Should it be a crime that some states still only pay carpenters 8.75 an hour minimum wage for skilled labor?

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I'm talking about working for a company.

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    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.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Self entitled Snowflake.  Think you are worth more?  Start your own company and make that money.

  • 3 weeks ago

    no crime at all..............................

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    3 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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  • 3 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.  

  • 3 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. 

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    3 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 P
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

     No.  The person is getting minimum wage as mandated by state and/or federal requirements.

  • jimmy
    Lv 7
    3 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??

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