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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]

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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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To: faithhopecharity

If you were to sit her down and nicely explain all that to her, she would become strident, and accuse you of being a racist who wants her and her kids to starve.

She isn’t interested in logic or the reality of economics; she just wants what she thinks she should get, no matter what.


51 posted on 10/10/2013 2:05:37 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: fungoking

10 years at McDonalds and only $8.25. You’d think she’d at least be a shift manager or crew leader. If I were the person she was complaining to the first question I’d ask her is ,What are you doing now that you weren’t doing 10 years ago to justify this raise? HINT: Popping out a couple of kids by different fathers doesn’t count.


52 posted on 10/10/2013 2:05:45 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: TruthFactor

If she has worked there for 10 years and is still in the lower rungs, she’s NOT working hard at all. If she put the effort into work that she’s put into protesting the wages, she would already be earning $15 an hour, if not more. Another lazy liberal.


53 posted on 10/10/2013 2:15:48 PM PDT by opres
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To: RWGinger

Could be. Or she does just enough to get by. Messing up orders, not being friendly, etc. but not quite enough to get fired. Have worked with this type before. They drive me utterly insane with their lazy attitude, but they don’t do anything really dumb to get themselves canned.


54 posted on 10/10/2013 2:15:48 PM PDT by opres
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To: CatherineofAragon

She would sue also and Jesse Jackson would be out in no time.


55 posted on 10/10/2013 2:15:48 PM PDT by opres
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To: fungoking

Single mother of two. 26 years old. Same Mcjob for 10 years.

And now she’s fired.

Best thing thats ever happened to her. Now she can get EBT, WIC, Section 8, and even a free Obama phone.

Let her squeeze out a few more chilrens and she’ll be taking home more dough than ever before.


56 posted on 10/10/2013 2:16:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nascarnation

Yep, there is a company called “Momentum Machines” already selling a machine fully capable of making high quality burgers. Also, at least one Jack in the Box has already implemented a machine to take the orders and payments.


57 posted on 10/10/2013 2:18:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: CatherineofAragon

She didn’t pull that $15.00 number out of the air. She’s been talking to that SIEU bunch.


58 posted on 10/10/2013 2:31:45 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: opres

well you are right about there being lazy do nothing people
but I am pretty sure McDonalds has a wage scale progression
If she is still employed she would get raises most likely every year

there is ZERO way someone could be continuously employed by McDonalds and only make their opening wage


59 posted on 10/10/2013 2:35:48 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: CatherineofAragon

well, I am glad she is working instead of sitting at home watching the boob toob all day.

incidentally, McD’s prices are mostly not bargains for what you get there. just my opinion (and I do realize their “dollar menu” sometimes has a couple of things that are worth that price ...but a lot of their regular menu items are really pretty fully priced, imho. ...)

I have to say that I don’t think she will get too great of a raise by complaining at the company meetings. That is an Alinsky type tactic that may have worked when he wrote, the society was more sympathetic in some ways, but in today’s world the owners and managers in attendance at corporate meetings are, I think, less likely to want to “happify” her. Indeed, they just might fire her for interrupting their business agenda with her complaining.


60 posted on 10/10/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er.)
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