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Should fast food workers be paid $12 to $15 per hour?


Thousands of fast food workers are threatening to stage a "walkout" demanding the be paid a "living wage" of approximately $31,000 annually. Pouring a cup of coffee and putting a food order in a paper bag certainly is low on the scale of job skills. Should people who don't do anything to improve their education, training and experience be entitled to $15 an hour salaries?

 

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    charlie (celafoe) 4 years ago

    you said it ALL


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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    My intent wasn't to denigrate fast food workers. My first job was a dishwasher/busboy/carhop. Nor did I imply anyone was lazy and an uneducated slob. Some jobs are just meant to be entry level and suited for students or part timers.


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    Robin Bull (RobinBull) 4 years ago

    I can definitely agree to the idea of tipping. When we eat out, we tip well for a job well done.


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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    As stated above, I think my question has been misconstrued. I too know what it's like to work in fast food. Part of the McDonald's problem is the fact their chains are independently owned and each owner decides pay scales. There isn't uniformity.


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    Greg Schweizer (gregas) 4 years ago

    What really makes this whole thing worse is the fact that, no matter what fast food outlet you go to, 9 times out of 10 they screw up on your order somehow. Half of the time the person taking your order doesn't understand you or you can't understand


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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 3 years ago

    All of your points are valid and I agree with you 100%. Think about how many times people go to a fast food restaurant, place their order and then find out it is completely different from what they ordered. Sorry, $15/hr. isn't deserved for that.


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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 4 years ago

    "If you feel you're under paid, then go out and earn more. " This may work for the young, but not well for older people who deal w/ age bias. It's easy to judge if you haven't been there.


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    Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) 4 years ago

    Pay and benefits should be based on merit. PERIOD!

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    Borsia 4 years ago

    What the corporation makes isn't really relevant, what does a particular franchise make? They are the ones paying the employees and their profit determines what they can do. It varies for each outlet (sorry I just can't call McDs a restaurant.)


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    Borsia 4 years ago

    Overpaying minimal jobs just causes inflation. Unions demanding high pay for low work has driven manufacturing out of the country. That was the industry that built America and employed the most blue collar workers with good wages. Now we make nothing


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    Robin Bull (RobinBull) 4 years ago

    That's fine if the employer voluntarily wants to pay more. However, raising minimum wage to almost what I make per hour and I went to college is absurd.


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