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(NPR)   Since 2000, CEOs of fast food chains have seen their salaries quadruple. Their employees, however, have seen their salaries decrease by a minimum of 1%   (npr.org) divider line 292
    More: Sick, fast food restaurant chains, CEO, reductions, proxy statement, Yum!, salary, Scott Stringer  
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2014-04-22 08:04:30 PM  
Um, subby? If they didn't lower workers' salaries, how would the companies be able to quadruple the salary of their CEO? Jesus, try thinking every now and then.
 
2014-04-22 08:13:13 PM  
It will all trickle down any day now.
 
2014-04-22 08:14:38 PM  
If those workers want a decent wage, they should study and all become CEOs themselves. They're just a bunch of losers.
 
2014-04-22 08:24:07 PM  
They should of went to night school like I did instead of being burger flipper's. I'm a DM now and I own a motorboat and 7 katana's.
 
2014-04-22 08:25:08 PM  

sigdiamond2000: They should of went to night school like I did instead of being burger flipper's. I'm a DM now and I own a motorboat and 7 katana's.


They pay you to be a DM. Alls I get is Mountain Dew.
 
2014-04-22 08:26:29 PM  
I also own numchucks.
 
2014-04-22 08:31:06 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I also own numchucks.


Their spelled "numbchucks," dumbass. On account of they make you all numb when they hit you.
 
2014-04-22 08:32:28 PM  

Pocket Ninja: sigdiamond2000: I also own numchucks.

Their spelled "numbchucks," dumbass. On account of they make you all numb when they hit you.


Sorry I guess I'm not some loser English major like you.
 
2014-04-22 08:34:47 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Sorry I guess I'm not some loser English major like you.


I think the word your looking for is "looser."
 
2014-04-22 08:37:53 PM  
Ah, but the Internet has made CEOs ten times as productive. In a single round of golf, they can close ten deals instead of just the one with whoever they are playing with by using email.

Meanwhile, all of the rest of the workforce is less productive because for them the Internet is a distraction that causes them to goof off all day.

So you see, the average worker is actually stealing wealth from CEOs because of the disparity in the amount of effort they each put in.
 
2014-04-22 09:01:44 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Um, subby? If they didn't lower workers' salaries, how would the companies be able to quadruple the salary of their CEO? Jesus, try thinking every now and then.


Well, they could add non-food stuffs to the food to lower costs.

/mmmm, yoga mats
 
2014-04-22 09:07:47 PM  

Frederick: Pocket Ninja: Um, subby? If they didn't lower workers' salaries, how would the companies be able to quadruple the salary of their CEO? Jesus, try thinking every now and then.

Well, they could add non-food stuffs to the food to lower costs.

/mmmm, yoga mats


This actually annoys me. Just because a chemical is used in something you wouldn't want to eat, doesn't mean that the chemical is automatically something you want to keep out of food.

Bug spray is mostly water, but you don't see people demanding water be removed from all of their food and drink.
 
2014-04-22 09:13:50 PM  
It's simple- they're getting paid less because right now they're washing lettuce.

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Pretty soon they'll be on fries. Then the grill. In a year or two, they'll make assistant manager.

And that's when the big bucks start rolling in.
 
2014-04-22 09:22:05 PM  
Leave it to NPR to wage class warfare on an economic minority.
 
2014-04-22 09:38:12 PM  
37.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-22 09:48:22 PM  

fusillade762: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x625]


That guy has a very punchable face. And I haven't eaten a single one of his shiat pizzas since he took that stance.
 
2014-04-22 09:52:03 PM  
If you give the workers more money they will just spend it on something instead of using it to create jobs like the wealthy do.
 
2014-04-22 09:53:38 PM  
Time to tax all executive bonuses at 95%
 
2014-04-22 09:53:47 PM  
Yeah, but how many stale fries did those CEO's have the opportunity to swipe? Check and mate.
 
2014-04-22 09:55:40 PM  
"But, but, but......... if we pay them more, we'll have to raise prices!"

That's the first answer you'd hear from these CEO's.
 
2014-04-22 09:56:19 PM  
Not to defend high CEO pay, but is it possible that this increase in pay is coming from growth in areas outside the US?  I know for one that YUM brands is doing it's patriotic duty by spreading American values like capitalism and obesity to people in China and other parts of East Asia.
 
2014-04-22 09:56:39 PM  

fusillade762:


I'd like to know more about that. Got a link?
 
2014-04-22 09:58:03 PM  

austin_millbarge: fusillade762: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x625]

That guy has a very punchable face. And I haven't eaten a single one of his shiat pizzas since he took that stance.


Came here to say this.
 
2014-04-22 09:58:34 PM  

austin_millbarge: fusillade762: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x625]

I haven't eaten a single one of his shiat pizzas since he took that stance.



You ate shiat pizzas?
 
2014-04-22 09:59:10 PM  
let them eat off the dollar menu!

*cough cough cough*

static4.businessinsider.com
 
2014-04-22 09:59:32 PM  

MrBallou: If those workers want a decent wage, they should study and all become CEOs themselves. They're just a bunch of losers.


You jest, but I have been assured they could all be plumbers. There is totally enough demand for that.
 
2014-04-22 10:00:09 PM  
it is sick, it is wrong, it is disgusting, it is shameful

in fact i'll bet ANY company could get along without a CEO
and do just fine.


take the money he or she woulda got and split it between everybody working there.
 
2014-04-22 10:00:23 PM  
cps-static.rovicorp.com

img.fark.net

And this song sums it all up perfectly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXXzaaL8Khw

(Lol, fun fact too is that McDonald's actually tried to get this band banned in Australia)
 
2014-04-22 10:00:46 PM  

glutto: You ate shiat pizzas?


www.movievillains.com
 
2014-04-22 10:02:05 PM  
If flipping burgers were simply a punch-the-clock job for live-at-home teens who eventually go on to long-term careers in other industries, I wouldn't have a problem with this.

For far too many people, however flipping burgers has become their career.  You can't expect someone to raise a family on minimum wage.
 
2014-04-22 10:02:48 PM  
If you start paying the people who actually do the work then prices will get so high that they won't be able to buy the big macs they are making. Then everyone goes on welfare. If thats what you want you can move to Europe, but you should know my friend went there and said this guy told him he would rather live in the US because he had to wait in line to see a doctor once. If we weren't number one why would every person in the world want to live here.
 
2014-04-22 10:02:54 PM  
There club of CEOs (and it's not always talent, but often a club) is small, the numbers of people lined up for burger flipping jobs has gotten bigger.
 
2014-04-22 10:04:33 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: If you give the workers more money they will just spend it on something instead of using it to create jobs like the wealthy do.


Exactly. Thwy will just spend it on stuff like food.
 
2014-04-22 10:05:00 PM  

Mr. Oizo: If flipping burgers were simply a punch-the-clock job for live-at-home teens who eventually go on to long-term careers in other industries, I wouldn't have a problem with this.

For far too many people, however flipping burgers has become their career.  You can't expect someone to raise a family on minimum wage.


Well, those people are lazy and deserve to live in squalor or die in the streets. It's the Conservative Way!.
 
2014-04-22 10:05:34 PM  
And the CEOs create jobs.
 
2014-04-22 10:06:21 PM  

MrBallou: If those workers want a decent wage, they should study and all become CEOs themselves. They're just a bunch of losers.


I was going to say this but I'm too tired to put up with flaming. I know you were being sarcastic but I wasn't.
 
2014-04-22 10:07:09 PM  

LordJiro: Mr. Oizo: If flipping burgers were simply a punch-the-clock job for live-at-home teens who eventually go on to long-term careers in other industries, I wouldn't have a problem with this.

For far too many people, however flipping burgers has become their career.  You can't expect someone to raise a family on minimum wage.

Well, those people are lazy and deserve to live in squalor or die in the streets. It's the Conservative Way!.


Good point.  If they have a family, they should put their kids to work.  Coal mining might be a good choice.
 
2014-04-22 10:08:26 PM  
What's with all the eat-the-rich circle-jerk threads today?
 
2014-04-22 10:08:46 PM  
But bootstraps and such as.
 
2014-04-22 10:08:52 PM  

GoldSpider: fusillade762:

I'd like to know more about that. Got a link?


Now that I Google the quote I can't find it anywhere. That appears to be fake.

My bad.
 
2014-04-22 10:11:33 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: If you start paying the people who actually do the work then prices will get so high that they won't be able to buy the big macs they are making. Then everyone goes on welfare. If thats what you want you can move to Europe, but you should know my friend went there and said this guy told him he would rather live in the US because he had to wait in line to see a doctor once. If we weren't number one why would every person in the world want to live here.


Oh, look, it's this bullshiat again.
Even doubling hourly wages will not double prices:  Wages as percentage of cost of goods sold*.

*Hint: COGS is significantly lower than the price to customers.
 
2014-04-22 10:11:39 PM  
Speaking of creating jobs, this town needs a rub and tug.....
 
2014-04-22 10:11:53 PM  

GoldSpider: What's with all the eat-the-rich circle-jerk threads today?


Supply and demand.  The free market is just meeting the demands of the consumer for rich-bastard steaks.
 
2014-04-22 10:12:51 PM  

sigdiamond2000: They should of went to night school like I did instead of being burger flipper's. I'm a DM now and I own a motorboat and 7 katana's.


And you've got to be at the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2014-04-22 10:13:06 PM  

GoldSpider: What's with all the eat-the-rich circle-jerk threads today?



videos.videopress.com
When you can't eat any more sand, you eat the rich.
 
2014-04-22 10:13:13 PM  
Although I do support fast food workers earning more money, it should be noted that any amount they do earn does not effect the salaries of CEOs.

Worker's payroll comes from the owner/operators of the individual stores, which often operate on very thin margins.

The operators are paying royalties the corporation, (in significant percentages often on top of to contributing to national advertising funds).

The CEO is being paid by the corporation, which is basically sitting on top of the pyramid.
 
2014-04-22 10:13:32 PM  

Propain_az: Speaking of creating jobs, this town needs a rub and tug.....


You live in a giant strip mall outside the main gate of a military installation. You already know where to go for that.
 
2014-04-22 10:13:45 PM  

austin_millbarge: fusillade762: [37.media.tumblr.com image 500x625]

That guy has a very punchable face. And I haven't eaten a single one of his shiat pizzas since he took that stance.


I used to eat at Papa John's, because it was convenient for me. After how he acted during the 2012 election and afterward, I'll never spend one red cent there.

I know, I know... I'm stifling his right to free speech, but that cum-lapping sh*tbag can eat a bag of dicks and die in a dumpster fire.
 
2014-04-22 10:13:53 PM  
a good CEO that can run a large scale corporation is much harder to come by than a person that can create and serve food in a restaurant.
 
2014-04-22 10:14:40 PM  
Presumably the CEO's salary is up 4x because there's 4x the number of stores and responsibility he/she is presiding over. The there's ample opportunity for workers to do 4x the hours and get the same benefit.

Why is this even a question?
 
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