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Posts Tagged: minimum wage
I teach part-time. My students work. They work in fast food or slightly slower food or hospitality. Last spring semester, two were veterans, with at least four trips to the Middle East between them. One of my four parents cut her hours short to race to my class....more
Writing-biz veteran Lydia Laurenson once landed a translation deal for a book that involved her German publisher flying her to Germany for professional photography sessions and multiple TV appearances.
“Yet, when I calculated it,” she writes, “I made way less than minimum wage per hour.”
Read the rest of her post on the entrepreneurial side of writerhood and the learning curve it requires....more
If you’re feeling fed up with recent political events, here’s one more straw to place very gently on your camel’s back. (If you need a break from outrage instead, here are some puppies.)
Instead of offering its employees a living wage, McDonald’s partnered with Visa to give workers ideas on how to scrape by....more