Josie hates working in the cannery.
She only makes $7/hr. She averages 140 hours straight time and 120 hours overtime (Time and a half) in a season. How much does she make during the fishing season? _____________________
She makes $120 a week drawing unemployment for 6 months during the winter (consider 4 weeks/month). How much does she make in the winter from unemployment? ________________
How much total does she make from her efforts at the cannery plus unemployment? ___________________
Divide this number by the total number of hours she works. (Straight time + overtime) What is her average $/hour? _______________
If she is self employed making crafts to sell to tourists she can make an average of $800 a week for 6 weeks and $500 a week for another 2 weeks after that. How much does she make from crafts? ____________
Which pays better, crafts or cannery? Realize that there are other factors determining her decision, taxes, personal satisfaction, time spent at home etc.
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