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"I'm so ready to quit - the pay sucks, and every night I go home reeking of hazelnut."
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"Look - we'll whistle when it's fifteen dollars an hour."
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"As far as I'm concerned, they can do what they want with the minimum wage, just as long as they keep their hands off the maximum wage."
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Today's take home pay can hardly survive the trip.
"Don't be silly—mathematically, there will always be a middle class."
"Still, this beats my old job working at Wal-Mart."
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"Thank you, sir. I see you're not hopelessly liberal."
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'The main requirement for this job is the ability to live without money.'
'We're being paid minimum wage so do only a minimum amount of work.'
A torturer checks his tip jar.
"The good news is that I talked the boss into giving me a ten dollar raise...the bad news is it's ten dollars a year!"
"That $20 deduction is for new benefits ? like the $10 raise you just got."
'We'd like to pay you what you're worth, too, Fenstrom. Unfortunately we must conform to the minimum wage law.'
"I'm tired of just scratching out a living."
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"In the interest of full disclosure I have to tell you that you'll be working life crushing hours for half the pay you deserve."
"Raising the minimum wage is a no-brainer, so why can't a spineless Congress do it."
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Minimum wage vs maximum wage.
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"I like the sound of a zero hours contract - I've never wanted to work too hard!"
"It's all very well to argue the case for the unions but in the cold hard light of day I think it's fair to ask what have the unions ever done for us?"
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"In the budget the minimum wage has gone up...another few months and we should be able to afford that cup of coffee we've been talking about!"
It's a dogs life
'I'd like to pay you what you're worth, but I can't. There's a minimum wage law.'
"Well, offering a salary like that, I can now see why your advert said: 'Must have a sense of humour'!"
"Ebenezer, you will be visited by an unemployed worker, a part-time, low-wage McDonald's employee and a disgruntled walmart staffer."