Should you be able to support a family of 4 working 34 hours a week as a Walmart cashier?
Recently saw an article decrying the fact that nationally, the average Walmart front end employee works 34 hours per week at $14.46 per hour which amounts to ~$25k tc, and is below the poverty line for a family of 4.
This made me reflect. Should working 34 hrs per week as a cashier be enough to support a family of 4? Is that a reasonable expectation? If not, is it reasonable to expect people to move their career beyond that level prior to starting a family? What is our societal expectation?