Hey… I don't care what you think… the Minimum Wage of $7.25/hr is TOO LOW….. and a Fast Food Strike is COMING!
Let's just open this up a little bit.
Federal vs State Minimum wages
The federal minimum wage effective July 24, 2009 is $7.25
Texas minimum is $7.25 Jan 1, 2012
The Fast Food Strike That WILL COME
Here are my predictions on this fast food strike… it WILL HAPPEN.
Having run 2 different business and hiring multiple employees and contractors…. oh.. don't get me started on ObamaCare…
What is going to happen to a business that has employees that WANT MORE?
1 of 2 things
1) you give the raises and accept a smaller margin on your profits
2) you fire everyone and hire overseas (that's what the tech companies did)
but.. but… Lawrence… this is Fast Food… you can't possible outsource that?
You don't move the workforce overseas. You move the workforce to teenagers.
So instead of saying…
“I can't live on $7.25/hr”
A high school kid or college student can come in and do the job. It's just a matter of number and what the business is REALLY willing to accept.
You are talking here.. in the USA… in a capitalistic environment when prices and demand are key..
If there are people WILLING to work for $7.25/hr… don't you think you can find them?
Either go younger or go …. go way OLDER>…
We both know a LOT of people who didn't save for retirement and are like 65+ and have no money and can't live on their retirement funds..
What happens when minimum wage is increase?
I remember back in collage i would work part time with a software retail store called Babbage's… they are now part of ebgames I believe.
Place where you can buy sega, nintendo and pc games… basically same stuff now just there are ps4 and xbox one games… some pc games scattered around.
If I would have told my boss I'm going to strike cause you are only paying me $5.50 (this was back 1998) ….
what do you think he would have said?
“you can shove that $15/hr up your butt and get the hell out of here…”> hahhahahah
I kid… my boss is my current sister in law 😉
But she wouldn't have been able to do it..
The position pays what it pays… and someone can step in … and if NOT>.. the company has the option to go place a job with a HIGHER wage…
It's the supply and demand for job placement.
Do You Think A Fast Food Strike Will Happen?
I kind don't care either way… I don't like or encourage anyone to eat at those establishments.
Outside of the unhealthy eating. I'm looking at it like a business owner.
Raising the BASE wage salary will only eventually raise the standard of living across the board from bread to soda and up.
Who does that hurt the most?
Not the wealthy, and probably not the business owners… but back again to the minimum wage fast food strike participant.
How about a Fast Food Union?
OH HECK NO!
I have never been part of a union and don't see it being beneficial.
Can you imagine you going to say… Starbucks and there are employees there that can't be fired?
Want service… SCREW YOU AND YOUR FRAPPACHINO…..
Maybe I'm overreacting or haven't seen all the angles.
Do I Think There Will Be A Fast Food Strike…. YES
One party – business owners need to keep profits up to stay IN business (and yes… it's profits not just what you gross)
Other party – they wan to be paid more.
Is our society based on what you SHOULD be paid or what the MARKET can handle?
What is the GOING RATE for a fast food employee.
Is there a better option? Or is the fast food strike immenent?
To have those who are NOT equipped to live on $7.25/hr… how about decrease your spending or get a higher paid job?
Or is it the fault of the companies for not paying more?
Discuss This Fast Food Strike
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