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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
    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.
    Gee, that's a nice bit of cherrypicking there. As has been pointed out to you, most of the McDonald's are franchises, NOT corporate. So, "company wide" is ONE store, perhaps two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicci View Post
    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.
    More excuses.

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    This was how many years ago?
    And what does that matter? Are you still thinking franchises are less expensive to maintain and operate now? You are wrong if so.

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    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.
    Again, nonsense. When you raise the floor, that is the new low point in income and sooner rather than later those folks will be needing the food stamp program again.

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

    Fascinating how conservatives look down on the less fortunate people and how they actually root against other working people.

    Compassionate conservatism and it's idea of trying to improve the general welfare of society is dead and gone. It's been replaced by vicious greedy people who worship their politics and selfish ideology.
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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 SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Fascinating how conservatives look down on the less fortunate people and how they actually root against other working people.

    Compassionate conservatism and it's idea of trying to improve the general welfare of society is dead and gone. It's been replaced by vicious greedy people who worship their politics and selfish ideology.
    Please define "less fortunate".
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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 SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Fascinating how conservatives look down on the less fortunate people and how they actually root against other working people.

    Compassionate conservatism and it's idea of trying to improve the general welfare of society is dead and gone. It's been replaced by vicious greedy people who worship their politics and selfish ideology.
    In some ways, I agree with you

    I work very hard for what I have....and I know what it took to get me to where I currently am

    I detest the victim society that is being created now.....everyone is a victim and nothing is ever their own fault

    People no longer have to stand on their own two feet....just hold out your hands and the progressives will see your plight and grant you whatever amnesty you require

    I gave over 40k in charity last year....more than some, less than others

    But I know where it went, and who it helped

    I was raised that if I wanted something, go out and earn it....no one was going to give me anything

    My kids were raised the same way.....

    I don't have an issue with someone needing a hand up when bad luck, or something disastrous strikes them

    I have major issues with families that have never worked.....three generations raised on welfare......how did we ever get to this point?

    You want to earn money....wonderful......there are jobs to be had

    we need to provide training, and a chance to get out from under......after that it is up to the individual to work or starve
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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
    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
    If that 240K means net, then it's not so bad. If it's gross, before paying out the rent/loan on the building and property, then it's not so much.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    I bet he's proud to have coerced so many into lining his own pockets.

    Having said that, the correct response to wages you find unacceptable is to quit. Do it in the most damaging possible if you want - walk out at the dinner rush, organize a large strike, whatever - but it doesn't make sense to protest your **** wages and then proceed right back to working for the same **** wages, as i'm sure practically all of them will. If the work isn't worth the reward, prove it

    That guy being quoted wants tons of sympathy, hiding behind his kids, but it's a pet peeve of mine. Don't have kids, and especially not 3, if you can't support them. And don't imply that workers without kids don't deserve or need more than $8/hr

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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
    Yeah well, tell it to the phillipines nike workers making 7 cents an hour making shoes that sell for $100. Tell it to GM which left flint to the birds, moving a plant to mexico in the 1980s just to make $8 billion profit instead of $7 billion, then gets a bigass government bailout as a reward. The type of extortion you're talking about has been taking place forever. Corporations are soulless and i'm pretty sure so are the execs running them. You want to effect change, the only way is forcing it on them, not asking them to "choose X instead of 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 Anomalism View Post
    Fight the good fight! Nobody working full time in the United States should be living in poverty.

    McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a rise | Business | The Guardian

    Thousands of McDonald’s employees and union activists descended on the company’s headquarters near Chicago on Thursday to hold the biggest ever protest against “poverty wages” paid to most of its 400,000 employees, as the company’s board gathered for its annual shareholder meeting. About 5,000 McDonald’s employees from across the US chanted: “We work, we sweat, put $15 in our cheque” as they marched towards the burger giant’s headquarters holding banners reading “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps.” As the meeting began protesters delivered a petition signed by 1.4m people calling on the company to support a $15 minimum wage and to respect workers’ rights to unionize.

    “We’re here to tell McDonald’s and its shareholders to invest in the company and its workers instead of wealthy hedge fund managers and executives,” said Kwanza Brooks, a McDonald’s worker and mother of three from Charlotte, North Carolina, who is paid $7.25 an hour. “We’re tired of relying on food stamps to feed our own families. We need $15 and the right to form a union and we need it now.” Terrence Wise, 35, travelled 12 hours by bus from Kansas City with his three young daughters. “Was it worth it to stand here? Yes definitely. I want my voice to be heard. I’ve worked at McDonald’s and Burger King for 11 years earning $8 an hour. I have three little girls to care for. I work two jobs, my partner works too, yet we still struggle to survive. We rely on food stamps. I don’t want to live on food stamps, I want to get paid what I deserve and work hard for. McDonald’s can clearly afford to pay us a living wage. They need to, now.”
    Almost no one does.

    If you work full time (2000 hours per year) at $7.25 per hour, that equals $14.500 per year.

    The national poverty line for one person in the lower 48 states for 2015 is $11,770. For five people it is $28,410.

    2015 Poverty Guidelines

    That means a family of five (assuming two parents) would be above the poverty line if both parents just worked full time at the national minimum wage.

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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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    And if you're still working for minimum wage after working the same damn place for 11 years, it's not BS, you're dumb as dirt, unless that's right where you want to be for some reason.
    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.
    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.
    Nicci, you might want to pay attention to what was actually said instead of spewing your agenda driven drivel.
    Your replies were not pertinent to what was said as it was not an in-general statement, but predicated on a person working in the same place for 11 years at minimum wage unless they were.
    That type of person is deserving of such disdain.





    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Yeah well, tell it to the phillipines nike workers making 7 cents an hour making shoes that sell for $100.

    1. Not in that market they don't.
    2. Tell that to other countries shoe makers/employees who can't sell their product in that market because they cost to much.


    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Tell it to GM which left flint to the birds, moving a plant to mexico in the 1980s just to make $8 billion profit instead of $7 billion,
    And? A business in in business to make a profit. Period.


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    then gets a bigass government bailout as a reward.
    Stop conflating.
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    Re: McDonald's boss says he's "proud" of wages as thousands of workers call for a ris

    I strongly doubt that they would be listened to unless they actually stopped working for thecompany that they believe is under paying them , but nothing is wrong with peaceful protesting and its a right I strongly advocate . As long as it doesn't turn out like the battle of the overpass then it should be fine . History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian
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