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Old 05-25-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I wish the fast food workers of America good luck in their quest to earn a decent wage. I do what I can to support an improvement in the minimum wage.
You don't have to wait for the law. Do you tip the worker at McDonald's who takes your order? Didn't think so.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:41 AM
 
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You don't have to wait for the law. Do you tip the worker at McDonald's who takes your order? Didn't think so.
Fast food workers are not permitted to accept tips.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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You don't have to wait for the law. Do you tip the worker at McDonald's who takes your order? Didn't think so.
Tipping would only worsen this sorry state of affairs. Many restaurants pay their staff way below minimum wage as restaurants have been successful in making the case that tips more than make up for their below minimum hourly wage.

Plus, how would one go about tipping the guy in the back at the french frier?

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Fast food workers are not permitted to accept tips.
That was my understanding. Though I often see a tip jar on the counter at ice cream places and such. It rarely contains more than a few bucks. Certainly, not enough to make up for people working all day for fifty bucks.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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Ohmahgawd! That can't be. I am stunned. Absolutely shocked. There must be a mistake in this report @ Send In The Clowns: 84% of McDonald
No if you read it carefully or more importantly the actual douce from Bloomberg News, what it said was only about 15% of the crowd were employees in mcdonalds uniforms. It has no comment about how many people out of the uniforms were McDonalds employees or employees of other fast food restaurants, or family members of those employees.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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No if you read it carefully or more importantly the actual douce from Bloomberg News, what it said was only about 15% of the crowd were employees in mcdonalds uniforms. It has no comment about how many people out of the uniforms were McDonalds employees or employees of other fast food restaurants, or family members of those employees.
If I was an employee of another fast food restaurant, it would behove me to be at those rallies.

"Outside agitators" is code for "a lot of people think what we're doing is wrong."
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Fast food workers are not permitted to accept tips.
Baloney. Subway has tip jars out, as do ice cream stands, and many others. In addition, one can always leave gift cards on the cars in back of such places. That is where workers usually park.
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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Baloney. Subway has tip jars out, as do ice cream stands, and many others. In addition, one can always leave gift cards on the cars in back of such places. That is where workers usually park.
Gift cards on the cars in the back of such places? This would be in leu of a living wage?

Please tell me you are joking.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Gift cards on the cars in the back of such places? This would be in leu of a living wage?

Please tell me you are joking.
Not joking, as the "no tipping" comments were transparently dishonest.

Honestly, folks are just too cheap to tip. They want someone else's wallet to cover their "charity".
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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Baloney.
Nope. McDonalds states right on their website that crew members are not allowed to accept tips.

Why are crew members not permitted to accept tips from customers? Why is there no bonus offered? :: McDonalds.co.uk

I couldn't find a link for Burger King, but have been told that it is not allowed there either, that if someone leaves a tip, it it goes to the company.

I have seen tip jars in several places like ice cream shops and so forth. I have heard from kids and nieces and nephews that sometimes this money is divided among the staff on that shift, sometimes save up and used for a party for staff, and sometimes the manager takes the tips.

But individual fast food workers themselves are generally not permitted to accept tips.

Several reasons for this. Taxes, awkwardness, takes away from the "team/crew concept" and company concern that employees would give away freebies in exchange for tips.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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I'm thinking that fast food restaurant owners might be concerned that if I slipped the person a couple bucks, they might slip me a large order of fries instead of a medium. Or maybe hand me a soft drink cup "on the house."
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