Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Federal Minimum Wage Will Increase This Week!

The federal minimum wage will increase this week from $5.15 an hour to $5.85 an hour.

What is even interesting to note here is that there are some states that have an even higher minimum wage! It's kind of confusing but it is politics.

Now even though some politician gripe about how $5.85 is still a very low wage, we don't see them doing anything to increase the minimum wage.

The article gives an example of a single person who makes minimum wage and if you go by $5.85 and hour that amounts to around $12,000 a year. The poverty level for singles is around $10,000 a year.

I do know this - If companies/businesses are required to pay a higher wage then they are going to look for ways to cut costs - outsourcing, not providing benefits.......

I also have a Working From Home Blog and the reason why I mention this is because a lot of people want to start their own business and be able to work from home. But there are those that want to work from home but they also want to be able to work for a company but they want to be able to work for that company from their home.

I became disillusioned working for someone else a very long time ago. My dream job has always been to work from home and that is exactly what I am doing now!

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