And here ya go you idiot Libtards. Exactly what we at the Tea Party warned you about.
So you want to raise the minimum at fast food restaurants huh? Well, kiss you ass goodbye then.
Let’s just examine what this replaces exactly, Shall we? So we just removed another whiny teenager with a machine. We do not have to pay them minimum wage, we do not have have to give them insurance, we do not have to pay unemployment insurance for them, we do not have them here as a liability to the company, we do not have to process checks for them, we do not have to train them…shall I go on? A minimum wage worker costs a company a lot more than just their pay. When are you thickheaded Libtards going to figure that out?
Doesn’t matter now though, you will be replaced, and replaced more often. So complain some more..go ahead. Companies will find a way to eliminate you. Companies do not hire you for you. They hire you for them. They hire you to turn profits for them. It’s called capitalism. For every one of you idiots that demands more money, there is another teen out there willing to work for your current wage. McDonald’s has a 60% employee turnover rate…and guess what? They stay in business, because someone is always willing to work there. So grow up, get a life, pick a degree in college that is actually viable in the real world, or learn a skill that doesn’t demand a degree. Tons of skilled jobs make more money annually, than jobs requiring a degree. It is up TO YOU to make a living, not an employer’s job.
For the record, I am a fiber optic technician. I run a fiber route. I install equipment, I turn it up, I test it and I maintain it. I have generators at sites I have to keep up with. I have dark fiber reports I have to make. I have splices to test. I have new customers to turn up. I have a route to inspect that encompasses about 500 miles. I learned how to use an OTDR (optical time-domain reflectometer) with on the job training, I learned to use an OSA (optical spectrum analyzer), a light meter, a Chromatic Dispersion Test Set…all without a degree. I have worked in the telecom field for over 30 years now. I started out as a contractor, installing equipment, traveling all over the US (41 states). I had zero experience when I started. Minimum wage was $3.35 an hour then. They started me at a whole $7.50 an hour. In about 10 years time I was making over 20 bucks an hour as a contractor. By the time I decided I had enough of living in hotels, driving thousands of miles (I drove over 2 million miles in 25 years) I was making 38 bucks an hour. My now permanent job pays less than that, but now I have insurance, a company truck, they pay for gas, expenses and my home is now my office. I am on call 24/7 for two weeks and off call for 2 weeks. I pretty much get to work what hours I want as long as I work 40 hours a week. I am up at 3:30AM, on the clock by 4AM and work until noon. Sometimes I have to work over 24 hours straight. I have worked as long as 38 hours straight. Depending on how much overtime I get, I make between 52 and 72 grand a year.
It’s called hard work. It’s called paying your dues. I did not whine. What I did and still do is called WORK. I do not own a single credit card or a debit card. I pay cash for what I want. If I can’t afford it, I don’t buy it. My truck is a 1994 Silverado with only 152,000 miles on it. It just sits there. It had 90K on it when I bought it 10 years ago. I paid cash for it. I own it..it’s mine…not the bank’s. I paid cash for my motorcycle. I own it..it’s mine..not the bank’s. The only people I owe anything are my landlord and bills. I got raises the old fashioned way….I EARNED THEM. I WORKED FOR THEM. I IMPRESSED PEOPLE. I SHOWED I COULD LEARN. I SHOWED I WAS WILLING TO WORK. I MADE MYSELF WORTH A EVERY RAISE I GOT.
It’s not complicated. It’s called a job for a reason. Pay raises don’t come to the lazy or to the whiners. They come by proving you are worth something to someone.
So whine all ya like. If you can’t prove you are better than a machine, then it is no ones fault but yours. PERIOD. You do not deserve a raise for being a whiner. If you want one, then you dame well better get out there and earn it.