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Ok S/O question! Do you think $12 an hour (full time) is a decent wage?

Again, I know it depends on WHERE but just in your general opinion.

Its NOT a living wage here but it has to be in places that have $400 rent! Right?

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maecntpntz219

Asked by maecntpntz219 at 10:30 PM on Mar. 22, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • No, it's not a decent wage for anyone over the age of 18 in my opinion
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 10:32 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • Maybe if you're single and carry no debt
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:32 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • Not here, it's not. I don't think someone living in an apartment could live comfortably on less than $20 an hour at the least and be able to pay their bills. I have no idea how anyone makes it on minimum wage.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:33 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • Depends on your education, the job description etc. Is it a decent wage for retail or flipping burgers YES. Working at a gas station, possibly. A teacher's salary or for someone with a Bachelor's degree. FUCK NO.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:34 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • DH makes a little more than $13 an hour and its livable. we dont have cable, dont go out much, and i dont have health insurance (cant afford the $150 a month bill), but we do can pay our bills & always have food on the table.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 10:34 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • But $12 an hour, 40 hours a week, can rent you a $400 apartment, pay basic utilities, buy food, car payment, etc.!
    maecntpntz219

    Comment by maecntpntz219 (original poster) at 10:35 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • oh and DH has a bachelors...the only debt we have is a couple thousand on one credit card and student loans that arent due since we're still in school.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 10:35 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • For where I live, $12 an hour is good.

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:37 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • Yeah, it would cover rent and utilities, but then there is gas to get to work, which can be a huge expense when you live in those spread out areas where it's cheaper to live. There's also health insurance and medical bills. For us, that's almost $600 for the premiums alone, plus a $9000 deductible. I would worry more about insurance and medical than about rent.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 10:38 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

  • Where on earth can you find an apt. for 400.00 a month??

    If my rent were 400.00 a month and I had no car payment, just the basic necessities, yes.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:39 PM on Mar. 22, 2013

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