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McDonald´s Striker: ´They´re
Not Paying Us Enough To Survive

Business Insider, by Kim Bhasin

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/30/2012 9:37:19 AM

New York City fast food workers are expected to walk off the job this morning in a one-day strike, Josh Eidelson at Salon reports. The chains involved are McDonald´s, Wendy´s, Burger King, KFC, Domino´s, Taco Bell and Papa John´s. Why are the workers walking out? "They´re not paying us enough to survive," 21-year-old McDonald´s worker Raymond Lopez tells Salon. "This company has enough money to pay us a reasonable amount for all that we do … they’re just not going to give it to us as long as they can get away with it."

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Obamatude in full bloom.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 11/30/2012 9:45:31 AM     (No. 9041011)

Ya mean now I get to have one guy ask me if I want fries with that and two others standing with the guy nodding?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/30/2012 9:46:54 AM     (No. 9041017)

This generation of spoiled idiots will probably go to their graves without understanding that in the long and real term it is the market that determines the wages. Not the state of the employers´ treasury. Voters below 30 gave the Kenyan Socialist 5 million more votes and put him over the top. Surprised?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/30/2012 9:47:46 AM     (No. 9041019)

Post election. Not a coincidence. Mich will be no doubt be thrilled. Think of all that nasty fast food that won´t get served to her target audience. I hope all of these people who strike will lose their jobs.

Maybe people like us should offer to fill in for the strikers until they can train new crews who appreciate the work.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 11/30/2012 9:48:48 AM     (No. 9041021)

Hey, Raymond, you ignorant libtard, you lacking income to support yourself at the level you desire is not their problem. It´s your´s. Get another job or upgrade your skills. Slacker.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/30/2012 9:49:10 AM     (No. 9041025)

Ok then, Raymond Lopez, hopefully welfare will pay you enough to survive, since you are now fired.

When they post your position, I´m sure they will have 300 people apply for it.

You are an unskilled, undeducated worker, that can be replaced by someone who can be trained to do what you do in about 15 minutes. You really don´t have any leverage to demand anything from your employer.

But this is clearly a nØbama voter, so trying to use logic or reason in explaining this to him is totally useless...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Southern Oracle, 11/30/2012 9:49:48 AM     (No. 9041027)

Who cares. They´d BETTER have plenty Chicken McNuggets tonight or else!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Anner40, 11/30/2012 9:51:01 AM     (No. 9041031)

Just more ´free stuff´...Zippy got them all started....no work...all pay...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bridgepard, 11/30/2012 9:57:23 AM     (No. 9041043)

Raymond has the right to without his services.
McDonald´s has the right to fire him.
After Raymond exercises his right,
McDonald´s will likely exercise theirs.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/30/2012 10:00:06 AM     (No. 9041050)

OK - supposed McD doubles his pay and then raises the price of a burger. McD will sell fewer burgers and then they will lay this moron off.

Sounds good to Obozo.

Hostess here we come.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nimby, 11/30/2012 10:01:44 AM     (No. 9041060)

Throw the entire bunch out onto the streets. Someone else will take their jobs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: The Architect, 11/30/2012 10:04:37 AM     (No. 9041067)

Well Ray, now you can see what not paying attention to your studies and having a real good time in school has earned you. If they´re not paying you enough, why don´t you get a job somewhere else?! Maybe you should upgrade your skill set first so someone will want to hire you. Putting together burgers and pulling fries out of the deep fryer is not exactly rocket science and the world does not owe you a living either.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lalo, 11/30/2012 10:06:26 AM     (No. 9041070)

Are you kidding? Even the manager just makes $8.75? I wouldn´t want them unionized, but I couldn´t live on $8.75 here in the south let alone NYC, and the regular workers are probably not even making $8.00 an hour. Stay high-handed and arrogant, folks.. who needs the White House anyway.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/30/2012 10:09:22 AM     (No. 9041080)

There should be a few unemployed Twinkies employees to fill in.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/30/2012 10:11:01 AM     (No. 9041082)

McDOnald´s managers can make upwards of $90K a year, plus bennies. In NYC, it hits the high end. I know waiters in Hotels in NYC who make over $100K a year.
To take the word of a 21 year old socialist moron regarding management pay is foolish, or the sole province of a liberal.
Which are you, #13?



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Reply 15 - Posted by: fireman28, 11/30/2012 10:11:29 AM     (No. 9041083)

Raymond makes $9 /hr. That may not be much in NY.

However, Obamacare will take care of his "long hours". Must employers are cutting full time back to 28 hrs part time.

That will give RayRay plenty of time to look for another job.

He wants $15 /hr by being union. LOL.
The union would get at least $6 of that. So he is back to his original pay.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 11/30/2012 10:11:55 AM     (No. 9041084)

OK, I´ll stick up for the workers wanting more pay. Fast food provides the only jobs available for many of these people, and most importantly they are actually working, not just waiting for a handout from Obama. The system can be and has been scammed, so these people really don´t have to work, but it seems they retain some shred of dignity that comes with being gainfully employed. If all fast food workers quit en masse there would be a lot of ldotters who would miss their fast food fixes. If they unionize they will probably destroy the industry, so the industry should do whatever they possibly can to improve wages without passing too much along to the public in the way of higher prices. And even higher prices are ok if the people making and serving the food have better attitudes towards the customers.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/30/2012 10:12:28 AM     (No. 9041086)

#13 - he accepted the job at the salary he´s getting, as did the manager.

This is America - both are free to find a better-paying job.

If fast-food joints can´t fill their jobs at $8/hour, they´ll offer more. Clearly they have plenty of applicants willing to accept that wage. See Econ 101 - supply and demand.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 11/30/2012 10:14:00 AM     (No. 9041088)

Seems like the disgruntled forget that jobs at McDonald´s are career starting job: you earn some money and benefits and learn customer service. If you think you are going to be rich and can afford to feed a family on what you make on such jobs, you are deluded. It´s enough for spending money and getting to the next job -- for which you will need more experience than just flipping hamburgers. Of course, the leftists think we should be millionaires just because we have politically correct thoughts and are trying really hard to do a good job -- no mention of achievement or progression.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: spincut, 11/30/2012 10:18:46 AM     (No. 9041101)

This is what you call an entry-level job. But even at McDonalds, if you are dependable and work hard, you will soon be promoted and will be able to make more money at McD´s. Or, more likely, you will be able to get a better, higher paying job somewhere else, on the strength of your good job record at McD´s. At least that´s the way it worked before we became Obamaworld.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: choey, 11/30/2012 10:21:22 AM     (No. 9041106)

I´m not sure where it is but there is a wage point where it will pay for McD et al. to replace their teenage burger chefs with robotics. The technology already exists. It just needs to be assembled.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 11/30/2012 10:22:53 AM     (No. 9041110)

I´d tell him to move to where it is affordable, but we have enough Yankees down south now. We don´t need another bluebelly whiner.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/30/2012 10:25:22 AM     (No. 9041114)

These are not fast food workers... They are Obozo-miscreants. One of the signs has a Forward logo on it... duh.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: William1, 11/30/2012 10:28:08 AM     (No. 9041123)

Poster #17, why do you assume that better attituded will arise from better pay? Likely the worker will become arrogant, that he put one over on the man, and why didn´t he get paid the increased wage before the "job action"?

Don´t you think that a company like McD always looks to the magic point that balances the labor cost and the price to the customer?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: tennman, 11/30/2012 10:31:22 AM     (No. 9041135)

SO many issues here. These types of jobs are what´s called "entry level", hence low pay, low skill-level and high turnover. They are not intended to be careers nor a way of fully supporting a family. Come on guys, get a life, education, a career path. But in Obama´s world, econ 101 doesn´t exist - only the evil, rich corporations keeping the man down.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: plumnellie, 11/30/2012 10:34:40 AM     (No. 9041148)

Workers at fast food restaurants are usually polite and interested in my town. The ones that show attitude are soon challenged and the manager alerted. This is due to the high unemployment. In the past the workers were jiving and lazy and ignoring customers. They were dirty and loud among themselves. I think a raise is good if the worker shows he/she has put in the hard work..but not across the board just to sooth the entitlement attitudes.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: woodsman, 11/30/2012 10:37:06 AM     (No. 9041159)

Anyone notice that the economy started it´s decline right after the newly mandated minimum wage increase went into effect? 5/25/07...Hmmm

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/30/2012 10:39:46 AM     (No. 9041165)

Has it ever occured to these people to work a shift at McDs, and then work another shift somewhere else..doubling their salary?
Sure those are long hours, but such is life.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 11/30/2012 10:41:59 AM     (No. 9041170)

I predict a Wal-Mart sized bust. On a broader note--as the economy continues toward rigor mortis, I expect we´ll see a lot more of this kind of thing as some folks get desperate to find some way of getting by--short of actually working harder, getting a second job, or something that requires real effort, that is.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Muncssister, 11/30/2012 10:54:08 AM     (No. 9041206)

McDonald´s is actually not a bad company to work for. They firmly believe in promoting hard workers. They offer benefits (Health, Disability, Life Insurance). They have a scholarship program and are famous for their management training program-- it´s one of the best out there. Hamburger University, the McDonald´s training facility in Oak Brook, Il, offers programs from the Kellogg School of Business. Smart McDonald´s employees know they can actually make something of themselves by doing their job well. Ray Kroc didn´t go to college and flipped burgers too don´t cha know...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tren9, 11/30/2012 10:55:41 AM     (No. 9041211)

McD figured out long ago that ultimately the customer sets the price of its food. If they charge too little they will be swamped with buyers and if they charge too much they will have few customers. The same applies to workers. If an employee wants a raise he has to show management that he generates more value to the business. What he ´needs´ does not matter.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: dogbreath, 11/30/2012 10:58:24 AM     (No. 9041222)

Stupid Fools!






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Reply 32 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/30/2012 11:04:09 AM     (No. 9041238)

Then why are you working at a fast food joint?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/30/2012 11:04:34 AM     (No. 9041239)

#25 is correct.

I´d just like to add that with increased automation, fast food restaurants need fewer employees. These "underpaid" workers are lucky they have an entry level job, for now.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/30/2012 11:06:17 AM     (No. 9041243)

Hey, dude, it´s fast food not a lifetime career. It´s for retirees and kids. You want to earn a living get a job skill that is needed in the 21st century. Flippin´ burgers and shaking the grease off fries ain´t gonna´ cut it and it never was suppose to.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/30/2012 11:07:15 AM     (No. 9041245)

Wow. I worked nights to help pay for college during the day to better myself and my opportunities. We have sure sailed down a very different path.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 11/30/2012 11:09:42 AM     (No. 9041253)

They don´t like it, they should go and find another job. There is plenty of people unemployed that will fill the gap in minutes.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: veritas, 11/30/2012 11:09:47 AM     (No. 9041254)

I´d bet a Happy Meal [offer void in California and NYC] ol´ Ray never heard of Elbert Hubbard. I´d bet a Quarter Pounder [see disclaimer] he´s never read Hubbard´s short essay, "Initiative" [which I highly recommend to all]. And, "A Message to Garcia"? Hey, I deserve a break today!

Look, Ray, there are plenty of sweet 6-figure jobs to be had. Get a military commission via ROTC or appointment to [and graduation from] a military service academy. Get through flight school; survive several years of active-duty military flying. Sign on with a major airline -- bingo! Or, knock the SAT outta the park; do a bang-up job in a good pre-med program; get into a good med school [preferably one in the US] -- hey, once you´re accepted, that tasty MD degree [which, as you know, means "Me Doctor"] is all but guaranteed. A couple years to certify in the "right" specialty, and baby -- $200K time! Par-tay! Or maybe you have real intuitive mechanical understanding? Knock out a quick 10 years traveling the country; work for many of the finest engineering companies; learn all about pumps [eye of the curve, remember!], heat exchangers [shell and tube; plate and frame; and more], pull spaces, compatibility of materials, the Galvanic Series, flow rates, placing flowmeters to have the right number of pipe diameters upstream and downstream [watch those out-of-plane elbows, Rayster!], 2-piece ball valves, 3-piece ball valves, reduced-port ball valves, full-port ball valves, blow-out-proof stems, MOVs, all those other valves, intrinsically-safe instrumentation, PSIG versus PSIA, SCFM versus ACFM, NPSH, know Section 15700 like the sports pages -- you can earn a nice living. If you don´t mind betting your job, and people´s lives, on maybe 1/4 to 1/2 of your decisions? Well, Ray? I got more ideas, my man....

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Reply 38 - Posted by: steveracer, 11/30/2012 11:10:10 AM     (No. 9041255)

Go get a better paying job. Stop working there.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: redmom, 11/30/2012 11:11:35 AM     (No. 9041259)

Sir,
You are 21. You can do what we make our low paid, inexperienced children do: Get several roommates, get a second job (besides the full time jobs they already work,) and accumulate savings and experience.

On second thought, since your hero gave us Zerocare, you will probably only be able to get part time jobs, so get three of those.

If you want more money, do something that is of more value. It takes time and patience, and you aren´t going to have what your parents took 20 years or more to accrue, when you move out for the first time. It´s called work for a reason. If you don´t like what McDonald´s pays you for the work you are doing, quit. This isn´t the U.S.S.R. yet, so you can change jobs if you are unsatisfied.

Sincerely, Another Mom

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Reply 40 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/30/2012 11:13:50 AM     (No. 9041265)

If 21-year-old McDonald´s worker Raymond Lopez does not like what his employer pays, the fastest way to higher pay is to FIND ANOTHER EMPLOYER. In spite of what he may have picked up in the public schools, the world does not owe him a living. I have no sympathy for him whatsoever.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/30/2012 11:18:16 AM     (No. 9041281)

What #9 said.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 11/30/2012 11:26:27 AM     (No. 9041294)

Get experience and get a better job. I don´t want people to spend a lifetime working at McDonalds unless they are moving up to manager. of course, I will pretend to support them in this pay dispute as who wants spit in their burgers?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 11/30/2012 12:36:37 PM     (No. 9041435)

1. No one is forcing you to work there.
2. If you want a better job go back to school.
3. I´d say your pay was fair for a job that can be done by anyone with 3 days training.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: iamfree, 11/30/2012 12:43:51 PM     (No. 9041445)

This should surprise none of us. These are the same dimwits who gave us Mr. Obama.

Jobs at McDonalds, Walmart, etc., are only supposed to be entry-level and/or part-time positions. What is so hard to understand about that? If they can´t find another job, they can do what me and my husband did when we needed extra income--babysat, delivered pizzas, typed at home, cut grass, etc.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/30/2012 12:59:39 PM     (No. 9041477)

Some jobs are not for making a living; they´re for extra income or for those in a household where others are also working. Or for those entering the work force.

I´ve been the sole employee in my business for 30 years. Many days I have worked over 12 hours and made no money. Should someone guarantee me a "living profit"?

Message: don´t like the job, LEAVE IT! Don´t like the pay, GET ANOTHER JOB! There are about 18 hours a day available for working. If you don´t like what you make and are not working 18 hours a day....SHUT THE HELL UP!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: tygerlily, 11/30/2012 1:23:34 PM     (No. 9041540)

Just a thought. I am in healthcare - I work in an Alzheimer’s Facility. I am Middle Management but I make less than $15 and hour and I have been with this company 4 years. My average employee makes $8 to $9 an hour unless they are a CNA then we pay them $10 an hour. They do get benefits, however most do not take advantage of them because most employees have a spouse whose benefits are more cost effective. I am in the reverse situation, I carry the health insurance for our entire family and it takes a third of my monthly check. But I am here to tell you the night shift manager at the McDonalds up the street from our "SKILLED´ Facility makes more an hour than our highest paid Nursing Aid. Not sure if this is average for our industry but I find it funny that McDonalds employees want more than I make.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 11/30/2012 1:24:02 PM     (No. 9041542)

Fast food jobs are entry level for students, 1st job experience, supplemental income. You are not supposed to live off these jobs unless you own the franchise or are the manager of several. Sheesh

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Reply 48 - Posted by: tlyons1, 11/30/2012 1:32:27 PM     (No. 9041560)

I´ll keep this brief... an employer was being forced to reduce his workforce and was agonizing terribly.....he happened to be walking thru the parking lot and he noticed several bama stickers ... found a solution immediately!!

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 11/30/2012 1:41:05 PM     (No. 9041589)

If he wants $15/hr. to work fast food, he just needs to buy a bus ticket to North Dakota. All the people in N.D. with a brain and strong back are pulling down big bucks in the oil patch, leaving a shortage for the minimum-wage jobs.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/30/2012 1:46:10 PM     (No. 9041601)

The McDonald workers should go riot at the WH. Obama is giving them 8% real inflation, $4 gas, and increased health insurance premiums. The unions are forcing them to pay more for their vehicles and other products so the unions will have more to spend and can retire early, while the McDonald worker works on and on. McDonald workers are the socialist´s slaves.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Caveman, 11/30/2012 2:56:55 PM     (No. 9041744)

This same clown goes into McDonalds on his day off and complains about the high price of those burgers.

Last time I was in a McD´s they don´t flip the burgers, they take them out of some kind of heat tray.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: pigop, 11/30/2012 3:12:42 PM     (No. 9041770)

Pay commensurate with the job skill you bring to the employer, nothing more nothing less. It´s call barter system, that´s why doctors get more and can price themselves up to where the market bear. I make 100K plus a year as a Systems Engineer for a fortune 500 Engineering firm. If I want more, then I should look for another company to work for that will accommodate my desire, just demanding a pay raise is plain rude and annoying.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: birddog, 11/30/2012 3:57:01 PM     (No. 9041849)

Gee Ray. Just open your OWN burger joint, pay YOUR help $15 an hour, build a better burger at a better price and you´ll be as rich as those Greedy Micky-D´s Bastids.


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Reply 54 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/30/2012 4:42:24 PM     (No. 9041900)

New York? All they have to do is start imposing a cover charge to watch the videotaped brawls and riots that break out in these joints from time to time, and they can retire by age 30.

Me, I´m waiting for the Chick-Fil-A to open in Santee.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/30/2012 6:40:38 PM     (No. 9042038)

Go on unemployment. The Government states then you would be creating a job. Just not your own.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/30/2012 11:10:50 PM     (No. 9042340)

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are vegetarian" -Dennis Wholey

There are thousands of desperate unemployed people who would love to have your job-any job. There are people working two part time jobs that would love your job.

You should try living on Social Security.

Quit whining and join the military. I hear you can see the world and they have great benefits.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/1/2012 2:29:51 PM     (No. 9043230)

I remember reading a book that featured the four horsemen of the apocalypse (sp?).

In modern time, Famine was the CEO of a fast food corporation. His crowning achievement was designing a cheap ´tasty´ meal where a person would become fat, but would eventually starve to death if they ate fast food every day.

That is my image of the fast food industry. Ugh.

Working in the fast food industry was never meant to be permanent employment.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: broken01, 12/7/2012 11:43:11 AM     (No. 9053664)

I used to work at McDonalds, back when I was 16 an had just got my drivers license. It was a fun job but it was entry level and I got 5.50/hr. Someone should tell 21 year old Lopez that unless you´re a manager in a place like that you make minimum wage and that´s it. What does he think that a burger flipper should make? My advice him is that he needs to go to school to get more skills for a better paying job.

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Chef Vered Guttman braved the challenge of preparing a White House Passover seder in line with Michelle Obama´s healthy eating guidelines and lived to tell her story. "The traditional seder fare is hardly fresh or healthy," Guttman wrote in a post-dinner review about incorporating vegetable sides to "offset some of the Jewish carbs" like gefilte fish and matzo ball soup. And her hard work to keep it healthy paid off, as both the President and First Lady praised her quinoa-kale salad and even inquired after the recipe. Guttman, a D.C. based caterer, worked with White House executive chef Cris Comerford

Poll: Hillary Clinton’s numbers worst
since 2008, as GOP brand surges
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/17/2014 7:11:25 PM     Post Reply
A new poll shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton´s (D) numbers hitting their lowest point in six years. Meanwhile, it finds that the Republican Party is experiencing something of a renaissance. The Fox News poll, from Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and GOP pollster Shaw & Company, shows Clinton´s favorable rating dropping to 49 percent, compared to 45 percent unfavorable. The last time her numbers were in that ballpark was during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary race. After she ended her campaign, her favorable/unfavorable split was 47/46. Other polls have shown Clinton´s numbers --

Colorado Democrats
abandon divisive abortion bill
Associated Press, by Kristen Wyatt    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/17/2014 6:57:59 PM     Post Reply
DENVER | Colorado Democrats abandoned their own divisive abortion proposal Wednesday, axing the bill after one lawmaker expressed indecision and it became clear they might not have the votes to pass it in a chamber where every vote matters. Democrats used a legislative maneuver to shelve a bill that would have banned any state regulation of reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. It had been scheduled for a vote Wednesday evening in the Senate, where the party holds a slim one-seat majority. The move came after Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, said he wasn’t sure if the measure was

IRS fining business on
taxes that were never due
WKMG-TV [Orlando, FL], by Lauren Sweeney    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 6:22:19 PM     Post Reply
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Innovative Title Services, Inc., a real estate title services company established in 2003, faces a tax penalty that could virtually shut down the small business. According to the company´s President, Michael Day, the nearly $20,000 late fee is being assessed on taxes that were never due in the first place. Day and his accountant have been appealing the penalty for nearly a year which is due on April 15. (Snip) "I´m hiring people, wanting to hire people paying unemployment taxes paying payroll taxes and I really don´t understand why they would like to impose such a

What I learned as a liberal
talking head on Fox News
Christian Science Monitor, by Sally Kohn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 2:28:47 PM     Post Reply
New York - In the fall of 2013, I gave a TED talk on what I learned as a progressive, on-air talking head at Fox News, where I worked for two years before leaving and joining my current home, CNN. After all, one of the most frequent questions I was asked during my time at Fox was how I did it, how I was a fox in the henhouse – or a hen in the Fox house, if you will. (Snip) For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point

N. Korea officials ´target
London salon over Kim haircut ad´
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 1:16:08 PM     Post Reply
London - British police said Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong-Un. Mo Nabbach said two officials identifying themselves as being from the Stalinist state´s mission took pictures of his M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London. They then demanded to know his name and ordered him to remove the "disrespectful" poster from the salon window, he told the Evening Standard newspaper. The poster featured a large picture of Kim´s distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo with the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off

Fur flies as US gets
to grips with feral cats
Agence France-Presse, by Robert Macpherson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/14/2014 1:47:09 PM     Post Reply
Washington - It´s Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats -- rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King. "Here, kitty kitty kitty kitty," said King after setting four metal traps baited with flaked shrimp and fish cat food and lined with fresh newspapers. (Snip) Coast to coast, the Humane Society of the United States estimates there are as many as 50 million feral cats, or "community cats" as their advocates prefer to call them. That compares to 95.6 million cats kept as pets. For decades, standard procedure has



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