the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this

because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve

^That commentary is very important.

As a minimum wage worker, I am appalled by this kind of attitude. Do people not realize what a difference fifteen dollars an hour would make in our lives? I know my life would be greatly improved by this, as I would no longer have a job, and would have so much more free time! Wow!

I’m going to be harsh here, and I’m sorry, but I feel it needs to be said: most minimum wage workers are not worth more than minimum wage. You are not working a skilled job, therefore you are expendable and easily replaceable. There are multitudes of people willing to work for minimum wage who would gladly take your job if you can’t accept that. And as technology advances, a fair portion of you could be more cheaply replaced by machines.  

If the government were to raise minimum wage dramatically, businesses would be forced to increase the costs of their goods/services, which would then raise the cost of living and restart the cycle of debate, or cut expenses. Expenses, in this case, meaning employees. You may not have a lot of marketable skills, but employers would be happy to give you more work during your shift in order to make up the difference resulting from laying off your coworkers. If you’re lucky, that is. You could very easily be the laid off worker. 

The only reason minimum wage is in existence is so that people like you and I are able to work for more than our market value, which I think from an economic perspective is ridiculous. If you were trying to buy a couch, and there were a legal requirement that it cost twice its value, you wouldn’t appreciate that much either. But lucky for us, the government doesn’t listen to that kind of logic so we are guaranteed a minimum wage for our work. 

The other thing to realize here is that minimum wage jobs are not meant to be careers. They are meant for unskilled teenagers. Again, I am going to be harsh, but if you are past the age of thirty and have not learned any marketable skills, you have a bigger life problem than what your paycheck looks like. In a standard minimum wage job, your duties are easily learned and require very little training. It’s cheap and easy to train someone else for the position, and there is a constant supply of people willing to work for the wage. Alternatively, to be an engineer, accountant, lawyer, plumber, etc, there are certain learned skills that are required. Not everyone has these skills or are willing to learn them. Since there are fewer possible workers, it is harder to replace them. In order to keep them interested in holding that job, wages are increased as an incentive. These skills are known as human capital. The more human capital you have, the more earning potential you have. And fast food workers like you and I have very little recognizable human capital. We can, however, change that and start a real career. 

So no, you are not worth fifteen dollars an hour in a fast food job. Go out, learn a skill or trade, and then you will be.

(Source: -teesa-, via jaimethekingslayerlannister)


mom that cigarette pack you found in my bag??? its a metaphor

(via lexcanroar)

Tonight has been one of the worst nights of my life, and the saddest thing is everything bad that happened, happened so long ago, and I just didn’t notice. 

"No, no no no don’t. You were great. You were great."

(Source: organa-solo)

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Do you agree?  We <3 Shosh.

You know you don’t relate to a shows fandom at all when you think everyone is in the wrong place in this chart. How is Hannah that likeable!


Do you agree?  We <3 Shosh.

You know you don’t relate to a shows fandom at all when you think everyone is in the wrong place in this chart. How is Hannah that likeable!