Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
8 months ago
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Are you earning a "living wage"? If not - are you getting on the pathway to it?

Below is a calculator to determine what a 'living wage' would be in your location. Do you think this is accurate? Jobcase believes every employer should help provide either a living wage or a pathway to it. We understand that not every job will be able to pay a living wage. But we believe employers should provide one of the following 3 cases for every job: a) provide a living wage b) if providing a sub-living wage, THEN provide an internal pathway to a living wage (clarify how to get promoted, provide training/education, etc). c) if providing a sub-living wage, and no pathway to internal living wage job, THEN provide flexibility in schedules for any employee who is pursuing training outside employment for their own pursuits of a living wage. There should be no punitive actions taken against employees who are trying to get themselves to that level on their own when employers fail to provide it.

Well, that's what we think. What do you think? #LivingWage #StrongerTogether

https://livingwage.mit.edu

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Avalon Biederman
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When I was much younger my parents didn't tell me to save some of my money--but I did. Then I got married and had two kids. It was the best time of my life. Long story short--I didn't save enough. I'm not in that boat by myself. Life goes by fast. Try to keep the eye on the ball. No next times.

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Bridgett Irving
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Thanks for you story Avalon.

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Rafael Angel LopezFerrer Sr.
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Interesting Calculator, especially with the additional table.

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Bridgett Irving
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Groceries are getting to be expensive in Texas

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dorian Jones
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Cost of Living is Outrages in Midland/Odessa

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Bonnie O'Leary
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Question..if there is not age discrimination allowed by Federal law, how can all these services ask 1) date of high school graduation, or 2) your birthdate. These 2 questions seem to drop us folks over 60 to even be processed from an HR office to the hiring manager. Most resumes dont seem to be processed ! ! I've talked to a few hiring managers who asked me why I did not apply for their job. When I said that I did, they called HR and then told me I was not considered or 'over qualified`. HR should send resumes forward and let the hiring managers decide who is considered or qualified.. We could then get decent jobs

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David Church
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Unfortunately, like all laws, when the government chooses not to enforce them or look the other way, there is not much recourse.

As you pointed out, both the questions you mentioned pinpoint the age of the applicant. It's as if they can't ask your age, but they can ask "what's your age divided by 2"?

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Adam Pearson
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Right..like you need an ged to move and stack wood.. Why? Lol

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Deborah Baese
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Numbers are wonky. 3k a month for food ? 9k a month rent ? Bogus

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Andrew Pouliot
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Promotion from within isn't a bad idea, but demanding a living wage will push business out of your community. (Read the list of 91 Fortune 500 companies who refused to go above & beyond in the effort to increase investment. ) Also, the concept of leaving people time to look for other opportunities discourages managers from placing those people on payroll.

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