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I think they're crazy. Do you?

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Why should a fast food worker make more than a probation/parole officer, CNA, receptionist, daycare provider... the  list goes on... 

If you don't want to be paid like a high school kid, strive for a better job. Or just get out so someone who actually wants a job can work. This striking is ridiculous. Now, I'm not completely against them, I think $9 an hour would be reasonable AFTER they put in some time, but just starting out, no. 

Hundreds of protesters across the US marched Thursday to demand higher wages for fast-food workers, forcing the closure of one McDonald's in Detroit after its employees walked out.  

The protests are underway in cities including New York, Boston and Chicago, and organizers are expecting the biggest national walkouts yet.

A McDonald's restaurant in Detroit closed Thursday morning as workers and protesters chanted "hey hey, ho ho, $7.40's got to go," outside, WJBK reports.

In New York, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined about 300 to 400 protesters in a march before flooding inside a McDonald's near the Empire State Building on Thursday morning. Shortly after the demonstration, however, the restaurant seemed to be operating normally and a few customers said they hadn't heard of the movement. The same was true at a McDonald's a few blocks away.

The lack of awareness among some illustrates the challenge workers face. Participating workers, who are asking for $15 an hour, still represent a tiny fraction of the industry. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, which works out to about $15,000 a year for full-time employees.

The movement comes amid calls from the White House, some members of Congress and economists to hike the federal minimum wage. But most proposals seek a far more modest increase than the one workers are asking for, with President Barack Obama wanting to boost it to $9 an hour.

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by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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by Anonymous 6 on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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Yes, crazy. How hard would it be to fire all these strikers and hire people who would be happy to have a job in the first place?

by No. on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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They're fucking stupid asking for twice the money. How bout concentrate on getting orders right. Dam.
by Gold Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

 I agree.  If you want the better paying jobs, work for it.  Do what you have to do, and get it!

by Ruby Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM
He'll no. Some dude at McDonald's is NOT going to make more than me cooking when I am paying $40k on my education to become an actual chef. Fuck that. I BETTER get at least an $8 pay raise.
by Anonymous 7 on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I might be more sympathetic if the people in my area were even half way capable of getting an order right. You want a raise for doing your job wrong? 

by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Totally agree, they want to be rewarded for not working for it. Those who worked for their degrees and put in the time deserve the pay, if you want more in life then you need to really work for it.

by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Really? Then point me in the direction of that! I want to be a Vet. and I have been doing a lot of research looking for ways to pay for college but guess what? There aren't that many out there, Especially one that I qualify for! SO.. PLEASE point me to the FREE Vet school.

You are all delusional to think that just because they work at a fast food place that they aren't educated. Maybe if min. wage was raised to a much more fair price for the amount of work, then those of you with a college education might get paid more too! It's not like the thing can't work both ways!

Quoting Anonymous:

In that income bracket they practically get school for free.

Quoting KristiBeth8811:

You do realize that the cost of living is way way higher than what min. wage is and if you work 40 hours a week (which 90% places won't give anymore cause of the new health care law) you would still be living pay check to paycheck. And you do realize also of course that a college education is very expensive and most people in our economy can't afford to eat so how would they afford school? Also, I know you can have your opinion but I think you should look at the other facts.. If min. wage had gone up with the amount of productivity that employers expect then min wage would be around 23.00 an hour!

by Anonymous 6 on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Insane, especially in this economy.

When I worked fast food, I understood that it was not a job with which to try to support a family, but just to gain experience and bill money. I knew that if I ever needed to support a family, I would need to work harder and/or get a better job.

by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:55 PM


Quoting brysonsmommy_10:

 Off topic, but I've been considering taken a medical office administration program that includes coding.  Since you do this for a living, do you think it would be worth it?

Quoting Anonymous:

I agree, they are crazy. I am a medical coder, I had to go to school, keep up with continuing education credits to keep my crudentials and I make $13 an hour. They are seriously delusional.


Yes, I do administrative work also, I am the medical adminstrative assistant in my office and I also do coding to back up the main coder. However to be honest, had I known how incredibly boring an office job would be I would have never done it. I went into it because its Mon-Fri, so I can be home for my kids after they get out of school, and I thought healthcare because of the job security. I use to manage retail and I would so go back to in in a heartbeat if not for my kiddos. I love the fact that I am home nights and weekend and have all holidays off. Just hate the dull day to day stuff. But it could be worse right? :) Sorry to kinda rant, I just like to be honest.


by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:56 PM

 Actually I didn't address that at all, nor am I going too. BUT I will say that I disagree with it being said that most people working fast food-Walmart etc. are morons, etc. etc. etc. And yes they do deserve a fair LIVE-ABLE wage with some benefits, but then, I believe all people do. Those cooperation's are making billions off the backs of those people. 


ETA, OK so I did address it somewhat lol

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh dear.

Do you really think people with no skills should be earning $15 per hour?

Quoting SageAdvice:

 I'm not even going to comment on this post because I think it's sad what many say about ones who have no chance at college, nor prospects.

I'm going to ask this though. . . . did you say

Let them eat shit?   sorry, the last word threw me off. . . brioche? I'm so-so with french but . . .

Quoting Anonymous:

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!



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