“Okay rant- For those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour, let’s do some math. At $15 an hour Johnny Fry-Boy would make $31,200 annually. An E1 (Private) in the military makes $18,378. An E5 (Sergeant) with 8 years of service only makes $35,067 annually. So you’re telling me, Sally McBurgerflipper, that you deserve as much as those kids getting shot at, deploying for months in hostile environments, and putting their collective asses on the line every day protecting your unskilled butt!? Here’s the deal, Baconator, you are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is learning how to work and earning enough for gas, and hanging out with their equally goofy high school pals. If you have chosen this as your life profession, you have failed.
If you don’t want minimum wage don’t have minimum skills.” -Anonymous
Anyways, I’m posting this because I’m a little frustrated about a few of the things that were written here. I know freedom of press and speech is a big thing here in America so I’m going to exercise mine right now. I agree and disagree with this person that posted this on a few things. I just want to say I respect all the military men out there that is serving our country to protect us everyday, and thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a citizen of a free country. After saying that, here are my reasons why I think this person has a clue about the situations here in America, but she has no clue how to successfully have her point taken seriously. This is probably why decisions here have always been ludicrous within the government.
- I agree that we should not raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour or even $10 an hour. This would create even more problems. I can see all the fast food joints raising their prices to preposterous prices and eventually these places will end up closing their doors due to the lack of customers. After this whole event happens, all of these employees will be unemployed and back at their original plan, finding a job. Like I said, I definitely agree with this persons idea that raising the minimum wage is not the answer to fixing our economical problems. It’s not even about just the fast food joints, this could all stem down to gas, groceries, and even entertainment. If we raise the minimum wage, someone has to pay for it. (Whom you may ask?) The employers, and they will sure as hell find a way to save their money by pulling more from the customer’s pocket.
- The use of name calling and degrading a class of workers that you find unfit to society is another way of bullying. If you look in the photo that she used to post this on social media, it looks like she has a child. Is this what we are teaching our kids at home? We want to stop bullying and treat people fairly, but we all are suspects of bullying even if you don’t realize it. I can admit I have had a few moments, where I’ve regretfully said things that I didn’t mean. No one is perfect. Plus, we’re at an economical position where maybe that burger flipping job is the only one we can find for now. Maybe stocking produce is the only thing I can find for now until something better comes around. A job is a job and to have one is a blessing.
- She uses the example with the military wages. She describes a lot of classes that I don’t think many women know about unless they are married to a man serving in the armed forces, she’s in the military, or she has a military family that talks a lot about the classes and their experience in the military. Any of these scenarios can be true. My guess would be that she is married to a military man because she knows their wages., plus what they make for each class. Now, my question is, what does it matter what the military makes? Why does it matter that we have to always go back to the military to justify a reason for everything. I honestly think the more I hear this crap, the more I just want to throw up.
First of all, I have a lot of respect for the military men that had to fight during the draft. The reason being, THEY WERE FORCED INTO JOINING AND FIGHTING! The guys fought for a good cause during World War I, but now, people volunteer to join the military, but last I checked, volunteering doesn’t pay ANYTHING at functions like church or community service. So, why are you complaining about their wages? Yes, I agree, our soldiers should definitely make more than what they are making now, I can totally agree with that, but I’m going to say something that may be a complete bombshell to a few bloggers/friends. What skill did our soldiers have before they joined the military? Obviously, a lot of them join to go to college, learn, or gain a skill that will be beneficial to them in the future. I know from my experience in my line of work, I have learned a lot about the job market and how to manage people. Also, i’m trying to perfect my current skill of writing by constantly reading and writing more. So you call these people unskilled, Sally McBurgerflipper, and Baconator? C’mon, grow up lady.
- I know you state that high school kids have these jobs to learn about having a job and the value of a dollar. I don’t know about you, but some of these store managers and managers make a good bit of money just for having experience in managing. My store manager probably makes about 107K a year. If that’s the case, I’m all on board for working in a grocery store. I believe that some of these fast food places do deal with some (Sorry for my language) shitty customers. If you have never worked in the service industry, phew thank god you never had to. It is one of the most stressful jobs out there. I don’t know if you read the news lately, but one manager at a McDonalds got shot 6 times in the arm because he didn’t have anymore honey mustard. HONEY MUSTARD, PEOPLE! Plus, with all the craziness going on with drugs and everything people are bound to act crazy at these places. My point being people that work in the fast food business do have dangerous jobs at time, especially at night. Maybe they aren’t in Afghanistan or Iraq being shot at but is anyone else’s life any less than another. Apparently it is to this woman.
In conclusion, I do agree with keeping minimum wage away from the $10 an hour range. I don’t agree with the way people try to speak their opinion by comparing jobs and situations. This does not help anything. It really just adds another element to the problems we’re facing already. I know we have soldiers fighting for us to live the life that we live, but we also have the retired soldiers and people here to stand up against something we may not know how to fix. Look where the money is going. Asia, Europe, The Middle East. There’s multiple places that we throw our money away at. We have to rise up against the government from making these ridiculous decisions. We have to make a statement that says, “We will not condone living a lie everyday!” If our government really wants to help us, HELP YOUR OWN PEOPLE, BEFORE YOU POLICE ANOTHER!
Also, think about the entertainment industry and the corporations out there. I mean, just recently a football player from Houston just banked a $100 million dollar contract for 6 years. (Possibly more) This example shows we are a very wasteful nation. We are greedy, selfish, and ignorant. No wonder countries laugh at us because we can’t even speak for ourselves because we don’t know how to stop our government from burying us into the ground!
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,…”
I will say this though, we might be able to overthrow out government by the Declaration, but we are definitely run by the Constitution. If you want to really make a change, start with the ones who own our nation. The banks and the global cabals. If you want change and really want it bad enough, Revolution is the only way to get it. It’s inevitable. Once our government has lost all support and the corrupt have no where else to go to save us. We will end up revolting.