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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 39
    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  
19 votes:
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 08:34:47 PM  
14 votes:

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 09:52:03 PM  
6 votes:
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 08:31:06 PM  
6 votes:

sigdiamond2000: I also own numchucks.


Their spelled "numbchucks," dumbass. On account of they make you all numb when they hit you.
2014-04-22 10:02:48 PM  
4 votes:
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 10:00:46 PM  
4 votes:

glutto: You ate shiat pizzas?


www.movievillains.com
2014-04-22 10:32:04 PM  
3 votes:

TerminalEchoes: 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.


You're too lazy to accuse the workers of being lazy?
2014-04-22 09:58:34 PM  
3 votes:

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 09:13:50 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:37:53 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:32:28 PM  
3 votes:

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 08:26:29 PM  
3 votes:
I also own numchucks.
2014-04-22 08:24:07 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2014-04-23 08:29:56 AM  
2 votes:
cdn-www.i-am-bored.com

But worst of all, he makes some seriously shiatty pizza. And THAT I can not forgive.
2014-04-22 11:36:07 PM  
2 votes:

js34603: It's really weird that the people doing the labor don't make as much as the people who own the business. I really thought the guy dropping fries after upwards of 30 minutes of training was going to make more than the owner of the company.

Or if not more, than like 1/2 as much at least. They're practically equally valuable so they should get paid pretty much the same.


Did somebody forget to take your crayons away?
2014-04-22 11:06:23 PM  
2 votes:

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


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When you can't eat any more sand, you eat the rich.

...Or wear them

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Would you incorporate me? I'd incorporate me. I'd incorporate me hard. I'd incorporate me so hard.
2014-04-22 10:11:53 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:13:13 PM  
2 votes:
It will all trickle down any day now.
2014-04-23 02:02:07 PM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: Here's how you calculate the value of a CEO (or any other employee): take whatever his employer (or any other prospective employer) is willing to pay the employee/CEO and multiply by 1.


Alternative method: Calculate the employee's direct contribution to revenue on a goods produced/services sold basis.

Used to be, back Before Reagan, the increased revenue from increased productivity was pretty much evenly shared among all stakeholders alike - worker bees, management, and stockholders. And all of society prospered and the economy grew faster than it has since.
2014-04-23 09:50:59 AM  
1 votes:
Fast food places and stores like Walmart are actually being responsible Democrats. See, if they paid workers more, they'd use that money for drugs and booze. Since they pay them less, their workers qualify for food stamps instead, which can only be used for food.


But the best part always is "Minimum wage isn't a living wage!! Derp!!" because it is so easy to disprove. First, people are not dying while working at McD or Walmart, so obviously it is a living wage. But. If these people weren't getting enough money for food and clothing, McD and Walmart would realize that paying more would lead to more sales at their own businesses. It would be a no brainer to get their bonuses, higher stock prices, etc. Which means that these people do earn exactly enough money for food, clothing and shelter, because it is not economically advantageous for their employers to pay them more.
2014-04-23 09:41:38 AM  
1 votes:

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


Why are they putting bread chemicals in yoga mats?
2014-04-23 09:14:22 AM  
1 votes:

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.


It didn't seem to affect his bank account any..
2014-04-23 12:05:33 AM  
1 votes:

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.


I can't raise a family, sitting on my ass , complaining about the poor quality of tv programming - someone should raise the pay for that!
2014-04-22 11:31:03 PM  
1 votes:

Bonzo_1116: Yeah_Right: I case anyone hasn't done the math....

CEO make $22,000,000
Yum Brands has about 17,000 fast food stores (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut combined)
Assume there are ~10 fast food workers at each store.
Take every last dime from the CEO's compensation and divvy it up among the workers...

22,000,000/177000 =  and extra $124.30 per year.

Feel better yet...?

The $22,000,000.00 would be better spent researching how to keep the inner hard shell crunchy on their multi-layered taco things.


$1294.11 without adding an extra 70,000 franchises into your math...

Your point is still stupid because it's not a 1/1 exchange. CEO's get things like company cars (sometimes with a driver), paid accomodations when they travel, benefits packages that often include perks like (personal) cars, houses, and stock portfolio's...there's a lot more to what a Fortune 1000 CEO 'makes' than their salary


/college football and basketball coaches are even more greedy
2014-04-22 11:09:08 PM  
1 votes:
I can't bring myself to care what CEOs make.  But I think it's interesting that so many people do with such passion.
2014-04-22 11:02:08 PM  
1 votes:

Yeah_Right: I case anyone hasn't done the math....

CEO make $22,000,000
Yum Brands has about 17,000 fast food stores (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut combined)
Assume there are ~10 fast food workers at each store.
Take every last dime from the CEO's compensation and divvy it up among the workers...

22,000,000/177000 =  and extra $124.30 per year.

Feel better yet...?


The $22,000,000.00 would be better spent researching how to keep the inner hard shell crunchy on their multi-layered taco things.
2014-04-22 10:59:18 PM  
1 votes:

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.


sadly, i have met, and had to punch far too many americans who actually think like this. obviously you are trolling here, though...right?
2014-04-22 10:42:26 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, crap. Capitalist pig latin is here, isn't it?
Is it going to make up bullshiat excuses for idiotic executive compensation; perform ad-hominem attacks on farkers who both stayed awake through and understand basic macroeconomics, and who have a grasp on historical reality since, say, 1947; or just dismissively refer to people with common sense as liberals?

Somebody please tell it that no matter how lovingly, thoroughly, and gently it licks their arses, the plutocrats it defends will never, ever allow it in their club.
2014-04-22 10:36:46 PM  
1 votes:

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


[videos.videopress.com image 400x216]
When you can't eat any more sand, you eat the rich.


...Or wear them

adventurecampradio.com
2014-04-22 10:35:54 PM  
1 votes:

Debeo Summa Credo: This is what farklibs actually believe.


Sorry if I'm not some bootlicking republican.
2014-04-22 10:29:07 PM  
1 votes:

toadist: I appreciate those CEO's.      Fast Food places providing jobs,  and a good value for customers.

Much better than some ripoff place like Panera or TGIF.

In the lousy economic climate that Washington has helped to prolong, if those CEO's are still amking progit they deserve medals along with their millions.        They are keeping us afloat.


Is this sarcasm?
2014-04-22 10:20:40 PM  
1 votes:

king_nacho: 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.


Objection: Facts not in evidence.

Counterpoint/rebuttal:
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Do you feel chastised enough, or should I introduce you to more examples?
2014-04-22 10:19:50 PM  
1 votes:

toadist: I appreciate those CEO's.      Fast Food places providing jobs,  and a good value for customers.

Much better than some ripoff place like Panera or TGIF.

In the lousy economic climate that Washington has helped to prolong, if those CEO's are still amking progit they deserve medals along with their millions.        They are keeping us afloat.


Jesus, the bootlickers sure showed up in force. Get a memo?
2014-04-22 10:14:40 PM  
1 votes:
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?
2014-04-22 10:13:53 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:13:45 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:13:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:56:19 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:14:38 PM  
1 votes:
If those workers want a decent wage, they should study and all become CEOs themselves. They're just a bunch of losers.
 
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