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I'm dumb, I thought minimum wage was like $15 an hour

I asked to start at $16. Do you think that lessens my chance of getting hired?

Depends on what minimum wage is in your state. If it is like here and 12.50, then they may pass you over.

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Minimum wage here is 7.25

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It’s only $13 here.

I don’t know, honestly, but it is likely to get passed over. Maybe you can call, say you made a mistake and ask if they can update the application

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I meant to put one dollar over minimum wage

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Just call them. They would probably understand.

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I say stick with it. They are desperate for workers now, and they probably wont give you 16 but they probably will offer you higher than they otherwise would have.

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You would be surprised the bargaining power you can have when the negotiation is stacked in your favor. You want a job, but if you dont get one you still have a safety net. Many companies right now are so desperate for workers (especially entry level workers) that they will take anyone with a pulse.

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Um… where is this?

in town here i can make 10 to 12 dollars an hour entry level. if i commute 30 to 45 minutes i can make 21 dollars an hour entry level. rural counties suck, and the federal minimum wage is embarrassing low, only pariahs pay those kind of wages.

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Do you live In KOREA?

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The federal minimum wage in the USA is only $7.25, but some states impose a higher minimum wage. Even the McDonalds crew members where I live start at $11/hr.

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its okay maybe theyll think you drive a hard bargain :stuck_out_tongue: and hey when you get hired you’ll have a a nice pay. Besides its just the pay your asking for. If they like you theyll probably say “hey were interested in you but we cant do $16”. Im sure they wont just overlook you for a dollar or two. I wouldnt.

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my first job in 2019 i got payed $7.75 an hour while i was training on the job, looking back it seemed low because now minimum wage is $11 and jobs can pay up to 50 cents less than minimum wage when training, in 2019 minimum wage was $8.25 so i got payed 50 cents less than that

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Minimum wage here in my pronvince in Canada is 14.25 an hour. Thats soon going up to 14.35

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It depends. I’ve had employment agencies tell me to put a wage on the application that you think you’re worth. If you put a low wage, than that might signal an employer that you feel you’re not worth much to the company. If you put a higher wage it shows you feel you could be a valuable worker. You have to strike a balance. Not too much, not too little. Incidentally, minimum wage in the city I work is $16.30 an hour.

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I don’t think Korea would have a minimum wage that low.