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Old 04-26-2019, 07:19 AM
 
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I see

I probably meant Assistant Managers then I think

Those managers that supervise other McDonalds Cooks/Cashier etc.

Those are the guys I meant
Geographic location matters too. In less expensive places to live, like in the Midwest or in the South, an assistant manager with a working spouse with a similar job would be able to handle a middle class life style.

The same couple living in an expensive area, would have a harder time, and a very long commute to work especially if they wish to own a home.

Many couples rent for years until they save up enough for a downpayment as a first-time home buyer. First-time home buyers don't have to put down 20% on a mortgage, because their requirement is much less.
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Depends where you live, what your other debts are, how you want to live etc. There is no yes or no answer to this question.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:07 AM
 
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So "good" parenting is based on income. ??
Wow..
Yeah it is. How can your kid eat and receive medical care and a good education without money?
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:57 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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So "good" parenting is based on income. ??
Wow..
If the responsible wage earner is able to guide their young...remain true to some fundamental guidelines of food clothing shelter...
The profession is not equated to parental skills.
Yes it is. Not being able to provide more then the surviving essentials is not good parenting. If you can barely (or not even) provide the essentials for your kid, you shouldn't have one in the first place.
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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Where are you getting that? I don't see anyone saying that..

I think OP was asking if you'd be able to afford decent options for your kids on a McD's salary..
Again, define "decent options?"

I was raised in a poor household. A McDonald's manager salary is more money than we had when I was growing up.

So, yes, a family can be raised on a McD's manager salary. Modest housing, decent used car, decent public school, etc.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Nope.
Incorrect. My wife's ex-girlfriend was a manager at Wendy's and made really good money. She made good money as a manager and was eventually promoted to regional manager over 50+ stores where she made more money than someone with a bunch of degrees. She only had an HS education at the time but I think they raised the education requirements for regional managers since then.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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Depends on the cost of living in the area. What's the size of the family? What's the salary? If we're talking $40k, maybe in rural America, the SE US, or parts of the Midwest.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:48 AM
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Location: Texas
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Yeah it is. How can your kid eat and receive medical care and a good education without money?
Right. A lot of my child's friends parents work in fast food jobs. And no, they aren't managers. They cannot keep a roof over their head. Their kids roam the streets on bikes at night, hungry and often cold, while their parents pull double shifts at Taco Bell, Burger King, McD's. Being evicted from their apartments is a common scenario.

Just call it like I see it.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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It obviously depends where you live.


NYC or SF, not likely.


Somewhere cheaper, probably, but you won't have a life of luxury. It would be a pretty basic life.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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Here in the Midwest you can.
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