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Old 04-27-2019, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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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 04-27-2019, 11:09 AM
 
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Can't imagine why anyone without a STEM degree from Stanford and working for Apple would want to raise a family.
Someone with a STEM degree from Stanford and working for Apple won't be making enough money to support themselves due to the ridiculous cost of living in Silicon Valley. Starting salaries are not enough to pay one's living expenses.
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:00 PM
 
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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?
Heavily location-dependent. Almost impossible to do in the big expensive coastal cities (unless the other parent has a good job with benefits), but could work quite well in the country's midsection or in low-cost areas. Might also be doable if the other parent stays at home with the kids while also running a business or doing work online.

It also makes it more doable if you pay off non-mortgage debt before having kids, to create some breathing room in the monthly budget.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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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.
Amazing that you have to define "Decent options". Alot of folks are really ok living their whole life under the lowest common denonminator and then you get called an elitist wwhen you want more
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:23 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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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.
The income for franchisees, if that's what the OP means by a "manager" can be quite good. Especially if they open or own more than one franchise.

Couples on lower income tend to take camping vacations, instead of hotel vacations. I knew a guy who was a private school teacher, and his wife also worked (not sure at what), and he always took his family on camping vacations. Private school teachers don't make much, especially if they're now at the job. And he was in Seattle though it was before the big tech boom.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:21 AM
 
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The income for franchisees, if that's what the OP means by a "manager" can be quite good. Especially if they open or own more than one franchise.

Couples on lower income tend to take camping vacations, instead of hotel vacations. I knew a guy who was a private school teacher, and his wife also worked (not sure at what), and he always took his family on camping vacations. Private school teachers don't make much, especially if they're now at the job. And he was in Seattle though it was before the big tech boom.
Yes, I think the OP meant the store manager not the owner. Though sometimes an owner will choose to be the manager (at least in the beginning).
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