upon reading comments to the question about the job at the toyota dealership, i am absolutely staggered as to how low those wages sound! i've NEVER been paid less than $12 an hour for any job (unless you count babysitting when i was 13). since i turned 18, i've made at least $16 an hour at every retail/hospitality job i've done. plus, nearly double that on sundays, and about $40-$50 an hour on public holidays.
as far as i know, we don't have a 'minimum wage' as such here. the government sets minimum values for how much one can be paid, but it changes depending on the industry , your experience, and your age.
what is the minimum wage where you live??? how do you feel about it?