This topic might get interesting, but it is totally my opinion only. I realize this is not food related AT ALL... but I have a lot of very interesting people who read my blog and I am really interested in your opinions.
So as a lot of you know, I am currently unemployed (I have a few small contracts, but generally unemployed) because of being bumped by someone with more seniority than me. I'm over it, and enjoying doing this contract work and trying new things (jobs).. I am also going back to school in September to become a Social Service Worker (because I love helping people). I have been doing this type of job for nearly 10 years and have loved every second of it. I decided to take the opportunity to go back to school so I have paper (and a lot of jobs now require some sort of schooling)
So I'm surfing jobs last night. Up pops two different jobs.
Tim Hortons $12 something per hour and a Social Service Worker $15 per hour. I AM NOT SAYING TIM HORTONS WORKERS don't deserve this. They 100% deserve every single cent of that. I am saying that people who work with high risk youth, in schools as education assistants, working shift work in special need's group homes deserve WAY more than $15 per hour. (it is flexible, but generally it's $15 per hour for full time positions... or $20-$25 per hour in the schools (but only 4-5 hours per day)
Where is the logic?
The sad fact is I am going back to school to possibly make less money than I was making at my previous job (which wasn't much). BUT I really love this field and just wish that the "powers that be" would understand how important these types of jobs are and how valueable people who TRULY want to make this their career, are!