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“Hong Kong Phooey”

Since: Nov 12

So Far Out of this World

#61 Apr 16, 2013
The food industry orginally was a great idea for the average teen still in school or just graduating..As well as being the "first job" before going on to better things..But in these days and time, you will find anyones mother or father slingin over the grill..Its hard times for many..With that being said- minimum wage and cost of living (according to that area) needs desperately to be overhauled..I support that!!

“Hong Kong Phooey”

Since: Nov 12

So Far Out of this World

#62 Apr 16, 2013
Tony wrote:
Unions can help to save and improve our entire world economy, we need good labor unions globally.
Here is a link for a thread that I started pertaining how to save and improve our entire world economy...
http://www.topix.com/forum/com/wpo/T9PNMKNUIN...
And here I disagree 100%..Unions are the worst thing that could happen!!..Look- I was "Secretary of Label" for our chapter..I only got paud $2.00 per month for this..But paid 900x's that in monthly dues..The union was a great idea then implemented to stop harsh working conditions and pay..It was wonderful many mons ago..And like everything else- greed gets in the way..As a former union participate- Union is bad..Just like fire- you would not want to get burned now would you??

“No Lying”

Since: Oct 07

And Never Fooled

#63 Apr 16, 2013
ItDoesGetBetter wrote:
The food industry orginally was a great idea for the average teen still in school or just graduating..As well as being the "first job" before going on to better things..But in these days and time, you will find anyones mother or father slingin over the grill..Its hard times for many..With that being said- minimum wage and cost of living (according to that area) needs desperately to be overhauled..I support that!!
They should eliminate minimum wage entirely. No one forces them to work in a fast food joint nor do they have to accept the job with the pay offered. Even if you raise the minimum wage law, these fast food workers would still live in poverty. And thats because fast food jobs are not meant to support a family.

“Hong Kong Phooey”

Since: Nov 12

So Far Out of this World

#64 Apr 16, 2013
Unbiased Chargers Fan wrote:
<quoted text>They should eliminate minimum wage entirely. No one forces them to work in a fast food joint nor do they have to accept the job with the pay offered. Even if you raise the minimum wage law, these fast food workers would still live in poverty. And thats because fast food jobs are not meant to support a family.
Dont be so stupid!!..Obviously someone thats never had to be responsible for someone other than themself would make that comment..Possibly still living at home??..Or just wanting to argue...Grow up!!..Every nickel counts when you dont have one..Yes- they would still live below poverty levels..But just an extra $5 per week pays for 1 gallon of milk and 1 loaf of bread..Im sure if your hungry- thats a feast!!..Yes- fast food jobs were not meant to support a family..AGAIN- when times are tough and you have no job, no unemployment, no family to lean on- then you do what you gotta do to keep a roof over your family..By God if I gotta sling a burger or wrap a taco to feed some fat a$$ so my family are safe then give me that apron!!
Tony

United States

#65 Apr 16, 2013
It would be hard for a person to film this bad economy to save for history to show what this bad economy looks like, because it is not like the Great Depression when there were people migrating from all over the USA to California, and there were homeless people all over, and there were long soup lines, etc, and we have all seen "The Grapes of Wrath," whereas with the current bad economy we have a record number of people on foodstamps, and on Section 8 Housing, and on SSI and SSDI, and whom are receiving unemployment checks, etc etc etc, we have a record number of people on government aid, so this bad economy looks totally different than the Great Depression.

Just a thought...

Have you seen the movie "The Grapes of Wrath" with Henry Fonda? Share your thoughts on it if you want to. We need to learn from the past.

Salute,

Tony V.

“Hong Kong Phooey”

Since: Nov 12

So Far Out of this World

#66 Apr 16, 2013
A great thought at that..Certainly make alot of sense..Never looked at the bigger picture..thank you!!And the movie was great!!..Love the oldies!!..lol
Tony

Mission Viejo, CA

#67 Apr 18, 2013
ItDoesGetBetter wrote:
A great thought at that..Certainly make alot of sense..Never looked at the bigger picture..thank you!!And the movie was great!!..Love the oldies!!..lol
Thanks.

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