December 28, 2019,

Social Media prowess in an online world has catapulted many women around the globe into a new and wonderful millionaire status. That is fantastic news and we have extensively written about them.

Their stories make for great copy and growing reader interest.

It is easy to fall in love with their magnificent accomplishments and get hopelessly lost in their success. Doing that on a continual basis could make you lose sight of the millions of women who make our economy a better place by providing exceptional customer service in the retail, restaurant, fast food and hotel industries.

Sometimes many of us just have a craving for something quick, easy and tasty and nothing seems to hit the spot better than some fast food.

Then there is the Domestic Worker too.

A domestic worker is a person who works within an employer’s household. Domestic helpers perform a variety of household services for an individual or a family, from providing care for children and elderly dependents to housekeeping, including cleaning and household maintenance. Other responsibilities may include cooking, laundry and ironing, shopping for food and other household errands.

Working in a fast food restaurant isn’t entrepreneurial and glamorous, but it offers flexibility in scheduling work time.

This can make it a perfect job for a high school or college student or women who are juggling multiple commitments.

Just over 1.8 million American workers earned the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or less in 2017, according to Labor Department estimates. This group collectively represents about 2.3 percent of all hourly workers.

There’s more.

As reported by, “In 2018, 1.7 million workers, or 2% of all hourly paid, non-self-employed workers, earned wages at or below the federal minimum wage of $7.25. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 82 million people were paid hourly rates in 2018. That’s 59% of all wage and salary workers in the United States.”

All of the above honorable occupations often perform their duties earning minimum wage.,,

“The minimum wage in Denmark is about twice that of the United States, and people who are totally out of the labor market or unable to care for themselves have a basic income guarantee of about $100 per day.”… Bernie Sanders

As shared at, “There were more than five million fast food jobs available in the U.S. in 2016. A disproportionately large number of these workers are teenagers.”

Many fast food restaurants pay their workers minimum wage and don’t offer benefits to their part-time workers. The above site shares some statistics with us:

  • Median Annual Salary: $21,736 ($10.45/hour)

  • Top 10% Annual Salary: More than $29,661 ($14.26/hour)

  • Bottom 10% Annual Salary: Less than $17,347 ($8.34/hour)

Why are we discussing this very important segment of America’s economy? If you are a minimum wage earner there is good news.

Your wages could be going up soon.

“Raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do, but it’s a popular thing to do as well.”… Nancy Pelosi

Please read on:

Workers in Majority of U.S. States to See an Increase in Minimum Wage in 2020,,

Biggest impact in California, New York City, and District of Columbia

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Many states across the country are just days away from implementing significant changes in the minimum wage, according to payroll experts Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. With the clock ticking, a total of 26 states and the District of Columbia will raise the minimum wage in 2020, with 22 of those states implementing the increases by January 1.

The highest rates in the nation are found at the municipal level. Seattle has the highest minimum wage rate at $16.00 per hour for large employers and $15.00 for small employers. New York City’s minimum wage is set at $15.00 per hour for all employers.

California will raise the minimum wage rates by $1 on January 1 ($12.00 per hour for employers with 25 employees or less, and $13.00 per hour for employers with 26 employees or more), while the highest state rate will remain in Washington at $13.50 per hour. A few states’ wages remain on the lower end of the spectrum, with some state minimums coming in below the federal wage rate, and others with a slower incremental increase. The lowest minimum wage rates of $5.15 are in Georgia and Wyoming. However, most employers and employees would be subject to the higher federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour.

“The increases indicate a move toward ensuring a living wage for people across several states,” said Barbara O’Dell, JD, an Employment Law Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. “Some of the new rates are the result of previously approved incremental increases to reach a specific amount that is considered to be a living wage such as California, Colorado, Maine, Washington, whereas other states’ increases reflect an annual cost-of-living adjustment, such as Alaska, Florida, Minnesota, Montana.”

Those states following the step-up approach tend to have higher minimum wage rates than those taking a cost-of-living adjustment approach. The trend towards regional minimum wages, such as those in New York and Oregon, also reflect lawmakers’ recognition that costs of living are higher in large metro areas than they are in other parts of the state.

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