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

    I could see someone working a job like that in high school, but with even a little people
    skills a person can wait tables and make a lot more.
    My data is dated, but in the 70's I waited tables in a pizza place.
    I want to say the pay was $2 per hour, but with tips, I think I earned $7 an hour.
    That was around a college, with a bunch of cheap students!

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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
    Yes, I did. After the tech bubble burst, my options were change majors and become more in debt and hope there is a different job when I got out, or continue to work at the Fast Food and eventually try to move up the ladder.
    Well, I guess you learned otherwise. As you learned, it takes many years, and the right situation to make a career out of a fast food job. But it has been done. Most people don't have the patience, or the economics don't make it possible to invest that kind of time and energy.

    A friend of mine started out working in his brothers restaurant. After a number of years, he decided to open his own. Today, he is a billionaire, and with his wife, owns the largest fast food company of it's type in the nation, if not the world. Quite an exception for sure, but he started out on the same rung as everyone else.
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    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.
    If we sign the TPP we can have a real job outsourcing bonanza!!!
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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
    I'm sorry but unless they are actually mentally handicapped, most people at the Mc D's that serves your food is not dumb as dirt.
    Then they're right where they want to be for whatever reason or they haven't been there at the same wage for 11 years. You seem to forget that part.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    I understand you look down on them, but that is your own personal agenda and not near the truth.
    No, you don't understand, if you did you'd know I don't "look down on them" just because they work fast food. I DO look down on idiots who work the same place for 11 years for minimum wage and then complain that is the company's fault.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    The Franchisee's were making bank in both locations that I worked, as is often the case in smaller towns. (Limited options for people to go to)
    Pardon me if I don't trust your judgment or understanding of what the owners made or how much of that "bank" they actually get to keep. Especially considering the second part of your statement is so far from the truth. Smaller town, smaller market, and so often, smaller market, less disposable income.

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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 ludin View Post
    as they say you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

    I run into people like that in my company. they like what they do and don't want to move up. and they are in base line entry level positions, but they complain that they don't make more.

    getting promotion is how you make the money in my company.
    I am up for a promotion this year. which will be nice. it will be my 4th promotion in 10 years. which isn't to bad.
    If McDonald's doesn't offer tuition reimbursement then it can be hard to get the training you need. Hard, but not impossible.
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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 ocean515 View Post
    Well, I guess you learned otherwise. As you learned, it takes many years, and the right situation to make a career out of a fast food job. But it has been done. Most people don't have the patience, or the economics don't make it possible to invest that kind of time and energy.

    A friend of mine started out working in his brothers restaurant. After a number of years, he decided to open his own. Today, he is a billionaire, and with his wife, owns the largest fast food company of it's type in the nation, if not the world. Quite an exception for sure, but he started out on the same rung as everyone else.
    Look at that, it was a networking hook-up, which the majority of the population does not have and cannot have. That is what is owed to your friend's success, not "working up the ladder".
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    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    If McDonald's doesn't offer tuition reimbursement then it can be hard to get the training you need. Hard, but not impossible.
    There's a McDonald's Hamburger University.

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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 reinoe View Post
    If McDonald's doesn't offer tuition reimbursement then it can be hard to get the training you need. Hard, but not impossible.
    when I finished up my 4 year the company I worked for didn't. I was working full time and taking 14-16 hours a semester.
    yep it was hard but it got me the job I have now and the money I am making now so it was worth it.

    I know people that have been very successful in the fast food business but they put in a lot of hours and a lot of work.

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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
    I'm sorry but unless they are actually mentally handicapped, most people at the Mc D's that serves your food is not dumb as dirt.

    I understand you look down on them, but that is your own personal agenda and not near the truth.

    The Franchisee's were making bank in both locations that I worked, as is often the case in smaller towns. (Limited options for people to go to)

    The Average Income for Fast Food Franchise Owners | Chron.com

    it depends greatly on the chain, but average fast food owner makes a little under 50k annually

    mcdonald's owners are the highest, and they on average are around 240k nationwide as an average

    now when you consider the investments they made, none of those are "making bank" as you called it
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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 clownboy View Post
    Then they're right where they want to be for whatever reason or they haven't been there at the same wage for 11 years. You seem to forget that part.
    There is no reason they couldn't have raises periodically over the year(s).


    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No, you don't understand, if you did you'd know I don't "look down on them" just because they work fast food. I DO look down on idiots who work the same place for 11 years for minimum wage and then complain that is the company's fault.
    Calling someone stupid and an idiot is looking down on them. I don't care how you want to justify it.


    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Pardon me if I don't trust your judgment or understanding of what the owners made or how much of that "bank" they actually get to keep. Especially considering the second part of your statement is so far from the truth. Smaller town, smaller market, and so often, smaller market, less disposable income.
    Oh I see, so my experience goes against your personal view so it doesn't count? That is usually what happens to people when they realize that others have the experience to back up their claims. "Well it doesn't fit with what I wanted it to, so you have to be wrong". The deposits, which I ran every night and helped do the ordering for in the store (weekly or twice weekly orders) showed a pretty healthy margin. Then again, I didn't see the labor costs but the "owners" weren't exactly poorly off for the area I was in. It was a smaller town, but their business was far from slow.
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