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Old 07-23-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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But think about the children!!!

All the dozens of children each of these fast food workers most likely has.

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Old 07-23-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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But think about the children!!!

All the dozens of children each of these fast food workers most likely has.

Nice stereotype!
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Nice stereotype!
Thanks!!
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'd say that is a more efficient way of going about it but you get plenty of folks that treat those machines as if the instructions are written in hieroglyphics. You always see that one guy on the self checkout at the grocery store staring at the screen with a confused look on his face for like an hour, repeatedly calling over the self checkout overseer for help. You get a few of those folks on there and you're better off standing in the back of the long line of the only open staffed checkstand.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Some people don't like dealing with machines... and there will always be a need for people who can operate the machines and fix the machines. For companies to be so greedy as to refuse to pay livable wages to such an extent that they would pay billions to invest in robots instead of allowing some of that insane profit trickle down like the Republicans claimed it would is disgusting.

Work production has gone steadily up, but wages sit still since the 70's

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Old 07-23-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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$15/he doesn't go very far in NYC. That's like making $7/hr in a place with a normal COL.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:25 PM
 
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I'd say that is a more efficient way of going about it but you get plenty of folks that treat those machines as if the instructions are written in hieroglyphics. You always see that one guy on the self checkout at the grocery store staring at the screen with a confused look on his face for like an hour, repeatedly calling over the self checkout overseer for help. You get a few of those folks on there and you're better off standing in the back of the long line of the only open staffed checkstand.
Won't matter. When the person who can't figure it out goes inside, they will either figure it out or not eat.

Fat food companies are figuring it out right now, how to totally automate their stores. You might have one person in the back room just pushing some buttons but you'll never see them. It isn't too difficult for this to become the reality and it will be soon enough.

Fast food workers are pricing themselves out of jobs. They can chant victory all they want and the activists demanding living wages can cheer too. In the end, they'll all be gone, unemployed and either sucking off the system in a different way or starving.
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/ny...d-workers.html

This is a 70% increase in pay for folks who, for the most part, decided not to go to school or pick up a trade, or work their ways up into management roles...

Meanwhile, middle class wages are practically stagnant.
I received a whooping 5% COL raise this year -- still more than most.

It's a sad world when the lazy can go protest and whine against the government and the government gives in.
In many places, fast food workers are now making more than crane operators and medical technicians.
Maybe the "lazy" people aren't lazy...maybe their jobs were shipped overseas like the `1.5 million in the first 8 months of 2013 alone ...
Minimum wage should be enough to pay bills and live a comfortable life...what's wrong with that?

https://johnhively.wordpress.com/201...tober-31-2013/
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:26 PM
 
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Wander how its is going to work out since fast food sales are dropping as people are shifting what they want in food?
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