30 Days: Minimum Wage Video Response

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I thought that the video was relatively on point with the difficulties of living off of minimum wage. It demonstrated the difficulties in resisting temptation to buy, the emotional effects of having little or no money, how sometimes no matter how long or hard you work the pay just isn’t enough, etc. I liked that they showed the costs of hospital bills in comparison to the amount of money being brought in from working minimum wage.

Living off of minimum wage is not an easy thing to do. One of the biggest issues of living off of minimum wage is not getting enough hours. Making minimum wage is even less than nothing if you’re only working 13 hours a week when you should be working 35 – 40 hours a week. Wages like that don’t even amount to enough a month to pay all your necessary bills in today’s society, let alone have even a dime left to spend on yourself. As trivial as it may seem to spend money on things considered luxuries it’s not always. As shown in the video, having to go through life with no way to go anywhere or do anything luxurious can lead to depression.

With our economy so bent out of shape, the price of everything has gone up. It’s causing many companies to go out of business because people can no longer afford their products and without the customers money the companies can’t thrive against their competitors. In the future I plan to attempt to beat out my competitors, not by jacking up my prices, but by lowering them to a more affordable price for everyone. I plan to be a counselor some day and instead of charging hundreds of dollars per session I would only charge one to two hundred dollars per session. I figure that way even if I only had two sessions a day per week that will total to over 3,000 dollars a month. I feel that with that salary I can live comfortably instead of living pay check to pay check. That alone I feel would be enough for me. Of course like most I aspire to have lots of excess money to spend however I want and live a lavish...
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