Fast food workers call for higher wages
Tony

Corona, CA

#21 Dec 1, 2012
McBS wrote:
<quoted text>
How much more would YOU be prepared to pay (in dollars and cents) for a cheeseburger and fries?
There are NO cooks in fast food ops. They push a button on a microwave (in case you never noticed), and they have computerized cash registers.
The only "service" by the customer service personnel is to say, "It's at the end of the corridor on the right".
I typically pay six bucks for a burger, fries, and a Coke.

And the fast food restaurants that I prefer do have cooks, and they have flame broilers. I prefer Carl's Jr. And I have a neighbor who works at the local Carl's Jr, she is a very nice lady, she and her roommates are all nice people.

And when you deal with the customers, then that is customer service.

Cooking, and customer service, are jobs which must pay more than the janitors make, because they require more abilities than what it takes to be a janitor.
McBS

Yonkers, NY

#22 Dec 1, 2012
Tony wrote:
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I typically pay six bucks for a burger, fries, and a Coke.
And the fast food restaurants that I prefer do have cooks, and they have flame broilers. I prefer Carl's Jr. And I have a neighbor who works at the local Carl's Jr, she is a very nice lady, she and her roommates are all nice people.
And when you deal with the customers, then that is customer service.
Cooking, and customer service, are jobs which must pay more than the janitors make, because they require more abilities than what it takes to be a janitor.
Is the staff unionized? I asked how much MORE you would be willing to pay if prices rose due to unionization. Pelosi has a 4 star restaurant and doesn't have a union.

The people out here are not working in a Carl's with a flame broiler. They are in a microwave palace.

Once again, how much MORE would you be willing to pay?
Tony

Corona, CA

#23 Dec 1, 2012
The workers need to be paid fair, and they need to be treated well.

Thee_Rickster

“How Tequila works”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#24 Dec 3, 2012
Tony wrote:
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You mean the cooks? The cooks expect to make $15.00 per hour.
Not everyone gets what they expect, do they?
MLO80

London, UK

#25 Dec 6, 2012
Tony, an employer doesn't owe a worker anything other than a safe working environment and a paycheck. If the worker isn't happy with the wage or conditions, then he shouldn't take the job in the first place. What can't you understand here? You are being laughed at over here in the UK
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#26 Dec 7, 2012
Tony wrote:
The workers need to be paid fair, and they need to be treated well.
Workers should use burger flippin' jobs and jobs at places like Walmart as a stopping off point while they are bettering themselves with a GED,college,or trade school to have a marketable vocation for their future. Your ideas seem to put their starting point as their final destination. Many of the fast food workers you mention are at the maximum end of their capabilities and personal motivation at the present. It's up to them to crawl out of the hole and better themselves or be happy in that hole. Your "living wage" theory for occupying space and breathing good air is typical union bull s###.
solutions

Yonkers, NY

#27 Dec 7, 2012
Tony wrote:
The workers need to be paid fair, and they need to be treated well.
So just leave a $5 tip every time you eat at Burger King.

And don't tell me that "tipping" isn't allowed. They'll grab it for sure.(And it's tax free!)

Or just boycott then until they raise their prices. That'll show them!

Thee_Rickster

“How Tequila works”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#28 Dec 9, 2012
MLO80 wrote:
Tony, an employer doesn't owe a worker anything other than a safe working environment and a paycheck. If the worker isn't happy with the wage or conditions, then he shouldn't take the job in the first place. What can't you understand here? You are being laughed at over here in the UK
He's being laughed at in the US also.
Tony

United States

#29 Dec 10, 2012
I am fully correct on this issue.

People who are honest, and who work hard, must be fairly rewarded, and they must be treated well.

Live better; work UNION!

Thee_Rickster

“How Tequila works”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#30 Dec 10, 2012
Tony wrote:
I am fully correct on this issue.
People who are honest, and who work hard, must be fairly rewarded, and they must be treated well.
Live better; work UNION!
Maybe on your planet but, here on earth you are paid depending on the job and level of education.
Monroes Wife

Lindenhurst, NY

#31 Dec 10, 2012
Thee_Rickster wrote:
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Maybe on your planet but, here on earth you are paid depending on the job and level of education.
You sound Handsome Ricky wink wink wink

Thee_Rickster

“How Tequila works”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#32 Dec 11, 2012
Monroes Wife wrote:
<quoted text>You sound Handsome Ricky wink wink wink
Oh geez, are you still trying to figure out your martial situation? I can't give you any advice I haven't already given you.
JustBenny

Westmoreland, TN

#33 Dec 11, 2012
I'm a frycook. This means a lot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Thee_Rickster

“How Tequila works”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#34 Dec 12, 2012
JustBenny wrote:
I'm a frycook. This means a lot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Sorry.
Tony

United States

#35 Dec 12, 2012
All workers deserve fair pay and good treatment.

Live better; work UNION!

Seriously.

Minimum wage is for a teenage boy with his newspaper route, anything which requires more ability than a paper route deserves higher pay.
Tony

United States

#36 Dec 12, 2012
A newspaper delivery person in New York City can expect to receive an average annual salary, before expenses, of $42,748.00.

Read more: What Do Newspaper Delivery Jobs Pay?| eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_7824519_do-newspaper...

Cooks, and people who do customer service, should earn more money than a newspaper deliver boy.
Tony

United States

#37 Dec 12, 2012
Cooks, and people who do customer service, should earn more money than a newspaper delivery boy.
Tony

United States

#38 Dec 13, 2012
Wages need to be congruent with abilities.

People who do more need to earn more.

Plain and simple.

Minimum wage is for minimum ability, minimum responsibility, minimum training, minimum effort, mimimum education, etc, etc, etc, and anything above that deserves higher wages.
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#39 Dec 13, 2012
Tony wrote:
Cooks, and people who do customer service, should earn more money than a newspaper delivery boy.
should any athlete or/and actor get paid more than a brain surgeon, no...but that's life.

supply and demand of what people are willing to pay for.
bah

United States

#40 Dec 13, 2012
bah

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