Minimum Wage Stories

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Danielle Baxter

I am a 20 year old woman, so I haven't truly experienced the gender gap yet because it is mostly when your in a real job not parttime. So I really don't want to have to experience that or have other woman to because I believe in equality!

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Marilyn Wells

This is plain and simple....I am 72 years old and still working for .. minimum wage because old age pension does not let me live on it alone. A raise in my pay pay would help me out a little more.,But from what I am hearing our hours will be cut because of this.I understand how bosses are feeling about this but a little more money would be a big help..As a senior i am getting a little tired and i don't think our nasty government helps us at all..Please raise the wages!!!

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Cindi Davidson

There are single women everywhere who work demanding underpaid and no benefits, who barely survive. Sometimes life doesn't include a partner. Why should they have to live in poverty because they don't fit in a 'government assistance category'. They are upstanding hard working people just trying to get by working two jobs most times. They need a life with dignity and the ability to have time off to enjoy life... like everyone else in the working world does. They might even have the option of retirement in their old age. It's time!

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Adam Richardson

Even $15 is a joke. CEOs make obscene amounts, earning bonuses even if they’ve been bailed out by the government. Surely the faces of their companies, working the front lines deserve enough compensation for giving up their time that they don’t need to rely on things like the Child Tax Credit just to survive!

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Jacqueline Starr

As a working, single woman, raising the minimum wage is very important to me. As the cost of everything else goes up, it only makes sense to raise the minimum wage. It will give confidence to working woman like myself to support themselves and to support their families.

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Connie Brewer

I have to work two jobs just to try to make ends meet, leaving very little time for sleep..much less family time. The ends never meet.

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Kate MacKay

Me and my Mother both live paycheck to paycheck and we just scrape by for the most part, people who work hard everyday deserve to make a decent living wage.

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Brooklynn Nelson

This isn't just an issue for women, in general in larger cities where there are an abundance of job opportunities it is too expensive to afford to both eat and have a roof over your head if you are a single person in Ontario. Why should I have to choose homeless or hunger because of an inflated economy, and a low rate of pay. People who work minimum wage jobs are serving those who make a good living.. don't we deserve to be able to live without worry too?

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