@RBReich If you make minimum wage and you're not a teenager or a student or working part time, you're not trying. Throughout my life I
1.) made myself valuable to my employer. At Pizza Hut, I expressed interest in getting into management. They sent me to training and I became a manager.
@RBReich 2.) kept my eye out for better paying jobs, applied, got a better paying job.
3.) I got a student loan and went to college at night (even easier now with remote learning). Since I was working on my accounting degree, I was hired into the office at the factory where I was working.
@RBReich I got a credit card and bought my first computer. I taught myself programming. After that, my income doubled and as I got more experience, new jobs brought an additional doubling of salary.
@RBReich My brother in law was a bagger at a grocery store. His good attitude and hard work got the attention of a customer who then gave him a job in Sales. He worked hard and was able to handle being laid off in his 50's and retire.
@RBReich He invested small amounts even as a bagger, just $20 each time, and by the time he was laid off was rich. It's not hard. It's not rocket science. Work hard, show initiative, invest, keep your eyes out for better opportunities, don't just sit back hoping something will improve.

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