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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 LowDown View Post
    So, these people agree to work at McDonald's knowing full well what the wages and benefits would be then turn around and try to extort more money out of the company without any added value. They would work the same job with the same efficiency but just think they deserve more money, but there are plenty of people who will work the job without complaining about the low pay. I don't believe that those jobs were ever meant to be anyone's career. They are mainly for younger people who are just getting started. They are meant for people who intend to move on to higher paying jobs. The CEO has every right to be proud that he employs so many people in starting level positions.

    These complainers need to get some training and move on to a better paying job if they need the money.

    In the meantime raising the wages would make the food McDonald's serves more expensive which would impact all the low income people who rely on McDonald's. I can't think of any other chain that offers a "dollar menu" where someone can get a pretty filling meal for less than $3. That's a valuable service. That would be a thing of the past if these complainers get their way.
    I think McDonald's can afford to keep the dollar menu if they choose to consider their customer base instead of greed. McDonald's are raising their prices anyway...we ordered two drinks, two Southwest salads and fries the last time we ate there and it was 25.00 for two. We were shocked, since we never eat there and decided that next time Apple Bees's is just as comparable. There are enough in the annual profits to accommodate a few dollars going toward their workforce...and would never miss it. We are not talking a huge sum of money. An increase in minimum wage increases buying power in other areas. The extra money paid could buy a extra gallon of milk and this helps the dairy farmers for example.

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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 gdgyva View Post
    when someone makes an asinine statement, others are bound to make corrections on it

    just how fast do you suppose paying off a million dollar loan goes?

    suffice it to say, that MOST fast food franchise owners arent making bank

    making a profit? yes

    otherwise, why go into business in the first place?
    Doesn't take long when the loan isn't 1M dollars.

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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
    Doesn't take long when the loan isn't 1M dollars.

    You should know that.

    please read post 44 and the attachment

    a million would be on the low end of investments

    hell....a subway franchise costs a cool quarter million

    nothing is cheap anymore....
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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
    *sigh*

    Why does everyone automatically go the extreme end of things when a statement is made?

    I'm well aware of the start up costs of a franchisee for Mc D's, per usual you guys ignore that its a fixed price for the startup and as the location makes money those "investments" which are mostly loans from the government do go away.

    Its almost as if some people haven't started from scratch before.
    you have no idea what you are talking about and didn't read the link.

    in order to start a mcdonalds you have to have 40% of the investment as non-borrowed funds. the rest can be financed.
    it isn't the extreme it is the truth which you obviously don't want to know about.

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

    McDonald's Franchise Information

    this is updated info

    franchise investments from 1m to 2.3m

    then you pay rent based on sales

    you pay a 4% sales commision

    and you HAVE to buy all your product from the manufacturer (which is where mcdonald's makes most of its money)

    and after all of that.....the average franchisee in the US makes 240k (working 60-70 hours per week)
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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
    Most of the costs to pay people more money are negligible. There are plenty of studies around that show how little impact it would have on the costs of items would be if were to raise the minimum wage in places where it is needed. IE Cali, WA, FL, etc.
    There hasn't been enough time to adequately see the effects of the cost of the higher minimum wage in those places. Btw, higher or lower unemployment and drop outs from the workforces in those states/localities?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    There it is again, calling people stupid for no reason. Well done, good sir, this is a fine example of the problem
    The only problem is yours, failing to recognize there IS good reason to presume those folks who remain in a minimum wage position for years and then complain about not making enough are indeed stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    Good for you. Glad you were able to get that job, but did you work from the bottom up? If not, no need to comment back, that pretty much explains your disdain for other people who were unable to attain the job you want them to.

    I do not support businesses using the government to supplement their poor wages, especially ones that like to tax dodge.
    I started as a driver, worked my way up to assistant manager, then manager of one location, then district manager, then operations manager for all eight. All this while I was going to school part time and raising a daughter on my own. But nice try.

    And if that last statement of yours is true then you are against food stamps? Silly in my view.

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

    I keep forgetting you guys are talking about opening one right now.

    I assure you, over a decade ago, the costs were not that much.
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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
    There hasn't been enough time to adequately see the effects of the cost of the higher minimum wage in those places. By, higher or lower unemployment and drop outs from the workforces in those states/localities?
    No there hasn't because people aren't actually doing it company wide, so the cost increase is even smaller than the studies would indicate.


    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The only problem is yours, failing to recognize there IS good reason to presume those folks who remain in a minimum wage position for years and then complain about not making enough are indeed stupid.
    Someone being told "no" is not their fault and shouldn't have the blame placed on them or be told they are "stupid". Out of touch with min wage workers is what it appears to me is going on with your thoughts so far.


    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I started as a driver, worked my way up to assistant manager, then manager of one location, then district manager, then operations manager for all eight. All this while I was going to school part time and raising a daughter on my own. But nice try.

    And if that last statement is true then you are against food stamps? Silly in my view.
    This was how many years ago?

    There is no reason to have food stamps to supplement a working person, (full time mind you) when the businesses they work at are easily able to pay for a living wage.
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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 keep forgetting you guys are talking about opening one right now.

    I assure you, over a decade ago, the costs were not that much.
    Yes, they were, in yesterday's dollars. Not to mention you seem to be under the mistaken impression that fees are one time. Not true, they are recurring as has been pointed out to you. I understand, you haven't clue one how to run your own franchise/business.

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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 Nursmate View Post
    I think McDonald's can afford to keep the dollar menu if they choose to consider their customer base instead of greed. McDonald's are raising their prices anyway...we ordered two drinks, two Southwest salads and fries the last time we ate there and it was 25.00 for two. We were shocked, since we never eat there and decided that next time Apple Bees's is just as comparable. There are enough in the annual profits to accommodate a few dollars going toward their workforce...and would never miss it. We are not talking a huge sum of money. An increase in minimum wage increases buying power in other areas. The extra money paid could buy a extra gallon of milk and this helps the dairy farmers for example.

    • McDonald's: revenue 2014 | Statistic
    I really don't understand how someone could advocate for higher wages in a heavily service oriented company and then actually say that it's not going to increase costs to the consumers. It's magical thinking.

    All costs of a corporation, whether they be employment, taxes, regulations, or what have you, are paid by the people who consumes the company's products. Liberals want higher taxes, more costly regulations, and higher wages. They have no regard or concern for the ordinary people who consume those products.

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