00 an hour and it jumped to $2.10 in 75.

I worked as a kid in 73 and 74 and I was getting $2.25 an hour.
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That is the way it's been done for decades. However, today people expect to start at $15.00 an hour or more, plus benefits. Working their way up the chain is not in their plan but they will expect annual raises just for showing up most of the time.
Of course, it is easy to say how things were in 1970.

Even using what most considered a conservative inflation number, I just run the number and your $2.25 dollar in 1973 is $12.53 today. Is the minimum job pays $12.53 today? No. But you seem to think that this generation is just whining.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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When I started working as a bus boy in 1970 at the age of 15 I was making $1.60 an hour and I worked my but off then I started at McDonolds still only making $1.60 and still going to high school. Parents never bought me a car. First new car I bought on my own was a 1974 ford pinto right out of the showroom. I paid for the insurance also. I have work for 40 years and when I see these kids today I just shake my head. We're has the American work ethic gone.
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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When I started working as a bus boy in 1970 at the age of 15 I was making $1.60 an hour and I worked my but off then I started at McDonolds still only making $1.60 and still going to high school.
So, at 15, you were making just under $10/hr (2014)? Let me know when "kids today" are making that kind of money.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Of course, it is easy to say how things were in 1970.

Even using what most considered a conservative inflation number, I just run the number and your $2.25 dollar in 1973 is $12.53 today. Is the minimum job pays $12.53 today? No. But you seem to think that this generation is just whining.
Its really not that hard to get a job paying that rate.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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When I started working as a bus boy in 1970 at the age of 15 I was making $1.60 an hour and I worked my but off then I started at McDonolds still only making $1.60 and still going to high school. Parents never bought me a car. First new car I bought on my own was a 1974 ford pinto right out of the showroom. I paid for the insurance also. I have work for 40 years and when I see these kids today I just shake my head. We're has the American work ethic gone.
How true. Now we have the "hand it to me" generation.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Of course, it is easy to say how things were in 1970.

Even using what most considered a conservative inflation number, I just run the number and your $2.25 dollar in 1973 is $12.53 today. Is the minimum job pays $12.53 today? No. But you seem to think that this generation is just whining.
I was doing better than minimum wage. Keep in mind only a small portion of the work force actually is paid minimum wage.
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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How true. Now we have the "hand it to me" generation.
And your Father said it about your generation and your Grandfather said it about your Father's generation and your Great Grandfather said it about your Grandfather's generation... and so on. I'll bet Noah said it about Shem's, Ham's and Japheth's generation.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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And your Father said it about your generation and your Grandfather said it about your Father's generation and your Great Grandfather said it about your Grandfather's generation... and so on. I'll bet Noah said it about Shem's, Ham's and Japheth's generation.

Yeah, I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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When I started working as a bus boy in 1970 at the age of 15 I was making $1.60 an hour and I worked my but off then I started at McDonolds still only making $1.60 and still going to high school. Parents never bought me a car. First new car I bought on my own was a 1974 ford pinto right out of the showroom. I paid for the insurance also. I have work for 40 years and when I see these kids today I just shake my head. We're has the American work ethic gone.


So cliche and over-used.
This generation is just the technology generation. And as for the working hard thing in college, you gotta think about it back then and now. Main difference. The avg college course is $150 PER credit hour. 1 class is 3 credits. You do the math. The avg degree is 130 credits. For "TUITION". Not to mention the introduction of loans. You can't compare generations anymore. We have technology, you didn't, and school is marketed completely different now. It will take 4EVER to work Full-time while going to school for a bachelors degree and pay OOP! No way! The times have changed.

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Old 10-18-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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anyone complaining about the cost of school ought to consider going to a community college for their first two academic years.....Eng 101 is the same across the board, in my opinion......same American history, general biology, chemistry, mathematics, psychology courses, and most of the other general requirements.

Tuition & Fees - Hillsborough Community College - HCC
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