30 Days

Minimum Wage

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 6/15/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Morgan Spurlock and his fiancée Alex leave their fabulous New York lifestyles behind for the heart of the Midwest, Columbus, Ohio. Morgan and Alex work at multiple minimum wage jobs for 30 days earning $5.15 per hour. They get to experience first hand the struggles minimum wage earning families face as Morgan’s niece and nephew come to live with them.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alexandra Jamieson

    Herself

  • Morgan Spurlock

    Himself

  • Tim Kane

    Himself - The Heritage Foundation

  • Ted Kennedy

    Himself

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • This hit home!

    By tranedepriest, Dec 01, 2013

  • minimum wage

    By MileyLeAnn, Feb 22, 2013

  • fo realz?

    By totesghey, Jan 05, 2013

  • isn't it ironic

    By CyndiOleary, Aug 06, 2012

  • Good show to watch if you liked SuperSize Me

    By kg87, Jun 17, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Morgan Spurlock: I encourage you, and I challenge you to let your guard down, to strip away your life, and to put yourself in the situation of someone else because you will be changed. You will walk out of this experience a different person, a much more understanding person, hopefully a much more caring person, and you will be affected like I've been affected, and I'm better for it. I'm better for being here, so I'll see you.

    • Alexandra Jamieson: You know, I love this country and I love the people here, and I feel like Americans can do a lot better. We can treat our citizens better than this.

    • Morgan Spurlock: We don't see the people that surround us. We don't see the people who are struggling to get by that are right next to us. And I have seen how hard the struggle is. I have been here. And I only did it for a month, and there's people who do this their whole lives.

    • Alexandra Jamieson: Even if you are among the "working poor", and working two jobs at even above minimum wage, you're still just barely gonna make it, and God forbid anything happen to you. It's really, really, really hard.

    • Morgan Spurlock: Do I just say "Screw it"? Do I throw caution to the wind and just say I'm going to take one of my day's salary and take Alex out for her birthday? I have to. It's her birthday.

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    Trivia (1)

    • The website that Morgan goes to is located at http://www.ohiotraveler.com/things_to_do.htm

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