Is a fast food worker worth being paied $15 dollar an hour?
Progressives are still smarting over the 47% remark that Mitt Romney made. The truth hurts. We have always been taught from the time we were kids by our parents to "get an education and then get a good paying job". That's nothing new, but to certain people who make up the 47%, that simple concept might as well have been said in a foreign language or Klingon. A week ago in Detroit, fast food workers walked off their jobs in order to strike. It's news to me that non union workers could just simply walk off their jobs at will, whenever they felt like it. In the real world, this is known as "job abandonment. I have nothing against burger flippers, I use to be one when I was 16 years old. Matter of fact, my first job was an after school job working at McDonalds.It never dawned on me that I should have been making a "living wage" doing a job that required no real skill to do. The old saying goes "you can't get something for nothing". Silly me, I just worked there to earn pocket money. Well the geniuses in Detroit haven't figured out the concept to why they are paid what they are paid. Fast Food workers walked off the job to protest and to demand to be paid $15 an hour and to become unionized. Yes, they want to make $28,000 a year to do a basic entry level job. With fast food franchises and parent company operated stores cutting back the hours of employees from 40 to 28 in order to survive the Obama insurance mandate under Obamacare, the whole protesting to make $15 dollars an hour is a mute point to being with, Some actually believe that paying fast food workers $15 dollars an hour in Detroit will actually help to revitalize the city. I wonder what these people who think that are smoking?
Odd how the idea of these people just bettering themselves so that they can get paid $15 dollars or more per hour working a real job doesn't click with them.