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Old 01-02-2014, 11:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Is this a joke? $15/hr translates to around $30,000/yr and I know many college graduates making that kind of money in professional fields. So, is everyone's salary going to be also adjusted upwards? So if a burger flipper is going to make $15/hr then can we set a minimum salary for all college graduates? Say... no college grad should earn below $50,000/yr
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Many of your burger flippers ARE college grads...they just know a little more about literature and what not.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Many of your burger flippers ARE college grads...they just know a little more about literature and what not.
College grads should not be flipping burgers...if they are then that is a separate problem in itself and a very serious one.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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College grads should not be flipping burgers...if they are then that is a separate problem in itself and a very serious one.
With millions more people going to college, we need millions more high paying "college level" jobs. If we don't get those jobs, college grads will have to fill jobs that didn't previously require a degree. Right?
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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The people who are doing $15 an hour jobs are going to refuse to work for that if they can get that same money for mindlessly flipping burgers or punching automated buttons on a cash register.

I suspect that what will happen is that the fast food places will go to more automation. It's not like any of their employees, (except for the general manager) is doing anything that takes the slightest amount of talent or brains. Also, those machines never slip a case of burger out the back door when no one is looking.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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Many of your burger flippers ARE college grads...they just know a little more about literature and what not.
Had a crap economy when I graduated. So I was a post grad burger flipper . I Read Dante's Inferno at the time. I thought it was appropriate.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Holmdel, NJ
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Im reading that order takers and waitstaff may be getting replaced by tablet computers. so I guess one response to high wages/compensation is automation.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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Is this a joke? $15/hr translates to around $30,000/yr and I know many college graduates making that kind of money in professional fields. So, is everyone's salary going to be also adjusted upwards? So if a burger flipper is going to make $15/hr then can we set a minimum salary for all college graduates? Say... no college grad should earn below $50,000/yr
Many college grads (in the northeast at least) expect to start at job at 50K/yr anyway. When I got out of school I was thrilled with a job, and that wasn't in a bad economy. Goes along with entitlement. IMO
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:59 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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I wonder how many on this thread say to their boss at the end of the day. "Boss I've been trolling C-D for about an hour today so would you please deduct from my check the equivalent of an hours pay"

If you work at Mc Donald's that only about $7.50
If you work for Smith Barney that's probably $480.

Get back to work folks and stop worrying about the burger flippers ripping you off.
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:04 PM
 
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Many college grads (in the northeast at least) expect to start at job at 50K/yr anyway. When I got out of school I was thrilled with a job, and that wasn't in a bad economy. Goes along with entitlement. IMO
What was your rent? What were you paying for gasoline?
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