$15 an hour? Seriously?
That is almost $30,000 a year. Do you know how much money a Navy E-3 makes out of bootcamp?
$21,890 a year. Do you know what this Sailor does all day? They are a jack of all trades. They paint. The conduct underway replenishments. They stand watch. They work more than an 8 hour day, every day, and this is what they make. Yes. They get medical insurance, dental insurance, a roof over their head (also known as their rack on a ship). But they bust their hump to make that $21,890 a year.
A Navy E-5 with 4 to 5 years of work experience makes about $15 an hour. This is a Sailor who has schooling, experience, usually 1 to 2 deployments under their belt.
I am all for fair pay, if there is fair work behind it. I think that education is key, and that everyone has to be their own advocate. Life gets in the way, I know. Everyone has to fight for themselves to get what they want in life, and out of life.
I have a few links that go to stories on the minimum wage hike. Take a look, form your own educated opinion. I am just peeved over the sense of entitlement with today's youth. I saw it every day while in the Navy, and I am sure I will continue to see it as a Reservist, and a Civilian.
Fight for 15
Forbes Article #2
View from a Single Mother
View about Illinois Budget..hint, we are broke!
What are your thoughts?