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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it sure is nice of you to publicly announce that you refuse to accept any wage increase while the economy is down
    My wages haven't gone up in three years, but I am not whining about it...I do ok.

    wouldn't want your increased wages to make goods and/or services more costly
    Yeah I know it doesn't matter to you how much things cost the poor, and middle class....

    what a patriot.
    Never held myself out as such, even when I served.

    your self sacrifice so the rest of us can afford to buy more stuff
    It isn't up to me to make your life easier...Earn it yourself. I had to.

    i publicly thank you for your willingness to put your own self last out of consideration for the rest of us. what a guy!
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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Food is a lost leader at McDonalds. They make all of their profit from sodas. A large soda, with syrup, ice, water and cup lid and straw probably costs them a quarter and they sell it for a buck and a half or so. When Burger King ran their Whopper jr special for a dollar, lots of franchisees companied that the burger cost them a dollar ten to make. Wiki answers says the average profit margin for a McDonald's franchise is 10%. I'm going to assume that's net profit.
    As a former restaurant owner, I know this to be correct. I've been out of the industry for many years, so I don't have the exact numbers at hand, but I know the concept is absolutely correct. Food is a loss leader, and the money is in drinks, etc.

    Actually, for a restaurant, a 10% profit isn't bad.

    I don't think they'll get anywhere near the wage increase they're seeking, but if they do all I have to say is that I better never... ever... get the wrong order ever again. All excuses will be off the table. And that is *IF* I'm even still going. I might feel the food has been priced out of my price range and is beyond its worth due to the high wages.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    I see. So even though I have said none of those things because I am a conservative you assume that is what I think? You are missing an important point. Wages are not based on what people "deserve", they are based on market principles and productivity. I own a business, I guarantee I did not start it in order to provide living wages. Businesses exist to make a profit, and labor is one of the expenses. It does not matter if the guy sweeping the floor is a high school kid or a 40 year old immigrant with 10 children, the value of the job is the same. As luck would have it we are all free to pursue any career field we want to and are free to advance as far as possible based on what we are capable of producing. Any one of these minimum wage earners is free to start their own business if they prefer. It takes a lot of hard work though. Maybe that's why they prefer to strike for $15 an hour for low skilled work rather than strike out on their own.
    Yes this is also true for pharmaceutical companies. Why actually help sick people get healthy, when you can make a bunch of cash with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. When you walk into that cancer institution for "help", Just remember Its Just Business
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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    [QUOTE=P. Kersey;1062255190]Say what? you believe the national debt is 5 trillion right now and obama has REDUCED the national debt by 7 trillion dollars?


    No you just cannot f******* read as of now he has spent 5 trillion after the REpublican mess of 30 years it was 12 trillion when he took office it says that plain as day! Learn to read! The only one on lsd is you!

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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    As a former restaurant owner, I know this to be correct. I've been out of the industry for many years, so I don't have the exact numbers at hand, but I know the concept is absolutely correct. Food is a loss leader, and the money is in drinks, etc.

    Actually, for a restaurant, a 10% profit isn't bad.

    I don't think they'll get anywhere near the wage increase they're seeking, but if they do all I have to say is that I better never... ever... get the wrong order ever again. All excuses will be off the table. And that is *IF* I'm even still going. I might feel the food has been priced out of my price range and is beyond its worth due to the high wages.
    I would imagine that even if they get their wage, their performance won't change much, if at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P. Kersey View Post
    Say what? you believe the national debt is 5 trillion right now and obama has REDUCED the national debt by 7 trillion dollars?


    No you just cannot f******* read as of now he has spent 5 trillion after the REpublican mess of 30 years it was 12 trillion when he took office it says that plain as day! Learn to read! The only one on lsd is you!
    Debt was less than $11T when BHO took office. I've already given you the link.
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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I would imagine that even if they get their wage, their performance won't change much, if at all.
    I bet you're correct.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    re: McJobs and the Minimum Wage[W:123,226]

    [QUOTE=greengirl77;1062255384]
    Quote Originally Posted by P. Kersey View Post
    Say what? you believe the national debt is 5 trillion right now and obama has REDUCED the national debt by 7 trillion dollars?


    No you just cannot f******* read as of now he has spent 5 trillion after the REpublican mess of 30 years it was 12 trillion when he took office it says that plain as day! Learn to read! The only one on lsd is you!

    You're way out of touch with reality.
    ....but try to calm down.

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