People with DEGREES dont even make that much UPDATE IN BLUE
I saw this somewhere on here before but this is the first time I have seen it on the news. I think its kind of stupid. And before you chew my head of I worked 4 YEARS in fast food before having kids! And that was back when min wage was $5.25!! I may have lived paycheck to paycheck but I made it!
Supposedly they not only want min wage highered everywhere but also they want Mcd's workers to make $15 an hour! In my husbands line of work kids that are fresh out of college and started out in the field barely get $15 an hour how is it fair to be making Mcd's wages after completing school?
When I first started working as a CNA 4 years ago I only made $9 an hour and now I am still under $10 after YEARS in the field. Its somewhat silly.
I have worked fast food and I have worked other higher paying jobs and let me tell you- while working FF can get crazy its not hard work and therefore I do not think it is fair to get paid so much.
Ok so I am going to go ahead and do an update on this because I had NO idea that this post was going to get so many replies like it did. A lot of you had very valid points and I agree with a lot of them.
One thing- a lot of you say that it is ridiculous that CEO's make millions/billions of dollars. I agree that is is crazy that they make that much but to think that they should be giving away the money they technically earned to support lower income employees is kind of silly. I understand the concept of it but it doesn't make sense. Wouldn't the same have to be said for football players who make millions of dollars a year also? What about actors who get a million for making a movie for six months? Other successful business owners? It would have to go all around not just CEO's. A CEO didn't get where they are by accident they EARNED their position in the corporate world.
And here is to all the people who say that my being a CNA doesn't qualify me to earn more than $10 an hour. Whether you have worked as a CNA or not or if you know someone who is there are some things yes that you do NOT have to be certified for. However if you want to work in a real hospital setting and many professional medical offices they require that you be certified. And I NEVER SAID MY BEING A CERTIFIED CNA WAS EQUIVALENT TO HAVING A DEGREE. Nowhere in my post did I say that at all! And I never said that I deserved to be paid $15 before any Mcd's worker. I think its ridiculous to start a FF worker at $15 yes. We all have to start somewhere.
The problem with America today is that they have made it easy to live off of welfare and other things that you get free. The money you get from living off welfare is often times MORE than a min wage job therefore making people think that any job isn't worth doing unless they can get paid more than welfare pays. Which I understand but is just silly. Especially for people who have no formal education a lot of these people fighting for higher min wage (according to the articles I read) are young people who had kids when they couldn't support them AND many do not even have a high school education.
And yes I do know what it is like to be a FF worker. I worked as one for many years and even had manager training. And I know all the skills that go into working FF. And NONE of them are anything that requires any type of degree or special training to do. The hardest part of a FF job is keeping up with the lunch rushes. Your required to keep up with the orders, get them all out in under a certain time and GET THEM RIGHT. It can get hectic and tiring but not $15 tiring lol. And yes I do agree that min wage should he raised accordingly to support a BASIC life in the given area. But what the majority of people call a basic life is not a basic life. Things like a cell phone, cable, internet and even a car payment are considered luxuries.