heidimoose134
Hours at minimum wage needed to afford rent
March 15, 2012 at 10:54 PM

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  • heidimoose134
    March 15, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Saw this on Facebook.

  • MrsDex
    by MrsDex
    March 15, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    wow.... just wow.

  • brittonJ
    March 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Min wage here is 7.25 w/ insurance, 8.25 w/o.

    At 40 hours a week, that's 1160. By the time taxes are taken out that's JUST enough to pay for a good apartment and NOTHING else.

  • TruthSeeker.
    March 15, 2012 at 11:05 PM
    If you make minimum wage wouldn't you qualify for low income housing?
  • Not_A_Native
    March 15, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Minimum wage was never meant to support a family.  It was for those starting out, with unskilled jobs.

    So - a 2 bedroom apartment?  Um - yeah.  Maybe don't be working a minimum wage job when you start a family.

  • hollinicole
    March 15, 2012 at 11:19 PM
    .its 7.25 here for a ton of jobs even ones that would normal have middle pay somewhere else. I make 9 am hour and that is pushing it. I know people who went to college for 4 year or more that make only 50 cent more then me. Its crazy
  • ms.sophsmom
    March 15, 2012 at 11:23 PM
    Wow.. in CO I've yet to see a min wage spot with benes of any kind. Nor do many offer ulfull time hours :( its rough out there.

    Quoting brittonJ:

    Min wage here is 7.25 w/ insurance, 8.25 w/o.

    At 40 hours a week, that's 1160. By the time taxes are taken out that's JUST enough to pay for a good apartment and NOTHING else.

  • kailu1835
    March 15, 2012 at 11:24 PM

     Minimum wage jobs were not meant to be lived on.  They are meant to be entry level positions.  Unfortunately our economy means a lot fewer jobs outside of the minimum wage arena :(

  • brittonJ
    March 15, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    It is worth noting I live in an area where everything costs a lot (not like NY though!!). $900 gets you a 1 bed/bath but it's in a nice area. KWIM?

    Quoting ms.sophsmom:

    Wow.. in CO I've yet to see a min wage spot with benes of any kind. Nor do many offer ulfull time hours :( its rough out there.

    Quoting brittonJ:

    Min wage here is 7.25 w/ insurance, 8.25 w/o.

    At 40 hours a week, that's 1160. By the time taxes are taken out that's JUST enough to pay for a good apartment and NOTHING else.


  • ms.sophsmom
    March 15, 2012 at 11:27 PM
    God... so Thts really bad.

    Quoting brittonJ:

    It is worth noting I live in an area where everything costs a lot (not like NY though!!). $900 gets you a 1 bed/bath but it's in a nice area. KWIM?


    Quoting ms.sophsmom:

    Wow.. in CO I've yet to see a min wage spot with benes of any kind. Nor do many offer ulfull time hours :( its rough out there.



    Quoting brittonJ:

    Min wage here is 7.25 w/ insurance, 8.25 w/o.

    At 40 hours a week, that's 1160. By the time taxes are taken out that's JUST enough to pay for a good apartment and NOTHING else.