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Recently, California passed a law creating a board with the power to set the minimum wage for non-unionized fast-food worker. They're authorized to go as high as $22/hour. (Management-biased description of legisltion here .

I walked to the local grocery store this morning to pick up some apples, celery, and cauliflower for tonight's Rosh Hashanah dinner. Outside the store, someone was collecting signatures on a petition to get an initiative on the ballot to prevent the new law from taking effect. ("Fast food workers need to EARN $22/hr--they shouldn't have it handed to them.") I told him that it was ridiculous to expect someone to live in San Diego County on the current minimum wage, and that $22 seemed more than fair--I'd happily pay more for my fast food if it was going to help someone earn a living wage. (Frankly, I'd be embarrassed to be collecting signatures on that petition.)

The guy just sat there.

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Old 09-26-2022, 05:55 AM
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Most of our grandkids cut there teeth on fast food jobs. And I know that most of them earned every penny they got.
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Outside the store, someone was collecting signatures on a petition to get an initiative on the ballot to prevent the new law from taking effect. ("Fast food workers need to EARN $22/hr--they shouldn't have it handed to them.") I told him that it was ridiculous to expect someone to live in San Diego County on the current minimum wage, and that $22 seemed more than fair--I'd happily pay more for my fast food if it was going to help someone earn a living wage. (Frankly, I'd be embarrassed to be collecting signatures on that petition.)

The guy just sat there.
Did he expect signatures just to be handed to him?
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: I worked in several different fast food places in my teens and early 20s and I've never worked harder. I've had jobs that were more physically demanding and jobs that were more intellectually demanding, but the pace of work in fast food made it far and away the most stressful.
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Recently, California passed a law creating a board with the power to set the minimum wage for non-unionized fast-food worker. They're authorized to go as high as $22/hour. (Management-biased description of legisltion here .

I walked to the local grocery store this morning to pick up some apples, celery, and cauliflower for tonight's Rosh Hashanah dinner. Outside the store, someone was collecting signatures on a petition to get an initiative on the ballot to prevent the new law from taking effect. ("Fast food workers need to EARN $22/hr--they shouldn't have it handed to them.") I told him that it was ridiculous to expect someone to live in San Diego County on the current minimum wage, and that $22 seemed more than fair--I'd happily pay more for my fast food if it was going to help someone earn a living wage. (Frankly, I'd be embarrassed to be collecting signatures on that petition.)

The guy just sat there.
You're willing to pay more for fast food, which has become atrociously expensive, and sacrifice quality and service? I mean I know it's fast food, but lately it hasn't been that fast. And paying like 12 bucks for meal deal for one person is insane. I'm going to a local pub tonight for burger night and we're paying 5.99 for a burger and fries served to us and is a lot better quality than fast food. What did you expect the guy to do? Argue? He knew he wasn't getting your signature so he probably decided not to say anything.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: I worked in several different fast food places in my teens and early 20s and I've never worked harder. I've had jobs that were more physically demanding and jobs that were more intellectually demanding, but the pace of work in fast food made it far and away the most stressful.
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Recently, California passed a law creating a board with the power to set the minimum wage for non-unionized fast-food worker. They're authorized to go as high as $22/hour. (Management-biased description of legisltion here .

I walked to the local grocery store this morning to pick up some apples, celery, and cauliflower for tonight's Rosh Hashanah dinner. Outside the store, someone was collecting signatures on a petition to get an initiative on the ballot to prevent the new law from taking effect. ("Fast food workers need to EARN $22/hr--they shouldn't have it handed to them.") I told him that it was ridiculous to expect someone to live in San Diego County on the current minimum wage, and that $22 seemed more than fair--I'd happily pay more for my fast food if it was going to help someone earn a living wage. (Frankly, I'd be embarrassed to be collecting signatures on that petition.)

The guy just sat there.
You're willing to pay more for fast food, which has become atrociously expensive, and sacrifice quality and service?
1. Where did anyone say that?

2. Can you explain your theory of how paying fast food workers more would make the quality and service decline? If you're being paid enough that you really want to keep that job, and enough that you know your employer could easily attract someone to replace you, would you do a better job or a worse job?
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Everyone knows that workers paid so little they qualify for social assistance or require subsidization by the worker's parents isn't real socialism.
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Smart money sez that an hour into a fast food jerb shift you'd find Signature Collection Boy on the bathroom floor in the fetal position whimpering like a two-year-old with a skinned knee.
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Recently, California passed a law creating a board with the power to set the minimum wage for non-unionized fast-food worker. They're authorized to go as high as $22/hour. (Management-biased description of legisltion here .

I walked to the local grocery store this morning to pick up some apples, celery, and cauliflower for tonight's Rosh Hashanah dinner. Outside the store, someone was collecting signatures on a petition to get an initiative on the ballot to prevent the new law from taking effect. ("Fast food workers need to EARN $22/hr--they shouldn't have it handed to them.") I told him that it was ridiculous to expect someone to live in San Diego County on the current minimum wage, and that $22 seemed more than fair--I'd happily pay more for my fast food if it was going to help someone earn a living wage. (Frankly, I'd be embarrassed to be collecting signatures on that petition.)

The guy just sat there.
You're willing to pay more for fast food, which has become atrociously expensive, and sacrifice quality and service? I mean I know it's fast food, but lately it hasn't been that fast. And paying like 12 bucks for meal deal for one person is insane. I'm going to a local pub tonight for burger night and we're paying 5.99 for a burger and fries served to us and is a lot better quality than fast food. What did you expect the guy to do? Argue? He knew he wasn't getting your signature so he probably decided not to say anything.
So go to your local pub and buy your burger there. It's not like you're forced to buy food at a fast-food place.
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I don't eat much fast food. When I do it is because I want it fast, not necessarily cheap.
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