# So you have worker a and b both make the same salary of \$300/wk.

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Ill Phillposted 5 years ago

So you have worker a and b both make the same salary of \$300/wk.

one works a 48 hour week the other only 24 should they be payed the same salery if one works way more hours?

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Copper Manposted 5 years ago

My calculator tells me the one working 48 hours earns \$6.25 cents an hour. (He needs to ask for minimum wage.) The one working 24 hours earns \$12.50 an hour. (She probably needs to put in some overtime hours to make ends meet.)
Insofar as whether the two workers should or should not earn the same amount of money, depends in large part on the jobs they hold. A person doing yardwork probably can't expect more than minimum wage. His sister, working as a start-up check-out clerk at the local supermarket, ought to earn a dollar or two above minimum wage.
The one working at the supermarket also may enjoy working under a union contract which spells out the wage scale of the workers. The guy cutting grass for 48 hours has to depend on his own negotiating skills to better his wages.
A lot of variables go into the amount of money workers earn. Very few get to choose to start at the top of the wage ladder.

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Larry Wallposted 5 years agoin reply to this

Well stated--it depends on the person, the job they are doing and other variables, including seniority, education, etc.

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