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Fast Food Workers: You Donít Deserve $15 an Hour to Flip Burgers, and Thatís OK

 
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08/04/2015 10:49 AM
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Fast Food Workers: You Donít Deserve $15 an Hour to Flip Burgers, and Thatís OK
Dear fast food workers,

Itís come to my attention that many of you, supposedly in 230 cities across the country, are walking out of your jobs today and protesting for $15 an hour. You earnestly believe ó indeed, youíve been led to this conclusion by pandering politicians and liberal pundits who possess neither the slightest grasp of the basic rules of economics nor even the faintest hint of integrity ó that your entry-level gig pushing buttons on a cash register at Taco Bell ought to earn you double the current federal minimum wage.

Iím aware, of course, that not all of you feel this way. Many of you might consider your position as Whopper Assembler to be rather a temporary situation, not a career path, and you plan on moving on and up not by holding a poster board with ďGive me more money!Ē scrawled across it, but by working hard and being reliable. To be clear, I am not addressing the folks in this latter camp. They are doing what needs to be done, and I respect that.

Instead, I want to talk to those of you who actually consider yourselves entitled to close to a $29,000 a year full-time salary for doing a job that requires no skill, no expertise and no education; those who think a fry cook ought to earn an entry-level income similar to a dental assistant; those who insist the guy putting the lettuce on my Big Mac ought to make more than the emergency medical technician who saves lives for a living; those who believe you should automatically be able to ďlive comfortably,Ē as if ďcomfortĒ is a human right.

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08/04/2015 11:06 AM
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Re: Fast Food Workers: You Donít Deserve $15 an Hour to Flip Burgers, and Thatís OK
It will just mean fewer jobs
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08/04/2015 11:09 AM
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Re: Fast Food Workers: You Donít Deserve $15 an Hour to Flip Burgers, and Thatís OK
Why not give them the money?

It's going to happen eventually. Had we tied minimum wage to inflation long long ago they'd be making close to that regardless.

The only reason $15 an hour sounds like a lot is because most our jobs went overseas. So you're stuck with $8 an hour while trying to pay rent and utilities, and have nothing left at the end of the day to pursue a higher education.

Of course that depends a bit on the cost of living in your area, but there's no way you're going to be independent on $8 an hour here. You might survive a studio apartment, but you're stuck right where you are unless you land a big break.
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08/04/2015 11:26 AM
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Why not give them the money?

It's going to happen eventually. Had we tied minimum wage to inflation long long ago they'd be making close to that regardless.

The only reason $15 an hour sounds like a lot is because most our jobs went overseas. So you're stuck with $8 an hour while trying to pay rent and utilities, and have nothing left at the end of the day to pursue a higher education.

Of course that depends a bit on the cost of living in your area, but there's no way you're going to be independent on $8 an hour here. You might survive a studio apartment, but you're stuck right where you are unless you land a big break.
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I'm not understanding where you're coming from... are you being sarcastic? Or do you just not understand that raising wages for no-skill jobs will just lead to higher prices of literally everything?

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08/04/2015 12:26 PM
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I work in the city where the minimum wage is 15 an hour and the company is still doing fine. I actually drive 35 minutes to work just for that reason. I quit my factory job just to flip burgers. What will happen is more skilled workers will start filling these positions and unskilled workers will have to go to factories and jobs like that. BTW with the amount of business we do I work some overtime every week and I make over 30k a year to flip burgers lol. Eat your heart out yall!
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08/04/2015 12:31 PM

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Most of these fucks already making $15/hr are requesting their hours be cut so they can keep their government handouts. In the end they will make the same amount of money, just less hours worked!





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