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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

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    I always end up taking my food back when I get MD's and calling the manager from number on receipt and insisting upon a remake of the entire meal because always something is wrong be it stale 45 minute old fries, the order is wrong itself, the drink is wrong, the burger is burned and cold and was clearly sitting there for an hour or something else.

    I always just prepare for a battle with the manager whenever I go to a Mcdonalds. The same is true of Wendy's. That's why those oldschool places are dying away, their service sucks and they serve stale and or cold food. The food isn't fresh.

    I do think it has to do with the fact that their workers are basically slave labor working for nothing. Yet still that's not the customers fault.
    Why do you go to McDonalds at all then? It's not like there's a lack of fast food places in the US.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why do you go to McDonalds at all then? It's not like there's a lack of fast food places in the US.

    I only do on the rare occasion. Maybe handful of times a year.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

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    You really don't understand business do you? Seems you believe that business is in place to provide you with whatever income you desire to meet whatever life style you want. Then you expect the Federal Govt. to set a wage for a private business owner who has all the investment, all the expenses, all the taxes, and all the regulations while getting paid last.

    You obviously ignored what is happening in Seattle as the Forbes article points out. Please explain to me why a one size fits all program works in this country today and why this is a federal responsibility when the states and local communities can do what Seattle did?
    There is nothing that has happened in Seattle. There isn't a huge closing down of businesses due to minimum wage hike and there will not be.

    Secondly, there is a federal minimum wage, there has been since 1938~ there is no reason it cannot rise to match inflation which it hasn't.

    I really don't understand your opposition as you make it seem like there is no federal law for this, and yet its been around longer than you or I have been alive.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    For a time being. But we'll inflate away the gain and since higher wages are not changing by the same level, the buying power of the individual will have decreased. Add to that the additional consumer costs which will be passed on by the business and purchasing power take a dive. We have a fiat system, everything can be accounted for over time, even increases in the minimum wage.
    Of course raising it once isn't good enough, there should be amended portion of the law that causes it to rise with inflation. There have been attempts at it but certain businesses have shot it down.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    Of course raising it once isn't good enough, there should be amended portion of the law that causes it to rise with inflation. There have been attempts at it but certain businesses have shot it down.
    And you'll syphon buying power out of everyone's wages that do not rise with inflation.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    There is nothing that has happened in Seattle. There isn't a huge closing down of businesses due to minimum wage hike and there will not be.

    Secondly, there is a federal minimum wage, there has been since 1938~ there is no reason it cannot rise to match inflation which it hasn't.

    I really don't understand your opposition as you make it seem like there is no federal law for this, and yet its been around longer than you or I have been alive.
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    Regardless of when the Federal Minimum wage was established, you have never explained why someone works for minimum wage, who those people are, but more importantly why they continue to work for minimum wage for years? I don't think it is the Federal Government's responsibility to tell a private business what it should pay its workers since it is the govt that gets more tax revenue from a higher minimum wage.

    We have already established that the states and cities can do what you want the Federal Govt. to do, the difference is that the cities and states don't have a one size fits all program imposing it on other states and cities. As stated, businesses aren't in business to employ you. You don't like what you are paid take your services elsewhere.

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And you'll syphon buying power out of everyone's wages that do not rise with inflation.
    Again, as it continues to rise with inflation other wages do go up.

    The only reason we have the issues we are at right now(with minimum wage) is due to corporate greed.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    Again, as it continues to rise with inflation other wages do go up.

    The only reason we have the issues we are at right now(with minimum wage) is due to corporate greed.
    Most corporations don't pay minimum wage so again you have no idea what you are talking about. You don't seem to understand private business at all including franchises

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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    Again, as it continues to rise with inflation other wages do go up.
    Some do, not all. In a fiat system everything is floppy. Unless ALL wages rise at least with inflation, continual increases in the minimum wage will just syphon out buying power from those whom have wages that do not increase with inflation. You'll effectively expand the wealth gap.

    Labor that isn't worth much just isn't worth much. Not all jobs are "careers" or can be.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

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    Regardless of when the Federal Minimum wage was established, you have never explained why someone works for minimum wage, who those people are, but more importantly why they continue to work for minimum wage for years? I don't think it is the Federal Government's responsibility to tell a private business what it should pay its workers since it is the govt that gets more tax revenue from a higher minimum wage.

    We have already established that the states and cities can do what you want the Federal Govt. to do, the difference is that the cities and states don't have a one size fits all program imposing it on other states and cities. As stated, businesses aren't in business to employ you. You don't like what you are paid take your services elsewhere.
    It doesn't matter why someone works for minimum wage. The fact remains that when it isn't a wage people are able to live on, the government picks up the slack with welfare. Raising the wage to match inflation at the very least, would in benefit everyone.

    Yes, cities and states do not need the federal government to raise their wage, yet has been shown sometimes the government does need to step in when people are being taken advantage of. That is its obligation of being by the people and for the people. Failure to do so, just shows how broken businesses are that they can control the government. If that doesn't seem wrong to you, I really can't take your opinion on this topic seriously.
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