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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Um...AAS.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yea because its about socialism. I just think they should get paid a $15 wage because it keeps up with productivity and inflation, and its also because ifs liveable, and allows more purchasing power.
    Yeah, a $15 "cheap" hamburger.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    To pay such unskilled labor as working at a fast food restaurant at such a high rate enforced by law is to greatly impact the way that labor is valued to a business. Wages are not arbitrary. In reality, a fast food worker is extremely disposable. There is an enormous supply of unemployed and able workers for the market. That is why the wage of that particular labor is so low. Now, if there were less supply, to the point that they actually had to search for employees, the wages would naturally rise. That is how economics *generally* work
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    College is there for those that work for it. Yes, it means WORK, ya know that old fashioned "no partying, scrape by and work your ass off" work?

    Also, one need not "go to college" to earn marketable skills. I understand you care, you want people to have nice things, but you cannot, it does not work to just throw money at the problem.

    The path to success is hard work, not get rich quick scheming.

    When I got out the Navy I had a 40Kjob lined up that fell through. I was making 8 bucks an hour and the wife (who has a degree) was working part time. We now broke 80K this year and she's on tap to get a quarter mil or better check when the company sells. We lived with very little, and busted our asses. Guess what? We didn't whine, we didn't demand high pay for **** work. We worked hard, I changed jobs, she did too eventually landing solid, salaried jobs.

    Because we understood no one owed us anything, we didn't deserve a living wage, just because life was hard, we decided min wage wasn't enough and worked for better.

    That concept, is lost to a whole generation of entitled ****s and the rest are brain washed into thinking that hard work is mean.
    What I find funy is that soo many think that minimum wage jobs are not WORK. Yeah, it might not be complicated work in many cases. But to say that its not WORK? I'd love to see all those college educated "I'm better than you because I got a college degree" numbnuts dig ditches for a year for minimum wage. Or sit behind a hot stove cooking for hundreds of people that only care about feeding their faces and wouldn't even acknowledge your presense walking down the street. Or unload a semi truck loaded with TV's, VCR's, and 50 lb bags of food in 20 minutes by hand...no powered tools/machines.

    If every minimum wage worker stopped working for one week this country, and any other country it happened in, all of those "highly educated" people would be in a world of hurt. Yeah, you could just hire more to do all that, but in the mean time you're in a world of hurt. Maybe then you'd actually appreciate minimum wage workers instead of just crapping on them.

    And no, I don't work for minimum wage. So sorry, can't use that against me.

    Now, all this said, I don't support the minimum wage being raised to $15 per hour. Doing so would be a futile effort for the simple fact that all those "educated people" would just increase the prices of products to offset the increase in wages and/or fire people to offset it. And there's not a damn thing that the government could do to prevent it without regulating the prices of every single product out there. An impossible task by itself and would require too big of a government. The only way that the poor will actually be able to start living decently is if they stop buying products regardless of the price. Start refusing to buy something that costs $15 to make for $500. Prices will drop because it will start effecting their bottom lines.....Hmm..maybe there is a way for the government to help the poor start living decently...require ALL businesses to list the price it takes to make their products. With that requirement a whole new business could even spring up. Auditors for bottom prices it takes to make X items.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    What I find funy is that soo many think that minimum wage jobs are not WORK. Yeah, it might not be complicated work in many cases. But to say that its not WORK? I'd love to see all those college educated "I'm better than you because I got a college degree" numbnuts dig ditches for a year for minimum wage. Or sit behind a hot stove cooking for hundreds of people that only care about feeding their faces and wouldn't even acknowledge your presense walking down the street. Or unload a semi truck loaded with TV's, VCR's, and 50 lb bags of food in 20 minutes by hand...no powered tools/machines.

    If every minimum wage worker stopped working for one week this country, and any other country it happened in, all of those "highly educated" people would be in a world of hurt. Yeah, you could just hire more to do all that, but in the mean time you're in a world of hurt. Maybe then you'd actually appreciate minimum wage workers instead of just crapping on them.
    ... I don't crap on min wage workers or don't think it's not "work". I just crap on people who never move off min wage and demand pay that their work doesn't justify.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    ... I don't crap on min wage workers or don't think it's not "work". I just crap on people who never move off min wage and demand pay that their work doesn't justify.
    You most certainly did crap on min wage workers by saying that they don't "WORK". As if you somehow work harder than min wage workers. And it is nothing more than you're opinion that thier work doesn't justify it. Their work most certainly DOES entitle them to a decent living. The way things currently are the minimum wage worker does not get that decent living.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You most certainly did crap on min wage workers by saying that they don't "WORK". As if you somehow work harder than min wage workers. And it is nothing more than you're opinion that thier work doesn't justify it. Their work most certainly DOES entitle them to a decent living. The way things currently are the minimum wage worker does not get that decent living.
    Kal, it's low skill work. I never said it wasn't work. And no, they aren't entitled to a "decent living" they are entitled to a living that their skills earn them. If they don't like their living situation the onus is on them to change it. Not demand the rest of us make their mediocrity more bearable.
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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    I wanted more money also but I went back to school so I could learn things in order to be a greater asset to the company of my choice. These knuckle draggers know only one thing, "Mo Money". They are where they are due to one thing and one thing only - themselves.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    $30,000+ a year to work the drive up window at McDonald's? I'm having a hard time with that.

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