Minimum wage has gone up .... now what?!

@ricki_911 (17819)
Toronto, Ontario
January 3, 2018 9:08am CST
Many are happy about this. My friend doesnt see the big picture yet her work is already suffering. Minimum wage jumped almost $2 starting January 1st. Iam cringing as the cost of everything has gone up. The government will take more so that raise will give me maybe $100 more a month. Yet, the cost of food,hydro, and heat have gone up the same day. So realistically it goes to that. Iam now looking for another job as the cost of food is more than i can afford and any governmemt assistance discriminates against single people unless you have kids you tend to be nothing. Now imagine someone who can only.work 1 job or who is retired etc. My friend has already had her hours cut.
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@TheHorse (54429)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Jan
That's why I work several jobs. There are part-time professors living in cars--or so they say.
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@shaggin (29431)
• United States
3 Jan
It really just sounds like as the rate of minimum wage goes up everything else going up to means there really is no helpful change at all in the long run.
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@Corbin5 (84710)
• United States
3 Jan
A shame that a raise in the minimum wage proves to be useless.
@ricki_911 (17819)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Jan
It realky has done nothing but more damage
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@owstalaga (4250)
• Philippines
12 Jan
I guess price of everything is rising up everywhere Ah inflation...
@Plethos (5387)
• United States
3 Jan
min. wage increases hurt min. wage workers. look at whats happened in seattle, washington. california is gonna be hurting in 2 years when the min. wage will be $15 an hour.
@nitirrbb7 (1655)
• India
3 Jan
What's the use what we get is always what we have to spend for living.
@BarBaraPrz (17952)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 Jan
You might be interested in what someone posted on the Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability page on fb. The Tim Horton's in Coburg is (among other things) no longer paying their workers for their breaks... I'm not sure, but isn't that against some labor law?
This is from Tim Hortons in Cobourg to their employees. I am putting what it says here because it is hard to see in the picture... Opinions? Dear Team Members: It is with great regret that Ron...