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minimum-wage1When I was too young to work legally, I pimped my services out to my parents–cleaned the house top to bottom every weekend for a $1, cleaned the garage for .50 and weeded the garden for pennies. Apparently, the wide gap between my work ethic and compensation by others started at an early age.

When I was 15 I got a worker’s permit and started to see some real money. I landed a job as a cashier at the Big Y supermarket.  Later, I  waitressed at Friendly’s and worked at a friend’s family restaurant. I saved enough money to pay for my first year at BU. Read the rest of this entry »