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A Misguided Big Mac Attack
Daytona Times ^ | October 24, 2013

Posted on 10/24/2013 3:30:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Raynard JacksonTwo weeks ago, I was sent a video of a Hispanic woman interrupting a speech by Jeff Stratton, president of McDonald’s USA. He was giving a speech at the Union League Club of Chicago.

Nancy Salgado, the Hispanic woman in question, became Exhibit A for what’s gone wrong in today’s workforce: rudeness and what the Bible calls slothfulness.

Salgado is a 26-year-old cashier at a McDonald’s in Chicago. She has two children out of wedlock and earns $8.25 an hour for working 30 to 40 hours a week. She has worked for McDonald’s since she was 16 and claims, without offering any documentation, that she has never received a raise in her decade of working at Mickey D’s.

Salgado rudely interrupted Stratton speech by shouting, “Do you think it’s fair that I have to be living on a poverty wage? Do you think it’s fair that I am making $8.25 while I’ve worked for McDonald’s for 10 years? Do you think it’s fair? My two kids are struggling because you can’t raise our minimum wage. I don’t believe that’s fair. What do you have to say?”

If I had been in the audience, I would have gladly answered for Stratton.

No, you don’t have to live on poverty wages. If you have been with a local franchisee for 10 years and have never received a raise, then there must be a whole lot more to your story that you aren’t sharing.

McDonald’s has one of the best training programs for their employees in the U.S.

It is not possible to work for a franchisee, take advantage of their training programs and not to receive raises and promotions. That can’t happen at McDonald’s, if you have a commendable work record.

Your fault The second point: It’s not McDonald’s fault that you decided to have two kids without the benefit of being married. If you couldn’t afford to have children, why didn’t you abstain, take birth control, or get married and then have kids?

Salgado wants to put that responsibility at the feet of McDonald’s? Really? Give me a break. She made a series of horrible decisions and now she wants someone else to foot the bill for her mistakes.

The interruption was orchestrated by a liberal group that advocates $15 an hour wages for fast food industry employees. Salgado and the other protesters were issued tickets by the police for trespassing.

Mcdonald’s story

McDonald’s has a great story to tell, but for some reason they seem reluctant to tell it. The first thing they need to do is to reach out to their own franchisees, especially those in the Black and Hispanic communities.

I would start with Van Jakes, a retired NFL cornerback and a McDonald’s franchisee for 21 years. He represents all that is good in a former professional athlete. He is a good corporate citizen in the Atlanta community and has been a good McDonald’s franchisee.

During Van’s time with McDonald’s, he has had employees start at the bottom and now own their own restaurants. He found it inconceivable that any of his employees could work for him for 10 years, take advantage of the employee training programs, and still be in the same position that they started in. Others in the chain share that sentiment.

To malcontents

To McDonalds, I say stop being afraid to tell your story and take advantage of the great people you have within your organization, including Van Jakes.

And when it comes to Nancy Salgado and other malcontents, if they are that unhappy with their job, they can pick up their last check the same way customers pick up their Big Macs and French fries at the drive-thru window – to go.

Raynard Jackson is president and CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC. He can be reached through his website, www.raynardjackson.com.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
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1 posted on 10/24/2013 3:30:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The ones still in the same position ten years later, that havent taken advantage of training etc, are the ones that screw up your order.

Not everyone gets to be an astronaut when they grow up. Someone's got to make the fries and mop the floors, kid.

2 posted on 10/24/2013 3:47:14 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: nickcarraway

There’s a reason some people are flipping burgers


3 posted on 10/24/2013 3:49:12 PM PDT by wny
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To: nickcarraway

hey shes lucky that shes gettin 8.25 minimum waig back wen i was a kid was like 5.00 and not only that but maebe without a minimum waig so high as 8.25 a dang bic mac wouldnt cost me 4.35 i mean come on guys remember when big macs were 2 for 2 dollars. make these people apreciate what they have and lower the minimum waig and see how greatful they are wen we raise it back to where it is. your not rocket scientists or nothin special you flip bergers and fry frys and you want $15 no way jose!!


4 posted on 10/24/2013 4:22:39 PM PDT by ocrumbo
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To: nickcarraway

I used to work at McDonalds - for about 9 months when I was 17 years old.


5 posted on 10/24/2013 4:26:10 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nickcarraway

“Do you think it’s fair that I am making $8.25 while I’ve worked for McDonald’s for 10 years?”

If a person is making minimum wage for more than a year, you can bet that their worth less than that...


6 posted on 10/24/2013 4:32:31 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

You can also bet there is a reason that slacker hasn’t been fired. Can you guess it?


7 posted on 10/24/2013 4:36:58 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

something about the difference between dark meat chickens and white meat chickens?


8 posted on 10/24/2013 4:38:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

This one is a “Dark Hispanic,” I believe. Still a protected species.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 4:43:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I was scrolling this thread on my phone and accidentally tapped your screen name - then I saw the spinning fan lamps! Lol!


10 posted on 10/24/2013 4:46:01 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Yes, I have a collection of silliness in there. That one with the fan cracked me up for some reason....


11 posted on 10/24/2013 4:54:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

(Thanks for sharing the laugh with me!)


12 posted on 10/24/2013 4:57:31 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: nickcarraway

This woman should be fired.


13 posted on 10/24/2013 5:04:38 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: SamAdams76

I worked at Woolworth’s for about the same length of time.

I then got a job at an new upscale mall for $.30 more per hour. (A good increase in those days).

I worked there part-time while commuting to a local state college.

Then I taught school.

Then marriage.

Then children.

That’s how most of us did it in those days.

I have not one ounce of sympathy for this woman.Not one.

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14 posted on 10/24/2013 5:05:10 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: nickcarraway
“Do you think it’s fair that I have to be living on a poverty wage? Do you think it’s fair that I am making $8.25 while I’ve worked for McDonald’s for 10 years? Do you think it’s fair? My two kids are struggling because you can’t raise our minimum wage. I don’t believe that’s fair. What do you have to say?”

I don't really think I want this person handling food ... or breeding any more.

15 posted on 10/24/2013 5:07:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: nickcarraway

Salgado rudely interrupted Stratton speech by shouting, “Do you think it’s fair that I have to be living on a poverty wage? Do you think it’s fair that I am making $8.25 while I’ve worked for McDonald’s for 10 years? Do you think it’s fair? My two kids are struggling because you can’t raise our minimum wage. I don’t believe that’s fair. What do you have to say?”


Wait, she’s was hired at $8.25? Did she start out above minimum wage?


16 posted on 10/24/2013 5:10:21 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

That woman probably isn’t worth minimum wage


17 posted on 10/24/2013 5:12:04 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: nickcarraway

From the market. If she could get $8.26 or more elsewhere she would have. She is a limited person. Maybe McD is being gracious in keeping her this long.


18 posted on 10/24/2013 5:15:59 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: nickcarraway

Dear Selgado-thingie,

If you are still earning $8.25 per hour after 10 years - have you considered this may be the “Unseen Hands” of the market slapping you awake and trying to tell you to become more productive?

As you are from a minority with an average IQ less than whites, but above blacks, considering your past history of ‘riotous reproduction’perhaps you may benefit if I remind you of what those who stayed awake in class know about the difference between “productive” and “reproductive”?


19 posted on 10/24/2013 5:48:44 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: ocrumbo

I remember working on farms when I was a kid picking grapes & planting onion seed for $1.60 and hour. Minimum wage at that time.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 5:53:49 PM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: wny

There’s a reason some people are flipping burgers

That’s a little flip, if you don’t mind. It is more correct to say that there is a reason some people are flipping burgers for their whole life and that reason is inside the individual.


21 posted on 10/24/2013 5:58:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

You’re welcome - that’s a great collection of pics! :)


22 posted on 10/24/2013 6:16:17 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Mastador1

Darn tootin. A lot of us, if not most, have flipped ‘em for a job. But I’ll bet not a single FReeper ever contemplated doing it for a decade, for any wage. I’d sooner put a bullet in my head.

To bridge a gap and get on the ladder, though, sure.


23 posted on 10/24/2013 6:33:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

You must have a nice browser on your phone....


24 posted on 10/24/2013 6:34:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

BTW, I swiped most of those from “Zot” threads....


25 posted on 10/24/2013 6:35:01 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Mears
Yes, customer-facing customer service jobs like McDonalds are meant to be "entry-level". This is low-skill work and intended to give young people some skills to find something better.

Now something better might very well be staying at McDonalds and working your way up to shift manager, store manager and then maybe being a District or Regional manager. But certainly it is not intended that you can or should make a living out of slinging fries or taking orders at the drive-thru.

26 posted on 10/24/2013 7:21:53 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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