For yahoo the comments are sum what heartening
lot of personal responsibility being embraced.
She’s free to go work for another company that’s willing to pay her more. This isn’t slavery.
Although she’s philosophically wrong, I’ll give her one kudos.
Most in her situation are totally dependent on us taxpayers.
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.
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.
Correction: had been working
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.
Wonder what her cell phone and starbucks bill is.
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.
If she was worth more than $8.25 she could have gotten it elsewhere.
What if she is only worth $3.75?
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
If she doesn’t like the pay, then get another damn job! What is wrong with liberals?
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
Protesters confront...and "ASK"? The author of this story is a tool.
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.
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.