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Old 04-26-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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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.
Decent options = Safe neighborhood, fridge full of food, and a little bit of at home entertainment (cable, video games, internet, or w.e. kids enjoy these days)

I was raise on a taxi driver + CNA's salary. Looking back, I am not happy (at all!!) about the lifestyle we had. But it was livable. It wasn't the end of the world.

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Old 04-26-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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Depends on your goals. Asses what kind of lifestyle you want. Then figure out how much it will cost you to live that lifestyle.

The Yes or No answer you are after will deffer from person to person.

I don't look down on anyone for working any kind of job. Personally, I would not be happy doing that job.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:29 AM
 
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Decent options = Safe neighborhood, fridge full of food, and a little bit of at home entertainment (cable, video games, internet, or w.e. kids enjoy these days)

I was raise on a taxi driver + CNA's salary. Looking back, I am not happy (at all!!) about the lifestyle we had. But it was livable. It wasn't the end of the world.
It's all how you frame the experience. It wasn't a fancy lifestyle growing up. However, our lives are more about our choices as adults than what happens to us in childhood (trauma excluded).

Having a basic, no frills upbringing can work out. Once the child grows up, they can make their own choices.

I believe in ambition but people are free to make the best of their choices.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:56 AM
 
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It's all how you frame the experience. It wasn't a fancy lifestyle growing up. However, our lives are more about our choices as adults than what happens to us in childhood (trauma excluded).

Having a basic, no frills upbringing can work out. Once the child grows up, they can make their own choices.

I believe in ambition but people are free to make the best of their choices.
Yea.. I agree completely... I am currently in my late 20's and life is pretty comfortable and stress free. After a certain age, it was no longer my parents' fault if things my life wasn't going the direction I wanted them to.

But, it's hard not to think about how much further along I would have been with my life goals if my parents were able to afford certain extras that I needed.

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Old 04-26-2019, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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Income at the manager (real manager, not "assistant manager") levels can be very good in major fast food, especially if the owner or corporation gives profit shares or bonuses.

It's easy to make fun of, but it was pointed out to me long ago that fast food is just about the only place a 25yo or so can be handed the keys to a $2-5M business.

I have a stepson who started as a pizza maker at a regional chain, and without college, now owns one of the most profitable stores in the chain.

I'm glad you pointed this out. I have a nephew who has had many jobs, just odd jobs here and there. The longest one he had lasted for several years, decent pay, but he got bored of it and quit. Stupid kid. Now he has a girlfriend and they have several kids, all under 4 years old. He just accepted a job as a security guard at a retailer, but I also want to encourage him to look into Mcdonalds, join them as a maintenance person, or work in the kitchen. It'll be steady hours and steady money. It would also allow him to see a possible long term career with McDs if he wanted to become a shift supervisor, assist manager, gen manager, and so forth.

No matter what crummy neighborhood McDs is in, it's making bank. No McDonald's close down due to poor business, they all make great money and need staff constantly.

So for those who are thinking of working in fast food, especially McDonald's, can look into working there with pride because when I go there (which is rare), they always have workers there from kids in high school to retirees.
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:37 PM
 
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Can a McDonalds Manager raise a family ?

Yes they can, but the question is "Why would they want to try and support one?"
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Can a McDonalds Manager raise a family ?

Yes they can, but the question is "Why would they want to try and support one?"
Can't imagine why anyone without a STEM degree from Stanford and working for Apple would want to raise a family. Just crowds up the place, y'know.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:23 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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If people aspire to be in Mcdonalds for life.

Are they able to provide for a family for the salary they earn?
They absolutely can and do. A friend of mine manages a McDonald’s in Ohio and he does pretty well. He has a wife,3 kids, a house, and drives a newer car. He puts in a lot of hours, but most of us who have been successful were not clock watchers.
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Old 04-26-2019, 03:43 PM
 
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Q: Can a McDonalds Manager raise a family ?

A: No. The 28th Amendment to the US Constitution prohibits McDonald's Managers from either procreating or raising a family.

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Old 04-26-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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If they have 2 incomes, sure. But if they have 1, probably not in a high cost of living area. Your rent or mortgage would bankrupt you.
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