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View Diary: GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: 'When you're a good worker, you don't stay at minimum wage for long' (107 comments)

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  •  Johnson has to be lying; (0+ / 0-)
    My first job was for a $1.45 an hour. And again I worked full time. And I think the most number of hours I worked was going to college, was 96 in a week plus taking full workload.

     I don't believe that. It does not seem possible to go to college and work 96 hours a week. Common sense will tell you it's not realistic. He is lying.

    Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

    by Dirtandiron on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 03:27:16 PM PST

    •  Pants on fire. (1+ / 0-)
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      Where I work hires a lot of students, and they can't work more than 20 hours per week, except during vacations. I'm not sure whose rule this is, and it was probably not in place at that time, but it gives a sense of what amount of work for a full-time student would be reasonable.

      96 hours a week is close to five times that much. It comes out to 19 hours a day for a 5-day week. That leaves 5 hours a day for sleeping, eating 3 (or however many) meals, transportation, showers, if any, and oh yes, studying.  Even if he worked 7 days a week, that's still almost 14 hours a day.

      At most, Johnson was a minimum-wage worker in the same sense that Romney is unemployed.

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