Minimum-Wage Receipt

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Created: 06/07/10
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Minimum-Wage Receipt
  • Minimum Wage Receipt
    This piece is a conceptual representation of time in terms of human value. It measures the worth of an individual in a corporate society in terms of the federal minimum wage of $5.85 per hour.
    To account for costs of living with only dates and numbers, I chose to establish a running total of eight-hour weekdays as positive earnings, and eight-hour weekends and federal holidays representing expenditures. At April 15th, tax day, the individual’s earnings were taxed for the bracket which they belonged to, which was an astounding 15% of total earnings. By years end, net earnings of $6,552.00 were accumulated.

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