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#353490 - 08/12/07 02:14 AM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread : gifts [Re: Cord]
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ROFL!
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#353491 - 08/14/07 02:01 PM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread ... [Re: Dereck]
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Well my 14 year old daughter has got her first real job. In September she starts work at a Optical store working Saturdays for 8 hours and after school on Wednesdays for 4 hours. She will be paid $10/hour and as she is a student and makes under the minimal amount she will not have to pay taxes. Also currently for the month of August she has been working 3 days a week from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM babysitting for some friends. For 15 days at 10 hours a day she is getting paid $750.

I'm proud that she is starting to work and as long as it doesn't affected her school work she can continue to do so. I can't imagine at that age having that kind of extra cash to do what she wants. My kid is addicted to cloths shopping so I don't see much being saved though she said she wants to start saving for a car so I wish her the best of luck. She already put $213 aside of a blue iPod Nano which she has wanted for some time.

When I started my first full time job I was only making $4.00/hour though times have changed but not a whole lot in way of comparison for what things she'll buy that I would have bought at that age not having any bills. Within Alberta $8.00 is the minimum pay rate but businesses will not get people to work for them as Alberta is booming. There are fast food places offer $12.00 to start where a few years ago it would have been the minimum rate.

I'm happy for her that she will be able to afford things she wants, but realize that this responsibility must be monitored by us parents.
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#353492 - 08/14/07 02:04 PM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread ... [Re: Dereck]
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When I started my first full time job I was only making $4.00/hour




That makes me feel old. My first job paid $1.75/hour. Minumum was up to $4.00 within a few years of that, but still.
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#353493 - 08/14/07 03:53 PM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread ... [Re: JMWcorwin]
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That was 1985 working at a Mohawk gas station. The rate just before I was hired was $3.95/hour but the minimum was raised a whopping $0.05; wow ... bit time money. $1.75 sound more like my Grandfather stories ... perhaps that does age you.
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#353494 - 08/14/07 04:10 PM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread ... [Re: Dereck]
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My typo.. $2.75. I was 15 1/2 so.... 1987. At that age they could hire you at a "training" wage less than minimum. Minimum was $3.35 or something along those lines and went quickly up from there to $4.25 the next year.

See? I am getting old. I'm going senile already.
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#353495 - 08/14/07 04:27 PM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread ... [Re: JMWcorwin]
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15 at 1987 ... a couple of years older then you. Fortunate enough there was no "training" wage and all businesses had to go by the minimum wage standard otherwise I guarantee I would have been receiving similar compensation.
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#353496 - 08/14/07 04:37 PM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread ... [Re: Dereck]
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Don't know if it was legal... But that's what he paid me and said it was legal as training pay for 60 days or something along those lines. Never heard of it anywhere after that job though. Of course, now that I think of it, he had plenty of other practices that were less than legit, so he may have just been screwing me. The next job I had started at $4.25 so....
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#353497 - 08/28/07 02:56 PM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread ... [Re: JMWcorwin]
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Aint' that old. I was 14 in 87...:-)
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#353498 - 08/28/07 03:07 PM Re: Shooting the sh1t thread ... [Re: JasonM]
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20 in 1987...

Is there a prize for this or something?
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