There was yet another protest in New Jersey on Tuesday, this time it wasn't about the presidential election but instead for a $15 an hour minimum wage. I'm wondering if these people are thinking of making a career earning minimum wage or if they're that caught up in the four-year "fight for 15" that they can take a day off from earning the money that they so desperately need.

How about this? Instead of taking a day off to protest the minimum wage, take your day off and work on finding a better job. They must be out there because not everyone in New Jersey is making minimum wage. For those that say they've tried, I say try harder. Give yourself the job of finding a job!

What if you had a job where you were given a desk, computer and phone and your job was finding a job?  How many jobs would you find? How creative would you be in finding ways to earn money? How many connections would you explore to find work? How long do you think it would take for you to find something worthwhile? Repeat that process until you do.

Protesting is not going to affect the minimum wage, just like it didn't change the outcome of the presidential election. The only thing you have control over is you. If YOU really want to make more than minimum wage, then take out your smart phone and start looking.

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