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Fast food workers should not make $15

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Sorry but you say you can't support a family on minimum wage? Guess what? You shouldn't be having a family if your skill level and education can only get you a minimum wage job. Minimum wage is for unskilled labor like a hs kid looking for pocket money. Forcing employers to pay a living wage means less jobs for teens.
Manager at Pizza Hut? Fine, pay a living wage. Flipping burgers? $7 is probably all that job is worth.
by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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JoaWilson
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:30 AM

  I don't know you personally thank god, you sound like someone twho if somebody needed a drink of water because they were dehydrated you'd say ''you should have thought about that before going outside, why can't you just stay home?!''. How about some compassion? Anyway, like I was stating, I don't know you, but from the way you write, it sounds like you have a gigantic chip on your shoulder. You said you did not keep in contact with that person in high school,but you just assume she's working a minimum wage job. You also readily assume that anyone working a minimum wage job must be uneducated or a dropout.Not everyone who makes ''bad'' decisions pays for them, and not everyone who makes ''good'' decisions is rewarded. I don't think it is a 15 dollar an hour job. I do believe some of these people who you do not know,(apparently you would never lower yourself to be friends with one of these wretched people who must've partied in high school and dropped out because that is the only way they could have ended up in this situation), probably work twice as hard as someone sitting behind a desk. I should know as a seventeen year old in high school, my best friend who was also my brother's fiancee got sick for a week so she recommended me to the doctor for whom she worked. So I took over her duties that week at the clinic wanna know what I did? Answered phones, set up appointments, set up payment plans for patients, processed payments, prepped some of them for the doc,etc. I had absolutely no skills or work experience and I was making 12 dollars an hour and on days when there were no appointments I would just end up sitting on my butt watching t.v. in the receptionist's private office. Do you think these horrible little creatures called minimum wage workers ever sit on their asses? I personally haven't seen it if it happens.

NDADanceMom
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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You filled in for a week at a slow doctors office?  that doesnt really reflect the duties of a typical medical receptionist.  My dad is a doctor and owns a private practice.  He hires front desk people for about $17 an hour.  They dont have college degrees but they have skills.  they are medical coding and billing specialists so if there was a break in the action they would be doing paperwork, filing and other duties.  there is no time to watch TV.  They also need to look presentable and have good communication skills.  He might hire a 17 year old for the week to have a warm body but she wouldnt be doing the full job.  If that was your friends full job i would say the doctor had a very slow office and you would know that already.  

The concept I am talking about here is skilled vs unskilled employees.  If you can do something that someone off the street cant be trained to do in a week than you are skilled and can ask for higher wages.  My 18 year old daughter would like a part time job while she is a full time student.  She is working in the career center of her university for $8 an hour.  She is fine with that.  She would work nearly anywhere for $8 an hour.  That is all she needs because I support her necessities, food, clothing, shelter, tuition, books.  

The people that want more than $8 an hour from mc donalds need to come up with a valid reason that mc donalds will benefit from paying more for them rather than firing them and hiring my daughter and other teens like her for $8.  What do you bring to the table as an employee that makes you worth that much?  When I negotiate my contract each year I ask for a raise.  I make around $70,000 a year and if I wasnt taking this year off to raise my baby I would ask for $72,000 and I would get it.  I can list what I can do that nobody else can do.  I can not be replaced and if they hire someone for less money they will not get an equal worker. 

Quoting JoaWilson:

  I don't know you personally thank god, you sound like someone twho if somebody needed a drink of water because they were dehydrated you'd say ''you should have thought about that before going outside, why can't you just stay home?!''. How about some compassion? Anyway, like I was stating, I don't know you, but from the way you write, it sounds like you have a gigantic chip on your shoulder. You said you did not keep in contact with that person in high school,but you just assume she's working a minimum wage job. You also readily assume that anyone working a minimum wage job must be uneducated or a dropout.Not everyone who makes ''bad'' decisions pays for them, and not everyone who makes ''good'' decisions is rewarded. I don't think it is a 15 dollar an hour job. I do believe some of these people who you do not know,(apparently you would never lower yourself to be friends with one of these wretched people who must've partied in high school and dropped out because that is the only way they could have ended up in this situation), probably work twice as hard as someone sitting behind a desk. I should know as a seventeen year old in high school, my best friend who was also my brother's fiancee got sick for a week so she recommended me to the doctor for whom she worked. So I took over her duties that week at the clinic wanna know what I did? Answered phones, set up appointments, set up payment plans for patients, processed payments, prepped some of them for the doc,etc. I had absolutely no skills or work experience and I was making 12 dollars an hour and on days when there were no appointments I would just end up sitting on my butt watching t.v. in the receptionist's private office. Do you think these horrible little creatures called minimum wage workers ever sit on their asses? I personally haven't seen it if it happens.


angieTN73
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM
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Fast food workers should not make $15 an hour. I would give that pay raise to the day care workers. Honestly, I couldn't imagine making minimum wage & taking care of all those children. Maybe in the bigger cities, where cost of living is higher their pay should be adjusted, but not to $15 straight across the board. Some professions that have college degrees, such as nursing, respiratory therapists, etc. start off at $15 an hour. I'm not saying that they don't work hard for their money, because I worked at a couple back in the day, but that increase is just too much.

conweis
by Gold Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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I think it is BS as well. I feel sorry for people who have an education and cannot find a job and have to settle for something less but 15 to work at BK is nuts. We live in an entitled society.
My SO used to work a job that made between 800-1000 a week. Then the plant closed and he had to get a job that paid $10 than after a few years and a position change $12 an hour.
My ex worked below minimum wage and work up until he was making $22 in his profession. Lost his job and is working his way back up to it with another job. 
And people without skills or training should get paid the same amount right off the bat? 

geni457
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 12:46 PM
You must own a fast food business. . . EVERYONE should be able to support themselves and their families. It is stupid to assume that people will not get married or have sex which as you know leads to families just because they are poor. You obviously have no compassion. And by artificially keeping their wages low is not going to cause your brand of "responsibility" to occur. It simply shifts the employer's RESPONSIBILITY to the government in the form of aid to dependent children and food stamps, and medical coverage. Get real. You have a serious lack of compassion. Besides which teens are going to be flipping burgers during school hours--or are those time slots reserved for drop outs?
juju40
by Silver Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:54 PM

 seriously folks what's wrong with working at a fast food place?? it's a job isn't it?? I don't agree that they should get 15 an hour but don't look down on them, there's people with degrees that work at fast food places as a second job what's wrong with that??

pinkiebabii
by Jennie on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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The thing is, they make 7$ an hour and then get food stamps and other help so if their party was raised, you wouldn't be paying for their assistance.
sunpeaches1
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:06 PM
I dont look down on them. & yes they ARE working which is more than can be said for a lot of people. I'm also not opposed to raising min wage a buck or two so long as the pay raise is across the board... skilled workers making above min wage should get an equal percentage raise as well. But the entitlement attitude that their pay should double just because...I don't {explicit word} think so! Most of us has started off as some point at low wage jobs, whether it was in hs or college or middle aged to make ends meet. Did we wish for more money? Yes! So most of us busted ass to move up the job ladders or kept at out studies in order to dump our low wage dead end jobs... some, like me, are still working at it. But did we think we were entitled to more money just because we worked? No *effin* way!


Quoting juju40:

 seriously folks what's wrong with working at a fast food place?? it's a job isn't it?? I don't agree that they should get 15 an hour but don't look down on them, there's people with degrees that work at fast food places as a second job what's wrong with that??


sunpeaches1
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Btw: I agree with the people that if anyone at min wage jobs deserve a living wage of around $15/hr its child care workers! These jobs pay cap off around $11/hr & they are actually required to take educational classes & more & required to get a special license & most importantly they are responsible for our children! If anyone is oppressed on the pay scale its them!
Drumama
by on Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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A fast food worker does not do $15 worth of labor in an hour. Sorry. How about we, as consumers, boycott fastfood because it is poison to our bodies. Then they won't have to complain about making a decent min wage for doing work that requires little to no skill or education. OMG, I can't even tell you the last time someone was able to count back change to me, the correct way.

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