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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    Sure you can, and you can find another job… Maybe… I hear Amazon is hiring minimum wage workers for the season….

  2. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Hmmm, not so happy meal…

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    It’s a cushy job. As one employee explained, “I work five days a week. I get up, take my kids to school, head to work and try to eat something before I start as I don’t always know when I’m going to get a break.”


    Thanks to current laws that provide huge tax breaks if a firm provides the exact same healthcare benefits to all FULL time employees, she usually works 25 – 30 hours a week. She gets a generous raise of 5¢ every six months, no matter what, so her wage has sky-rocketed from $6.25 an hour all the way to the astronomical $9.15 an hour. Plus she gets one free meal every day she works, and discounts on her days off.


    With only four kids, that’s more than enough.


    But STILL she went out on strike. The nerve.

  4. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Michael,
    Why is a woman with four kids in school still working an entry level job? Does she have a BA is philosophy and just can’t find a position now with the down economy? No let me guess, she does not have a high school diploma, she had four kids before she was 25 and can’t understand why she can’t find a job for 15 dollars an hour.

    archimedes

  5. PriusJockey

    PriusJockey said, over 1 year ago

    @Archimedes

    Well, Archie, not everyone has your impeccable resume, sterling academic credits and driving ambition. Gee, if we could all be like you, everyone would earn an above average salary.

  6. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, over 1 year ago

    @PriusJockey

    For a moment let’s pretend you are correct, and I have in fact those things. Why should that woman who has none of those things make the same amount of money I do? By the way I make only slightly above the median salary. But even though I have all those things you mentioned you don’t hear me bellyaching about the fact that the CEO’s make a mint. They deserve it—assuming they are doing a good job. The golden parachute for a bad CEO is a different situation.
    But I don’t get your point. If I am right whose fault is the woman’s situation. Clearly not McDonalds’ not your’s, not mine. Actions have consequences.

    archimedes

  7. PriusJockey

    PriusJockey said, over 1 year ago

    @Archimedes

    First, I didn’t say she should earn the same as you. What ticks me off is that you assume she’s some low-life while it’s possible she’s the widow of a US serviceman who was killed in action. If that were the case, then her situation would be the fault of you, me and McDonalds.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    Yea, they can order their meals in the future off the automatic kiosks at the counter while the automatic burger maker assembles their meal in the automated kitchen too…

  9. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, over 1 year ago

    @PriusJockey

    Read the article!!!! “I have to rely on the father of my children for money” Heaven forbid the father of the children pay to support them!!!!!!! This woman chose to become pregnant, and have four children. That is fine I have no problem with that. But if she wants to support four children without the father helping, then she needs to prepare for that BEFORE she has them.
    archimedes

  10. PriusJockey

    PriusJockey said, over 1 year ago

    @Archimedes

    Oops, missed that… never mind!

  11. wiatr

    wiatr GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yea! You get a large comic when you press the drawing again!

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, those minimum wage jobs to train folks for a more complex future job, moving up from making a single patty cheeseburger, all the way up to assembling a Big Mac, or whoah! maybe even across the road moving up to a Whopper with cheese!

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    I wonder sometimes (a lot really).

    The Federal minimum wage is $7.25. Around the nation it varies from a low – in specific situations – of only 2 bucks to $8.95.

    My daughter – who has a BA in history – wanted to teach. So she continued her chosen career path, passed all the required tests, obtained all the certificates and started work as a “substitute” teacher. Just a glorified baby sitter really since she makes no lesson plans, has no say in the daily study and garners no respect from the class since she is the “substitute”. It’s a tough positions to be in.

    The average starting salary for a teacher ranges from 26K (same state that allows a 2 buck minimum) to 51K (in DC of all places). Being an average means that there is a low and a high depending on your qualifications I suppose.

    Here in my state, subs get a “daily rate” which equates to about $8.25 an hour. Minimum is $7.79. There is NO overtime involved.

    Theoretically, a worker at MickyD’s can make more in one 10 hour shift ($85.69) than a sub in the school system.

    Needless to say, my child is disillusioned. Florida is not hiring new teachers (though she can work 5 days a week as a sub) but there are some admin positions available. Just not a position that pays more than minimum wage so if she takes on she takes a pay cut.

    And those people that have jobs that require no experience, no education and little to no training to accomplish want double the money?

    If you are going to make a life time career in the fast food industry then work double shifts (see? double the money) and strive to become a manager, save your bucks and buy a franchise.

    NOW you are the boss. How do you feel about paying that first time worker $15 an hour now?

  14. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    There are older people who WERE planning ahead – until they were laid off, or their pensions were stripped by a private equity firm, or a banker screwed them out of their money, or Wall Street crashed and took their 401K down because they tried to do what they were told by the very people benefiting from their being screwed instead of serving their customers…your view of this is really quite over simplistic.
    Then there are mothers who cannot work a full time job, people fresh out of school who cannot find a job-
    You can’t talk about “working someplace until something better comes along” if nothing better is available. And it doesn’t look great on a resume, either, in which case it becomes a vicious cycle.
    And here’s how the minimum wage has been declining since 1968:
    http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/anth484/minwage.html

  15. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In a just society “Working Poor” would be an oxymoron.

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