I want a new BMW, even though I will never graduate from high school!
Equal outcomes, not equal opportunities!
He doesn’t look 28 years old and supporting a family.
I can’t wait for all these clowns to get fired for not showing up to work and get replaced by people who’d be happy just to have a job right now.If you don’t like it, quit.
You know what “assume” means? You’ve just defined it.
People who work at minimum wage should not be making babies.
If store owners pay $15.00 an hour to staff they would have to raise the price of their product. Have you checked the price of fast food, it is not cheap.
I wonder if McCoy was ever forced to try to live, let alone feed his family, on minimum wage. What a disgusting, mean-spirited cartoon, to make jest of other people’s crippling poverty.
1) You’ve got the wrong kind of plumbing.2) Not true, since labor is the highest cost item that goes into fast food.3) I’m not cheap-a$$. I tip 20%. And do not assume what others tip. Also, I’ve been working for 40+ years, and I started out at a min-wage job – cleaning parts with acid in a manufacturing plant. By the time I was on my own (i.e., not living with my parents), I was earning way more than the minimum wage.
Kids are too buy playing WoW and smoking funny cigarettes to realize that the world really owes them nothing. By that time, they’re screwed.
This was not just a bunch of fast food workers who walked out of their jobs to protest. Take a look at all the profesionally printed signs and banners they are holding up. Just like every other protest over the last decade or so there was a lot of money behind it.These fast food workers need to realize that the places they work are owned by independent businessmen, who are not the millionaires they have been made out to be.
How can doubling the wages only result in 22 cents, Does that mean if they paid em half, it would go done by 11 cents. You are crazy. Wages account for far more then 22 cents of the overhead of a owner.
The turn over rate at Micky D’s is 1000% They train you to do the job knowing full well you will be replaced shortly, If you have any get up and go. Min wage is entry level, meaning you can show up to work 4 out of 5 days in a row.
“My next door neighbor is a PhD and can’t find suitable work”♦You didn’t mention what field your neighbor’s phd was in. There are any number of people out there that got their phd in an area that has little application in the work-a-day world. Many of them are victims of their own interests and ignore the relevancy of their knowledge or the availability of jobs in their field of study that will earn them a living. It is good to see that your neighbor is not so arrogant as to take no job that is below his dignity. I wish him the best of luck.
They will be missing a bunch of “F” bombs? Some news folks; there are a crapload of professionals with college education that don’t make $15 an hour, here in Florida EMTs don’t make $15 an hour. If all fast food places pay their workers that $15 an hour that they want, the low skill worker will be out of a job.
As I posted on the other toon……..This is the dumbest story of the year:-No, you do not “deserve” $15 an hour. If you did you would already be earning it.-Entry level fast-food jobs are meant to be just that: Entry level. You gain some experience and pick up some spending money wile you go to school or learn a trade in order to have a career.-These knuckleheads want to DOUBLE their income, just because. Maybe they haven’t noticed that almost Nobody has gotten even a modest raise (while doing the same job) in almost a decade.-If you truly love the fast-food industry and want to make it a career, then do what thousands of other people do: Work hard and get promoted to Asst. Manager and then one day be a GM of a restaurant and make a very comfortable living.-Nobody is going to just “give you” a giant raise. You have to do what 95% of us in the middle-class had to do: Show up on time, work hard, don’t whine, sacrifice and continue to learn new skills.I’d like to see a reporter say THAT to one of these protesters!
it’s called work, advance, excel, and increase your income. i’ve known people that have sat in the same “entry level” job for 20 to 30 years, and whined about the pay. get off your butt, get promoted, or get a better job. what a bunch of lazy retards.
Up until Reagan an expanding economy was a rising tide that lifted all boats. Not any more unless you are in the top ten percent. Everyone else has seen their incomes stagnate or like the burger flippers decline in real terms.
Ray Kroc spent millions lobbying congress not to raise the minimum wage. Burger King is probably continuing that tradition.
Because nobody with a family EVER lost a job and ended up having to take some minimum-wage position just to make ends meet. And the economy is just EXPLODING with middle-class jobs practically begging to be taken by anyone with half a drop of initiative!It must take a lot of effort to be as heartless and judgmental as you.
Glenn is being a stooge propagandist for the tiny fraction of one percent that own most of the American economy and so far have reaped around 90 percent of the recent improvements.
Minimum wage is now lower, in real dollars, than it has ever been. Comparing today’s workers to your minimum wage job is unfair.
A Progressive and an Optimist! What a losing combination that is!
Does the entire population need production at full capacity ?. There seems to be the concept of material shortages that require a mutual harshness as in order to force up production farther.
Already production is generally maxed to consumption with the active desire not to create a price war. This leaves 2 general options
1. Ever more consumerism (4 earths simply aren’t enough)2. Moving up wage and reducing hours
“If $10 minimum wage is a good idea, then the socialists should go all out and raise it to $10000”Nice strawman you’ve got there.
Anyone who reads McCoy regularly knows where he stands, so no surprises here.
Minimum wage has not kept up with the economy. Calculated in real dollars, it should be $10.55 an hour. Based on worker productivity, it should be closer to $22 an hour.
Workers have been dehumanized for decades (anyone ever hear of a personnel department anymore? No, we are all now human resources). Wages are the one business expense that we cannot allow to be market-driven (market-driven is a fantasy in itself, as even in a good economy the employers have the power and will not pay more unless they are forced to). A business is not just an entity that exists to sell products and make profit. It is a part of society, and it exists with the permission of that society. It has obligations and those include treating employees fairly and decently. $15 an hour seems absurdly high only because minimum wage has been artificially depressed for decades. Do the math and figure out how much that is per year for a full time employee. It certainly won’t support a family.
Why should employers have the only say on what their employees get paid? OK, you say, it’s not the employers, it’s the market. Well then let’s change the market by striking — by making labor a rarer (and therefore more expensive) commodity. What is wrong with that? Why is it somehow illegitimate to complain about wages that are too low to live on?Fast food franchises and big box retailers can well afford to pay much better wages. They just don’t want to. Why do you identify with the bosses who are trying to impose such ridiculous wages — and not with the employees who are struggling to raise them?
…and for crying out loud, striking fast food workers are NOT asking for a handout. They’re asking for a wage that is closer to the actual value of their work (although still, by definition, less than the full value of their work, since part of the employers’ profit comes from the difference between the value of the work and what employees are paid.)
Shameful to side with the bullies against the strikers.
If I couldn’t pay a decent wage, I’d have no business being in business.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt first created the minimum wage in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.07 today. – See more at: http://economy.money.cnn.com/2013/02/14/minimum-wage-history/#sthash.LztJaqkz.dpuf
Failed politician ..?
In reading all of these posts, I’m appalled at the number of people that have no idea what it takes to be self employed or run their own small business.
Did a little research on what Mickey Dee’s franchise owners make.An average McDonald’s franchise costs about $1.5 million, because they offer one of the largest & safest returns on the investment. Average sales per location is $2.5 million & has a net profit of of around 10% of sales. So, around $250 grand per year on $1.5 million investment. Not too bad, especially considering that owning one franchise isn’t a full time job.80% of McDonald’s franchisees own multiple locations. Apparently, McDonald’s franchisee’s are already in a bad mood because McDonald’s Corp. has been taking a bigger cut from them. McDonald’s Corp. made about $8 billion in net profit last year. No opinion here, just thought some people might want to know about the numbers.
If you don’t to work for minimum wage, get a job paying more. If you can not find a job paying more, ask yourself why. Then go and get experience or education so that you will be better qualified than the other person who is looking for a job.
Still perpetuating the Conservative fictionthat fast food workers are mostly kids just outof school.As if THAT makes a below living wage all right.Tool and fools.
Folks should get paid for the actually work they do not their education levels. Really.
The fast food industries are raking in BILLIONS.But only concerned with their stockholder.The 1% WINS AGAIN.And the rube eat it up as the 1% ATTACK THE POOR.Republicans are dolts!
Ah, the ignorance is yours, Billy. The average low-wage worker today is 35. Those aren’t “starter jobs” because the next jobs up the ladder were all sent to Asia by the fat cats who gutted our import policy with free-trade agreements so they could quit paying their workers.
Years ago in Washington State we voted in by initiative the country’s highest minimum wage. Today it’s at $9.19 per hr & is adjusted annually to inflation. Guess what ? No price gouging by restaurants & other businesses. It’s supply & demand & business is strong & owners are still making a tidy profit. It’s a win win when you pay employees a living wage & won’t be so quick to cut & run after a few short months.
Growing up around the food industry (restaurants, bakeries, and “fast food” as well) it’s obvious that not one of our “right wing” poster here knows squat about the business, or for that matter, despite their claims, almost ANY business, especially a truly successful one!
Minimum wage needs to be variable, and set to local economies, not nation-wide, or even state-wide isn’t adequate to meet needs of both employees and employers.
That said:, one doesn’t GET a McDonalds or Burger King franchise without their “number crunchers” guaranteeing you’re going to turn a profit, as in FOR THEM! Other franchise sellers may not be quite so picky.
BTW, never been to a “chic filet”, and given the corporate heads “views”, I never will. I’ve been in hundreds of McDonalds across the country, and can count on the fingers of one hand the number that were allowed to be “dirty”, other than perhaps for a brief period after a rush when the employees haven’t had a chance to catch up. It’s a big part of the way the franchise works, they DO inspect, and if you don’t “keep up”, you lose the franchise. Ray Kroch took over a successful operation, and built it on that success of “dependable” and consistent product and service, even if it wasn’t always the highest in nutrition. BRW RAY was to the fast food business what Walt Disney was to entertainment and “recreation parks”. Including keeping the salaries low, and working peoples’ butts off.
Also, in a trip cross country, Florida, Nevada, California, and Arkansas, took note that in most restaurants, and “fast food” outlets, the vast majority of the help WAS older folks in that supporting a family crowd, not pimply teenagers working their first jobs!! But all of them were basically on minimum wage, whether getting tips, or not.
I’m sure most of these strikershave advanced degrees in quantum mechanics or other advanced studies and should be making at least $15 an hour. On the other hand, if they are high school dropouts maybe some of the highly skilled unemployed with ethnic or gender studies degrees will be happy flipping burgers in their places.
Didn’t know any universities had majors in quantum mechanics, much less graduate degree programs. But what a lot of under-paid workers have are the babies they bore thanks to pro-life extremists who pushed ineffective abstinence programs, shut down family planning centers, demonised hard choices and made them as illegal as possible and then lobbied to cut off aid to poor children and are now whining because their rich overlords are being criticized for letting taxpayers pick up the slack so they can make bigger profits by not paying a decent wage.
“minimum wage” has not kept up with inflation.
sorry babies When President Franklin D. Roosevelt first created the minimum wage in 1938, it was 25 cents. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $4.07 today. – See more at: http://economy.money.cnn.com/2013/02/14/minimum-wage-history/#sthash.LztJaqkz.dpuf
Glenn McCoy and Gary McCoy