So there are 61 days left and I went back to work today although I likely should have stayed home. I still feel like crud, eyes hurt, hair hurts, head aches and lots of muscles in pain. Since this is bacterial I can't pass it on to some unsuspecting sold like I could with a common virus. Sadly it must run its course and run it is.
Yesterday while suffering the pangs of this stuff I watch Obama announce that Federal Contractors must now pay their employees $10.10 per hour up from the current federal minimum wage of $7.25. That is a nice hike that will be added to the contractors bid and be paid by, wait for it….you and me. I don't deny that living on $7.25 isn't easy to do. That works out to roughly $15,077 for an annual salary with no deductions or overtime. $10.10 per hour works out to $21,003 with no deductions or overtime.
There is no way anyone can raise a family on either one of these. So I will not say it isn't deserved but it makes me wonder about a company that would pay $7.25 to employee for any kind of work unless tips are involved.