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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by law View Post
    It's funny how military vets get State-support but the very idea of extending state support to others seem frightening don't they? I wonder how much you were getting paid by the tax-payer.
    Actually, when you considered the hours worked, it came out to be less than minimum wage at the time (1969). But hey, we weren't hourly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by law View Post
    They can do it in America. If you don't like the system you're free to go elsewhere. I'm sure the user was supporting a legislative minimum wage hike in the USA but morally supporting the movement elsewhere, that's a logical interpretation.
    So, you too are okay with spending other people's money, fair enough. Not very logical of you to consider yourself conservative. Sock?

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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 it.

    That concept, is lost to a whole generation of entitled ****s and the rest are brain washed into thinking that hard work is mean.
    You sound like a jaded old man who is not aware that times have changed. The costs of living when you where in your youth are very different now. Going to college during your era would run you around 12,000 dollars to get a degree. No it's around 30,000 and increasing.

    You pigeonholing a whole group of people because you think you have us all pegged. But you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. The job market has changed vastly. Getting employed, even with a degree, is increasingly harder. Many bachelors degree holders are being forced to resort to the food industry and other low end jobs because the job market is so saturated at the degree level.
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    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Actually, when you considered the hours worked, it came out to be less than minimum wage at the time (1969). But hey, we weren't hourly.
    Fair enough. But I'm sure there are other State benefits for retiring Vets. I could be wrong though.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    So, you too are okay with spending other people's money, fair enough. Not very logical of you to consider yourself conservative. Sock?
    Oh, should have told you perhaps. I'm a conservative yes but I'm in England. "Conservative" means a totally different thing for the English

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    You sound like a jaded old man who is not aware that times have changed. The costs of living when you where in your youth are very different now. Going to college during your era would run you around 12,000 dollars to get a degree. No it's around 30,000 and increasing.

    You pigeonholing a whole group of people because you think you have us all pegged. But you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. The job market has changed vastly. Getting employed, even with a degree, is increasingly harder. Many bachelors degree holders are being forced to resort to the food industry and other low end jobs because the job market is so saturated at the degree level.
    Your figures are a tad screwed, but college was a major expense families saved for all their child's life even then. And who'd have thought that English major would have a hard time finding a job after wasting their college money. Go figure.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    You sound like a jaded old man who is not aware that times have changed. The costs of living when you where in your youth are very different now. Going to college during your era would run you around 12,000 dollars to get a degree. No it's around 30,000 and increasing.

    You pigeonholing a whole group of people because you think you have us all pegged. But you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. The job market has changed vastly. Getting employed, even with a degree, is increasingly harder. Many bachelors degree holders are being forced to resort to the food industry and other low end jobs because the job market is so saturated at the degree level.
    It was in the last 10 years bub. This century. Whats changed is that people think they are owed something. You aunt owed ****.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by law View Post
    Oh, should have told you perhaps. I'm a conservative yes but I'm in England. "Conservative" means a totally different thing for the English
    That explains it. You folks are screwed, blued and tattooed as it is - you're forgiven. I'm glad you enjoy the nanny state, you're living in the right place to enjoy all the fruits of it. Not my cup of tea mate.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It was in the last 10 years bub. This century. Whats changed is that people think they are owed something. You aunt owed ****.
    No people who are not fortunate enough to afford higher education despite hard work desire more affordable living. And economist, those who actually know what they are talking about support this.

    Over 600 Economists Sign Letter In Support of $10.10 Minimum Wage: Economist Statement on the Federal Minimum Wage | Economic Policy Institute
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: Fast-food workers kick off global labor action

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That explains it. You folks are screwed, blued and tattooed as it is - you're forgiven. I'm glad you enjoy the nanny state, you're living in the right place to enjoy all the fruits of it. Not my cup of tea mate.
    Not every family can afford saving up for their children. welcome to the real world. Where people are poor and struggling even while working 9 - 5 or longer.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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