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“Your One Stop HR Solution” bright, aspiring th e Who would’ve ever known A look inside the life of the minimum wage worker…
Poor Man’s Syndrome “The rat race that I participate in seems to lead to a dead end. With
Meet Joe. He’s 28 and works two jobs, one full
time and one part
time. He’s received an Associate’s
Business Management and works part time at a lawyers firm. His full time job is Recreations Assistant at a local community center. He is single with no children and leads a modest lifestyle. Even with his education level
and limited expenses, he still
struggles to make ends meet. Like Joe, it is becoming more
challenging in today’s society for many Americans to maintain their basic needs. By federal mandate, employers only
are required to pay their
workers a minimum of $7.25/hr as compensation for
performed. That’s approximately an hour of labor for a value meal at any fast food restaurant. Moreover, consider the taxes applied: income tax you incur from working and then the sales tax you incur on items purchased. With
multiple taxes imposed upon the American worker, and a “Cost of Living Allowance” formula that would make
even the smartest
mathematicians scratch their heads, how does the government expect us to survive?
Consider this: In 2009, nearly
rising living costs and sustaining wages, I often wonder how I will make it from one day to the next. How am I supposed to survive on $7.25?”
44 million Americans lived in households
with income below poverty levels. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the poverty guideline during this time for a single individual was $10,830 and for two
person The minimum wage
families $14,570. This figure increased $3,740 per individual for larger families.
2009 was $7.25 which comparing on an annual basis was higher than the poverty level by only $4,250. This averages to about $354.17 more per month than the poverty line. With multiple taxes to pay and numerous living managing a
expenses, daily budget can rising living expenses,
become a struggle within itself. Working two jobs has become the norm, yet even with two sources of income, many American workers still find it difficult to rub two nickels together. Most Americans are working
more and affording less. There are things you can do, however, to loosen your financial strain. Saving money and investing wisely are great ways future. The
to insure your own discipline of not
touching the “saved” money for a few years is the hard part.
…continued on page 3 J ’ a t oes Wlle Minimum wage - $7.25/hr
Monthly Wages-Full Time (40 hrs wkly) @ $7.25/hr - $1160 (before tax)
Monthly Wages-Part Time (20 hrs wkly) @ $7.25/hr - $580 (before tax) Total monthly income = $1740.00*
Rent - $525 Miscellaneous Grocery - $268.90
Electricity - $63.82 Phone - $69.06 Television - $53.15 Internet - $37.89 Gas - $104.45
Transportation Car Insurance - $132.50 Gas - $227.75
Education Student Loan - $188.85
Total monthly expenses = $1671.37
J. Cesar …
In this issue:
- Sweet Summer Heat Relief
- Social Networking: Dos & Don’ts
-Protect Your Creative Expression
- Diva Diamonds Advice - Mumble Jumble
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