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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    And... Automation. Many of these firms are looking into and beginning automation for ordering, paying and cooking. The only job that will be left is the person that gets the order together and hands the bag to the customer. This could cut the number of employees by as much as 80%. In other words, these people are trying to get 80% of their jobs replaced by computers.

    I really like your point though. If a company has to pay $15.00 and hour, the work force available opens up to a hell of a lot of people that are dramatically more qualified and capable than the unskilled hoard that's trying to extort the companies now.

    Maybe if they succeed, they will loose their jobs, get replaced by better people, and my damned order will be correct for once.
    On this point, I always order my hamburger cheese only, and one employee actually asked me one time if I wanted meat with that. I said yes I do or it would be a grilled cheese sandwich. She didn't laugh. I don't think she was smart enough to get the joke.

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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I don't think that is happening anytime soon, unless they get voice automated ordering. I've seen the touch screen come and go and the same complaint is given each and every time. They simply aren't intuitive enough for elderly people and most people don't want to stand behind someone who has to look at every single button on the touch screen.

    I personally don't mind them, but every place I've seen them so far here in the Reno, NV area has eventually taken them right back out.
    Most of the places I've seen them in restaurants are similar to the airlines; they have a one real person at a register, and three or four self service lines. Those seem to work real well.

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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of course a lot of people that work these jobs still don't make enough to get off of public assistance. It could be a big relief on the welfare rolls.
    You are assuming the majority don't lose their jobs altogether and get on welfare.

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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You talk about this scenario as if it's a bad thing. Your friend could do an allegedly easier job and have a better living situation, and that upsets you. Are you sure you're using the word "friend" correctly?
    It's sad that you wrote that whole thought out and never once saw what was wrong with it.
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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How much would the $15.00 per hour cost the company?

    That money could and should be used to automate. If you are going to spend that money, at least come away with workers that don't complain and screw up.
    I'm sure that's exactly what their thought process is going toward.

    These same people that feel they are "entitled" to a higher wage, also feel they are "entitled" to a job. They may find out that they aren't "entitled" to either pretty soon.

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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Not sure how bused in Union activists will impact the ability to prepare food.

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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    On this point, I always order my hamburger cheese only, and one employee actually asked me one time if I wanted meat with that. I said yes I do or it would be a grilled cheese sandwich. She didn't laugh. I don't think she was smart enough to get the joke.
    I think she's served me as well in different states... She seems to get all around the country.

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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    McDonald's corporate could eat the cost of raising wages to $15/hour and not raise the price of food a single penny.

    Food for thought.
    Try again. Most stores are franchises so Corporate would have nothing to say about it.

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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    You trust people to order what they want with no complaints?

    You think too much of people.

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    Re: Might be a delay getting your Big Mac today.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Should read "are trying"...and as soon as it becomes cost effective...they will. That will be about the time fry cooks demand 15 dollars an hour for the arduous task of opening a bag, pouring fries in a basket, and punching a button.
    If somebody ever tells them to ask for hazard pay I am sure they will try that.

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