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> > If minimum wage were $15, they could find another job that paid their basic living expenses.

> Why is this necessarily true?

It costs money to take a surveying class, or buy tools to practice your skills. It also takes having money saved so if there is a crisis, car repairs, etc you don’t have to constantly work overtime to keep your bills paid.

Please reach out to a friend who is making less than a “living wage” in their area and ask them about career development and what they need. I appreciate your question.

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