April 28, 2022

In Pursuit Of: The Wacky Wild World of Wages

In Pursuit Of: The Wacky Wild World of Wages

Jaime and Kevin discuss wages, labor shortages, inflation, myths, and mayhem. Listen in for their thoughts on how stuff like money relates to the pursuit of happiness. Also, please remember your worth is not equated to your wealth. Thanks.


CW: Adult Language

Jaime and Kevin discuss wages, labor shortages, inflation, myths, and mayhem. Listen in for their thoughts on how stuff like money relates to the pursuit of happiness. Also, please remember your worth is not equated to your wealth. Thanks.

Honestly, the pursuit of happiness isn’t what we think it is, the constitutional phrase “pursuit of happiness,” was originally the pursuit of property… so there’s that?

Their expertise regarding wages, labor shortages, and other associated BS? Excessive frustration while leveling up during adulting.

Their qualifications to discuss this topic? Jaime worked in HR. She doesn’t anymore. Because wages equals Jaime Rages. Additional qualifications? Random life experience and caffeination during recording sessions.

Basically, anything they discuss? Don’t take their word for it - but they hope you enjoy the show!

Common Ground This Week:

Coffee: 

In Jaime’s Cup: https://www.groundworkcoffee.com/products/bitches-brew 

In Kevin’s Cup: https://sfbaycoffee.com/products/sf-bay-fog-chaser-coffee-2-lb-bag 

Creativity / Fun / Books / Etc: 

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Surrounded by Idiots | By Thomas Erikson

Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree  

Sources:

Oxford Dictionary: https://www.oed.com/ 

Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/ 

State Minimum Wages 

Consolidated Minimum Wage Table | US Department of Labor

A Guide to Understanding UBI

What Is Wage-Push Inflation?

Wages During the Depression

CPI Inflation Calculator    

Universal Basic Income Payments 2022

How to Use the Consumer Price Index for Escalation : US Bureau of Labor Statistics 

 

 

Weekly Wages

40 hour week

Adjusted 2022 Wages

Adjusted 2022 Wages/40 hr week

1929

25.1

0.6275

424.49

10.61225

1932

21.95

0.54875

371.22

9.2805

 

Show us your common sense:

We would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment below or swing by our Facebook page and let us know your thoughts on today’s episode. Did you get a raise recently? If so, congrats, if not ask for one! You deserve the best.

Cover Image via The Balance Careers.