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Old 04-05-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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Perfect reason for everyone in the USA to be self employed. Where you are worth your weight in gold, or you are not.
You find out real quick where you are in the pecking order.
Most here would starve and be naked.....
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Most here would starve and be naked.....
I would be self employed but the boss is a real ahole.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Obviously you have never worked in the trade. A good grill person can make or break a restaurant, and surly counter people make business go away.
A grill guy would NOT be found in McDonalds. You do not need that level of cooking skill to make their burgers.

Now a local mom&pop diner/cafe is another story and I totally agree with your statement.
But that statement does not apply to the Taco Bells, McDonalds or Wendy's.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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I would be self employed but the boss is a real ahole.
I am self employed and my boss is a true tyrant... Makes me work long hours, sometimes for little or no pay.. Gives me no time off and no holidays.. He's a beast.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Raise the prices. If everyone does, they will all stay afloat. If one gets greedy, his employees will leave to work for the competition or cost him so much due to low morale and the inevitible revenge that comes from it that he will wish he had done what was right in the first place.
In that example they would have to raise the prices 5x or more to pay the salaries, increased FICA and still make a profit.

No one would pay 5x today's cost for a burger.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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What's the Hell so LOL about $15 an hour? They should be getting at least $450 an hour. That's how much they'd be making if wages had risen the same as profits these past 70 years
Yeah, and a hamburger would cost $400. Are you insane? If the minimum wage was $450/hour, it would be the same as making $7.25 because everything would be more expensive. Besides, if they got what they wanted, these fast food restaurants would have machines take your order instead. Think about it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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In that example they would have to raise the prices 5x or more to pay the salaries, increased FICA and still make a profit.

No one would pay 5x today's cost for a burger.
Not when you can go to a real restaurant that uses wait staff and pay $6 for a burger and side.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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Move to Texas then, the land of right to work and no payroll tax
We have payroll tax, but no income tax.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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They are designed for teenagers, but more often than not, many adults end up working in those jobs.
And if wages were raised, no teenager would ever get hired. It's already priced teenagers out of the market at $7.25. Have you seen the employment numbers for teenagers, the people who used to do those jobs?
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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Not when you can go to a real restaurant that uses wait staff and pay $6 for a burger and side.
With your drink and the usual tip you are looking at getting out the door for about $12... Not too bad.. Beats McD's in my mind.
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