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First Jobs

ajwagner421 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 1:15 PM
So then the minimum wage isn't the issue here. Why talk about it? If things like payroll taxes are the issue then talk about them. They've steadily increased since their creation and since 1990 have stayed constant. In 2011, there was a small decrease. In this time, we've seen both economic booms and recessions. Both high and low unemployment. In the end, is any of this really the main issue for the current recession? No, it's just the nature of the business cycle. On a side note, on the second page he discusses how there were plenty of first jobs to be found but people weren't applying. So obviously the minimum wage, payroll taxes, and paid interns aren't preventing businesses from creating jobs.
What was your first job?

I stuck pieces of plastic and metal together at an Evanston, Ill., assembly line. We produced photocopiers for a company called American Photocopy.

I hated the work. It was hot and boring. But it was useful. It taught me to get good grades in school so I might have other choices.

Four years later, good grades got me a job as a researcher at a TV station.

To my surprise, that became a career. I never planned to be a TV reporter. I hadn't even watched TV news. I never took a journalism course.

But by...