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View Diary: On the Minimum Wage: Are You Better Off Now than You Were 50 years Ago? (5 comments)

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  •  1960, what a curious year to pick. (3+ / 0-)
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    TheCrank, BlackSheep1, RiveroftheWest

    1960 was the year I first went to work as a lad at my uncle's gas station. Pumped gas, wiped windshields, and checked fluids with a smile, all for two dollars an hour, twice the then minimum wage.

    I can still remembert the purchases made with that first paycheck, some 'cool' clothes my parents wouldn't fork out the cash for.

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