quote:Originally posted by asj:quote:You earn more than us here in Venezuela,our minimum wage monthly is about US$162 as the US Dollar costs 5,90 Bs,the one the government says that costs 2,15 is fake as one is only allowed to buy about 3000 I think in a year and verytime it becomes more and more difficult to get it,so the minimum wage of Venezuela is the lowest of America.
Alijuna, never thought that wages in Venezuela, (an oil rich country) was that low, figures why we can see quite a few Venezuelans working in Georgetown, one of the reasons can be that travelling from Guyana to Venezuela via land route is now easily accessable, and we expect in future that there will be more cross border trading.
asj she is referring to minimum wages cross the board. You are referring to minimum wages in the public service. US$5/day or $30/week or $120/month seems to be the answer.
Dont mention that in public because maybe only Haitians would be impressed by that.
BTW reports are that govt advertised a job for an engineer for around US$450/month. Guyanese who are ILLEGALLY in Bdos earn more than that.