Steak 'n Shake
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United States

#25 Jul 9, 2010
metal wrote:
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Kingsport
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LOL
Get real.
indigestion

Logan, WV

#26 Oct 29, 2010
Really wrote:
people come on it takes time to get the building up and get people in there to work.If your gonna be sick of McDonald' that's what a stove is for to cook on.They can't just sh!t the building out if you can do it faster go volunteer your time. It amazing me how people will whine and cry over every little thing.Instead of b!tching be thankful we are getting some new businesses here in Pikeville that's bringing more jobs to our area.
for the right price i will come to pikeville and sh!t a building. YOUR WELCOME
Employee

Hazard, KY

#27 Oct 29, 2010
Steak and Shake will open November 3rd. It's mostly students working there, no one skanky. It's really gonna be great. They have a drive-thru, and eat in, where servers wait on you for a tip. Hope to see y'all down there!
dollar meister

Anderson, SC

#28 Oct 29, 2010
hey wrote:
If these ratty azz fast food places would pay a living wage they might get some decent help!!!
how much are you willing to pay for your food at these fast food places?

not being critical of anyone who is working, but these places typically employ students and people with limited education and/or no specific skills. how much should they earn? 20,000 per year? 30,000?
disparaging

Chavies, KY

#29 Oct 29, 2010
dollar meister wrote:
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how much are you willing to pay for your food at these fast food places?
not being critical of anyone who is working, but these places typically employ students and people with limited education and/or no specific skills. how much should they earn? 20,000 per year? 30,000?
I think it is rather disparaging that you make such a comment. It is common since that most people who work there are either in school or have limited education but they are working. Not everyone has the means or in some cases, the aptitude to go to college but these workers should not be singled out and made a mockery of for trying to make a living. There are some who live off of the system, and expect a hand out and are given a pat on the back. Anyone who goes out and works by the sweat of his brow deserves an applause. God helps those who help themselves and fast food is some of the hardest work there is and it paid the lowest. And as an educated person like yourself would surly know that 20,000 a year would be impossible to make but whether it is 20,000 or 8,000 it is earned honestly and should not be looked down upon.
dollar meister

Anderson, SC

#30 Oct 29, 2010
disparaging wrote:
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I think it is rather disparaging that you make such a comment. It is common since that most people who work there are either in school or have limited education but they are working. Not everyone has the means or in some cases, the aptitude to go to college but these workers should not be singled out and made a mockery of for trying to make a living. There are some who live off of the system, and expect a hand out and are given a pat on the back. Anyone who goes out and works by the sweat of his brow deserves an applause. God helps those who help themselves and fast food is some of the hardest work there is and it paid the lowest. And as an educated person like yourself would surly know that 20,000 a year would be impossible to make but whether it is 20,000 or 8,000 it is earned honestly and should not be looked down upon.
Did you even read what I wrote? Maybe it was in a language you don't understand?

I clearly said I was not being critical of anyone!!!! I am merely stating a fact concerning the demographics of most individuals employed by fast food places. Shucks, I think all work is honorable. Listen up, I started working when I was in school, and believe me, I got paid a lot less than what today's minimum wage is.

Let me state the point of my original post in a way that you will understand: paying fast food employees significant above minimum wage would result in increased food prices. Then customers stop eating there, and then the place goes out of business, and then NOBODY has a job.

While I'm at it, can you give me the book, chapter, and verse where the Bible says that God helps those who helps themselves?
AGREE

Chesterfield, MO

#31 Oct 29, 2010
disparaging wrote:
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I think it is rather disparaging that you make such a comment. It is common since that most people who work there are either in school or have limited education but they are working. Not everyone has the means or in some cases, the aptitude to go to college but these workers should not be singled out and made a mockery of for trying to make a living. There are some who live off of the system, and expect a hand out and are given a pat on the back. Anyone who goes out and works by the sweat of his brow deserves an applause. God helps those who help themselves and fast food is some of the hardest work there is and it paid the lowest. And as an educated person like yourself would surly know that 20,000 a year would be impossible to make but whether it is 20,000 or 8,000 it is earned honestly and should not be looked down upon.
I totally agree. Fast food work is very hard work and doesn't pay nearly what it should. Goes to show you that when your parents preach and preach to you that you need to stay in school and go to college and get the best education that you can........they're sooooooo right. You would think that most fast food places would have young high school or college students, but that is not the case anywhere--not just Pike County. For instance, at the McDonalds in Downtown Pikeville, there is probably one or two employees that are under the age of 20. The rest, well, the majority are people who are on drug court and are court ordered to find a keep a job. I went in one day, and couldn't believe that a girl that I had worked with at a nursing home was taking orders behind the cash register. I was completely blown away. She was a registered nurse and got into some big trouble and had her license revoked. She was in drug court and the judge ordered her to work. It's sad that there are people out there that have not graduated high school or ever attended college and their only advance in life is working at a McDonalds and maybe one day become a manager. At least they do work though. Kids now a days are so lazy. They won't strike a lick at nothin', never have, never will. I really dread to see the future when our generation is the ones running the country. Kids have no morals, or work ethic about them. They live off their parents, grandparents, or whoever. They don't want to take responsibility for their self. I commend all the fast food workers(except the court ordered ones). You all work very hard for little pay.
disparaging

Chavies, KY

#32 Oct 29, 2010
First of all I was not quoting from the bible it was merely a metaphor or even a generalized statement. Your post was one that would start a debate on under paid and uneducated persons. Oh, I understand you quite well sir. Everyone from eastern Ky. knows the demographics of this area, unlike Lexington or Louisville jobs are few and far between. You can get a job in the mines, the hospital, or low paying jobs such as fast food and discount stores. Instead of posting how much we think they should get paid, post a forum on ideas for new jobs for the area. All we hear is negative comments and those who pretend to understand. You may have worked but so have I. I can guarantee you have not worked nearly as long as I have. You are a young punk who just got out of diapers and don't know jack. My parent died when I was a baby. I went through the system my whole life. I married and had a good life and my spouse died all to soon and I was left to raise small children on my own. I worked several jobs to raise them and did not take a hand out from anyone. Little peons like you who pretend to understand do not have an ounce of understanding of the real world. Dollar Meister my ass. A true dollar meister can pay for a house, a car, and raise three kids on these low paying jobs and not take one dollar from the govt or your tax money. So before you get on your high horse dip shit...get some real life experience.
dude

Anderson, SC

#33 Oct 29, 2010
dollar meister wrote:
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how much are you willing to pay for your food at these fast food places?
not being critical of anyone who is working, but these places typically employ students and people with limited education and/or no specific skills. how much should they earn? 20,000 per year? 30,000?
you don't see the whole picture when you're standing on the ordering side of the counter or in your air conditioned car waiting for your food.working in a restaurant can be a very hard and stressful job.first off the hours usually suck,either real early in the morning or until real late at night.mickeyd's is open pretty much 24/7 now.there is a lot of prep that goes into setting up and getting things going,as well as cleaning up and getting ready for the next day.you are always at a fast pace,it's almost always hot,you have customers that just want to be rude or a free meal.you have management that doesn't care about you,only the bottom line.you get no benefits because they won't give you full time hours.you have to wear those tacky outfits.your on your feet all day.

the people that work these jobs just to make you a happy meal family deal in under 5 minutes deserve more than what they make.no it's not the hardest job in the world but it is far from the easiest.i agree that if the industry paid more and offered benefits the quality of workers would improve,and quality of the food,but as the old saying goes,you get what you pay for.it's hard to go out and give 100% on a job that doesn't afford you to be able to pay bills or rent or buy food.

i will tell you a little secret that will make your next dining experience better,and i'll tell you for free.try being polite,patient and courteous to the people that work at these places.most of them don't want to be working there but that is their only option at the moment.so any little thing that you can do to make it a little better will not only help them but will make your experience better as well.food always taste better in a pleasant environment.
disparaging again

Chavies, KY

#34 Oct 29, 2010
Just to let you know where I ended up working these low paying jobs. I worked 60 hrs. a week and paid my house off in 5 years. I put my own self through college with my OWN money. I have a great job as a head nurse at a well known hospital. Oh, my kids are in college and working these low paying jobs as well.
dollar meister

Anderson, SC

#35 Oct 29, 2010
disparaging wrote:
First of all I was not quoting from the bible it was merely a metaphor or even a generalized statement. Your post was one that would start a debate on under paid and uneducated persons. Oh, I understand you quite well sir. Everyone from eastern Ky. knows the demographics of this area, unlike Lexington or Louisville jobs are few and far between. You can get a job in the mines, the hospital, or low paying jobs such as fast food and discount stores. Instead of posting how much we think they should get paid, post a forum on ideas for new jobs for the area. All we hear is negative comments and those who pretend to understand. You may have worked but so have I. I can guarantee you have not worked nearly as long as I have. You are a young punk who just got out of diapers and don't know jack. My parent died when I was a baby. I went through the system my whole life. I married and had a good life and my spouse died all to soon and I was left to raise small children on my own. I worked several jobs to raise them and did not take a hand out from anyone. Little peons like you who pretend to understand do not have an ounce of understanding of the real world. Dollar Meister my ass. A true dollar meister can pay for a house, a car, and raise three kids on these low paying jobs and not take one dollar from the govt or your tax money. So before you get on your high horse dip shit...get some real life experience.
So much for being able to have an intelligent discussion on the matter. You have suddenly decided to start name-calling, cursing, and making baseless assumptions. Allow me to enlighten you...

I am not a "young punk", I am well into my adult years. And, I do know Jack - actually, I know several of them, thank you very much.

Using your criteria, I am definitely a dollar meister. I have paid for several homes, several cars, and have raised a family. So, yes, I do indeed know what the real world is like. What I do have, I have worked for. I have never had a handout from the government or anyone.

For the record, I have done foodservice work, and I know several others who have or still do. I know it's hard work. I don't need you or anyone else to tell me about that.

You may have some real life experience, but you don't know me and you have absolutely no basis for making the assumptions you made.
dollar meister

Anderson, SC

#36 Oct 29, 2010
Now, back to Economics 101: It is simply not economically possible for fast food restaurants to pay high wages. Period.
wellllllllll

Chavies, KY

#37 Oct 29, 2010
dollar meister wrote:
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So much for being able to have an intelligent discussion on the matter. You have suddenly decided to start name-calling, cursing, and making baseless assumptions. Allow me to enlighten you...
I am not a "young punk", I am well into my adult years. And, I do know Jack - actually, I know several of them, thank you very much.
Using your criteria, I am definitely a dollar meister. I have paid for several homes, several cars, and have raised a family. So, yes, I do indeed know what the real world is like. What I do have, I have worked for. I have never had a handout from the government or anyone.
For the record, I have done foodservice work, and I know several others who have or still do. I know it's hard work. I don't need you or anyone else to tell me about that.
You may have some real life experience, but you don't know me and you have absolutely no basis for making the assumptions you made.
If you will go back to your post addressing my first comment...you stated that you needed to explain it in A LANGUAGE that I could understand...which was eluding that my intelligence was lacking... and I can assure you sir that I am very intelligent. I am also very independent and very forth right. You are a cad and I am wasting my time trying to debate ANYTHING WITH YOU. If you ever make your way to PMC ask for Terri and I will gladly debate with you face to face.
wellllllllll

Chavies, KY

#38 Oct 29, 2010
Have to go to bed...have to work tomorrow
dude

Anderson, SC

#39 Oct 29, 2010
dollar meister wrote:
Now, back to Economics 101: It is simply not economically possible for fast food restaurants to pay high wages. Period.
it is economically possible,not economically feasible.higher wages,not high wages,for the employees would cut into profit.no one is saying they should get 15 dollars and hour,but they deserve at least a dollar or two more.i mean,the companies are already saving millions on health insurance alone,most use the cheapest quality products they can get by with,with reduced hours they avoid overtime,they get tax breaks.so why can't they give a little back to the people who are slaving to make them huge profits.even during these last few years of recession the restaurant business has profited.
dollar meister

Anderson, SC

#40 Oct 29, 2010
dude wrote:
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it is economically possible,not economically feasible.higher wages,not high wages,for the employees would cut into profit.no one is saying they should get 15 dollars and hour,but they deserve at least a dollar or two more.i mean,the companies are already saving millions on health insurance alone,most use the cheapest quality products they can get by with,with reduced hours they avoid overtime,they get tax breaks.so why can't they give a little back to the people who are slaving to make them huge profits.even during these last few years of recession the restaurant business has profited.
dude, the average restaurant profit margin is about 4 or 5%.

If you do go to Steak 'n Shake, remember to tip your server well.
GREAT

Ransom, KY

#41 Oct 29, 2010
I think it is great that we will have a new restaurant in Pikeville. A little advice for the owners.....keep restaurant clean, make sure the employees don't have tatoos & body piercings all over them, no druggies, they smile and are nice to customers, have good supervisors on every shift, food workers wears gloves and have hair out of face, and please, please, keep the restrooms clean. Pikeville is in bad need of a clean restaurant that is kept up. Hopefully, in a months time, we all can give them a thumbs up :)
haa

Betsy Layne, KY

#42 Oct 30, 2010
stopped reading at no druggies. Guess they wont have any workers then.
hey

Pikeville, KY

#43 Oct 30, 2010
are they open yet?

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#44 Oct 30, 2010
disparaging again wrote:
Just to let you know where I ended up working these low paying jobs. I worked 60 hrs. a week and paid my house off in 5 years. I put my own self through college with my OWN money. I have a great job as a head nurse at a well known hospital. Oh, my kids are in college and working these low paying jobs as well.
Ummm, I take it you mean charge nurse, not head nurse? No nursing jobs are labed as head nurse... Just letting you know.

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