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Postby JJ » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:49 pm

good article alec. it is strange to me variances between out here in ontatio and you guys living in Alberta.

this is a deep argument about poverty level and minimum wage, i mean, what about if it is a second job, or is they are a student?



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Postby alec » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:00 pm

The interesting part about all this is that provincial governments are not addressing the "living wage" issue. It is individual businesses (consider the city of calgary a business) who are taking the position.

Certainly in Calgary you can't live on the Provincial minuimum wage. Tey say that 60% of the people who live in shelters in this town have full time jobs....


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Postby NC » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:09 pm

The cost of living is insane in Alberta. My sister lives in Edmonton and house prices are now leveling off but the cost of living is way high form a couple of years ago.

I imagine Calgary is worse. Presumably this is part of the challenge Telus faces when hiring... we'll, that anyone faces when hiring.

Can you imagine being on strike in that climate, I mean "Calgary" not weather.


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Postby green1 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:02 am

Certainly in Calgary you can't live on the Provincial minuimum wage.
define living?
certainly you can't buy a single family house and feed a family of 4 on one person earning minimum wage, but to say you can't live on it is patently false.
If you are renting an apartment, with a roommate (as many people do when starting out) and shopping wisely, minimum wage is quite liveable.
Just don't expect to get rich on it, but why should you? if you want to earn more than minimum wage get yourself some training, and go work, it really is that simple, all you need to earn more than minimum wage is a willingness to actually WORK.



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Postby alec » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:26 pm

I bow to your superior knowledge of such things.


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