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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    why would the employer automate with the intent to use those cost savings to pay its employees a larger wage? profits are what drive business decisions. the employer expects to pay only what the market requires - and no more
    My point exactly but someone else tried to say otherwise.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You do realize the scanner is a search, right? Admittedly, I probably shouldn't have separated things like pat downs/bag searches with scanner machines that see through peoples clothes and blasts them with radiation as it puts off the image that one is not a search while the others are.



    I don't take showers with dudes, only chicks. If you enjoy showers with dudes, more power to ya. I don't.



    People have the right to not consent to having their body seen naked or blasted with radiation. Anyway, it's my time, fuel and property, so I will do with it as I see fit. I enjoyed the trip, which is something that can't be said for a lot of people that went through those machines. In any event, sometimes protests are painful, and I have no other real way to protest than to not use the service.

    Btw, it does more than just sees your junk, but also sees private information like missing organs, proof of surgery, injuries, etc. There is a great deal of information they pick up with the use of the scan and all of it is private. Btw, the examples I used are protected by law to be private. Just so you know.
    If you were ever in sports you couldn't avoid taking showers with other guys. So you were never in sports. No wonder you're so afraid. I'll bet you were one of those guys that got a note from home so you could skip the shower in PE. LOL

    And you're on the Internet and you're worried about privacy?

    Hey be afraid for all I care. And that radiation you're afraid of doesn't amount to a hill of beans. You get more from the sun driving your car.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Get your extra big ass fries

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    You seem to be making two completely separate points. High wages making the vending machines happen... but the story is about slumping sales... which has nothing to do with higher wages. Also, I don't believe they got these higher wages. I think they just requested it.
    There have been protests over them you mean. Plus state level legislation in a number of places is already there to be voted on. Businesses are just planning ahead of time because its always better to be early than to be late on these kinds of things. Businesses will try to avoid layoffs if they can but if the government keeps pushing them and forces them to adopt higher wages then automation will be the inevitable consequence in the fast food industry.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    If you were ever in sports you couldn't avoid taking showers with other guys. So you were never in sports. No wonder you're so afraid. I'll bet you were one of those guys that got a note from home so you could skip the shower in PE. LOL
    Ah, how old are you? Taking showers hasn't been required in schools for decades. When I went to school there was no requirement that people in sports or PE had to take a shower. Guess how many actually did take a shower? None. You might not know this, but showers in schools have been dry for a long time now.

    I do however find it funny you are arguing that the government can require people be blasted by radiation to take part in a service.
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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    It is very refreshing to hear a self-professed conservative talk like this.
    I do not subscribe to the notion that minimum wage is some sort of evil thing. I also realize that without any restraints companies will exploit the desperate.
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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Ah, how old are you? Taking showers hasn't been required in schools for decades. When I went to school there was no requirement that people in sports or PE had to take a shower. Guess how many actually did take a shower? None. You might not know this, but showers in schools have been dry for a long time now.

    I do however find it funny you are arguing that the government can require people be blasted by radiation to take part in a service.

    Old enough to know bs when I see it.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    There have been protests over them you mean. Plus state level legislation in a number of places is already there to be voted on. Businesses are just planning ahead of time because its always better to be early than to be late on these kinds of things. Businesses will try to avoid layoffs if they can but if the government keeps pushing them and forces them to adopt higher wages then automation will be the inevitable consequence in the fast food industry.
    Do you think that if we keep wages at $8 an hour that there will NOT be automation when it's feasible?

    And taxpayers are subsidizing the $8 an hour wages with food stamps and Medicaid at least. Whether libertarians and conservatives think we should or not is irrelevant - we are and so with wages at $8 an hour you're paying for an additional $4 an hour or so through taxes. It's good for McD owners to get taxpayers to subsidize their payroll for them, and good for the workers whose kids get health insurance and enough food to eat, but it seems more efficient for the businesses to directly bear the costs of their labor instead of socializing a good chunk of them onto the rest of us.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    There have been protests over them you mean. Plus state level legislation in a number of places is already there to be voted on. Businesses are just planning ahead of time because its always better to be early than to be late on these kinds of things. Businesses will try to avoid layoffs if they can but if the government keeps pushing them and forces them to adopt higher wages then automation will be the inevitable consequence in the fast food industry.
    What makes you think automation wasn't already inevitable?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: McDonald’s fresh hope to turn around slumping sales: Ordering burgers from a mach

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Old enough to know bs when I see it.
    It's not BS. Schools all across the country stopped requiring students to shower after being sued over the policy. There was a discussion not that long ago where I used to live about even installing showers in a school that was planned to be built. The argument against them was that students never use them, so it's a waste of money to install them.
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