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McJobs and their pay 
29th-Aug-2013 01:22 pm
Money

I just read a news article about a McDonald's restaurant in Detroit experiencing an employee walkout. The employees are on strike because their low pay is unlivable at $7.40/hr.

 

So why are they penalizing the company that provided them a job?

 

They SHOULD be protesting the Federal Government's fiscal policies that have devalued the money to the point where one cannot support a family on that much pay. These demonstrators are protesting the wrong people.

Comments 
30th-Aug-2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
I suffer from a strong sense of logic, so I always wonder why people go on strike for more money, since they're not getting paid at all when they're on the picket line.

Regarding your second paragraph, do they really think that the temporary loss of sales at one store will hamper the profitable operation of a multi-national mega-corporation? Even if they're hoping for publicity to diminish sales across the U.S. (or the world), it's not likely to make a ripple, let alone a wave. Too many people suffer from "I don't care unless it affects me directly"-itis. If they want a frequently advertised burger and fries, they'll order a frequently advertised burger and fries, regardless of how much/little the employees are paid.

(Tangentially, I had a yummy beef/sausage burger today, at a place called Ron's Hamburgers and Chili.)
3rd-Sep-2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
All they have to do is hire more people. Plenty of unemployed looking for work. Minimum wage is NOT a career salary. It if for students and those lacking job skills to give then a start.
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