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Do you think if you are paid minimum wage, its ok to put minimum effort?

Answered 1 year ago

And I don't mean do a half arsed job, but a fair effort for the amount you get paid?


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2 years ago
Yes. Pay peanuts and you get monkeys. I'm a firm believer.
You want higher achieving from workers?
Pay respectfully!!!!

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2 years ago
Our minimum wage is pretty respectable lol. One of the most respectable in the world in fact lol.

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2 years ago
$19.50 isn’t a respectable wage for jobs the require little to no training and or little to no education or experience?? Work a 40 our week and you’ll come home with about $650 after tax. You can live and support yourself on that. Seems pretty respectable to me given how little experience minimum wage jobs require.

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1 year ago
Its a very respectable wage for an unskilled job, as long as the employee isn't expected to work unpaid overtime or overly exert themselves its fine.

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1 year ago
^then I’m guessing you don’t own a successful business.
I have 23 employees, many part time students. They all start on a pay that’s $3 above minimum wage for their pay rate.
If they bring more clients and buisness, I pay accordingly. I also pay based on how long they’ve worked for me. For example the woman who brings a lot of clients because of how good she is and has worked for me for 10 years is on $37 an hour. She knows I’m at the top end of what I can afford for her now but she still gets the most generous Christmas bonus.

Very few situations where a burger flipper would deserve/ be able to be afforded $50.

Buisness have bottom lines and overheads and ultimately who gets the biggest cut should be the owner. If there’s left over after my wage I give it out accordingly including to myself accordingly.
And I’m the hardest worker of them all and have put more on the line than any of them who show up and work hard.
that’s why I own a successful business Lol.

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1 year ago
Half arse it all the way

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2 years ago
Minimum wage jobs are ok, but should only be considered stepping stone jobs. Do your best, learn as much as you can, and if you can't get promoted you move on to where you can. If employers don't give you an incentive to stay they can't complain when you move on.

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2 years ago
A friend runs a small business and spends a lot of time and money hiring and training staff. Once they get a bit of experience they leave and she gets so upset. She would save money if she just paid a bit more than minimum wage.

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2 years ago
I do my hours, and work hard, but it's just a job, no room to move up or negotiate pay. I don't work overtime or put work before life, if they want staff that prioritise work they need to pay more than the bare minimum which is all I get. I do a good job, but I would be out of there in a second if I got a better offer.

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2 years ago
Depends. How much effort did you put in to build skills to do that job?

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2 years ago
like this ^

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2 years ago
👍

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2 years ago
Some minimum paid jobs want quantity over quality so ask you do a lot. In that case the work quality would go down.

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2 years ago
It’s not about effort it’s about skill, so if you are in a low skilled job the pay reflects that, regardless of the skill involved everyone should be working with effort.

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2 years ago
Obviously if you are in a high skilled job being paid minimum wages then half arsed effort would be appropriate.

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2 years ago
Lol

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2 years ago
Why should burger flippers get paid $50 an hr

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2 years ago
^ A job is a job for some people. Don't be so precious

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2 years ago
Lol

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2 years ago
When I think of flipping burgers I think of spongebob 🤣

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2 years ago
Lol

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2 years ago
Definitely not, Australia’s minimum wage is the highest in the world stop being so entitled.

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2 years ago
^ This

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2 years ago
Thats not the whole picture. We have one of the biggest rates of casualised workers and people are often exploited for hours, for example expected to be on call throughout the week and weekend for 10 hours of work which prevents them taking other jobs.

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2 years ago
heaps of employers also take advantage by getting people to act in higher duties without higher pay, happened to so many people I know. Yes thats experience but when it goes on for 2 years thats taking the piss. Or reclassifying somebody's job to be able to pay them less but expecting the same duties. It happens. For example pharmacy assistant but want only qualified pharmacist.

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2 years ago
Absolutely agree with the above response. I am eagerly watching the case currently before the courts about this casual higher rate, renewing contracts for years but not giving them the security they deserve despite them doing the role of a full time. Fingers crossed this will change in the future.

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2 years ago
I work in a minimum wage job, its the industry so there is no chance of a pay rise or promotion without study. I used to put a lot of effort in and work over time but I don't any more. I work hard but would rather have more family time than work my fingers to the bone for a job that pays me the lest amount possible.

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2 years ago
Your attitude is what’s wrong with the world today

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2 years ago
😂😂😂

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2 years ago
I think it depends on the job. If you can do the job well to what they expect for minimum effort then you aren't doing anything wrong. But then its usually those who put in extra effort that get promoted.

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2 years ago
What if you were paid according to the job you've done or the effort you've put in? Would that be fair?

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2 years ago
Yes that's what I meant, put in the effort reflected in the pay.

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2 years ago
What if someone says - I want you to clean my bath. If you do a good job, I'll pay you the maximum amount of $30. If you don't do a good job, I'll pay you the minimum amount of $28. What would you do?

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2 years ago
Ridiculous analogy. How do you define a good job? The criteria would need to be set out first and for an extra $2 where is the incentive.

People need hope that their situation will improve with effort and hard work. If the incentives are there then they will work harder.

If you had a minimum wage job with no career progression then it comes down to personal pride.

If there is insentive of pay rises and promotion then those motivated by the money will want to work hard and make more of it.

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2 years ago
Re cleaning the bath
I would agree on an hourly rate. If I was paid minimum wage I would work hard, but when the time is up I leave regardless of the task being completed. If I was paid above the wage I would stay and make sure the job was done.

ANSWER
2 years ago
No
People want their houses cleaned or their order correct at maccas

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2 years ago
I agree.

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2 years ago
It depends on your job, your employer and if working harder will get help you develop a career. Working harder got me recognised & moved from a menial temp job to a permanent position with a great organisation, fantastic boss & I climbed the ladder quite a few steps.

I've had jobs though, where I paid & treated like crap. So I put my effort into finding a better job!