What is the minimum wage where you live and can you really live on it?

Updated on : December 4, 2021 by Abigail Bennett



What is the minimum wage where you live and can you really live on it?

The minimum wage here in New York has gone up to $ 15 / hour.
Is it enough to really live?
Well, you decide ...

I closed the practice in New York and moved to TX ... where the minimum wage is $ 7.25 / hour.

Years ago, when the minimum wage in New York was $ 7.25 / hour, I paid my entry-level secretary $ 10, the receptionist $ 12.50, the typist $ 15, the billing clerk $ 17 , 50 and the manager $ 20. That equals $ 75 / hour in wages alone.

Every year for several years, they kept raising the minimum wage ... first to $ 9, then $ 9.50, then $ 10.50, then $ 12.50 last year. That means the entry-level secretary's salary went from $ 10 / hour to $ 12.

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The minimum wage here in New York has gone up to $ 15 / hour.
Is it enough to really live?
Well, you decide ...

I closed the practice in New York and moved to TX ... where the minimum wage is $ 7.25 / hour.

Years ago, when the minimum wage in New York was $ 7.25 / hour, I paid my entry-level secretary $ 10, the receptionist $ 12.50, the typist $ 15, the billing clerk $ 17 , 50 and the manager $ 20. That equals $ 75 / hour in wages alone.

Every year for several years, they kept raising the minimum wage ... first to $ 9, then $ 9.50, then $ 10.50, then $ 12.50 last year. That means the entry-level secretary's salary went from $ 10 / hour to $ 12.50, to $ 15 and everyone else's salary also increased accordingly.

I cannot pay them with a minimum wage of $ 15.

When I paid the secretary $ 10 an hour, a Medicaid (follow-up) patient paid $ 15. That means I have to see 8 patients an hour just to pay their wages.
What about rental insurance, utilities, office expenses and negligence?
Yes, I needed to see 15 patients per hour to break even ... not even earn a penny.
Think about it ... that's 4 minutes for a patient and you spend half the time between reviewing medical records, entering information in tables, writing prescriptions, etc. So, do you think 2 minutes is enough to provide adequate medical care?

I honestly thought about eliminating Medicaid / Medicare patients entirely ... but they are often the people in greatest need, when it comes to healthcare.

Well, back to the question at hand ...
Now that I can't afford to stay in New York, what about my employees?
They will have to get new jobs ... all those years (some with almost 30 years of experience) and they may have to start an entry-level job elsewhere.

That means the entry-level secretary won't see a raise. I was already giving $ 15 / hour last year. The rest of the employees are likely to suffer a pay cut.

So the local minimum wage was raised to $ 15 to make it "livable." The problem is that you can't live on a minimum wage if you don't have a job ... or you have to start over from the beginning after spending years working and having expenses that have followed suit (family, cars, mortgage, etc.) and now they have to start with a lower payment rate.

I can't think of a single place that actually pays "minimum wage" where I live. Hell, Target pays 15.00 an hour. The minimum wage is nothing more than a phrase used by many liberals in politics to entice lower-paid workers to vote for them. They forget about the fact that almost all of the states that are pushing for higher wages are states with state income taxes! It's not for you, it's to take more money from you !! If they really cared, they would stop getting state income tax money for the lowest paid workers. No ... They want the "working class" to pay for the "non-working class" which then turns around and votes for the

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I can't think of a single place that actually pays "minimum wage" where I live. Hell, Target pays 15.00 an hour. The minimum wage is nothing more than a phrase used by many liberals in politics to entice lower-paid workers to vote for them. They forget about the fact that almost all of the states that are pushing for higher wages are states with state income taxes! It's not for you, it's to take more money from you !! If they really cared, they would stop getting state income tax money for the lowest paid workers. No ... They want the "working class" to pay for the "non-working class" who then turn around and vote for those that allow them to continue without working.

In San Antonio, the living wage is 11.10 per hour according to the Living Wage Calculator. That is the minimum required to cover food, shelter, transportation, and other basic needs.

The minimum wage was never intended to be a living wage. It is a salary for high school and college students to start their career. To start a work history. After a few months, they get raises or find better jobs. Wages are best dictated by competition, not by law. No place can keep an employee if others pay more for the same type of work. Those who do not improve their own salary must see what they themselves are doing wrong. Education, work history, work experience, work ethic all play the biggest factor in income.

I myself start people at 12 noon. After training (2-4 weeks) increase to 15.00 per hour, or per piece. Payment between 40.00 and 65.00 per construction. I myself do 8-10 compilations a day. Those who motivate themselves opt for the by-piece and earn an average of 1,750 a week. However, I still have a person who opts for an hourly wage. Why? Because they only produce 2 to 3 constructions a day. Young man in his 20s with 0 work ethic, 0 ambition. He earns 480 a week because now I only schedule him 4 days a day for 8 hours, which will soon be 3. He began to wonder why he earns so much less than his 4 co-workers. hahaha… ridiculous.

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