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Dear fast food workers,

I’m not insulting you, but when you claim you ought to be able to stroll into Hardee’s and be immediately rewarded with a salary higher than crane operators and medical lab technicians, someone needs to talk some sense into you.

It’s come to my attention that many of you, supposedly in 230 cities across the country, are walking out of your jobs today and protesting for $15 an hour. You earnestly believe — indeed, you’ve been led to this conclusion by pandering politicians and liberal pundits who possess neither the slightest grasp of the basic rules of economics nor even the faintest hint of integrity — that your entry level gig pushing buttons on a cash register at Taco Bell ought to earn you double the current federal minimum wage.

I’m aware, of course, that not all of you feel this way. Many of you might consider your position as Whopper Assembler to be rather a temporary situation, not a career path, and you plan on moving on and up not by holding a poster board with “Give me more money!” scrawled across it, but by working hard and being reliable. To be clear, I am not addressing the folks in this latter camp. They are doing what needs to be done, and I respect that.

Instead, I want to talk to those of you who actually consider yourselves entitled to close to a $29 thousand a year full time salary for doing a job that requires no skill, no expertise, and no education; those who think a fry cook ought to earn an entry level income similar to a dental assistant; those who insist the guy putting the lettuce on my Big Mac ought to make more than the Emergency Medical Technician who saves lives for a living; those who believe you should automatically be able to “live comfortably,” as if “comfort” is a human right.


http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/fast-food-workers-you-dont-deserve-15-an-hour-to-flip-burgers-and-thats-ok/

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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 09:24:50 am »
I'll just beat snake to the chase :lol the blaze
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 09:26:23 am »
:lol  snake discrediting  "I’m not insulting you, but when you claim you ought to be able to stroll into Hardee’s and be immediately rewarded with a salary higher than crane operators and medical lab technicians, someone needs to talk some sense into you."  because of the source.. :lol
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 09:55:26 am »
:lol  Fast food workers getting paid more than ice road truckers.   
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 11:26:18 am »
$15.00/hr to contribute to the clogging of arteries.  :lol
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 12:42:36 pm »
These people are clueless.  Obama, in a State of the Union address was promoting a $10.10 minimum wage.  Perhaps had they just gotten aboard with that amount, rather than seeking a $15/hr wage, they could have had some movement.

Personally, I think the $7.25/hr minimum wage is pathetically low.  It hasn't been adjusted in quite a while, and it is time for an increase.

$15/hr is way too fvcking high.   
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 12:47:53 pm »
These people are clueless.  Obama, in a State of the Union address was promoting a $10.10 minimum wage.  Perhaps had they just gotten aboard with that amount, rather than seeking a $15/hr wage, they could have had some movement.

Personally, I think the $7.25/hr minimum wage is pathetically low.  It hasn't been adjusted in quite a while, and it is time for an increase.

$15/hr is way too fvcking high.

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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 12:57:50 pm »
Adjusted for inflation, I believe the minimum wage should be somewhere around $10.21/hr in 2012 dollars.
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 12:58:34 pm »
Oh, and I bet union crane operators make a shit ton more than $15/hr., but, you know, union dum bad.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 01:02:24 pm »
Oh, and I bet union crane operators make a shit ton more than $15/hr., but, you know, union dum bad.

My cousin is a heavy equip operator. Started out at 26/hr with his training paid for by the company. They work crazy hours and even get a lot of OT.

$10.21 sounds reasonable. It's probably not going to have you buying a home or even a decent car but it's getting your foot in the door to start making responsible monetary choices. Getting handed 30k/yr  for entry level work isn't helping anyone on either spectrum of a business.
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2015, 01:03:36 pm »
Nothing says that you have to stay at the job paying 7.25 an hour.  The temp agency I worked through in college always paid at least 2.50 an hour over the minimum, and no skills were required to start with them.

If a business owner wants to raise starting wages to $10 an hour, good for them, but I am opposed to the government forcing it.
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2015, 01:19:57 pm »
EMTS here start around 17 an hour or so. After a couple years and more certifications that shoots up to around 25 though, and continues to rise as you put in time/experience.

I'm sure a shittier market like Muncie, Indiana would probably start EMTs lower than 15 though.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2015, 02:08:37 pm »
If a business owner wants to raise starting wages to $10 an hour, good for them, but I am opposed to the government forcing it.
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2015, 03:11:53 pm »
I would agree that somewhere in the $10-11 range would be fair. Plus put in an annual CPI increase. 
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Re: Getting paid more than Crane operators and Medical Technicians...
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2015, 03:17:05 pm »
It's not really that fair if you are already making that much.

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