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McDonald's Employee and Single Mother Detained for Confronting Company President About Worker Pay
Yahoo ^ | 10/10/13 | Pamela Engel

Posted on 10/10/2013 1:23:08 PM PDT by fungoking

Edited on 10/10/2013 3:33:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A single mother who has been working at McDonald's for 10 years was detained by police last week after she interrupted the company president's speech in Chicago to confront him about low worker pay.

Crain's Chicago Business reports that 26-year-old Nancy Salgado was part of a group protesting the event, asking company officials to raise worker wages to $15 an hour and allow employees to form a union without fear of retaliation.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: mcdonalds; salary
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So I should have to pay $10+ for a value meal because she whelped to kids out of wedlock? Should the baby daddies be helping her out?

For yahoo the comments are sum what heartening…lot of personal responsibility being embraced.

1 posted on 10/10/2013 1:23:08 PM PDT by fungoking
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To: fungoking

to=two


2 posted on 10/10/2013 1:24:16 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: fungoking

She’s free to go work for another company that’s willing to pay her more. This isn’t slavery.


3 posted on 10/10/2013 1:25:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fungoking

Although she’s philosophically wrong, I’ll give her one kudos.
She’s working.
Most in her situation are totally dependent on us taxpayers.


4 posted on 10/10/2013 1:26:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: dfwgator

In Baraq’s America, she’s crazy to be working for min wage, frankly.


5 posted on 10/10/2013 1:26:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: fungoking

Perhaps she will learn that what you get paid in jail, is significantly less than what McDonalds pays...but there is a lot of companionship.


6 posted on 10/10/2013 1:28:03 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: fungoking

McDonalds was never intended to be a family supporting job for the majority of it’s workers.

It was designed around the entry level worker, folks transitioning into the work force. Get some skills, move on.

Why should a person wiggle their way into this type of job, then think they should be able to set future corporate policy?

This displays just how business savvy this person is. They’re not worth more than minimum wage based on what she displays here.


7 posted on 10/10/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: fungoking
"A single mother who has been working at McDonald's for 10 years..."

Correction: had been working

8 posted on 10/10/2013 1:28:41 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: fungoking

Interestingly...a serial killer was allowed to continue to murder numerous people at the same event because he was a supporter of no minimum wage.


9 posted on 10/10/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: nascarnation

I can only give her 1/3 credit. One third credit for working, but 1/3 against her for not having a stable home life with a husband and father of her kids, 1/3 against her for assuming that she is entitled to fabulous money to support her for life in what is supposed to be an entry level job.


10 posted on 10/10/2013 1:28:54 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: fungoking

Wonder what her cell phone and starbucks bill is.


11 posted on 10/10/2013 1:29:12 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: nascarnation

It’s a sad testament to the current state of affairs that we feel doing the bare minimum in almost praiseworthy.


12 posted on 10/10/2013 1:29:30 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: fungoking

She could buy one share of stock in the corporation and speak her mind about management at the stockholders meeting, but that would require some brains.


13 posted on 10/10/2013 1:29:42 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: fungoking

If she was worth more than $8.25 she could have gotten it elsewhere.
What if she is only worth $3.75?


14 posted on 10/10/2013 1:30:08 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: nascarnation

I am certain that somewhere along the way we taxpayers are “helping her out.”


15 posted on 10/10/2013 1:30:20 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: DoughtyOne

I find it strange she’s worked for Mickey Dee’s for 10 years and is still making $8.25/hr.


16 posted on 10/10/2013 1:31:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: henkster

Frankly she’d be better off finding one of those 1-800-DISABLE lawyer outfits.


17 posted on 10/10/2013 1:31:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: fungoking

I think it is sad that in 10 years of work, she has not been able to advance in her career beyond an entry-level position.


18 posted on 10/10/2013 1:31:58 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: A CA Guy
What if she is only worth $3.75?

She would be a medium-grade blogger.

19 posted on 10/10/2013 1:32:03 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: dfwgator
This isn’t slavery.

Nor is a McD's cashier a career with pay and benefits accordingly.

20 posted on 10/10/2013 1:32:10 PM PDT by llevrok (Democrats are LAW-LESS because the GOP is Ball-Less)
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To: certrtwngnut

No doubt, because on a min wage job she can still get food stamps, earned income credit, and a lot of other gravy.


21 posted on 10/10/2013 1:32:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: nascarnation

I call it 1 800 BAD BACK, but it’s the same thing.


22 posted on 10/10/2013 1:33:04 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

She needs to become an Obamacare Navigator.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 1:33:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: dfwgator

Shes is free to, but clearly she is simply too Stupid to.

These minimum wage idiots are such a waste of everybody’s time.

I would see to it that every protester attending was fired in a very public way


24 posted on 10/10/2013 1:33:57 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: henkster

I’m surprised more of these kind of operations are not “up or out”...basically if you work there for three years without getting a promotion, you get let go.


25 posted on 10/10/2013 1:34:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cyber Liberty; A CA Guy
I find it strange she’s worked for Mickey Dee’s for 10 years and is still making $8.25/hr.

See post #14.

26 posted on 10/10/2013 1:34:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: humblegunner

Wouldn’t she need to write English for that.


27 posted on 10/10/2013 1:35:13 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Boogieman

The reality is that in 10 yrs (maybe 5) most fast food ops will have 2 employees per shift, mostly to unload trucks and swab the crappers.

The push for $15/hr will certainly hasten automation.


28 posted on 10/10/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Jane Long

I don’t see the message you want me to.

My point is, at Mickey Dee’s you’re either managing at 10 years or you’re gone. Nobody stays at $8.25 entry-level forever, or 10 years for that matter. If she was worth $3.50/hr she’d have been canned, even if she’s black.


29 posted on 10/10/2013 1:39:44 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: fungoking

Anybody who still makes minimum wage after 10 years with a company is overpaid. If she were worth more, she’d either have been promoted or hired away by someone else.


30 posted on 10/10/2013 1:40:37 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: fungoking
MickeyD's was never intended as a career option--at least not at the counter. Management, maybe, but someone has to be Hamburger U material to climb that ladder.

Back when kids worked during the summers and after school, burger flipping was one way to make pocket money and save up for their first car...

If people are depending on that to make a living, it's pretty sad out there.

31 posted on 10/10/2013 1:40:38 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: dfwgator

I have some considerable ability to comment on this one. Dead end jobs and all.

Started my “career” quite literally at the bottom. Janitorial work. Never had the chance to go to college, except for a couple of classes I took over the years at CCs.

I now earn at the 88th percentile for all US workers. Worked my way up and out and became an expert in my field.


32 posted on 10/10/2013 1:41:57 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: fungoking

the lady is to be complimented for working...
but she does not understand how the world works.

if she has developed any skills that are in greater demand than slinging burgers, then she will be able to get (indeed, she will be offered) greater pay

if she has not developed any more skills, now is a great time for her to do it. (She can begin getting more job skills economically, too, by checking out what her local community college has to offer ....)

in the 10 years she’s been at McD’s, she could have completed an entire AA or AS degree program...and then quite a bit more, too.........by just taking one class per term.
just one class...

she could have become a nurse, for example...
or lots of other things that pay more than burgerVille...

and there are a lot of job skills that pay more for her...that don’t even require a degree... just a few courses....


33 posted on 10/10/2013 1:42:09 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Sounds to my like she just another “rent-a-protester.”


34 posted on 10/10/2013 1:42:14 PM PDT by CityCenter (The solution to all problems is spiritual.)
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To: Boogieman

Agreed.


35 posted on 10/10/2013 1:42:30 PM PDT by TheDon (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.)
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To: fungoking

A scripted street agitator moment that she is absolutely going to win 100% in the court of public opinion.

Big companies need to get a lot smarter about not taking the bait.


36 posted on 10/10/2013 1:44:19 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: fungoking

If she doesn’t like the pay, then get another damn job! What is wrong with liberals?


37 posted on 10/10/2013 1:46:59 PM PDT by opres
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To: dfwgator

Guaranteed Hussein voter. When one tells these left wing imbeciles to get another job it’s always excuses. Every time.


38 posted on 10/10/2013 1:46:59 PM PDT by opres
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To: A CA Guy

She may be worth just $3.75 but the liberals hate the free market and won’t allow market rates. These $15 demands they are making now are beyond insane.


39 posted on 10/10/2013 1:46:59 PM PDT by opres
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To: fungoking

For yahoo the comments are sum what heartening...”

Only read the first page of the comments but didn’t see any sympathy expressed for her “plight”. Maybe all those on that page were made by Freepers. LOL


40 posted on 10/10/2013 1:47:24 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: opres

If the wage would go there, the savings would be worth about a third of what they are now and things would cost more through the roof.


41 posted on 10/10/2013 1:48:20 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“It was designed around the entry level worker, folks transitioning into the work force. Get some skills, move on.”

I agree, half-wise. It was designed to suck so much, serving other people, that you will have to revise your outlook in life and ask yourself “man, I don’t wan to do this sh*tty job, I’ll take my education seriously”..

I did work for McD’s and subway in high school. Promised myself if I end up here at age 30, I will hang myself.


42 posted on 10/10/2013 1:50:26 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: fungoking
Nancy Salgado was part of a group protesting the event, asking company officials to raise worker wages to $15 an hour and allow employees to form a union without fear of retaliation.

Protesters confront...and "ASK"? The author of this story is a tool.

43 posted on 10/10/2013 1:50:28 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse

Quite. Like “asking” the “rich” to “contribute” a “little bit more.”


44 posted on 10/10/2013 1:53:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: forgotten man

“She could buy one share of stock in the corporation and speak her mind about management at the stockholders meeting, but that would require some brains.”

Nope. Those meetings do not allow every stock holder the floor. No way they could.


45 posted on 10/10/2013 1:53:37 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: opres
These people are putting themselves out of work. All these demands will do is hasten McDonald's and the other fastfood providers to automate the prep. and delivery of their products.

If this woman wants to move up the success ladder, she should work harder than anyone else around her, and she eventually will be rewarded.

46 posted on 10/10/2013 1:55:35 PM PDT by TruthFactor (Tag-free, for now.)
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To: Boogieman

“A single mother who has been working at McDonald’s for 10 years...”

Correction: had been working

There is a reason that she is only making $8.25 at McDonald’s after ten years and it has nothing to do with McDonald’s.


47 posted on 10/10/2013 1:58:01 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

this:
“I find it strange she’s worked for Mickey Dee’s for 10 years and is still making $8.25/hr.”
strange? I call it BS

she is lying
OR she keeps quiting and returning


48 posted on 10/10/2013 2:00:47 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: fungoking

There were options 10 years ago. She might have studied hard and gotten an education or learned a trade which would have a commercial value that increase with experience.

Working McD at 16 for a couple of years is fine so far as it goes, that’s a good start for learning a work ethic, and it’s respectable. But it’s not a job to stay in for 10 years. It is not worth $15/hour in today’s marketplace, especially solely because someone chose to stay in place for 10 years instead of learning more skills and moving up.


49 posted on 10/10/2013 2:03:55 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sherman Logan

I had a janitorial job early in my working life as well.


50 posted on 10/10/2013 2:04:27 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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