I just found out that Washington state has the highest paid minimum wage in the United States. $9.04 an hour. Over nine bucks an hour! Not that I'm that old, but in my day, my first minimum wage job paid four bucks an hour. Basically, what I'm saying is if you're working a minimum wage job and complain about how much you're paid, shut it! It did get me thinking about my previous minimum wage jobs. Here's where I used to work - who knows, maybe we met here once upon a time and didn't realize it.