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MrMilkdud June 5th, 2014 11:37pm

Have you worked for minimum wage as an adult (age 18+). If you aren't 18 yet just guess your future response.

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Blunderbuss Dont blink.
06/06/14 8:54 pm

I'm blown away by how few respondents have never worked for minimum wage as adults.

06/06/14 7:33 pm

Kind of. As a bartender, I made $2.13 an hour, but I averaged about $20/hr with tips.

Diknak Ohio
06/06/14 4:00 pm

yeah for a few months as a server, then I got a job at a call center that was above min wage.

brenstal Florida
06/06/14 3:38 pm

I work as a library cataloging assistant right now on minimum wage.

06/06/14 3:20 pm

Was a truck loader last summer

ladyniner81 extremists are a cancer
06/06/14 1:15 pm

Food Service in a nursing home which has to be the shittiest paid job ever

RossDMands Miami Township, OH
06/06/14 1:12 pm

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.

steelcity Pittsburgh
06/06/14 12:34 pm

Work study position as a tutor was minimum wage with a maximum hour limit.

jvc1133 61535
06/06/14 12:05 pm

No navy got room board, meals, flt pay

WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/06/14 12:00 pm

I would hope there is no one "guessing" they will be working minimum wage all their life. Set goals for yourself.

political Georgia
06/06/14 11:56 am

I am 17 and earn minimum wage. I love my job though. I would love to do it throughout college if possible.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
06/06/14 11:50 am

Maybe, maybe not. Definitely not for the majority of my work. Just possibly as a gateway into a bigger world.

KudosToYou California
06/06/14 12:37 am

Yep, but I worked hard and got promoted.

BusinessJustin Tamriel
06/05/14 9:19 pm

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.

Diogenes Not Biden It
06/05/14 8:15 pm

Waiting tables and bartending was $2.01 plus tips.

swervin Maryland
06/05/14 8:04 pm

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.

swervin Maryland
06/05/14 8:19 pm

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.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/05/14 7:57 pm

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.

firefly5 the verse
06/05/14 7:19 pm

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.

EarlyBird Portland
06/05/14 6:02 pm

Ugh, it's hard to remember that far back.

I don't think I have since being an adult.

06/05/14 6:23 pm

Did they have money back then?

kelsey498 Colorado
06/05/14 5:50 pm

Ugh, yes. I worked at Starbucks for a few years.

06/05/14 6:24 pm

I thought Starbucks had a living wage program

kelsey498 Colorado
06/05/14 6:27 pm

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.

Rosebud Ohio
06/05/14 5:46 pm

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.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
06/05/14 5:28 pm

I said no but after some thought said yes.

I'm self employed and currently work for less than minimum wage.

06/05/14 5:20 pm

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.

RJ1969 SoCal
06/05/14 5:13 pm

I've never been paid MW. But I had jobs where it wasn't far from it

RJ1969 SoCal
06/05/14 5:14 pm

Damn! I should have said yes during my stint as a male prostitute.

06/05/14 5:26 pm

No, you should have said your pimp made you work for tips, so it wasn't even minimum wage.

06/05/14 5:28 pm

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.

06/05/14 5:29 pm

Then you could have followed up by saying you still work there at night.

06/05/14 5:29 pm

Lots of missed opportunities with your comments.

Diogenes Not Biden It
06/05/14 8:16 pm

Nice exchange. Oh piss boy!

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
06/05/14 5:00 pm

Luckily I have always made more than minimum wage.

imanag My heaven on Earth
06/05/14 4:59 pm

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.

Jack14 Massachusetts
06/05/14 4:44 pm

I currently do.

06/05/14 4:41 pm

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.