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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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    Like far too many you think you know what everyone else wants and needs. I worked for minimum wage while living at home with my parents like millions of those making minimum wage now. There are very few who make minimum wage supporting a family. I know exactly what it is like today with people like you who have that entitlement mentality and it is always someone else's fault for poor choices you make. Anyone who makes minimum wage longer than a year is overpaid as most companies give 90 day reviews and most corporations pay well above minimum wage even to start
    You don't know what it is like to live at the minimum wage level. That much is pretty obvious from your statements on here. You seem to think that when you were 14 and had no expenses other than what you wanted to spend money on is the same situation for people who are actually under employed.

    I wouldn't call making 7.55 an hour non-minimum wage and that is part of the problem with your labels. Like most people in your position you don't see it at all. You don't see the problem with people making so little income so that we the tax payers have to subsidize their living. By all means, go talk to someone who is underemployed and works or tries to work full time but the business won't give them hours so they don't have to pay them.

    It'll be become obvious then.
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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
    You don't know what it is like to live at the minimum wage level. That much is pretty obvious from your statements on here. You seem to think that when you were 14 and had no expenses other than what you wanted to spend money on is the same situation for people who are actually under employed.

    I wouldn't call making 7.55 an hour non-minimum wage and that is part of the problem with your labels. Like most people in your position you don't see it at all. You don't see the problem with people making so little income so that we the tax payers have to subsidize their living. By all means, go talk to someone who is underemployed and works or tries to work full time but the business won't give them hours so they don't have to pay them.

    It'll be become obvious then.
    no, sorry but I do know that making minimum wage provided incentive for me to grow out of that pay scale and do a better job and move up. You don't seem to understand incentive and do have that entitlement mentality. Let me remind you, businesses aren't in business to employ you and pay for your cost of Living, but rather to make a profit and take care of the risk taker

    you seem to not understand who those minimum wage workers are so why don't you provide the profile. The concept of profit making is foreign to you as you really don't understand the cost of business ownership. Personal responsibility doesn't exist in your world for if it did you would understand that people control their own destiny. I was looking for a job when I found the one I had for 35 years and always felt that I was on a day to day contract. Do the job, perform, and be rewarded for what I accomplished. Pretty simple concept that most people understand except you. I made myself marketable and never expected someone else to pay me just for being there. My job was to create value for the business owner again something you don't understand.

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

    I don't know what these workers are thinking.

    If I was obligated to pay 15.00 an hour to my burger flippers, be damned if I would hire someone with "Tyrone Forever" tattoo'd on her neck. I could hire a high school graduate or a college student or someone not hovering on the outer fringes of society. That kind of money would attract better people. These folks are mopping themselves into a corner. You can get a lot better quality person/worker for 15.00 bucks an hour than you can for 8.00. These people are working their way out of a job altogether.

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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
    They can make $11 an hour packing peaches here in California. There is a sign up next to the highway, all in Spanish btw, advertising for workers.

    No one should be trying to feed a family working at McDonalds. That sort of job is for teens looking for extra pocket money to buy gas and snacks, not for heads of households.

    Unfortunately, all of the really high paying manufacturing jobs have fled to third world countries where the factories can pay pennies and dump their waste in the nearest river. That's what needs to change.
    Then why don't you write Washington about it, instead of complaining about third world countries. It's their business what they do.
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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 Captain America View Post
    I don't know what these workers are thinking.

    If I was obligated to pay 15.00 an hour to my burger flippers, be damned if I would hire someone with "Tyrone Forever" tattoo'd on her neck. I could hire a high school graduate or a college student or someone not hovering on the outer fringes of society. That kind of money would attract better people. These folks are mopping themselves into a corner. You can get a lot better quality person/worker for 15.00 bucks an hour than you can for 8.00. These people are working their way out of a job altogether.
    I hear there are plenty of folks with PhD's in Women Studies out there looking for $15/hr jobs.
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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 American View Post
    Then why don't you write Washington about it, instead of complaining about third world countries. It's their business what they do.
    Who's blaming third world countries? The blame lies with Washington, as you said, and with corporations that save money by moving operations to those third world countries.
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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
    Who's blaming third world countries? The blame lies with Washington, as you said, and with corporations that save money by moving operations to those third world countries.
    Saving money is part of good business. What's your issue?
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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 American View Post
    Saving money is part of good business. What's your issue?
    You see, the problem is this:

    If company A sends its operations to Outer Slobovia, where the prevailing wage is $5 a day for 12 hour days, children can be hired at any age, and effluent can be dumped in the local water supply, then they save money. If Company B doesn't, then they don't save money, and become uncompetitive. Now, Company A produces all of the wigets, and Company B is in bankruptcy. That is all well and good for the bottom line of Company A, except that now no one has any money to buy their widgets.

    Henry Ford figured that out about a hundred years ago. Fortunately for him, he didn't have to compete with the company producing Model T's in Outer Slobovia and selling them cheap.
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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
    You see, the problem is this:

    If company A sends its operations to Outer Slobovia, where the prevailing wage is $5 a day for 12 hour days, children can be hired at any age, and effluent can be dumped in the local water supply, then they save money. If Company B doesn't, then they don't save money, and become uncompetitive. Now, Company A produces all of the wigets, and Company B is in bankruptcy. That is all well and good for the bottom line of Company A, except that now no one has any money to buy their widgets.

    Henry Ford figured that out about a hundred years ago. Fortunately for him, he didn't have to compete with the company producing Model T's in Outer Slobovia and selling them cheap.
    Name for me a U.S. Corporation that moves their operations overseas strictly because of wages? Taxes and Regulations are more of a problem than Wages and I know of no major corporation that pays minimum wage in this country and moves their operations overseas.

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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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    Name for me a U.S. Corporation that moves their operations overseas strictly because of wages?
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    Taxes and Regulations are more of a problem than Wages and I know of no major corporation that pays minimum wage in this country and moves their operations overseas.
    Of course, if they can get by with paying minimum wages, they're less likely to go overseas.

    and, sure, taxes and regulations are a part of it. Remember, they can dump their effluent in the nearest river? That's a regulation.
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