Certain jobs are not meant to be a career. Certain jobs are not meant to support a family of 4. Certain jobs are meant to be done by seniors who just want a little supplemental income, teenagers, spouses, who want a part time job and a little bit more money for their family, and someone going to college or a trade school who needs a little extra income for expenses. Flipping burgers and asking folks if theyíd like fries with this are one of these jobs.<quoted text>
I'm sure interested in your solution to the so-called living wage issue. A majority of these workers are part-time and high school age. Hopefully, they will be able to better themselves for their future by learning a work ethic and earning some money that might just go to college. And not everyone can do that.
Iím not saying this because Iím elitist, either; Iíve done shyte jobs that pay poorly:
I worked when I was a teen in a Chinese Restaurant, doing dishes and busing tables, making $5 something an hour.
Before that I worked on a farm, doing many things, but often times unloading huge wagons full of hay in the hot sun, for $2.50 a load.
In college I worked in a convenience store as a clerk as well in a university lab, making maybe $6 or $7 and hour.
These things I say should not be some unforeseen revelation Ö no one working in fast food should feel blind-sided by the fact that they arenít paid well, just like no one who decides his career will be riding his bike and collecting recycled cans out of dumpsters should be surprised to find out that this wonít pay very well. Everyone knows and has always known that these jobs donít pay well.
I donít even see it as a problem in the fast food industry. If you want to make more money, you need to acquire a more valuable job skill. That's really all there is to it, as far as I'm concerned.