This shit is so true.
And every manager I’ve had at a low-paying job has been the laziest worker there.
Once I stopped working for minimum wage I got some managers who actually contribute their share. It’s amazing how much more I respect them
Edit: obviously this is anecdotal and everybody has their own experience. No need to reply defending how hard you work in your professional job, I know y’all out there
I do volunteer work and the lady be trying to work me like a dog. Bitch can I have some money for transportation? I literally lose money by working here
Reminds me of this Bill Hicks bit:
Boss: "Hicks, how come you're not working?"
Bill: "There's nothing to do."
Boss: "Well you pretend like you're working."
Bill: "...why don't YOU pretend I'm working? You get paid more than me. You fantasize."
Definition of minimum wage: “if I could pay you less, I would.”
Can't wait for the day I make more than minimum wage
I'm currently making over $20/h with fully paid benefits and a generous retirement plan. I get vacation time and if I use sick time the boss tells me to take it easy and feel better.
I work significantly less than I did as a temp making $12/h or a dishwasher making $8/h.
Don't ever sweat for a minimum wage job unless you're running away from it. Edit: For those saying "bust your ass for lousy pay" you've completely missed the point. If you're in a minimum wage job your top priority should be getting out of there which unfortunately it's usually not working up through the organization. There's a reason not many people turned a McDonald's job into their career. Spend your greatest effort and time on enterprises with a more likely payoff e.g. education or skills training. Toiling in a low skill, crappy job waiting to be recognized for your work ethic is a huge waste of most people's time and potential. Plot your own path out.
Can confirm, making 65k to browse reddit.
I don't think pay was ever meant to be proportional to the effort involved. It's proportional to how rare your skills are. If they can find someone else to undercut you, they will.
I wonder if this changes at $15/hour. Minimum wage is all relative to what the minimum wage is. Does the cost of living increase effectively negate it and puts those workers back at minimum wage, perpetuating the cycle of no fucks given
"If you pay me the minimum, I do the minimum"