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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like Gravity has been in New York....

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Pfft...minimum wage in Aus (in 1986) was $4.75 ph. I still managed to afford enough cheap alcohol to forget how shit the pay was!


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They want 31k a year to flip burgers, GTFO



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And this is all you need to read out of that
“Wage mandates are an ineffective way to reduce poverty and cause restaurant operators to make very difficult decisions to eliminate jobs, cut staff hours or increase prices.”

Richard Adams, a McDonald's franchise adviser, told Reuters $15 an hour would be an "insane increase" that would add as much as $2 to the price of menu items.



McDonald's already is no longer "cheap" for the most part...let them up their items like that and business will sink as people will seak out better food for the same money.

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And this is all you need to read out of that
“Wage mandates are an ineffective way to reduce poverty and cause restaurant operators to make very difficult decisions to eliminate jobs, cut staff hours or increase prices.”

Richard Adams, a McDonald's franchise adviser, told Reuters $15 an hour would be an "insane increase" that would add as much as $2 to the price of menu items.



McDonald's already is no longer "cheap" for the most part...let them up their items like that and business will sink as people will seak out better food for the same money.

Exactly, start making my burger worth $2 more before demanding to get paid more.



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They want 31k a year to flip burgers, GTFO
Of course they do....I mean McDonalds is a multibillion dollar company. What's 31k


They don't consider that McDonalds employees some 400000 workers last I checked

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Exactly, start making my burger worth $2 more before demanding to get paid more.
hey it worked for hostess employees....oh wait, they are unemployeed now

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Of course they do....I mean McDonalds is a multibillion dollar company. What's 31k


They don't consider that McDonalds employees some 400000 workers last I checked
Cut half the employees and make the others pick up the slack, then pay them what they want. I bet attitudes would change pretty quickly.



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Thats what happens when a union oversteps their boundaries



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Cut half the employees and make the others pick up the slack, then pay them what they want. I bet attitudes would change pretty quickly.
can't do for the most part. Sometimes it is about warm bodies especially in the service industry. You can probably do that for the "Burger engineers"...but the "computer touch pad specialists" can only take one order at a time so you need several of them for customer service.

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Exactly, start making my burger worth $2 more before demanding to get paid more.
Seriously?!

I know I'm a foreigner with no idea....but our $ is worth $1.04 of yours...make a burger at home for $2?....


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can't do for the most part. Sometimes it is about warm bodies especially in the service industry. You can probably do that for the "Burger engineers"...but the "computer touch pad specialists" can only take one order at a time so you need several of them for customer service.

I know that, I was just making a point. Start being twice as efficient if you want more money

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Seriously?!

I know I'm a foreigner with no idea....but our $ is worth $1.04 of yours...make a burger at home for $2?....
There is no way they could justify making a burger that much more, just wouldn't happen. I'm a burger snob anyway and don't go near that place



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The problem with unskilled workers is this. 1) there are a lot of you, so supply/demand isn't on your side
2) You want to compare your pay to the CEO. There is 1 of him, 400,000 of you. So if he got paid $40M/year if they took ALL of his pay, it would amount to $100/year for each employee

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That would cost McDonald's an extra 32,000,000 if everyone worked 40hrs a week. Since a lot of McDonald's franchises employ part time, I think a conservative number would be 16,000,000 per week. That's going off of 400,000 employees. Not sure how many McDonald's actually employs.

That's a substantial amount of money, also a small debt in the pockets of the big boys



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Seriously?!

I know I'm a foreigner with no idea....but our $ is worth $1.04 of yours...make a burger at home for $2?....
Seriously...we can get a POUND of ground beef for $1.00 on sale if you don't want the super lean stuff.

so no I can't make 1 burger at home for $2...I can make probably 2 or 3. And that $2 was an INCREASE over what they already charge

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I forgot you practically live for free in the US!


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I forgot you practically live for free in the US!
What's a McDonalds burger run over there then?? Food has gone up A LOT in the past several years here though

Don't worry...our govt is trying to equal everything out so we will all end up poor and everything will cost a lot here as well....just give us some time.

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$3.50 for a cheeseburger without bacon. I know 'cause I need one....occaisionally!


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