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2022-05-24 9:17:14 AM  
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Looks like they only want $1.15.  Come on, folks. Set you sights higher than that.
 
2022-05-24 11:35:12 AM  
I remember when workers at McDonald's were, apart from management, mainly high school kids. Same thing at the grocery store when the baggers were kids for the most part.

Man, things sure have changed dramatically since I was in high school.    :(
 
2022-05-24 11:44:11 AM  
Good. More power to them.
 
2022-05-24 11:44:28 AM  
So in 10 minutes DeSantis sends in the goon squads to beat them and turn firehoses on them to get them back to work.
 
2022-05-24 11:44:39 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: I remember when workers at McDonald's were, apart from management, mainly high school kids. Same thing at the grocery store when the baggers were kids for the most part.

Man, things sure have changed dramatically since I was in high school.    :(


What will really bake your noodle, at one point working at McDs was a career you could support a family on.
 
2022-05-24 11:46:58 AM  

toetag: MelGoesOnTour: I remember when workers at McDonald's were, apart from management, mainly high school kids. Same thing at the grocery store when the baggers were kids for the most part.

Man, things sure have changed dramatically since I was in high school.    :(

What will really bake your noodle, at one point working at McDs was a career you could support a family on.


I'm pretty old and that must have been before my time.  Min wage for me when I worked there was 4.25, and the managers maybe made 30k.
 
2022-05-24 11:55:11 AM  
I've done a financial review of the McD's stock.  You could increase every minimum wage worker's salary to $15 an hour, and the price of Big Mac would go up by around 12-17 cents depending on your area.
 
2022-05-24 12:13:11 PM  

BilldaCat10: toetag: MelGoesOnTour: I remember when workers at McDonald's were, apart from management, mainly high school kids. Same thing at the grocery store when the baggers were kids for the most part.

Man, things sure have changed dramatically since I was in high school.    :(

What will really bake your noodle, at one point working at McDs was a career you could support a family on.

I'm pretty old and that must have been before my time.  Min wage for me when I worked there was 4.25, and the managers maybe made 30k.


When I entered the workforce, minimum wage was $3.35/hr. My girlfriend at the time was working a minimum wage job and couldn't afford rent on her own and had to get a roommate. At $350/mo rent.

I think people have an incorrect and rosier view of how things were "back then" than they actually were. I call BS that you could support a family on McD's salaries at any point in the past.
 
2022-05-24 12:13:38 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: I remember when workers at McDonald's were, apart from management, mainly high school kids. Same thing at the grocery store when the baggers were kids for the most part.

Man, things sure have changed dramatically since I was in high school.    :(


Yeah, you shouldn't be trying to house and feed your family on a fast food job. This is to get your feet underneath you before embarking on an actual career.
 
2022-05-24 12:14:29 PM  

A Cave Geek: I've done a financial review of the McD's stock.  You could increase every minimum wage worker's salary to $15 an hour, and the price of Big Mac would go up by around 12-17 cents depending on your area.


So if we increased it to $25, it would still only raise prices on a Big Mac by like 25¢ and the company/franchisees wouldn't lose any profits?

These assholes can't use "but we can't afford it" arguments and it's about time we stop accepting them.
 
2022-05-24 12:16:27 PM  

A Cave Geek: I've done a financial review of the McD's stock.  You could increase every minimum wage worker's salary to $15 an hour, and the price of Big Mac would go up by around 12-17 cents depending on your area.


So there are about 1.8 million McDonald's employees in the US. Let's pretend that 300,000 of those are management. You're saying that we could double the wages paid a million and a half employees, and the burger would go up about 17 cents? Interesting. Got actual math to show that? Or are we just basing it on their stock price like you did?
 
2022-05-24 12:17:15 PM  
If they pay the staff, how will they be able to keep fixing the ice cream machine?
 
2022-05-24 12:18:02 PM  

austerity101: A Cave Geek: I've done a financial review of the McD's stock.  You could increase every minimum wage worker's salary to $15 an hour, and the price of Big Mac would go up by around 12-17 cents depending on your area.

So if we increased it to $25, it would still only raise prices on a Big Mac by like 25¢ and the company/franchisees wouldn't lose any profits?

These assholes can't use "but we can't afford it" arguments and it's about time we stop accepting them.


Or...

You could just stop accepting shiat people pull out of their asses as fact just because it supports your bias.
 
2022-05-24 12:30:01 PM  

neilbradley: BilldaCat10: toetag: MelGoesOnTour: I remember when workers at McDonald's were, apart from management, mainly high school kids. Same thing at the grocery store when the baggers were kids for the most part.

Man, things sure have changed dramatically since I was in high school.    :(

What will really bake your noodle, at one point working at McDs was a career you could support a family on.

I'm pretty old and that must have been before my time.  Min wage for me when I worked there was 4.25, and the managers maybe made 30k.

When I entered the workforce, minimum wage was $3.35/hr. My girlfriend at the time was working a minimum wage job and couldn't afford rent on her own and had to get a roommate. At $350/mo rent.

I think people have an incorrect and rosier view of how things were "back then" than they actually were. I call BS that you could support a family on McD's salaries at any point in the past.


I had a summer job when minimum was $3.35/hr. I was working as a busboy making $8 to $10 an hour in the mid 80s.  I was biatching to one of the waiters that this job sucked.  He told me making $3.35 and hour at McDonalds sucks even more.
 
2022-05-24 12:45:15 PM  

A Cave Geek: I've done a financial review of the McD's stock.  You could increase every minimum wage worker's salary to $15 an hour, and the price of Big Mac would go up by around 12-17 cents depending on your area.


The stock price is for corporate McDonald's, and has nothing to do with the restaurant business.  Each McDonald's restaurant is a franchise and owned by another company.
 
2022-05-24 12:48:44 PM  
Louie anderson coming to America- big bucks
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2022-05-24 12:54:54 PM  
But if they raise the Min wage how will the Franchisees be able to afford their 5th winter home in Florida with all the toys that go with said coastal beach house??
How will the shareholders afford their Tesla's, Lambo and Ferrari's which all take PREMIUM GAS !!! (Except Tesla) ?!
 
2022-05-24 12:55:07 PM  

neilbradley: I think people have an incorrect and rosier view of how things were "back then" than they actually were. I call BS that you could support a family on McD's salaries at any point in the past.


Not as a hourly counter worker for sure. Management, 'salaried' positions probably.
 
2022-05-24 1:08:03 PM  

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Looks like they only want $1.15.  Come on, folks. Set you sights higher than that.


Not with that shiat design
 
2022-05-24 1:09:46 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: I remember when workers at McDonald's were, apart from management, mainly high school kids. Same thing at the grocery store when the baggers were kids for the most part.

Man, things sure have changed dramatically since I was in high school.    :(


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2022-05-24 1:16:12 PM  

austerity101: A Cave Geek: I've done a financial review of the McD's stock.  You could increase every minimum wage worker's salary to $15 an hour, and the price of Big Mac would go up by around 12-17 cents depending on your area.

So if we increased it to $25, it would still only raise prices on a Big Mac by like 25¢ and the company/franchisees wouldn't lose any profits?

These assholes can't use "but we can't afford it" arguments and it's about time we stop accepting them.


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2022-05-24 1:40:21 PM  
American workers have been Fighting for 15 so long that the minimum survival number has gone up to 24.
 
2022-05-24 1:46:37 PM  
Your Funnies mean nothing. I've seen what you Smart.
 
2022-05-24 2:12:21 PM  

Therion: American workers have been Fighting for 15 so long that the minimum survival number has gone up to 24.


Illinois minimum wage will reach $15 by 2025, so it will finally be where it should have been a decade ago.
 
2022-05-24 2:51:21 PM  

Mikey1969: A Cave Geek: I've done a financial review of the McD's stock.  You could increase every minimum wage worker's salary to $15 an hour, and the price of Big Mac would go up by around 12-17 cents depending on your area.

So there are about 1.8 million McDonald's employees in the US. Let's pretend that 300,000 of those are management. You're saying that we could double the wages paid a million and a half employees, and the burger would go up about 17 cents? Interesting. Got actual math to show that? Or are we just basing it on their stock price like you did?


Look at where McD makes their money.  Look where they spend it.  It's not just management and floor workers.  There are purchasers, accountants, lawyers, procurement, automation, engineering, food scientists, processing, farms, shipping, receiving, facilities, customs, analysts, Marketing, advertising, programming, networking, branding, refrigeration, inspection, quality assurance, maintenance...

The 'burger flippers' are a VERY small piece of the total equation of "How much does it take to run a major business".
 
2022-05-24 5:03:53 PM  
What do you mean "the sign is upside down"?
(Flips sign to look at it)
It's right side up to me
 
2022-05-25 9:54:15 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: I remember when workers at McDonald's were, apart from management, mainly high school kids. Same thing at the grocery store when the baggers were kids for the most part.

Man, things sure have changed dramatically since I was in high school.    :(


Who do you suppose staffs those stores during school hours and at night?
 
2022-05-25 9:57:21 AM  

Mikey1969: A Cave Geek: I've done a financial review of the McD's stock.  You could increase every minimum wage worker's salary to $15 an hour, and the price of Big Mac would go up by around 12-17 cents depending on your area.

So there are about 1.8 million McDonald's employees in the US. Let's pretend that 300,000 of those are management. You're saying that we could double the wages paid a million and a half employees, and the burger would go up about 17 cents? Interesting. Got actual math to show that? Or are we just basing it on their stock price like you did?


https://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2013/07/30/how-much-would-a-big-mac-cost-if-mcdonalds-workers-were-paid-15-per-hour/?sh=7df1bd8451e2
 
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