Have you worked for minimum wage as an adult (age 18+). If you aren't 18 yet just guess your future response.
I'm blown away by how few respondents have never worked for minimum wage as adults.
Kind of. As a bartender, I made $2.13 an hour, but I averaged about $20/hr with tips.
Yes till I found better work
yeah for a few months as a server, then I got a job at a call center that was above min wage.
I work as a library cataloging assistant right now on minimum wage.
Was a truck loader last summer
Food Service in a nursing home which has to be the shittiest paid job ever
I've worked for FREE as an intern. I've worked on commission in Sales. I've worked salaried with total work hours that would put me under minimum wage. I've never once complained.
I've worked for commission only!
Work study position as a tutor was minimum wage with a maximum hour limit.
No navy got room board, meals, flt pay
I would hope there is no one "guessing" they will be working minimum wage all their life. Set goals for yourself.
I am 17 and earn minimum wage. I love my job though. I would love to do it throughout college if possible.
Maybe, maybe not. Definitely not for the majority of my work. Just possibly as a gateway into a bigger world.
Yep, but I worked hard and got promoted.
I currently do
No. I started working at 16 making $5.50 an hour when the minimum was $5.15, but since then I've pushed forward each year.
Waiting tables and bartending was $2.01 plus tips.
No, but I did when I was in high school. I joined the Navy when I was 18, so didn't have to worry about that anymore.
Technically though, I get less than minimum wage. We are "on the clock" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But since I don't actually work all those hours, I vote no.
No, bec I took a hiatus from college after first year and starting working as a legal sec. If I'd have stayed in school I probably would have.
I currently do.
No. I've worked for just a hair over, but not for minimum wage. I did a lot of tutoring in college, and that pays pretty well. So it goes.
Ugh, it's hard to remember that far back.
I don't think I have since being an adult.
Did they have money back then?
Ugh, yes. I worked at Starbucks for a few years.
I thought Starbucks had a living wage program
I definitely made minimum wage. A lot of people think Starbucks baristas make decent money but I started at minimum wage which is $7.78 in Colorado. They also cap baristas raises around $10.
If you count waitressing. Minim wage is the base though, unless it's stupid slow and there are too many waitresses I make double it our more every day.
Yes, and boy did it suck
I said no but after some thought said yes.
I'm self employed and currently work for less than minimum wage.
I'll probably keep the job I have another 10 months, and knowing my boss sill be payed the bare minimum. It's a fair assumption to say yes.
And it sucks.
I might in college.
I've never been paid MW. But I had jobs where it wasn't far from it
Damn! I should have said yes during my stint as a male prostitute.
No, you should have said your pimp made you work for tips, so it wasn't even minimum wage.
Wait. You SHOULD have said you made minimum wage cleaning up booths at the adult movie theater, but that you were so good at your job your boss gave you the choice of a raise or free theater admission as long as you worked there.
Then you could have followed up by saying you still work there at night.
Lots of missed opportunities with your comments.
Nice exchange. Oh piss boy!
Luckily I have always made more than minimum wage.
I worked 1 minimum wage job & another with better pay to put myself through college. It wasn't glamorous living, but it was worth it.
What do you do?
I got my first real job (as opposed to mowing lawns, etc) at 15 and it paid minimum wage. Every job after that (by age 16) I negotiated something better. It may have only been $.50/hour more, but it wasn't minimum wage.