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    (Original post by SacreBleu)
    Are you gonna bang doe?
    pardon?
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    Beggars can't be choosers.
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    (Original post by Trouser Snake)
    I recently hired someone to work part time for me at the minimum wage of £5.73 per hour. I felt guilty but he seems to be very happy about it and if he's willing to do it then who am I to complain.

    It got me thinking of how I used to work for the minimum wage during my pre uni tdays and what a massive waste of time it was to earn so little. I couldn't imagine having to work for so little now, I know some think they don't have any other option but I imagine it's very depressing to have to devote the best years of your life for very little.
    this thread is just a medium for you to tell everyone that you own a company and think you are the dogs balls. you are a d!ck
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    I work 14 or more hours a weekend for £4.83, in pub kitchen.

    Sometimes i wonder if it is really worth it
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    I work for £4.35 an hour.
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    Well just assume the person is ok with it until they say otherwise. They might not mind if they are young and/or haven't been employed for a little while or something like that.
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    (Original post by WEB)
    this thread is just a medium for you to tell everyone that you own a company and think you are the dogs balls. you are a d!ck
    plenty of people own a companies, and I never mentioned it until asked. But yes, I am the balls and you are the d!ck.
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    (Original post by Trouser Snake)
    No, I'm not saying that, what I'm saying is that I can't believe that such a wage is deemed acceptable for giving up an hour of your life.
    What would be acceptable?
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    I work for £3.57 an hour
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    at least I get some money though...and I don't get the EMA so I'd have no income without a part time job...
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    (Original post by Quady)
    What would be acceptable?
    Something more per hour than the value of an average magazine. £20 p/h would be a good start.

    The minimum wage would struggle to cover my Council Tax, TV License, Sky, internet, mobile, petrol, home & car insurance, gas, water and electricity let alone food, socialising and everything else.
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    (Original post by Trouser Snake)
    Something more per hour than the value of an average magazine. £20 p/h would be a good start.
    So Maccy Ds should be on 50k while 50% of the world are on less than 700 quid a year?
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    (Original post by Quady)
    So Maccy Ds should be on 50k while 50% of the world are on less than 700 quid a year?
    No, the rest of the world should be on it too.
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    i work for £4 an hour

    it gets annoying because im always broke, but i enjoy my job, and it also counts as work experience for uni, so if i wasnt doing that i would be working for nothing

    at the end of the day if he's happy you shouldnt feel , its not like your forcing him to work for you
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    (Original post by Trouser Snake)
    No, the rest of the world should be on it too.
    But goods and services should stay the same price or be higher?
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    Well, here's a thought, if it's such an unacceptable ammount of money to pay someone, considering your his boss; why don't you give him a payrise?
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    (Original post by Fugeh)
    Well, here's a thought, if it's such an unacceptable ammount of money to pay someone, considering your his boss; why don't you give him a payrise?
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    £5+ isn't a few measly pounds. £3 is a few measly pounds - beggars can't be choosers anyway (as the saying goes). I would if there was nothing else or it was all I could find. Sometimes work is work. Besides it is not a waste of time or life. People don't always work for the money and when they do they probably need it so even ten hours a week equating to £50 or so will be useful to them.

    A few weeks/months/years of low paid work is not necessarily a bad thing; it won't make or break you. Yes it may be difficult but be realistic. Maybe you should try some it may be a sobering experience for you.
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    It's depressing when you work it out like "this hour is a big mac meal, the last hour is my train fare tomorrow, the next hour is a magazine and a creme egg" but as for waste of time/life, a job is a job. Lots of people get by on the minimum wage.

    (That said, I haven't worked for the minimum wage of my age since I was 16. I find the minimum wage for 18-21 year olds incredibly insulting.)
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    (Original post by Fugeh)
    Well, here's a thought, if it's such an unacceptable ammount of money to pay someone, considering your his boss; why don't you give him a payrise?
    I might if he does well, but then it's his choice too. If I was put back into the position of having nothing, I still wouldn't choose to work for the minimum wage.
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    (Original post by Trouser Snake)
    If I was put back into the position of having nothing, I still wouldn't choose to work for the minimum wage.
    but if you ended up having nothing what would the alternative be?? personally i would work minimum wage if there was no alternative, but would obviously be on the look out for better or self-improving to get better
 
 
 
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