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Today's take home pay can hardly survive the trip.
'We're being paid minimum wage so do only a minimum amount of work.'
"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."
"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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'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'!"
"You'll find that we offer lots of free time during our workdays here, and by free time I mean uncompensated time."
"Of course the extra costs of the 'minimum wage' has had an impact upon our recruitment policies...we have to be a lot more selective!"
"I think we might already have lost the next set of graduates, they don't see us offering a career path..."
"Did I mention I work for peanuts?"
"Of course there are some advantages to working here...we have a Food Bank situated conveniently at the end of the street!"
"I heard there's going to be an increase in minimum cage."
"They always give us minimum-wage, part-time guys the riskiest jobs."
"Before long you'll be qualified and ready to start work."
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"He's working out what he can buy when his pay rise comes through."
"Here's your paycheck. I hope we'll both find it amusing."
"These days people focus too much on what the job might pay....but what price can you put on 'job satisfaction', on 'commitment'...on 'loyalty'?"
"I read that 40% of us have to take a second job just to make ends meet...It's a disgrace!"
"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!"
"My ex husband could always make me laugh. Especially when he brought home his paycheck."
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"Forecasts predict a sharp increase in people living in poverty...which would require more social workers."
'No...the minimum wage does not apply to you fetching my slippers!'