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Thread: Fast food workers going on strike

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    they won't have to cut workers, because the majority of their workers already shop there. give them more money they will just spend more money. there is no way walmart loses money.

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    Working a grease-fryer is not a career.
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    If someone could get all these dumbass fools that run businesses like Walmart to understand that by having everything they sell made overseas no one has jobs to get a paycheck to buy the s**t they sell.
    If someone could get all these dumbass fools that run unions to understand that a kid out of high school isn't worth twenty five dollars an hour to sweep floors at a car plant all of our cars wouldn't be made in Japan , Once again more jobs , Better paychecks .
    Every year our workforce increases and our number of jobs does not increase enough to match it .
    We do not need more foreign workers in our country , all that will do is suppress wages further .
    We do not need more Toyota's in our country , That just means less jobs , and lower wages for our country .
    When you go buy a Toyota think about all of the paychecks you paid to people in a country that will never put a penny in to your countries economy .
    Think of all of the taxes that those people paid to the Japanese government that will never benefit you .
    Why are wages so low ???
    We gave our country away to cheap foreign labor in and out of this country .
    And now our government has to borrow money from these countries to pay for Obama phones .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildbill3 View Post
    they won't have to cut workers, because the majority of their workers already shop there. give them more money they will just spend more money. there is no way walmart loses money.
    You are likely right but you didn't catch what I said, they will raise prices and cut staff because they will have a free pass to do so and it will raise their margin. They will do it before the new wages ever go into effect. Again, it will go down just like gas prices after Katrina...huge price increase before the damage is even assessed and any impact is even considered. It is the nature of business where perception is reality and this will happen most everywhere.

    When the end result is less but higher paying jobs at the low end and higher prices on low end products, I struggle to see how anyone is better off except the liberal politicians. They will laud themselves as heroes for passing the legislation and coddle the ours who lost their jobs with endless social welfare...further ensuring their job security. How about we dedicate this time, effort, and money toward training people to be worth more than minimum wage so that it is a non issue? That I will absolutely buy into!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LANGER72 View Post
    When I started working at age 15 in 1975 while in High school, I was making 2.95hr and then 3.25hr after it was raised shortly there after. After graduation, I juggled 3 PT jobs working day and night to pay to save for college and also to pay my tuition. I did this for 4 years until graduated in 1984, without mom and dad's help. I rented my own appt and split with room mates. I had little social life because I had to study,etc.
    If you have the desire and some ambition, folks can pull themselves out and get better jobs.
    These jobs are supposed to supplement your income. Unless someone wants to become a store manger, they know before applying how much it pays.
    The bottom line is that the cost of these pay increases will get passed along to the consumer at the fast food restaurant and the grocery store, causing the employers to shift to technology to replace the people.
    Those jobs are not forever. Then what?
    I understand what youre saying, but do you realize that the 3.25 minimum wage you were making in '75 is the equivalent to about 14.08 today? Young people have it about twice as hard as you had it. Nobody is saying minimum wage workers should be living large, but 7.00 or whatever it is is just ridiculous.

    Ive worked a minimum wage job before and was living at home, rent free, and it was still tight to take care of all my **** on 250-300 a week. Cell phone bill, car insurance, health insurance, repairs for vehicle, gas, the assortment of random **** that I need, and all a sudden I barely have anything leftover. I dont even know how Id have pulled off living in my own place and it not be in a **** hole. And I was working my ass off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COphinphan89 View Post
    Working a grease-fryer is not a career.
    Thats true, but not many people make it a career. Maybe some 22 year old just needs something to keep him on his feet until he can move on to bigger and better things.
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    when i was younger i worked in a unionized box factory. i remember how the union reps would come around and try to push us into shopping at certain stores because they were also unionized. one of the stores they pushed for was a grocery store called giant eagle. the problem with that was that their prices were quite a bit higher for the same products as the store down the road. some memebers complained and they were told the reason the prices were higher was because their union got them better wages than the other store.

    u cant raise the price of labor with out raising the cost of the product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finintheburgh View Post
    when i was younger i worked in a unionized box factory. i remember how the union reps would come around and try to push us into shopping at certain stores because they were also unionized. one of the stores they pushed for was a grocery store called giant eagle. the problem with that was that their prices were quite a bit higher for the same products as the store down the road. some memebers complained and they were told the reason the prices were higher was because their union got them better wages than the other store.

    u cant raise the price of labor with out raising the cost of the product.
    the price of the product is already going up. inflation is already going up. Min wage is supposed to match inflation, if this is the case then surely 7 years and 7.25 is not helping the American people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildbill3 View Post
    the price of the product is already going up. inflation is already going up. Min wage is supposed to match inflation, if this is the case then surely 7 years and 7.25 is not helping the American people.
    are going to raise all wages across the board
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    Quote Originally Posted by finintheburgh View Post
    are going to raise all wages across the board
    min wage is just that, and it's the only thing the gov't can mandate. I've been in workplaces where the people coming in were earning what the people who had been there for years had to work for. jealousy is never pretty. Personally I've never understood this whole elitist additude and the it's not fair to me crowd when it comes to paychecks.
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