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Old 04-12-2007, 10:08 AM
bongi bongi is offline
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Default Minimum wage - can it pay your rent?

Hi there,
I was wondering what do you guys think; can you live on a minimum wage? Do you think someone can survive on a minimum wage? I certainly don't think so but I was curious to hear your thoughts on the subject.

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Old 04-20-2007, 10:27 AM
jojoba jojoba is offline
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Hi bongi,
Depends on where you live. If there are 2 adults in the household with minimum wage you can pay your rent but will get not much left for all the other expenses. Again it depends in which province you live and in which city. Also you don't pay taxes on minimum wage and may qualify for welfare. It is difficult to say.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:44 AM
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In my opinion you can't live on minimum wage. Maybe if you live in your mom's basement....
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Old 04-27-2007, 10:53 AM
Tsveta Tsveta is offline
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It is very subjective. How much do you spend per month....
In general I don't think you can survive on minimum wage. You need to have at least 2 jobs...
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Old 04-28-2007, 12:38 AM
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You would be working like and leading a boring life if you have to pay rent and where working for mini wage... If its less then 10$ dont I wouldnt waste my time.
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