Posted by Americain on August 26, 2006 at 02:51:13:
In Reply to: Typical posted by Big Bro on August 24, 2006 at 09:07:06:
My post was addressed to Unlessofcourse not you and nowhere did I "lecture" you or anyone on the minimum wage.Everything I wrote in quotes was from Wikipedia.I am no economist but I would think that generally one can buy more for a USD in some of the states where the minimum wage is low than you can buy for a euro in Ireland.Petrol still more expensive as far as I know in Ireland.But its useless comparing such a vast country as the US to a small country as Ireland.Theres way too many variables.
* Ireland's minimum wage was introduced in 2000, and is currently €7.65 an hour, although a complex set of exemptions means that some people may be payed as little as 70% of this (€5.36), and it may further be reduced by up to €7.73 a day if lodgings or food are provided as part of a job. Due to general difficulties in finding employees, virtually no jobs pay the minimum wage, with only 3.1% of employees receiving it in 2004."
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