Fast food workers picketing

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Perfect

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Aug 29, 2013
Lets now give $15 an hour to people that work fast food jobs so I can now pay $10 for a Mickey D burger.

If you want more money go get a job that has promotion prospects and wage increases.

Stop messing with our fast food.

Fast food jobs are for the kids for pocket money. Be an adult and get a real job instead of complaining about the wages you get for a job that is for school kids.
Underpants

Mansfield, MO

#2 Aug 29, 2013
I know,right? I don't like McDonald's food to begin with. Somehow they got the idea to behave like the "Occupy" people and shown up with placards & a bullhorn making a noisy mess for a few minutes then left threatening to come back & do it again until they think they will get their way.
The story has come up from several news-links on Facebook and some of the comments the supporters of this "movement" are saying is pretty par for the course as far as people who can't seem to find their way back to school to get an education that will get a better paying job. The mentality seems to be, "I'll hold out my hand and you put more money in it."
I had a job where everyone thought they were going to be living on cloud 9 when the minimum wage scale went up. Only to find out their work hours per week were reduced by at least one third. Dollars per hour doesn't mean a thing if you don't have as many or more hours per week to earn them. Some people will never grasp that concept. And another thing, could you imagine how cut-throat it would be to work there at those kind of wages?

“look up and laugh”

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#3 Aug 30, 2013
So why the hell should these restaurant workers make more than service station workers, department store workers or bank tellers? I bet most of them do not even have a GED.
blech

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 30, 2013
Mostly, "cuz they black", they think 5 years at mcdonalds makes them senior executives, and that an angry mob shutting down the breakfast counter with some ghetto rap will intimidate owners. Fire them all. Didnt see any raunchy screaming in the white manned mcds. Looked moore like mob action than a strike to me.

“look up and laugh”

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#6 Nov 8, 2013
blech wrote:
Mostly, "cuz they black", they think 5 years at mcdonalds makes them senior executives, and that an angry mob shutting down the breakfast counter with some ghetto rap will intimidate owners. Fire them all. Didnt see any raunchy screaming in the white manned mcds. Looked moore like mob action than a strike to me.
fire them and hire ALL over 60 year old WHITE retired folks. I bet they are never late or want to leave early.
Randy Bobandi

Tampa, FL

#7 Nov 9, 2013
jdmdusa wrote:
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fire them and hire ALL over 60 year old WHITE retired folks. I bet they are never late or want to leave early.
Thats truth!!!
Reader

Elsah, IL

#8 Nov 28, 2013
So far this thread shows Common Sense in tune with the REAL WORLD .
Antiafrican

Houston, MO

#9 Dec 8, 2013
Perfect wrote:
Lets now give $15 an hour to people that work fast food jobs so I can now pay $10 for a Mickey D burger.
If you want more money go get a job that has promotion prospects and wage increases.
Stop messing with our fast food.
Fast food jobs are for the kids for pocket money. Be an adult and get a real job instead of complaining about the wages you get for a job that is for school kids.
I'm terribly happy that they are making a stand at least!
$7.35 is an INSULT for any job...maybe NOT $15...but I totally support $8-$9 an hour!

Listen. When min wage was $3.35 an hour, gas was .50 a gallon. 6 gallons of gas for one hour of pay!

NOW??
$7.35 an hour with gas @$3.00 a gallon..

It's called "WTF is the point of taking a job for such a low low wage"...
You can't EVEN afford to drive a car to work @$7.35 an hour after insurance and gas much less a dam car payment!!
It's people like you that ACTUALLY HELP to keep the wages low!
And guess what?? More and more adults are having to take these jobs, yes even degreed adults due to the fact that jobs are terribly hard to find!
So next time you want to just "throw crap" out there because your peers influence your thinking, please don't.
Is your feeble mind trying to say that fast food jobs are worthless therefore they should work for free? Cause that is basically what you and many others are saying! Right?? FREE. Cause after driving to these crap job and bills these poor people are BROKE...
What's worse?? Is I bet you eat fast food too!
Economics 101...
You put more money in peoples pockets, what happens?? More people have money to spend...so they spend money and keep the economy rolling! DUH!
McDonalds WONT go broke nor Walmart!
These people HANDLE your food! I got news for you, I don't eat fast food whatsoever. Don't you want someone to take pride in their work? Such as cleaning their hands? Keeping their workspace clean?? Etc?? What person will take pride in their job, for 7.35 an hour? What do you think goes thru their mind as they are "flipping your burger"?? Especially when they know their next 2 week check will be gone after paying their cellphone bill!

Yes. Fast food workers are human like you, with needs, they need a cell phone for emergencies in a society where we have moneys with guns!
By the way,
There's a HUGE price to pay for saving money....
Back in the 80s their were warnings about this! People buying CHINA made products because it was cheaper to buy a 99 cent screwdriver at Walmart VS a screwdriver made by a Union based co that was made better for $2.99..
Now look at what it's done to our country!! Too late now.

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