There still lots of people that are locked in lower paying jobs. The talk about the minimum wage does not ever go away. Some people decide to stop settling for the low pay and the low wages.
Some jobs have no room for growth. The low paying jobs are there, but the person doing them is easily replaced. Just think about those jobs at the fast food joints. They can bring people in and train them in just a few hours and have them up to speed. Those jobs are low pay for a reason.
There are lots of people that have skills, but they are still suffering from unemployment. At the same time, there are lots of new economy jobs. What about search engine optimization, web programming, and internet business. You might read a story about a kid creating a youtube channel and making big money. You may hear about people marketing on facebook selling t-shirts for profits.
A regular job always means checking your surroundings. Things may look solid today, but then the evening news can talk about potential job layoffs. The person working the job really has no control. A company can just say that they are closing down and that employee has to make adjustments. Employees have no control.
The problem with low income jobs is that prices are still changing. The gas prices are changing daily. The cost of food changes too. The only thing that doesn’t seem to change is the paycheck.
Who really enjoys working long hours for low pay? It might be time to start looking at the business lane. Business is not all peaches and cream. Business owners face a lot of adversity too. The difference is the business owner has more freedom. The business owner is also not locked in the low pay forever. A business can grow and make more income. The business owner just has choices.