Should it be a crime that some states still only pay carpenters 8.75 an hour minimum wage for skilled labor?
I'm talking about working for a company.
- 2 weeks agoFavorite Answer
It is not a crime. If you want to work for $8.75/hr, then apply for the job. If you want to make more than $8.75/hr, then look for different employers offering better pay, or work for yourself. Employers can offer whatever wages they want, but that does not mean you are forced to take it. Choosing to work is a choice, and if you believe you are worth more than $8.75/hr, look for a job that pays better.
- Anonymous2 weeks ago
Self entitled Snowflake. Think you are worth more? Start your own company and make that money.
- Jerry SLv 72 weeks ago
no crime at all..............................
- JudyLv 73 weeks ago
Why would you think that's a crime? Low, yes....so don't work there if you can find something better.
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- Casey YLv 73 weeks ago
Carpenters get paid OK. Carpentry hands, assistants, apprentices, etc...they get paid minimum wage.
If you need to be told what to do, then minimum wage is for you. If you can read plans and build that house, you should be paid more than minimum wage.
- fodaddy19Lv 73 weeks ago
If minimum wage is $8.75 an hour and the company is paying $8.75 an hour. Then no, it's not a crime by any definition. Those carpenters who are being paid minimum wage are free to go work for another outfit that pays better.
- EvaLv 73 weeks ago
The state sets the minimum wage, but the company sets the employee's wage. If a carpenter is only making $8.75 an hour, he/she needs to find a new employer.
- R PLv 73 weeks ago
No. The person is getting minimum wage as mandated by state and/or federal requirements.
- jimmyLv 73 weeks ago
Where I live carpenters make $25 per hour, they can make up to $42 per hour.
- 3 weeks ago
State doesn't pay them anything unless they are working for the state, what are you talking about??