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    Eight states with the highest minimum wages


    Boy, so weird that here in Mass, we have the 8th (tied for 7th) highest minimum wage, a low poverty rate and we're all insured for the most part. Yep sucks to be us.
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    I am not sure how I feel about what the minimum wage should be, this thread has been very informative.

    But I do have a question for everyone, do you think there is any job that shouldnt be a "living wage"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    But I do have a question for everyone, do you think there is any job that shouldnt be a "living wage"
    Off the top of my head, I can think of the college student that babysits my girls every so often so DH and I can go on a date. I would never be able to go on a date again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Off the top of my head, I can think of the college student that babysits my girls every so often so DH and I can go on a date. I would never be able to go on a date again.
    Or maybe if you worked at Walmart you could afford to pay a babysitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blather View Post
    Or maybe if you worked at Walmart you could afford to pay a babysitter.
    You seriously would pay someone that babysits for you once every few months enough to support a family?

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    I was paid 5.00/hr in 1992 for babysitting when minimum wage was 4.25. They manage to pay me enough that I stayed their regular (date night regular) baby sitter for years. I was 12 when I started with them. They weren't rich by any means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    You seriously would pay someone that babysits for you once every few months enough to support a family?
    You don't pay your babysitter at all? I'm confused. I would hope you do especially since you have three children.

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    When I babysat in HS I made $1 per hour per child. Now I pay (and get if I am babysitting) $7/hour. All of my friends pay the same rate of $7/hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommytoMR.FACE View Post
    You don't pay your babysitter at all? I'm confused. I would hope you do especially since you have three children.
    No, I pay my babysitters $7/hour. What I would not do is pay someone who is babysitting once every few months $25-$30K a year.

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    But you are having a sitter working per diem. Surely, if you were to have a full time sitter you would pay a living wage? Heck, there's no way I would watch someone's 3 kids daily and make 25000 for the year. That's not even close to a living wage for me.
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