My brother is the warehouse manger of our warehouse. He has (3) Truck Drivers under him, one of which is a 27 year old Father of 2 who decided that he didn't like working as a mechanic any longer because of the hours and it was tough work. He was making $25 as a mechanic. He was hired as a truck driver making $12.80 an hour and my brother says ALL he does is whine and cry about ONLY making $12.80 an hour.
First off, his salary per hour wasn't a secret....he knew what the starting wage was so why take the job in the first place if you're going to whine about it? Second, if you NEED the job but disagree with the amount, then get in the position and bust your ass to get raises/promotions. But no, he tells my brother he will work harder AFTER he gets more money.
What a dope.
To share a personal story here AND brag a little
, when I changed jobs 2 1/2 years ago, I took a big step backwards money-wise, but I did it in the hopes that it would pay dividends in the future. I got the new job, was tight with what I spent for a bit, and then eight months later, I was promoted and got a nice raise. And I continued to work hard, got another nice raise this past fall, and then right before the turn of the new year, was given another
promotion ($$). So see, it does pay to work hard sometimes. It's sad that many cannot grasp the concept of working hard, and while I get that there are a lot of bosses who will work you hard and never give you the opportunity or money that you might deserve, to me, it's more a matter of character, taking pride in doing a good job, etc.
And to address the OP here, it's laughable to think that minimum wage should be $15 an hour. Yep, let's do that, and then watch minimum wage jobs plummet and prices at those places skyrocket. It doesn't take a genius to figure out what the unintended consequences would be here.