The Fight for $15 for Fast Food Workers is Ridiculous – Be Careful for What You Wish For!

Does a person person who places a Coke, fries and a burger into a paper bag and says “Thank you, come again” while the register tells them how much change to give back to a patron worth $15 an hour? I don’t think so and feel with the strongest of conviction that The fight for $15 is ridiculous! Even though the fight for $15 is ridiculous fast food workers in New York City have been successful in the fight and will soon be able to earn a yearly wage of a little over $31,000 per year. With that being said I would like to state to these New York City fast food workers “Be careful for what you wish for!”

Making $8 bucks in change must have sucked but that’s the job you chose. The job didn’t choose you. Going in when you filled out your one page application you knew exactly how much money you would make per hour and what the responsibilities of your position would be the same way I did when I took a fast food job when a was 15 years old. Yes, you had to seek housing assistance and obtain food stamps to get by but since you have now won your fight you can be welcomed into the real world and now pay your own way!

“Pay my own way?” LOL…. yup you will no longer qualify for public assistance and instead of having things handed to you, you will now have to do what the rest of us have always done and pay for your own groceries and housing. But KnowItAll, I only receive $300 a month in food stamps. Yeah I know its rough but that’s only 20 hours of your new $15 an hour wage. Oh wait, your tax bracket is going to go up so accounting for federal, state and city taxes you’ll really be working more like 25 hours per week to pay for your own groceries. Wait a minute, you didn’t know? ROFL!!!! Than again that’s if you’re luck enough to keep your jobs!

Forgetting for the moment that the fight for $15 is ridiculous and that all these “hardworking” people chose the job why is it that not one single person took a step back just for a minute? Let’s just say that I’m the so called evil CEO of McDonald’s. As CEO of McDonald’s my bottom line is profit. I always strive to increase profit year after year and I’m now faced with almost doubling my expenses for my workforce. What shall I do? I know, since I now have to almost double my workforce expense I need to cut back on the amount of my workforce. Why should I have to pay 8 workers double the wage when I can simply fire 4 and demand twice the production from the 4 I decide to retain?

I don’t know about you but my local supermarket has self checkout aisles. You simply scan the bar code of each item, select your payment method, bag your items and leave. My local supermarket has approximately 4 of these self checkout aisles. Of course, they do have 1 employee that is on stand by in order to assist anyone who may be having an issue with any of the machines. However, instead of paying 4 more cashiers my supermarket was able to eliminate the need of having 3 cashiers by investing in technology. How hard would it be for the fast food industry to come up with something similar?

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LOL, McDonald’s is starting to roll out the above self service kiosks. The amusing thing is that they started looking into these self serve kiosks prior to the $15 wage increase, approximately 11 years ago. Even better is that in the locations where these machines were tested McDonald’s found that order times were decreased by approximately 7 seconds and customers that used these kiosks spent more money! Expect to see these self serve kiosks in McDonald’s sooner than later with pretty much every other fast food eatery to soon follow suite. Best of all combining the 7 seconds with an average of around $1 more spent per customer would lead to increase in profits of 1 to 3 percent which could equate to millions of more dollars in profit. (thanks to http://www.inquisitr.com/2135669/mcdonalds-self-serve-kiosks-a-response-to-higher-minimum-wage/ for the image and information.)

So why my utter hatred for fast food workers earning $15 dollars an hour? Listen I’m all for increased wages but only for occupations that are deserving like our brave men and women of the US armed forces and home health aides. You need no special skills to be a fast food worker. Our man and women of the US Armed forces are risking their lives for us and occupations such as home health aid workers are responsible for the well being of another person. What in the heck is a fast food worker special skill set?

In closing yes the fight for $15 for fast food workers is ridiculous and fast food workers should have been careful for what they wished for. Now they can deal with layoffs and having to find another job in which the have no special skills to offer!

3 thoughts on “The Fight for $15 for Fast Food Workers is Ridiculous – Be Careful for What You Wish For!

  • Wayne Veale

    In Australia we have the highest min wage in the world at over $16 per hour. You country is a hell hole compared to Australia. We have better welfare, better everything. And we have always been paid better than stupid Americans that will work for $7. Australians would riot if we were told that min wage would be $7 an hour. That is ridiculous. A 16 year old kid earns more than your min wage here in Australia. You are slaves. But you are some kind of little slave master are you? You think its funny to see your fellow citizens suffer do you?

    McDonalds is doomed. The entire world hates it not just Americans. These stupid self serve things wont save McDonalds. And how filthy. McDonalds wants me to touch a filthy touch screen before I eat do they? At least I can kick their filthy glass doors open with my shoe. And who the hell wants to be served by a machine? It isnt going to work.

    McDonalds is doomed. Here in Australia they have to call advertize as being “how unMcDonalds”. Because we hate McDonalds. It is disgusting.

    Why can McDonalds pay $16 per hour in Australia and not America?

    McDonalds will close huge numbers of outlets in near future. They are doomed. They have peaked and now they are #$#$ed.

    Your whole retarded country is #$#ed. Look at apple stocks. Look at all the store closures with brands like Gap and Abercrombie and Fitch. Americans are no longer consumer of last resort and you Americans will soon lose Reserve Status and be doomed. Guys like you will lose your little pots of gold. And there will be no jobs. And you know how terrible your welfare system is. I hope that you get to experience it.

    America is falling apart. America now has negative growth. negative growth. All of your darling corporations are struggling and no more QE to prop them up. You are doomed buddy. So I dont know why you are laughing at poor Americans. Soon you will probably be one of them.

    You Americans are disgusting to treat your workers so badly. America is the worst western nation on basically every level. America is not the greatest nation on earth and Americans know it. Look at how unpopular your government is.

    How will you capitalists maintain order and control after you lose reserve and are no longer able to fund the government. And dont think that the global community will bail you out. We will all LOL.

  • KnowItAllKnowItAll Post author

    Of Course the USA is a hellhole compared to Australia. Australia has a total population of over 23 million people as compared to the United States that has a total population of over 320 million. That is a drastic difference in population. Australia also does not have to deal with the huge issue of illegal immigration and of course has to deal with a MUCH HIGHER cost of living. Comparing Australia to the USA is like comparing Alabama and New York! Apples to Oranges.

    I don’t know if you’ve ever been to the United States let alone a McDonald’s in the United States but what you’re used to in Australia is not what you get here in America. Amusing that you wouldn’t order from a kiosk but isn’t that what is done in Australia with the “Create Your Taste” kiosk?

    Over 90% of McDonald’s locations are franchises which means that a store operator in Australia has to pay the $16 bucks an hour whether they like it or not. In Australia the living wage would have to be in proportion to the cost of loving. Of course this is much easier to do when the customers pay higher prices and the workers are responsible to hold more duties at an Australian McDonald’s as compared to a worker in a McDonald’s in Brooklyn. In the USA these “poor” minimum wage workers can receive a public benefits package that is superior to the honest guy who makes $50K a year!!

    Guys like me will lose their little pots of gold? Listen buddy I don’t appreciate the personal attack. I work over 80 hours a fucking week and make a good living because I work my ass off. There have been times in my life where I should have been on welfare but I dusted myself off, got back on the horse and made sure that I changed my standing! I never asked for a handout and never took a fucking job at McDonald’s knowing that it paid $7.75 and hour and than bitched about it.

    Personal hate aside….if America is not the greatest country on Earth why in the fuck do we have so many people coming here illegally?! Why is it that 1st generation LEGAL immigrants come here, start a business and are able to provide for themselves and future generations?

    Personally I like Australia. It’s on my bucket list for the wife and I to visit one day and was thinking about immigrating their upon retirement. However, my fondness for the country of Australia does not preclude me from stating beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are a kangaroo humping, Fosters drinking, dingo dick sucking piece of shit! If people in Australia are like yourself I’ll keep my ass on this side of the planet. BTW – Did a dingo eat your baby?

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