This makes you wonder if they deserve it
I would pay 3 potato.
@Bushwhacker94, why pay three potato when you could feed Latvians forever?
@ImThatGuyOverThere, because my potato is for make great nation Kazakhstan.
@Bushwhacker94, i raise 4 potatoes
@Fluurpdurp, *clubs over head with radish* I now have 7 potato!
@Bushwhacker94, *silently cries*
@Fluurpdurp, *savagely flogs with radish again*
@Bushwhacker94, you're not Latvian Comedian
@Tyler643, you are right. Is why make great nation Kazakhstan.
@Bushwhacker94, But you have superior potassium.
@Bushwhacker94, nobody have 3 potato
Cherry pick them cherries
Looks at comments, waiting for Latvian Comedian....
Yea better he struggles to feed and clothe his family and educate his kids just because he can't spell... My family started from the bottom 1% and made it to the top 1% through hark work. Albeit both my parents had college education, but we faced the same monetary difficulties as a family without. Just because someone isn't as educated as you doesn't mean they deserve what they're getting. And what they're getting is what no family in America should have to go through.
@BunnyGruff, Jobs like these are mostly held by kids. 16, 17, or 18 years old, the ones with kids to support are the exception, not the rules.
@ archiethesailor, Yeah, but those teenagers are usually trying to save money for college so that they don't have insane student loans later. And some teenagers are working part-time jobs trying to support a parent. I know I was. People don't generally work somewhere like McDonald's unless they have to.
@BunnyGruff, I'm against the minimum wage increase; not because I don't think people deserve it, but because it will inflate the price of everything else. Not only will McDonald's be more expensive, but everything will in turn raise to match that wage increase. So it would really be counterproductive in the end, or at least that's my understanding after a year of AP Economics.
@La Villa Strangiato, that's what I keep trying to say, but the response is always, "No if people get paid more they'll spend more so it'll all work out in the end!"
@BeholdMrL, Exactly! When everyone has more money, the demand will rise and the supply won't be able to keep up, so the prices will rise to lower the demand. It's basic stuff, really, too bad some people just don't pay attention in school...
Whoever down votes this is a degenerate.
I work construction and I don't even get 15$ an hour
SIIIIICK BURRRRNNNNNN! Yeah fvck those people who want 15 dollars an hour for an ENTRY LEVEL JOB
@TheAntiHistorian, Did you ever think maybe entry level jobs should be $15 dollars an hour. How long do you plan on staying with the same information since 1999 when a gallon of gas was a buck and an entry level job of $8 an hour was fine
@BunnyGruff, How about instead of focusing on raising minimum wage we (you) focus on understanding why the value of the dollar is dropping so drastically and how to fix it? You do understand that $ 15/hr is what some RNs make their first couple of years, right (at least in Mn, ND, Ga and Va)? Why should a lazy shjthead with no ambition be awarded with the same? Keeping minimum wage low is called "incentive" to promote initiative. Fvcking liberals I swear...
@TheAntiHistorian, but I work as a mechanic. I'm payed $9/hour. I work my ass off. I'm 20,help my family with money. Ohh this cruel world. Even people in retail or other jobs make more than me but don't do much physically. :(
@Ilovewolves, I'm sorry to hear that bro I really am, as a mechanic is a great trade and I wish I knew enough about cars to call myself one. However I believe you can succeed and work hard and one day wind up with the job of your dreams making the money you want to make. But you also have to believe you can and put in the work. Best of luck to you, friend.
@TheAntiHistorian, thanks man. I remember I started at taco bell with $8 when I was 18. Fresh out of high school. Life hits you hard with bills. I'm just learning as I go along and help out people like yourself understand things they don't know about to make their life easier. And if I don't stay in this trade I might go into the health career and aspire to also be a physical therapist. The struggles may be tough but it can be overcomed.
@Ilovewolves, I started with 5.34 an hour at 17 years old with a car payment and I lived on my own with a little help from my dad. I know what it means to barely scrape by. But I worked hard and I've applied myself over the last decade and now I'm comfy as fvck. BTW good luck with being a Physical Therapist!
@TheAntiHistorian, I don't think minimum wage should be $15/hr. I do think that minimum wage should be the local living wage. I'm not saying a McDonald's employee should make as much as an RN, no way. But these companies do everything in their power to avoid paying. They offer minimum breaks, they ask for labor more intense than the job description, and they ensure that you work either hardly any hours or just under the full-time limit so they can avoid offering insurance. It's a problematic system.
@Ruupasya, as a person who has worked at McDonalds, and Walmart both, I can confirm what you are saying. I am trying to pay my way through college and Walmart coaches me if I even attempt to work over 33 hours a week, and they pay close to nothing. Like you said in no way should these jobs pay 15/hr but minimum wage isn't helping at all
@BunnyGruff, back then entry level jobs paid $5 an hour
@BunnyGruff, we will see when robots take over!!! Lot cheaper to install a computer to take an order! But what do I know keep protesting for money that's no of my business
It's not horrible, I mean he only misplaced two letters... I do that all the time by accidetn.
But seriously, the minimum wage has not kept up with the rate of inflation. I think no matter how many times they put pickles on my plain cheeseburger, they deserve AT LEAST $15/hr
@Luna 5, no, no they don't. Not unless you're willing to pay $9.00 for a burger.
@Luna 5, no restaurant earns enough money to afford those kind of wages, not to mention the work a mcdonalds employee does costs nowhere near as much as they get paid. If anything they should be payed LESS. Basic math goes a long way. People trying to justify 15$ per hour wages should try using some.
@Texacan, You, my friend, may be the only sensible person here. Then again, most of the people commenting here are probably 14 to 17 years old and have no understanding of macro economics.
@Texacan, I understand that raising the minimum wage to $15/hr would cause inflated prices and really not solve anything. But I disagree that the restaurants can't afford those raises without increasing prices. McDonald's spends millions, maybe even billions of dollars worldwide in advertising. That's ridiculous and wasteful. Everyone knows who they are. It's disrespectful of their employees to shell out millions on unnecessary advertising when they avoid paying their employees fairly.
@Ruupasya, if the advertising wasn't working, mcdonalds would not be doing it I assure you. The reason they spend that much is because the numbers show them that the ads bring in the money. Please do not take this the wrong way, but I don't think you are qualified to make that statement until you've taken a course in marketing, business, and economics and can indeed prove without a doubt that it is a waste. As is, your just making a false assumption. Furthermore, the employees are payed more than fair already, not to mention the other numerous benefits they receive, like healthcare and scholarships. As the ones who made the company what it is, why are the head honchos not supposed to get a larger sum of the money? Anyone can work at mcdonalds, but it takes special people to run it. The truth of the matter is that a mcdonalds employee is not that valuable. They can't expect to make a good living doing such an easy job. It just isn't worth it to all involved.
@Ruupasya, furthermore, if they keep demanding unreasonable wages, it will only speed up the want to mechanize the process entirely, and they won't have a job at all.
@Texacan, Yes, obviously I'm not in economics. I am indeed, "making assumptions." I haven't researched this. But my point still stands. I'm not saying the "head honchos" shouldn't make more than the associates. Of course they should. I also agree that $15/hr is an "unreasonable" wage that will just cause further problems. My point is, McDonald's and these other companies wouldn't be greatly hurt if they invested a little more consideration in their employees. I don't know the fast food industry, but I did work retail. My store manager wanted to give me more hours, but corporate policy demanded that I be kept under 34 (preferably under 20) and just hire lazy high schoolers to fill in the extra hours. If they had paid even a little bit more, they probably would have gotten more competent people applying. It's a vicious cycle that seems to only hurt the employees.
@Ruupasya, that "corporate policy" is actually a result of the horrible economic policies of the government. Not the companies fault, the governments. That is why socialistic economic policies are bad. I guarantee you they would not have such a nonsensical policy like that otherwise.
@Ruupasya, but furthermore, mcdonalds actually isn't doing that well. In fact, they've been losing money as of late.
@Texacan, It doesn't surprise me that McDonald's isn't doing so well, what with all the health pushes. Hilariously enough, they have a funny campaign on the buses in my county (the buses are based in my city), but my city doesn't even have a McDonald's.
@Ruupasya, i guess you dont realize most of the mc donalds are privately owned. So say a guy owns 3 of them in his town, i highly doubt he will make enough to pay 15$ per hr for every worker.
When they manage to not mess up one of my orders perhaps i will support them
@Death By Papercut, you've never had a perfect order? Ever? Yea it pisses me off when they occasionally get an order wrong, but that doesn't mean they should work full time and then part time as well just to feed their families, without even having the hope to save for college or send their kids to better schools...
Maybe if he get paid a decent wage he could afford to go to skool like them rich fellas.
@Dragondoot, maybe the kind of school where you learn to spell the word "fries" is free you ignorant roach
Mocking illiteracy isn't cool.
Downvotes for everyone!!! muahahahahahahaha joker strikes again!
I worked in fast food for 3 years. I know what the work is like and what the pay is like. I'm against $15 an hour because it's not worth it. The work is, at best, worth $9 or $10. I know some people can't get a better job, but that's my opinion.
10 September 2014 #10September2014
Did you know that 65% of mcdonalds corporate workers started out as a cashier.
To be fair, I doubt there are frise