In an age where university is so essential to sucess and thus early jobs are so important, the unopposed Liberal government in this province has recently passed legislation stating that: Minimum wage for the first 500 hours of a job in which the worker has not previously performed has been lowered to $6/hr from $7.60/hr. What does this mean to us young people in this province? Basically, if you get a job at McDonalds or something that pays minimum wage, you will only make $6/hr, a wage that in my opinion is comparable to a sweat-shop wage. If you already earn minimum wage, your pay will remain as it is at $7.60/hr. Those stuck in the $6/hr pay rate will not receive a raise until 500 hours have been worked. For a student who works part time at McDonalds, that could take years. Does it really take 500 hours to train someone at McDonalds? No. I am very glad that my job in the Air Force will take me out of this province permanantly in 8 months. Alberta, here I come! Discuss.