Skip to comments.I work in fast food and Iím not a teenager (MSM doubling down on socialism)
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, its 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 havent shared their profits equally among their workers. While the lowest paid have not seen a raise in a long time, the industrys top management are not only being paid handsomely but have given themselves hefty raises.
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Duhhhhh.is CEO position next on the extortion list
In other words, no job at all.
As many people will soon discover.
“Research also shows that fast food companies havent shared their profits equally among their workers. “
You mean they’re supposed to?
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?
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.
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........
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.
Bots will make me stay home. More losses for the fast-food “industry”.
My dad's advice:
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.
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.
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.)
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.
I hope to date a supermodel and win a Nobel prize in playing the didgeridoo .
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...