• Doubling McDonald's Salary would cause your Big Mac to cost just 68c More
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[QUOTE=Midas22;41662748]I'd pay an extra 68 if their big macs were actually big like they were 10 years ago.[/QUOTE] Yeah it's just like a regular double cheeseburger with an extra bun and that delicious thousand island dressing.
[QUOTE=areolop;41662836]If they get paid $15 an hour for unskilled labor, I expect my wages to double too. Its not impossible to live off minimum wage like everyone thinks. Its doable. Its not easy, but its doable. You learn quickly whats a luxury and whats a necessity. No car, no computer, no tv, no internet, no eating out.[/QUOTE] Depends on where you live. In some cities rent is extremely expensive.
[QUOTE=Fangz;41662869]Depends on where you live. In some cities rent is extremely expensive.[/QUOTE] ..and in those cities they have higher minimum wages. Min around me is $7.25. Rent is about $500 a month, so if you get a roommate, its doable with a 40 hour work week.
Uh so basically it's still cheaper than it is in Canada? They just rename dollar menu to value menu here. [editline]31st July 2013[/editline] [QUOTE=Midas22;41662748]I'd pay an extra 68 if their big macs were actually big like they were 10 years ago.[/QUOTE] Maybe the bun wouldn't be squished too.
[QUOTE=RenegadeCop;41662884]I mean I'm not going to pay extra in addition to the normal just so an entry level worker can make ridiculous amounts of money.[/QUOTE] Calling it entry level is a bit disingenuous though, because sometimes that is literally the only job available - I mean, we don't have an unemployment problem for nothing. And they are literally underpaid for the amount of shit they get from customers and their own companies.
[QUOTE=Soldier32;41662515]$15/hr is completely unrealistic. I'm all for paying a dollar more for people with shitty jobs to get paid more if it's reasonable.[/QUOTE] Most collective bargaining groups set a new wage really high to start out as opposed to $9 so that when they negotiate they can lower it to a reasonable price
Those peasants don't deserve a living wage, get a big boy job and bootstrap your way to being a 1%'er.
Four dollars for a big mac? Holy shit you guys are lucky.
I kinda agree that $15 an hour is a bit too far; raising it to $10 or $11 an hour would probably suffice. I don't eat at McDonalds anymore, especially since there isn't a McDonalds in my village, but I think 4 dollars an hour more would be more manageable than 8 dollars more. And whilst we're on McDonalds, here's something that I feel they really should do; rather than churn out burgers in relative bulk to be taken off the heating trays when a customer orders, I say they should focus on cooking the burgers the moment you order, so that they're fresh off the grill every time, and I dunno about you guys but there's something about being fresh off the grill that adds something to the burger. Yes it'd take a bit longer, which might go against the concept of fast food, and yes it'd mean more work on the staff's part, but do we really need it THAT fast? Can't we wait a bit for something fresh off the grill rather than almost-instantly receive something that's been sitting in the tray for god-knows how long and is probably nearing the danger zone? (5C and 63C is the temperature range in which most bacteria can multiply, otherwise known as the danger zone) If anything it'd give a bit more justification for the payrise and the price hike.
[QUOTE=RenegadeCop;41662884]I mean I'm not going to pay extra in addition to the normal just so an entry level worker can make ridiculous amounts of money.[/QUOTE] Let's play spot the person who's never worked in customer / fast food service. People like you and people who expect their food [b]right this instant[/b] are the reason why fast food workers as a whole want improved wages.
I'm always really nice to fast food employees, I feel like they're under-appreciated.
I don't support $15 an hour but I think $10 would be a good middle ground - at least for me, as I also get another ~$10 in tips doled out between everyone [QUOTE=Protocol7;41663060]I'm always really nice to fast food employees, I feel like they're under-appreciated.[/QUOTE] Something as simple as being nice really, really brightens your day and I'll say for pretty much every employee that we appreciate it.
The people pushing for this seriously have no grasp of economics.
it's like some of you think that fast food employees are suddenly going to become millionaires with this. what's so bad about increasing their wages (albeit not $15, but still) so they can live a little easier?
[QUOTE=Glitchman;41662605]I made 15 dollars an hour as a web developer, (30k/year) when I first started, and I required 4 years of school and I'm still paying those loans.... Knowing I could just put burgers on a grill and carry boxes of mcNuggets and get the same amount sounds weird. I did actually work at mcdonalds in high school. I made 8.50/hr and it wasn't that terrible for what I did.[/QUOTE] I'm a junior web developer making £15k a year at the moment, but I'm up for a raise in 3 months time. I'd honestly far prefer to continue what I'm doing than flipping burgers and dealing with shitty customers, for one thing the work is far more interesting.
[QUOTE=ironman17;41663018]I kinda agree that $15 an hour is a bit too far; raising it to $10 or $11 an hour would probably suffice. I don't eat at McDonalds anymore, especially since there isn't a McDonalds in my village, but I think 4 dollars an hour more would be more manageable than 8 dollars more. And whilst we're on McDonalds, here's something that I feel they really should do; rather than churn out burgers in relative bulk to be taken off the heating trays when a customer orders, I say they should focus on cooking the burgers the moment you order, so that they're fresh off the grill every time, and I dunno about you guys but there's something about being fresh off the grill that adds something to the burger. Yes it'd take a bit longer, which might go against the concept of fast food, and yes it'd mean more work on the staff's part, but do we really need it THAT fast? Can't we wait a bit for something fresh off the grill rather than almost-instantly receive something that's been sitting in the tray for god-knows how long and is probably nearing the danger zone? (5C and 63C is the temperature range in which most bacteria can multiply, otherwise known as the danger zone) If anything it'd give a bit more justification for the payrise and the price hike.[/QUOTE] They do this at steak and shake when you're going through the drive through. It's about the same time waiting at mcdonalds or burger king too.
I would be more than happy to pay $.70 more per burger so people can auctully live kay live
I could see minimum wage going up to like, 8.50 or at the tops 9.75 or something. But anything above 10/hr is asking a lot, to say the least.
What about people that work in grocery stores? What about us? :c
[QUOTE=evilweazel;41663154]I could see minimum wage going up to like, 8.50 or at the tops 9.75 or something. But anything above 10/hr is asking a lot, to say the least.[/QUOTE] not it's not ([b]Well maybe it is[/b]) depending of what the cost of living is in Canada it's 10.er something I say a good 11 - 12 is fair I would love the $15 an Hour though
[QUOTE=Protocol7;41663060]I'm always really nice to fast food employees, I feel like they're under-appreciated.[/QUOTE] Once you've worked in food service, you suddenly understand why they all hate their jobs
[QUOTE=Starpluck;41662548]No way in hell is a Big Mac sandwich worth nearly $5.[/QUOTE] I've gotten borderline gourmet burgers/sandwiches for that much.
[QUOTE=Starpluck;41662548]No way in hell is a Big Mac sandwich worth nearly $5.[/QUOTE] They're more than seven dollars here, wow
[QUOTE=Aman;41663070]The people pushing for this seriously have no grasp of economics.[/QUOTE] People who think $7.25 is an acceptable minimum wage don't either Minimum wage employees end up poor and having to rely on welfare to support themselves, essentially requiring the government to subsidize everyone who works for a terrible employer. [b]That's[/b] bad economics.
MUH FREEDOM! also, who cares, we got too many fat people, this may just cull them. edit: calling me dumb? you bastards, might aswell go the hole way, we should put tax on fat people and fatty foods and those who are too fat to move should have their fat sliced off and sent for food for the pigs.
[QUOTE=RichyZ;41663616]cost of living is the new weather adjustment here in sh[/QUOTE] Not really Fast food is just dirt cheap in the USA compared to other places, even while taking exchange rates and cost of living into account
[QUOTE=Starpluck;41662548]No way in hell is a Big Mac sandwich worth nearly $5.[/QUOTE] It's about 50cent in Kuala Lumpur. At least it was when I was there. [editline]31st July 2013[/editline] It's about 7.70$ in Norway.
[QUOTE=areolop;41662836]If they get paid $15 an hour for unskilled labor, I expect my wages to double too. Its not impossible to live off minimum wage like everyone thinks. Its doable. Its not easy, but its doable. You learn quickly whats a luxury and whats a necessity. No car, no computer, no tv, no internet, no eating out.[/QUOTE] ... no health insurance, no auto-insurance, no house (you'll have to rent), no renter's insurance, no air conditioning, no new clothes, no time for raising a family, no time for sleep, no retirement, nothing. It's hardly what you could call living. We're not living in some third world country without the basic amenities expected of a developed country. It's high time something changes. There's no reason one should have to work seventy or more hours a week to stay alive.
15/hr? That makes my old position at NCR look pretty shitty. Data Management, one of 5 people in the whole department, and I made $16/hr.
[QUOTE=Zeke129;41663407]People who think $7.25 is an acceptable minimum wage don't either Minimum wage employees end up poor and having to rely on welfare to support themselves, essentially requiring the government to subsidize everyone who works for a terrible employer. [b]That's[/b] bad economics.[/QUOTE] I've posted the actual numbers many times over, but I'll do it again. It's not realistic to think that a sizable number of people live off the minimum wage. Only 3% of workers over the age of 25 make minimum. ([url]http://www.bls.gov/cps/minwage2012.htm[/url]) Also, you can say that you would be happy to pay more for a burger, but what you would do is irrelevant. The fast food market is extremely competitive. People shop by the cent.
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