Minimum wage workers are adults.
Nearly 80 percent of the workers who would be directly affected by a minimum wage increase are adults, as seen in an analysis by the National Women’s Law Center. When you include those who would be indirectly affected that figure becomes more than 92 percent.
Less than 16 percent of workers who would be affected by President Obama’s minimum-wage proposal are teenagers.
Minimum wage workers are parents.
Many of those workers are parents. More than seven million children — nearly one out of every 10 kids in the United States — have parents whose income would go up under a new minimum wage. When you count the parents whose wages would be indirectly affected, that rises to more than 11 million (or roughly one in six) children whose households would benefit from the increase.
Most minimum-wage workers are women.
That’s not something the right wants to emphasize. Other than formally declaring itself “anti-woman,” there’s not much more the GOP can do to lose the female vote. It certainly doesn’t want people to notice that this is one more policy that disproportionately harms women.
Preparing for the real world is no joke. Having experienced unemployment after graduation is truly an eye opener. I’ve started researching and keeping up with some finance news and advice websites and it’s crazy how many things you need to do to be financially stable throughout your life.
I’ve read numerous times that you need to be saving for your retirement as soon as you start your career. How are we supposed to feel comfortable doing that when those of us who went to college have $50,000+ of student loan debt? Needless to say they’ve answered that question too haha
It’s just crazy to me how money really does rule everything around me. I think something that needs to be taught to everyone in our generation is financial literacy. It’s taken so lightly, but its a huge deal. It’s sad knowing that some of my peers can’t even balance a checkbook.
No problem. Its better to get any kind of experience while waiting for that perfect internship/job y’know? Since we’re so young any experience is good experience. And in my opinion, in this generation it’s worth having a diverse set of skills.