Fast Food Strike today ( 5 Dec)

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  1. Salty

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    Actually, just heard on Fox News that the strike is supposed to hit McDonald's franchises in over 100 cities. So I'll stop at the first McDonald's I see this morning and order a big breakfast.

    Not taking care of at least three other out-of-wedlock children, if the statistics hold true.

    A union wage for union protesters? Good question.
     
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    Man - I'd love to earn $15 an hour. Maybe I should strike the church? Even doing counseling, I don't earn that.
     
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    But But But..... your doing it for God? LOL

    Ann, we should all take lessons form the UMC Pastor by me. He has turned an almost bankrupt church into a Community Center with a consignment shop business (women volunteer to do the work) ...... Last I heard he makes over 100K & is the top church in that denomination. I will give you this, he is smooth & he is a very focused guy at getting the money into the church. He blatantly told me that they are focusing allot of attention toward converting Roman Catholics.....even has a Saturday church service & one of his assistant pastors was a RC Priest. BTW, just spent 800,000 to overall the sacristy. Lighting, carpentry, rugs & flooring, new sound system etc. WHO HAS THAT KINDA MONEY IN TODAYS ECONOMY???
     
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    Fire them all and hire new people.

    Part of a free market is that wages are set independently by employers. These folks want to make $15/hour, there are certainly other jobs out there.
     
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    I can only hope that every burger flipper who strikes gets fired.
     
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    Or they can start their own business -wonder how they would treat employees - after a couple of months when they check the financial worksheeet
     
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    My bacon, egg and cheese mc-something was mediocre at best, but I as I left the drive-thru window, I waved at the kid carrying the picket sign in front of the main entrance and asked him if this was his first job. He said, "Yes." I said, "With your attitude, it might be your last." He actually flipped me off.
     
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    Don't belittle the kid! He's probably doing the best he can with the public education he has received, so cut him a little slack!!! After all, this is probably how he communicated with his teachers, so he is just now facing reality - real reality, not TV reality!! :1_grouphug:
     
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    Well, if he has a larger church, I can see them having some money.

    We're going to be taking our Christmas offering and use it to help build out the rental we found to house our church campus. No more meeting at the hotel!! Our estimates is that it will cost $50,000 to do the work (we need to put in HVAC, walls, sheetrock, dropped ceiling, electric, lighting, flooring, some furniture (we're taking chairs from the home church) and signage. We hope to decrease the costs by using mostly volunteer workers with licensed contractors to oversee (all from our church). We want to be wise and frugal as much as possible. There ARE some churches like that. LOL
     
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    Imho....

    To answer your question, she is an example of the new America! Unmarried with children, on food stamps, and getting a free cell phone to make doctor appointments on the new Obamacare program, also free to the entitled!

    Granted, anything less than $20.00 an hour, makes working to support yourself and any sized family "Futile!" At least in California, I've done the math, and I can see why people are leery of taking a job for anything less than $15.00 an hour, and a friend who has run out of unemployment, can't begin to support his wife and three kids for anything less than $22,50 an hour!

    The truth is, like all other capitalistic ventures in this country, it is top-heavy with management, pulling down 6 of seven-figure salaries. If these folks made a whole lot less, and diverted some of that money to their subordinates whom without, they'd be looking for a job too, people in the rank-and-file range of employment status could live comfortably!

    But I suspect this will never happen.

    ALSO, I don't want to get into the unions that suck their members dry too! These union folks make ridiculous wages, and that is one more group that if they made a more realistic wage for services rendered, the people who work for a living, could actually live on that for which they are paid, and NOT raise the cost of the product the consumer buys from them!

    This is merely my MHO, so please don't jump down my throat, because the world is not going to stop on a dime with what I said, and add that dime to the minimum wage of their galley slaves...
     
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    I just figured out - my daughter is a certified teacher in New York State. She doesn't yet have a full time teaching job but she's subbing. She makes $97 for a 7 hour day. That works out to be $13.86 an hour. Why should a certified teacher with a college education make less than a guy asking if you want fries with that?????
     
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    Considering the common sense mentality of the masses, and the magnitude of freeloaders that the govt absolutely loves, I hope this is a rhetorical question!!!
     

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