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Posted: 12/4/2013 3:58:26 PM EST
America to be hit by fast food strike as Barack Obama warns of gap between rich and poor


America is facing a wave of strikes by its fast-food workers on Thursday a day after Barack Obama warned that inequality in the USA had soared to the point that it now posed "a fundamental threat to the American dream".

Low-paid workers in McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other fast-food outlets in 100 cities across America were due to start rolling strikes to protest at the low level of America's $7.25 (£4.45) federal minimum wage.
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I think the fast food workers are about to find out just how easy America can do with out fast food.

Besides that those types of jobs are for teenagers to get work experience not to earn a living off of.
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Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:00:41 PM EST
Don't care I do not eat fast food
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That doesn't seem to be a wise choice given the current unemployment rate.

Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:01:34 PM EST
Whatever shall we do?

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Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:02:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jimmmy1111:
Don't care I do not eat fast food
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I do eat fast food on occasion, and I still don't give a fuck.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:02:40 PM EST
Mmmm, gee, no fvcks given.

Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:03:17 PM EST
I'm celebrating by heading to Chick-fil-A for lunch tomorrow...
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:04:33 PM EST
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I say give them twice what the unions makes, raise prices and adjust the workforce accordingly, then close shop 2 months later.

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Originally Posted By raven:
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You want $15 an hour to flip burgers??? Fuck you, You're FIRED!! I'm buying this for my McDonalds franchise!
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:06:19 PM EST
McDonald's should agree to pay $15/hr, but ONLY hire college grads, using them to displace the current batch of workers.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:07:03 PM EST
Idiots. Do they know how may HS kids are looking for jobs?

Or better yet, how many see fast food as a convenience and not a necessity?
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:07:47 PM EST
There won't be any strike. Not enough stupid fast food workers.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:08:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Socio:
I think the fast food workers are about to find out just how easy America can do with out fast food.
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sorry

Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:08:30 PM EST
Should I care? Let the dummies who work in those places and the dummies who patronize them work it out. If they can agree on a price point for shitty food so be it.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:08:43 PM EST
lol, low skill workers are going on strike. How quaint.



In 10 or 15 years, robotic burger flippers will be the norm. You watch.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:09:10 PM EST
No fast food? Damn, I guess I'll have to eat Italian, Japanese, maybe some Thai food. How will I make it without those whiny fast-food workers?!?!
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:09:29 PM EST
the gap IS widening. it is a threat to the American Dream.

but the solution isn't paying minimum wage workers more....

the solution is LESS DAMN GOVERNMENT
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:10:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:



That doesn't seem to be a wise choice given the current unemployment rate.

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yeah, but if you object you're a racist.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:10:45 PM EST
Fine. Start raising pay and see if productivity rises and/or sales drop due to new pricing. Stop paying more. Hire/fire accordingly.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:11:52 PM EST
GD's resident fatties will starve to death. Oh teh noes!

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I rarely eat fast food, good luck with the strike.

Unfortunately, Obama will continue to mention their heroic effort to demand more money. I prefer they consider these jobs stepping stones to better positions
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:13:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
Dipshits.
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and Fucktards to boot!
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:16:16 PM EST
[FSA]I want $15.00 an hour for baby sitting a fry machine...[/FSA]

Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:16:18 PM EST
Gap between the rich and poor? Every rich or well off person either worked hard to get their money, or they had a poor relative who worked hard to provide a better life for their family. If you don't want to work your ass off to provide a better life for you or your family, fuck you and make sure there are no pickles on my burger.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:16:22 PM EST
Don't we have some McDonalds managers on AR? I remember one of the guys talking about how easy it is to get promoted if you have drive.

If they use robots then they may have one guy getting $15 an hour to babysit and keep the machine up.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:16:35 PM EST
Stopped eating fast food about a year ago. Fuck em!
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:16:50 PM EST
If they get more money now, When will they stop threading strikes, People in that life style will always be poor, it's what they are bread to be.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:18:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By the_great_mantis:



sorry

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Originally Posted By Socio:
I think the fast food workers are about to find out just how easy America can do with out fast food.



sorry


All we need is an EBT shutdown after the strike.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:18:38 PM EST
Actually, the $15/hr thing for fast food employees is already being done, relatively speaking.

The food is priced pretty much the same all over the world, only the menus change depending on location.

The next time you talk to an illegal Mexican (which is probably tomorrow), ask him about McDonalds in Mexico. I did and he told me that only the rich people eat there. It's too expensive for most to afford.

It's already a $10 meal, if the labor costs go up 50-100% it becomes a $15 dollar meal. That means the alienation of a large section of their customer base, lower volume, fewer employees.

But I don't expect burger flippers to understand basic economics.
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Originally Posted By DuraToTheMax:
Actually, the $15/hr thing for fast food employees is already being done, relatively speaking.

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The food is priced pretty much the same all over the world, only the menus change depending on location.

The next time you talk to an illegal Mexican (which is probably tomorrow), ask him about McDonalds in Mexico. I did and he told me that only the rich people eat there. It's too expensive for most to afford.

It's already a $10 meal, if the labor costs go up 50-100% it becomes a $15 dollar meal. That means the alienation of a large section of their customer base, lower volume, fewer employees.

But I don't expect burger flippers to understand basic economics.

I remember something like that.

Mexican McDonald's is good, though. Clean, too.
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Originally Posted By ffsparky26:
Don't we have some McDonalds managers on AR? I remember one of the guys talking about how easy it is to get promoted if you have drive.

If they use robots then they may have one guy getting $15 an hour to babysit and keep the machine up.
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If my post offends anyone who works fast food and is honestly striving to get a better life, then I apologize.
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Ain't it mostly low wage folks who eat in those shitboxes anyway.

Kinda shooting themselves in the foot.

Or.......is mostly fat-cats who eat there?

Additionally, I'd be willin' to bet that the owners of those stores can ride out a few days of not getting pAid vs. the dipshit flipping burgers and walking out on a strike !

Ridiculous !
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If I'm in a pinch and need to stop at McDs for lunch and the workers are on strike, I'll try the next 7 fast food joints within a half mile.

If they are all on strike I'll grab a gas station hot dog and an apple and call it a lunch.

America will not grind to a halt because these jokers are refusing to "drop some fries" for less than $30K/year.
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Originally Posted By BerlinVet:
I'm celebrating by heading to Chick-fil-A for lunch tomorrow...
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+1. They have yet to mess up my order, they are all polite, and the restaurant is super clean.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:21:46 PM EST
Would you like to super size that order mister...

Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:21:59 PM EST
Distract people from the real cause, your own policies! 2 bit snake oil salesman.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:22:48 PM EST
Wut, is he complaining about the HUGE gap he is creating????
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Originally Posted By Johnny_Reno:



That doesn't seem to be a wise choice given the current unemployment rate.

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+1. Not going to happen
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:25:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SpudCrushr:


+1. They have yet to mess up my order, they are all polite, and the restaurant is super clean.
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Originally Posted By BerlinVet:
I'm celebrating by heading to Chick-fil-A for lunch tomorrow...


+1. They have yet to mess up my order, they are all polite, and the restaurant is super clean.


And they know how to leave the pickles off the sandwich! Another clean and polite fast food joint is Raising Canes.
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Originally Posted By the_great_mantis:



sorry

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Originally Posted By the_great_mantis:
Originally Posted By Socio:
I think the fast food workers are about to find out just how easy America can do with out fast food.



sorry



What if we cain't feed our kids?


Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:29:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Socio:
America to be hit by fast food strike as Barack Obama warns of gap between rich and poor


America is facing a wave of strikes by its fast-food workers on Thursday a day after Barack Obama warned that inequality in the USA had soared to the point that it now posed "a fundamental threat to the American dream".

Low-paid workers in McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other fast-food outlets in 100 cities across America were due to start rolling strikes to protest at the low level of America's $7.25 (£4.45) federal minimum wage.
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I think the fast food workers are about to find out just how easy America can do with out fast food.

Besides that those types of jobs are for teenagers to get work experience not to earn a living off of.
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Given how many management types send jobs overseas to increase profits, many of those people may be working far below their training/ education. Face it... corporate greed is driving this country under.
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Originally Posted By raven:
Problem solved



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I think we'd still need Bender's attitude to make it work.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:32:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LibertarianYankee:
the gap IS widening. it is a threat to the American Dream.

but the solution isn't paying minimum wage workers more....

the solution is LESS DAMN GOVERNMENT
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Yep. Then business wouldn't have to worry about all those pesky laws protecting employees from abuse.
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oh my who will fold my burrito



a lot of people are going to realize they aren't the special little snowflakes they were lead to believe they were

and damn obama is a shit stirrer
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Originally Posted By heavymetal762:

Given how many management types send jobs overseas to increase profits, many of those people may be working far below their training/ education. Face it... corporate greed is driving this country under.
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Originally Posted By heavymetal762:
Originally Posted By Socio:
America to be hit by fast food strike as Barack Obama warns of gap between rich and poor


America is facing a wave of strikes by its fast-food workers on Thursday a day after Barack Obama warned that inequality in the USA had soared to the point that it now posed "a fundamental threat to the American dream".

Low-paid workers in McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other fast-food outlets in 100 cities across America were due to start rolling strikes to protest at the low level of America's $7.25 (£4.45) federal minimum wage.


I think the fast food workers are about to find out just how easy America can do with out fast food.

Besides that those types of jobs are for teenagers to get work experience not to earn a living off of.

Given how many management types send jobs overseas to increase profits, many of those people may be working far below their training/ education. Face it... corporate greed is driving this country under.



you know many fast food places are franchises owned and operated by small business owners, right?
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Originally Posted By ffsparky26:
Don't we have some McDonalds managers on AR? I remember one of the guys talking about how easy it is to get promoted if you have drive.

If they use robots then they may have one guy getting $15 an hour to babysit and keep the machine up.
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If I were an employer, I would MUCH rather deal with one smart and motivated employee than several unmotivated drones.

The customers probably would like it that way, too.
Link Posted: 12/4/2013 4:34:29 PM EST
Considerng the obesity rate, I'd say you Yanks could use a fast food strike.
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