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I work in fast food and Iím not a teenager (MSM doubling down on socialism)
CNN Money ^ | May 30, 2014: 8:13 AM ET | Patrick M. Sheridan

Posted on 05/30/2014 3:23:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai

… In 1979, teenagers held 26% of all low-wage jobs, while adults aged 25-64 made up less than half of such workers, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which analyzed the low wage workforce over a 30-year span. Today, only 12% of low paying jobs are held by teenagers, while adults make up 60% of them. Also, only 20% of such workers had attended some college in 1979. Today, it’s 33%. […]

A key argument behind the latest wave of strikes to raise wages to $15 an hour is that fast food workers these days are no longer just teenagers looking for pocket change. They are mothers and fathers struggling to raise children on wages that are too low, in most cases below poverty level. Research also shows that fast food companies haven’t shared their profits equally among their workers. While the lowest paid have not seen a raise in a long time, the industry’s top management are not only being paid handsomely but have given themselves hefty raises. …

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: fastfood; incomeequality; liberalagenda; minimumwage
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Uh, what “research”? Profit margins are single-digit in this area of business. Stop lying, CNN. That minimum wage goes up any further, there won’t be any fast-food jobs.
1 posted on 05/30/2014 3:23:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Duhhhhh.is CEO position next on the extortion list


2 posted on 05/30/2014 3:26:11 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Olog-hai
The real minimum wage is zero.

/johnny

3 posted on 05/30/2014 3:27:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

In other words, no job at all.


4 posted on 05/30/2014 3:31:30 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

As many people will soon discover.


5 posted on 05/30/2014 3:32:02 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Olog-hai

“Research also shows that fast food companies haven’t shared their profits equally among their workers. “

You mean they’re supposed to?


6 posted on 05/30/2014 3:32:58 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Hard to share single-digit profit margins “equally”—whatever that means. How do they expect to reinvest any of that? Can one demand “equal reinvestment” too?


7 posted on 05/30/2014 3:34:10 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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What degree does Dre hold? Conveniently, CNN leaves out that part.
8 posted on 05/30/2014 3:34:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Olog-hai

1. Illegal immigrants have pushed teens out of many entry level jobs like this. These ‘mothers and fathers’ referred to in the article are often illegal immigrants in many parts of the country.

2. Fast food burger-making bots are already being made. http://www.dvice.com/archives/2012/11/burger_making_r.php Raise the wage just $2 and it will suddenly make far more sense to just go ahead and replace the people with the bot.


9 posted on 05/30/2014 3:35:12 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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Show up early work hard at your best everyday, greet,customers on the phone and in person like your are happy to serve them, be the one people would rather work with and you will be running the place in no time......no matter what your degree. If a person is at and has earned the minimum for some time there is a reason........


10 posted on 05/30/2014 3:36:42 PM PDT by hawgwalker
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70% of whom are over the age of 20, nearly 40% have children....It wasn't always this way.

Nope, it wasn't.

They look more and more like Dre Finley, who earns $8.78 an hour at Arby's in Tampa, Fla. He is 24, has a five-year-old daughter and another child on the way.

Anybody else seeing a pattern here?

Finley also holds an associates degree from a community college.

In what? An AA in Liberal Arts or Communications in worthless. Far better to learn a trade.

11 posted on 05/30/2014 3:36:46 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Spktyr

Bots will make me stay home. More losses for the fast-food “industry”.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 3:39:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: hawgwalker
Show up early work hard at your best everyday, greet,customers on the phone and in person like your are happy to serve them, be the one people would rather work with and you will be running the place in no time......no matter what your degree. If a person is at and has earned the minimum for some time there is a reason......

My dad's advice:

"Do your job and keep your mouth shut."

That advice never failed.
13 posted on 05/30/2014 3:45:32 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Another genius profiled in the article.

Tanika Smith, a 25-year-old with a college degree, says her $8.75 hourly wage has barely budged since she started seven years ago at a McDonald's in Chicago. "I never imagined working at a fast food place with a B.A. I imagined I'd be working downtown at a law firm making major bucks," says Smith, who hopes to earn a master's degree and aspires to be a judge.

14 posted on 05/30/2014 3:49:51 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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What degree does Dre hold? Conveniently, CNN leaves out that part.

Well, sure they do. Don't want word to get out that African-American Equality Studies is a dead end.

As for Tanika Smith, she's worked at the same McD's job for 7 years and complaining how "she thought a BA would mean major bucks in a law firm." LOL... for real? Who are the people "counseling" these idiots? More importantly, if you don't have enough ambition to move on after 7 years, your problem is much, much deeper than any politician can solve.

15 posted on 05/30/2014 3:53:56 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Menehune56

Great. Another left-wing judge. Or would she be smart enough to reverse the policies that led to her working at McDonald’s for so long by declaring them unconstitutional? (Rhetorical, I know.)


16 posted on 05/30/2014 3:55:23 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: workerbee
There's nothing wrong with getting a degree, A.A., A.S., B.A. or B.S. They will always be of some value and NO ONE can take it away from you. Jobs can be taken away in the blink of any eye. They offer no security.
Degrees are also accepted over MOST of the world and I repeat: they can not be taken away from you.

One DOES have to get a job for immediately survival, paying rent and insurance, but the degree is for the future.

It is SO much easier to get the degree when one is young and without the encumbrances of a mortgage and family to support. Night school is horrible, just horrible, and it's not something I would wish on my worst enemy. GET THE DEGREE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL--then travel, get married, have a pile of children, whatever, but GET THE A.A./A.S. degree A.S.A.P.!!

By the time that folks get married and have children, getting that college degree is almost an impossibility.

One can always flip burgers or clean toilets but one CAN'T always go back to school for a degree. I taught at the community college level for 27 years, so I DO know what I'm talking about.

17 posted on 05/30/2014 3:57:44 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Olog-hai
feh...
18 posted on 05/30/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Menehune56

I hope to date a supermodel and win a Nobel prize in playing the didgeridoo .


19 posted on 05/30/2014 4:03:02 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: cloudmountain

I’m in no way disparaging a college education. I attended community college, got my AA, then went on to get my BS from a university — all 6-1/2 yrs of this as a night student who worked full time during the day. So, yes, I know how horrible it is.

Let’s not sugarcoat the fact that having children out of wedlock, and prior to receiving said degree, is a sure-fire way of stalling your future.

I will stand by my comment that an AA is not going to advance most people very far in most white-collar professions. The bachelors is pretty much the standard minimum, and even that, you better be very sure of what your expectations are. I have a stepdaughter majoring in Dramatic Arts right now. Don’t even get me started...


20 posted on 05/30/2014 4:10:23 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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