jimmie ray Posted July 6, 2015 Share Posted July 6, 2015 Not following all the support for fast food workers wanting $15 an hour, while many other lines of work that demand literacy, dedication, skills etc... still make much less. I do understand that many can't raise a family or afford a house with less - but these jobs used to typically be filled by teens and semi retired people. Most immigrants live together in groups of wage earners - or live up here for several months, then go back to their families where the U.S dollar can get them quite comfortable in their homeland. I've heard the ordering system at the register has pictures of the food - so the training probably takes what, an hour? I know from experience many trades start around $8 an hour, and that's here in NY, with trade school certification or even 2 years college degree. So which is the more appealing route for a young person? How about teachers assistants and health care workers, who need so much training and have to deal with kids issues and sick, older peoples constant needs? Personally, fast food does nothing for me - so if these places go away, or someone else has to pay $12 for a crappy hamburger... maybe some people will start to see the value in planning meals and cooking for their families? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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