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(NBC Washington)   Oh my God, Chipotle is raising prices by 4 percent in order to cover the costs of raising its workers' wages to $15 an hour. THIS IS AN OUTRAGEously reasonable and in fact almost insignificantly small price to pay for treating people like human beings   (nbcwashington.com) divider line
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1048 clicks; posted to Business » and Politics » on 09 Jun 2021 at 12:04 AM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
Now your turn, rest of USA.
 
6 days ago  
Why don't they just give you 4% less E. coli.
 
6 days ago  
$0.40 on $10.00

Surely this will cause them to go out of business for lack of customers.
 
6 days ago  
I'm glad they're getting the money, but I kinda wish they'd spend it on food prep training to stop the stupid e. coli outbreaks.
 
6 days ago  

kermit the forg: I'm glad they're getting the money, but I kinda wish they'd spend it on food prep training to stop the stupid e. coli outbreaks.


Soap ain't cheap
 
6 days ago  
I dislike that they are hiding behind "average" wages instead of instituting a higher floor.
 
6 days ago  
This may not sound like much, but you watch it will skyrocket a little after this. A lot of other restaurants and especially small businesses would not be able to afford to pay their employees too much more without jacking up prices and hurting them when people will go elsewhere.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
But giving people a living wage is socialism!
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

KarmicDisaster: Why don't they just give you 4% less E. coli.

AlgaeRancher: kermit the forg: I'm glad they're getting the money, but I kinda wish they'd spend it on food prep training to stop the stupid e. coli outbreaks.

Soap ain't cheap

You can't spell "Chipotle" without "E. Coli."
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: This may not sound like much, but you watch it will skyrocket a little after this. A lot of other restaurants and especially small businesses would not be able to afford to pay their employees too much more without jacking up prices and hurting them when people will go elsewhere.


Then they should FAIL.

The Current Pay Scales in the United States don not allow a vast portion of the Populace to even Qualify to apply for a 1 bedroom or studio apartment.  Cost of living has out scaled pay.  Period.  Something needs to give.

During the Golden Age of the United States (50's and 60s)  Minimum wage was, adjusted for inflation to current dollars, around $18 an hour AND they paid a much higher tax rate and they still made money.  What is so different now?

We have had repeated years of record profits by corporations, record cash on hand, record productivity, and shrinking effective wages with ever increasing rent, food, health care costs.
 
6 days ago  

kermit the forg: I'm glad they're getting the money, but I kinda wish they'd spend it on food prep training to stop the stupid e. coli outbreaks.


You don't think paying employees a living wage will help incentivize them to follow health code best practices especially when competitors aren't paying commiserate wages?
 
6 days ago  
That PapaJohns guy is gonna be pissed.  Paying his employees $15 an hour and increase the unit price of his pizzas by fifty cents was going to put him under.
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: [i.pinimg.com image 800x571]


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as far as your paramedic one.... at $1k for a 10 mile ride.... the paramedics should be paid more... alot more.
 
6 days ago  

DORMAMU: kdawg7736: [i.pinimg.com image 800x571]

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as far as your paramedic one.... at $1k for a 10 mile ride.... the paramedics should be paid more... alot more.


Won't anyone think of the middle men!?
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: [static.attn.com image 800x600]


Oh, FFS, that meme is evidence that EMTs deserve more money, not that fast food workers deserve less.

You have a job you work full time, you should get paid enough to live on.  Period.

Maybe ambulance drivers can think, "hey, i don't have to risk my life and health as an EMT, I can just do food prep at Chipotle".  They'll leave, and ambulance companies will have to raise wages to compete.
 
6 days ago  
I'm taxed a lot, so I'll pay them through higher prices or with my tax dollars; it might as well be through the path that increases their self-esteem.
 
6 days ago  

AlgaeRancher: kermit the forg: I'm glad they're getting the money, but I kinda wish they'd spend it on food prep training to stop the stupid e. coli outbreaks.

Soap ain't cheap


We get it, you hate cilantro.
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: This may not sound like much, but you watch it will skyrocket a little after this. A lot of other restaurants and especially small businesses would not be able to afford to pay their employees too much more without jacking up prices and hurting them when people will go elsewhere.


If all the restaurants raise their prices than people still go to the places they like because why change?

/or they'll decide brown bagging it is cheaper, better, and healthier
 
6 days ago  
WHAT???  These people, posting their memes above, have long claimed that raising wages results in a direct increase in prices equivalent to the increase in wages!
 
6 days ago  
No, Submitter, you idiot. They didn't need to raise prices whatsoever. They would still be making a profit by simply keeping prices the same and raisgin wages. You farking stupid, stupid American Submitter. Jesus. You are cheering on the business owners taking abck all the wage increasess so theya re meaningless. Fark you, Subby. (I am actually not angry, but I am laughing out loud, really, as I type this. You're so stupid. Fark. lololol).
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: [static.attn.com image 800x600]


McDonalds worker @ $15hr, 40 hrs week is $30,000 before taxes.

The average Paramedic salary in the United States is $45,000 after taxes.

So... nice lie, would you like to lie again?
 
6 days ago  
I'm no fan of Chipotle, but I definitely support a higher min wage and if prices need to go up somewhat, I'm ok with that... HOWEVER, and this is a big however, I don't believe in the vast majority of cases is it necessary to raise prices. Reining in executive compensation should be the first place companies look to to offest front-line labor costs. There's little reason for me to believe that they can't maintain the exact same labor costs (accounting for the nebulous "executive compensation"), but simply re-distribute it such that the lower end gets a fair share and the upper end isn't in the "ridiculous" territory. In the recent past, it would have been unthinkable for a CEO to make 200X the average salary, or for upper management to make 20-40X the average.

When I worked at the largest used car retailer in the US, we were constantly told there was no money for raises (despite my rent going up 40% in the same time frame), no money for equipment upgrades (despite them reaching near hazardous levels), no money for basically anything... and yet, we made record profits every year, opened new store after new store, and the CEO walked home with $14mil in compensation my last year there and had a replica of the Celtics baskeball court built in his home.  But, somehow, there was "no money" for anything we needed.
 
6 days ago  
Just remember to still tip, because $15 an hour isn't getting them up in the Bezos category any time soon.
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: This may not sound like much, but you watch it will skyrocket a little after this. A lot of other restaurants and especially small businesses would not be able to afford to pay their employees too much more without jacking up prices and hurting them when people will go elsewhere.


Hiking, jacking, so many loaded terms.

Pay workers a living wage, and stop tipping them like they're your staff.
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: [static.attn.com image 800x600]


Yeah, I knew what you were by your Boobies.

You're a horrible person.
 
6 days ago  

DORMAMU: kdawg7736: [i.pinimg.com image 800x571]

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as far as your paramedic one.... at $1k for a 10 mile ride.... the paramedics should be paid more... alot more.


I come from Denmark, and I thought the same thing.

Also McD pays taxes in Denmark.

But why bother, dudes an MAGA, just ignore him, and enjoy that he's pissed that people he looks down on earns more than him. He's a looser, and he needs to look down on people for his life to be less miserable.
 
6 days ago  

mofa: I'm taxed a lot, so I'll pay them through higher prices or with my tax dollars; it might as well be through the path that increases their self-esteem.


It's not your tax dollars. Your money is the money you have, a portion of your wage belongs to society.

Its not yours.
 
6 days ago  

NephilimNexus: kdawg7736: [static.attn.com image 800x600]

McDonalds worker @ $15hr, 40 hrs week is $30,000 before taxes.

The average Paramedic salary in the United States is $45,000 after taxes.

So... nice lie, would you like to lie again?


He's not lying, he's stupid. If he thinks he's telling the truth, then it's not a lie, just ignorance.
 
6 days ago  
Qdoba is still better in every way
 
6 days ago  
Amortization:  It Works!
 
6 days ago  

rga184: kdawg7736: [static.attn.com image 800x600]

Oh, FFS, that meme is evidence that EMTs deserve more money, not that fast food workers deserve less.

You have a job you work full time, you should get paid enough to live on.  Period.

Maybe ambulance drivers can think, "hey, i don't have to risk my life and health as an EMT, I can just do food prep at Chipotle".  They'll leave, and ambulance companies will have to raise wages to compete.


crabs in a bucket.

"...that person wants your cookie."

I see people posting costs of big macs in other countries.  Can we do the same for the cost of a dish at applebees being the same in states where servers are paid full-min wage vs. partial wage?
 
6 days ago  

LIGAFF: $0.40 on $10.00

Surely this will cause them to go out of business for lack of customers.


The Monsters

Murcans everywhere statge Starveout to protest high prices.

which isn't all bad considering how many of them are overweight.
 
6 days ago  

KarmicDisaster: Why don't they just give you 4% less E. coli.


E. coli would be a boon for you.  you'd lose alot of weight.
 
6 days ago  
OMG four whole percent whatever will I do???

In the entire history of me eating fast food I have never once ever gone in with the idea that "I will definitely be paying $X for this meal." Restaurants have dollar menus, and advertise $5 meal combos, and invariably the final cost isn't a dollar or five dollars. Maybe it's $7 or maybe $12. I have a vague feeling that a meal at Chipotle or Five Guys is somewhere between $10 and $14. That's waaay more than a 4-percent spread.

Just charge whatever you need to pay the employees a living wage and give them health insurance so they're not infecting my food with pestilence. I'm not going to have any clue that the price has changed.
 
6 days ago  

OptimisticCynicism: I dislike that they are hiding behind "average" wages instead of instituting a higher floor.


it takes 15 bucks to buy what a 1.75 could buy in the early 70's.
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: [static.attn.com image 800x600]


yes you are all the same.  you live in a Nation owned/run by the richest 1% and big business stock owners who love to sit at home and live off other people's labor.

ain't Freedom great!!
 
6 days ago  

Linux_Yes: LIGAFF: $0.40 on $10.00

Surely this will cause them to go out of business for lack of customers.

The Monsters

Murcans everywhere statge Starveout to protest high prices.

which isn't all bad considering how many of them are overweight.


A 6 month hunger strike. Still overweight when it's over

Who are we kidding? If you *notice* a trivial increase like that, never mind actually change your habits over it... you may not be able to go 20 minutes without eating some more fast food.

I used to work with a guy like that. Pretty sure a 5 cent increase on a Big Mac would have cost him an extra $20 a day the way he seemed to always be feedbagging them down....
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: [i.pinimg.com image 800x571]


you sound like a disgruntled company stock owner living off other people's labor.

the more employees get paid, the less Precious you get from your stocks every quarter.
 
6 days ago  

montreal_medic: Linux_Yes: LIGAFF: $0.40 on $10.00

Surely this will cause them to go out of business for lack of customers.

The Monsters

Murcans everywhere statge Starveout to protest high prices.

which isn't all bad considering how many of them are overweight.

A 6 month hunger strike. Still overweight when it's over

Who are we kidding? If you *notice* a trivial increase like that, never mind actually change your habits over it... you may not be able to go 20 minutes without eating some more fast food.

I used to work with a guy like that. Pretty sure a 5 cent increase on a Big Mac would have cost him an extra $20 a day the way he seemed to always be feedbagging them down....


well

its his job to keep fast food stock owners living good.  someone has to do it.

slow death by fast food.
 
6 days ago  

Jesus McSordid: Just remember to still tip, because $15 an hour isn't getting them up in the Bezos category any time soon.


nope

now, they'll be making enough to purchase what they could with a 1.75 minimum wage in the early 70's.
 
6 days ago  

Linux_Yes: OptimisticCynicism: I dislike that they are hiding behind "average" wages instead of instituting a higher floor.

it takes 15 bucks to buy what a 1.75 could buy in the early 70's.


Are you sure you replied to the right person? I'm talking about "with hourly crew wages starting in the range of $11 to $18 per hour." I'm not against some regional starting salary variation, but it should START at $15 not just average it.
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: [i.pinimg.com image 800x571]


someone here has apparently not heard about the labor shortage...
 
6 days ago  

Linux_Yes: kdawg7736: [i.pinimg.com image 800x571]

you sound like a disgruntled company stock owner living off other people's labor.

the more employees get paid, the less Precious you get from your stocks every quarter.


No, he sounds like he THINKS he will be one of those people some day.

My guess is that he makes around $15/hour and is mad that fast food workers are going to catch up.
 
6 days ago  
I once tried to explain this to someone that this is what would probably happen if places raised their minimum wage to $15/hr.

They will increase cost of goods about this much, a pretty small amount, in order to pay people enough to afford to live comfortably.

I was told, multiple times, very emphatically, that this was absolutely "Not how that works."

I wonder if it is appropriate to send them this article and ask how they could get this so wrong.
 
6 days ago  

kdawg7736: [static.attn.com image 800x600]


When I was an EMT/firefighter, I was *gasp* A VOLUNTEER.  Yes, people at McDonald's were making more than me.
 
6 days ago  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: Now your turn, rest of USA.


White Castles, Burger Kings, and others around me are all advertising 13+.
 
6 days ago  
And again, we'll say it for the stupid people in the front, when you pay people jack shiat, the money they need to live comes out of social programs.  If they can't afford a living wage and go to a hospital because they have the audacity to get sick, that money doesn't come out of their pocket, it comes out of Medicaid.  So that cheap hamburger at McDonald's while the CEO makes $11 million dollars a year while his workers make nothing and have to live on welfare, it's your federal taxes that are subsidizing his massive salary.
 
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