This 15 year old kid
comes to my house to rake
leaves and ask's for $15 hour.
I said, " what planet did you
come from. I worked all my
life and $9.00 an hour
was top pay as a floral designer.
My husband had a degree and earned
$50 an hour for legal advise.
This kid has popcorn between
his ears and a headset, and I am
trying to talk over a motorscooter
running and his dumb headset.
So yesterday on Moneyville, Madhavi wrote an interesting article called,
The median survey respondent expects to earn $70,000 in 10 years. However, the median income for a 25 to 29 year‐old with at least a high school diploma is $26,000. Even among Canadians between the ages of 25 and 29 who have a post‐secondary degree, the median income is only $29,000.
Now check out some comments from Madhavi’s Moneyville article:
“These kids are in for a very
“Sure, if minimum wage is raised
to $45 an hour!”
“Realistic? I think not. Since when
have teens been known to be realistic
about their expectations, in general?”
“I’m not surprised. They have a sense
of entitlement and the problem is,
they now get coddled in University as well.”
“For that kind of money you either need
to be a stock broker, sling crack rock,
or have a wicked jump shot.
Welcome to reality kids!”
“This is a generation that has been sold a bill of goods:
Get a University education and you shall write your own ticket.
Most have never been denied a single thing, gotten everything
they’ve asked for and so much more. Fifteen year olds with $200
sneakers and $75/monthly cell phone plans. Inflated grades for
mediocre performances. It’s no wonder their expectations are so unrealistic.”
What have we created???
Well I agree, although a yard man just told me he
gets $45 an hour. I am wondering how a Senior citizen can survive.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome
Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden