• MLM

    This is unfortunate even though I understand why they are doing it. McDonalds was my first teen job like so many others. Great job unions way to kill even more jobs.

  • slypuffers

    “Something for nothing, and the checks are free”. No work ethic, really basically unskilled labor, in jobs ment for teens, with absolutely no chance for advancement. No effort to advance, learning a real trade. Their cry “I want, give me”. Why? 4 Million Illegals working…no entitlements. ….take some responsibility, learn, and work hard like past generations………..sweethearts.

    • jim marcum

      ment?

      • Billy

        What’s the matter? Not sure what she “ment”? Alert, everyone! The spelling police are here.

        • jim marcum

          Just pointing out unskilled labor to everyone.

          • JoAnn Dolberg

            Actually Jim, it is not cool….many times, it is a computer error making it appear that the one submitting the comment is not a learned individual….just sayin’……Sometimes even I do not ‘proof’ my comments.

          • jim marcum

            I’m sorry JoAnn but I think it is very appropriate to point out such glaring misuse of words while condemning someone else’s value and personal skills. I was not out of line to point this out because it rightly sheds light to someone judging others . A computer error occurs when the wrong keys are suppressed it’s called a typographical error. You would think someone so highly skilled, that they can condemn others skill and even they’re work ethic’s, would never make such a mistake. I have no tolerance for hypocritical tirades against our youth and those unfortunate people who have been so damaged in this economy. I would think people would direct their fury toward Corporations such as G.M. who bellied up at the trough. A.I.G. and B of A. These people are professional numbers crunchers and how did they fair the economical turn down. Without tax payer money most of these Company’s would be gone. Where’s all the disdain for them. God bless these people working for minimum wage in what is supposed to be the greatest country on earth. God damn those who feed off the bottom and rob from the poor to increase their personal wealth. Have a good day.

          • JoAnn Dolberg

            Well Jim, I am simply pointing out to you that computers sometimes skip letters….mine does this regularly. It could have happened to “slypuffers.”

          • jim marcum

            Are you implying that someone who condemns others work ethic does not posses the personal discipline to proof read their own work?

          • JoAnn Dolberg

            Jim, why in the world do you take everything so personally? Get out of your shell and begin to appreciate the things you have, including people who bother to take the time to say, “Hi” to you.

          • jim marcum

            I have taken nothing personally. I am not in a shell. I appreciate all the things I have even the people who take time to say, “Hi” to me. Your Honor, the Defense rests.

          • JoAnn Dolberg

            Hahaha…okay, have a good rest.

          • David H. Cheresh

            MARCUM: The word is “possess,” you simpering little cretin! Now, you should apologize to every participant in this blog for your petty and abject arrogance, as well as your demonstratively puerile behavior. You’re a Chairborne Ranger, and you should choose your battles with at least a modicum of common sense and discretion. (You’re a joke, pal.)

          • jim marcum

            CHERESH; That’s Mr. Marcum to you. You missed the entire point of the conversation, didn’t you.

          • David H. Cheresh

            Jimmy:

            I didn’t miss a thing, sonny boy, so quit trying to humor yourself. A boy of self-confidence wouldn’t dare be backtracking at this time, but would stand his ground; you seem to have both feet planted firmly in mid-air. Now, please tell me what I missed (Blue Book, 500-Word Minimum, #2 Pencil, Counts For 50% Of Final Grade).

            Good luck,

            Professor Cheresh

          • jim marcum

            why don’t you go look at your boy pictures and stop making a pest out of yourself.

          • David H. Cheresh

            Boy? Boy! Did you call me boy, boy? You’d call an alligator a lizard! Boy? You must have seen showering in ice water! Boy? Fourteen inches of cock, and a slop-jar full of balls, and you call me boy! Boy? When was the last time you were hospitalized by a boy, boy! Boy? You best-a said Roy, boy!

            Now, you just move along here, sonny boy.

          • jim marcum

            Hey Homo. Go troll someone else. I’m not interested. Go everywhere it is you fags go and leave me alone.

          • LastGasp

            You are completely out of line. Time to mellow out. You are not the arbiter of justice. You are not a good judge of character. You started the whole thread by an undeserved misjudgement of someone’s character you do not know for the simple misspelling of ONE WORD.
            Why don’t you reread what you’ve written and think about it. Maybe man up and apologize. At least STFU unless you’ve got something relevant to say.

          • David H. Cheresh

            Jimmy, Boy:

            I just caught your infantile reference to homosexuality (not only for me, but also for my father). You’re pathetic, of course, but you already knew that.

            For your edification, I get more ass than a sorority house commode! I get sued for sexual harassment just by walking down the halls in my office building! My mistresses go down faster than two Iraqi jets!

            Now, look-up the Freudian term “reaction formation,” and you’ll get a better feel for what really makes you tick.

          • jim marcum

            You queer fuck

          • Sinnie Kemp

            People misspell all the times but it does not mean they are ignorant. There are many ways that mistakes could be made especially commenting on a blog. I believe I had done it and I have friends who have Master degree and PhD screwing up with spelling and grammar all the times.

          • jim marcum

            Sinnie, I read your comment. The only thing I can say is this conversation is obviously over your head. One last thing Sinnie, time not times.

          • Kelli

            Jim,
            I find it highly amusing that you have the audacity to barrage another’s ‘glaring misuse of words’ when your own post is riddled with the same. Slypuffers simply misspelled a single word. Your post contains more than 5 grammatical errors, including inappropriate use of punctuation, capitalization, and possessive vs. plural nouns. Maybe it is you who ‘does not possess the personal discipline to proofread their own work.’

          • LastGasp

            I hope you got that out of your system. You shouldn’t jump on someone for a minor error that we all are guilty of. If you’re having a bad day go run around the block instead of taking your stress out on an innocent.

          • Abel

            Jim, G.M., A.I.G. and B of A would still be here. The only difference is, they would have lost their money instead of the taxpayers money, which means management would be more careful in the future in the decisions they make.
            Thank the crap political system for that. Our politicians like rewarding “Greed and Incompetence”

  • markypolo

    Greedy Liberal Morons think they are worth more than a machine. We shall soon see about that. But never fear, as ms. pelosi said, “now people will have a choice NOT to work”. Good Job all you moron democrats.

  • adrianvance

    A higher minimum wage boosts Federal union wage contracts. That is what this is all about and it will only bring on more automation with higher unemployment.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” and get sharp.

    • jim marcum

      do you think that automation wouldn’t be used now to cut out a minimum wage employee. if the automation is proven technology and priced reasonable it has already been used or is on someone’s planning charts. Walmart has used the automated check outs to rid themselves of their lavishly paid cashiers because quiet frankly automation doesn’t have to be hired, it doesn’t get sick, it always shows up on time and it in the long run puts more money in the safe and the top tiers pockets.

      • Jerry Hughes

        Why did you think they started a business dummy, to make money, that is what all businesses are formed for..
        If their customers don’t want to bag them, they don’t have to.

        • jim marcum

          To call a person you don’t know a name might be giving away your intelligence and the ilk of society that you came from. I stand by my statement.

          • Jerry Hughes

            When you make a completely asinine statement you should expect some one to call you dummy

        • Ron

          Correct Jerry.

      • Ron

        That is just simply good economic principle. Increase profits while reducing cost.
        Unfortunately the labor force has voted itself out of jobs. AND IT IS NOT THE JOB OF THE GOVERNMENT TO CREATE MORE JOBS!!! Read the Constitution.

        • jim marcum

          Jerry and Ron or Kneel and Bob

      • Sinnie Kemp

        By the way, it is “quite frankly” not “quiet frankly”; just want to return the favor.

      • I have a theory, and it might be wrong, but here goes: it is the fast food companies themselves who have funded these protest movements. Not only do they find out who joins — and you can be sure those are the first ones they fire — but now they will have a built in excuse to get rid of these workers and replace them with automation. Seriously, does anyone think that this sort of custom programming and dedicated hardware just springs up out of the earth? It takes a long time and a lot of money to develop this technology… I’d lay odds they’ve been developing it for years. And now they have it all set up and ready to go: is that supposed to be a coincidence?

        But take heart: this is a big win all around. The fast food companies get to keep their profits. The consumers get cheap food that’s bad for them but tastes great. Investors don’t lose their money. Activists get to pat themselves on the back for “sticking it to the man”. Politicians get to posture and makes speeches and get their fat heads on television. The only people who lose are the workers who are being replaced. I truly truly hope they take this as a sign, and get trained for something better; in any event, its going to be a huge crap sandwich for them. I can only hope that something better awaits them.

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  • chefbob

    I think they are nuts, so here is what happens if you pay those unskilled workers say $15.00 per hour. then a Hamburger will cost $10. each and everything in the Gro and every other store will go up accordingly so what have they gained? They will still be right where they are now or even will less if they are paying those crooks in the Unions their share. so dumb.

  • WiSe GuY

    What good is raising the minimum wage without available.jobs?

  • William Fejka

    A glaring problem arises that these “under paid -uneducated ” complainers fail to grasp. When workers ( and I use this term loosely ) are paid higher wages, the company that employs them does not take a loss in profit to satisfy their demands. Guess what, dreamers, that $3.89 Big Mac is now $7.49. plus the company looks for other ways to save money ,like eliminating benefits, hour cut backs and smaller work force. Want to bet who goes first ? Your next check with your “raise ” will also contain a pink slip. How did that $15.00 an hour job work for you? When your skills limit your ability, you are the”grunt” of the work force.The worst part is that now you will become a slave on the democratic plantation, food stamps, welfare checks,obama phones…..all for your vote and to top it off most of you are not smart enough to realize what your greed has cost you.The once proud work ethic in the United States is dead, the “takers” can be proud.

  • Mrsbacktoyou

    Anyone see Atlas Shrugged movies? Ayn Rand, though an atheist, was right on pertaining to “Socialism”.

  • Frank W Brown

    Socialism only works until you run out of other peoples money, then WATCH OUT!

    • Ron

      Yes. The late Prime Minister of England, Margaret Thatcher, said, “Socialism works fine until you run out of other people’s money.” But we have a lot of low informed who have the privilege of voting. And unfortunately, their greed and their ignorance combined are about to vote them right out of a job. Today having a job is a PRIVILEGE, not a RIGHT. Better be glad you have one. And with all the non-contributing zero skills coming over the border there’s not going to be enough to go around. Those of us working will be paying all the bills for those not contributing. See where socialism takes us!!! A problem with a democracy is that it allows the non-informed to cast votes. And for whom do they cast them? You got it…
      the ones who promise them the greatest amount of trinkets. And the trinket givers get votes for support in return…until the nation goes bankrupt. It’s almost morally bankrupt already and THAT might be a major reason for the instability we are now experiencing.

  • Guest

    I’m reading this and what you seem to be saying is corporations always do the right thing by their employee’s and pay them what they are worth without hesitation. Geez, then we really don’t need the IRS they will send their checks in promptly and probably kick in a little extra. We don’t need the EPA they would never foul a stream or the air. OSHA heck what do we need them for. Just drive to a places in W.Va. and look at the streams and flat topped mountains and ripped out forests. Ask around about how many miners has given their lives for paychecks. And last but not least they would never take their jobs and run to a third world country where they could operate with slave labor, no EPA or work and safety regulations. They would never do that, would they?

    • AnnCA

      First of all, please point out where exactly did you find a place saying that “corporations always do the right thing by their employee’s…”

      Second, and this is a bigger problem. You as many others confuse free-enterprise system when the government helps creating business-friendly environment and competition drives business policies with pseudo-capitalism where a few super-rich corporations basically own the government so the government makes laws and regulations which kill small business. McDonald’s and Walmart’s would not get hurt by new regulations, but local stores and family owned restaurants, where customer turnouts are too small to replace people with machines, have a great chance of loosing their businesses. People have fewer jobs to choose, due to lesser competition prices go up and quality of products goes down, big corporations get bigger, small business disappear, rich is getting richer, poor is getting poorer. This is a natural result of all socialist economies, and as you cannot change laws of physics you cannot change laws of economy. If you have a nap under a coconut tree you have great chance to be killed by a coconut; if you let your government to overgrow and your country to become socialist, you are almost guarantee to find yourself spending two hours in a food line and four hours (if you are lucky) in a line for a toilet paper.

    • sweetolbob

      Guest:
      On the other hand, how many employees think of making themselves more productive ? How many think of the corporation that pays them instead of when is quitting time and how can I get out of doing doing the messy part of the job ? Or can I wear my personal music gizmo and bob to the rhythm instead of thinking about what I am supposed to be doing ? Or can I wear some vastly different garb instead of the uniform i agreed to wear ? (And sue the corporation when they fire me ?)
      You count ’em. It won’t take long !

  • jim marcum

    basically what you are talking about is shifting all customer service to the customer. want gas pump your own and we will double gouge you at the cash register. America has been doing business that way for decades. walmarts self check out lanes. they got rid of some lavishly paid employees there didn’t they. Oh well I guess they all can’t move to Mexico or China but it’s a thought.

  • James Hambrick

    I’ve got an idea, let’s send all of these entitled lazy ass welfare kings and queens to South America and Mexico, and keep the illegals. At least they want to work and better themselves.

    • Fred Campbell

      As a generalization, you speak the truth.
      “Illegals” tend to work hard and appreciate the job. Their children usually join our “middle class”.
      Unfortunately, many, by working under the table, are defrauded by crooked employers who know the worker has no legal recourse when not paid.

    • Can we throw in some politicians and bankers who need to be bailed out? If that’s the case, this could be some real “immigration reform”

      • James Hambrick

        Sounds like a plan. While we’re at it we might as well include the illegal occupying the White House and his P.O.S. Attorney General. That would go along way towards cleaning up this mess.

  • Dirty Harry

    A one dollar raise is feasible but raise it to $15, you got to be kidding. Fast Food will turn to robotics and those employees will find themselves without a job. Want more money, move to North Dakota oil fields.

  • don

    i don’t think many would be willing to pay $10.00 for a ‘big mac’…that WILL be the end result…along with the cutting of part-time, entry level jobs.

    • jim marcum

      no it would not be the end result.

  • Marcia Mueller

    Maybe all the college graduates who cannot find jobs because of the bad economy and outsourcing should be the ones demanding–not money they don’t deserve but BETTER jobs.

    • Jerry Hughes

      Demand all they like, if the jobs aren’t there, they aren’t there and all the demanding and rioting will not make more jobs.

      • Marcia Mueller

        You may be right. However, the assumption in many of the comments is that people are to blame for working at low-wage jobs because they have no ambition or did not get an education. That is not true for all people working at unskilled jobs–many do have training and degrees. It is frustrating for them to be blamed for not doing better when enough good jobs are just not available.

        • Jerry Hughes

          We have averaged the loss of 307 businesses a day, to bankruptcy and offshore, since the day that the inept lying outlaw in the white house took office.
          The Federal Regioster tells us that the number of the rich ceding their citizenship and leaving the USA is up 700% since 2009, taking huge amounts of our capital investment money with them.
          A culture that breeds the thought, that the minimum wage should be increased , because, they want/need more to live is part and parcel of the cause of business leaving the USA.
          History has watched for 2000 years, while the quasi socialists/ socialists/communists, set up governments in their attempts to get a free lunch.
          History has watched for 2000 years, while they took them down the tube.
          Still, every time an Obama, comes trolling down the lane, the liberal bloodsuckers run for the bandwagon
          The Obama of the world, will continue to try use business as a cash cow to fund the handout programs that they use to buy votes with.
          Business, will smile, wave and continue to leave

  • Richard Knack

    I do skilled work in a factory, setting up, programming, and running CNC machines, and I don’t get paid $15 per hour. Screw these whiney burger flippers – if they get their minimum wage hike, I want at least $25 per hour. I’ll need it when their wage hike drives prices up!

    • lyle gold

      come to canada then you will make that but hurry because our government is outsourcing to tfw as well

      • Richard Knack

        No thanks. Canada is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. Way too liberal of a country – the way the leftists in our country want the USA to be, unfortunately. Not for THIS hard-core conservative!!!

  • William Cornett

    That’s right. You can’t buck reality and the reality is that there are too many jobs in the US that don’t pay a living wage. Another reality is that fast food may be yet another industry that has run it’s course and on it’s way out (good riddance). Greed by CEO’s, the board of directors and investors created this situation. The once record profits of these companies should have trickled down to the employees and it didn’t. I’d like to see any industry that doesn’t pay a living wage become obsolete and the investors lose their backsides.

    • Jerry Hughes

      Another liberal dem bloodsucker that thinks the world owes them, something.
      The people at McDonald are being paid minimum wage because they don’t have the education and skills to go somewhere and get work that pays a higher wage, why do you scrubs have so much trouble with the simple concepts?
      You don’t pay people like that more money, it’s hard enough to get enough work out of them to justify, what they are being paid.

    • jim marcum

      I agree Mr. Cornett. You are exactly correct.

    • David Gearhart

      Your living wage is gone due to Obama’s economics. Food that was sold at $.99 is now $4 & $5 a pound what was sold at 3 or 4 for $1.00 are now $.59 to $.79 each, and some are over $1.00 each. Your dollar is worth $.30 on the dollar for your purchasing power. Can you say thank you Obama.

    • Business is business. Have you ever owned business with employees? Apparently not if you think everyone should be getting a living wage. Why not just go to Cuba? Everyone gets paid the same there. How many times do you people have to be told, “This is America?” You don’t start a business to make your employees rich, it’s nice if it happens, but you start a business to make yourself rich. Why would anyone start their own business without the incentive to make money? Burger flippers don’t expect to make a career flipping burgers, they move on to better jobs. If you don’t understand the basics of Capitalism quit making stupid liberal statements.

  • marcello geno

    american citizens need to start up their own businesses. neighborhood bakeries with people selling baked goods in front off their houses like they do in the caribbean. retirees getting together and selling used tires or repairing cars. people selling home grown vegetables and fruits. there are changes in the air. the citizens are restless and they are ready to toss the government aside and do things their way. watch what happens when marijuana is legalized in even more states. the public is stirring and the bureaucrats are quaking in their boots.

  • beware

    do they not have McDonald’s in Mexico?

  • CaptGene

    With regards to a $15 and hour minimum wage – Good luck! McDonald’s will do just as the article says; move to replacing people with machines. Thanks the decidedly marxist (lcit) unions for “raising” their wages only to put them in the unemployment line. For the record: The “minimum wage” is an ENTRY LEVEL wage – a training wage – and was never meant to be a so-called “living wage”. So if the “gimme-gimme’s” want to push for $15 and out, again I say, Good Luck! Oh, and be careful what you wish for. As an aside: Personally I do not eat at McD’s and not because of the pricing or other “monetary”
    reasons. Rather, we (my 8th grade science class and I) are in our 5th year experiment on a McDonald’s
    burger and fries not rotting. Yes: Year FIVE. The photo is of our experiment. By the way: Burger King went “green and fuzzy” between day 3 and 5. McD’s and Wendy’s never did rot.

  • David Gearhart

    The unions did the same thing to the automotive industry and others. The manufactures replaced the union workers who when told to do something would curse their boss and call for their union representative saying that’s not my job. The unions did in several of our industries such as the steel industry. The higher minimum wage will cost jobs and close some businesses .Liberal logic is controlled by the socialist propaganda.

  • collinspa

    People better wake up. If they raise the wage to $15 , two things are going to happen. When the illegals become legal the will take the jobs at the present wage or half of the employees will be fired

  • anaedra

    It’s called continued education, but most think a High School diploma or GED is all that’s needed, sorry to disappoint, even when I was in HS way back in the 70’s I was told that a college degree was needed to get any where even then, and as now, it is all to apparent that it is true, but the type of degree needs to be wisely chosen, something in science, computers, medicine etc. Those who stop at HS will not progress.

  • Guest

    The thing about increasing minimum wage is that only two things really happen. 1) whoever works for minimum wage is still at the very bottom run of the economic ladder and because the increased wages automatically mean increased prices, 2) those who were making more than the minimum wage lose buying power, moving them closer to the bottom of the ladder. This is EXACTLY the number one cause of the middle class shrinking, the “poorer” class getting bigger, the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. People out there always hollering about increasing the minimum, demanding a “living wage” will always find our that they can’t live worth a damn on the bottom step of the economic ladder. That wouldn’t change if the minimum wage was $1000 dollars an hour. The only change would be that there’d be lots of American making millions of dollars an hour paying $7000 dollars an hour for a hamburger and still not being able to raise those six kids, or even one or two on the money they have settled for not because of whatever the minimum is but because they have settled for the minimum, whatever it is. One other thing that will never change… it will always be the result of their own choice. It will never be the fault of employers who are just trying to do (believe it or not) honest business.

  • Guest

    The thing about increasing minimum wage is that only two things really happen. 1) whoever works for minimum wage is still at the very bottom run of the economic ladder and because the increased wages automatically mean increased prices, 2) those who were making more than the minimum wage lose buying power, moving them closer to the bottom of the ladder. This is EXACTLY the number one cause of the middle class shrinking, the “poorer” class getting bigger, the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. People out there always hollering about increasing the minimum, demanding a “living wage” will always find out that they can’t live worth a damn on the bottom step of the economic ladder. That wouldn’t change if the minimum wage was $1000 dollars an hour. The only change would be that there’d be lots of American making millions of dollars a year paying $7000 dollars for a hamburger and still not being able to raise those six kids, or even one or two on the money they have settled for not because of whatever the minimum is but because they have settled for the minimum, whatever it is.

  • J_R_K

    The thing about increasing minimum wage is that only two things really happen. 1) whoever works for minimum wage is still at the very bottom rung of the economic ladder and because the increased wages automatically mean increased prices, 2) those who were making more than the minimum wage lose buying power, moving them closer to the bottom of the ladder. This is EXACTLY the number one cause of the middle class shrinking, the “poorer” class getting bigger, the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. People out there always hollering about increasing the minimum, demanding a “living wage” will always find out that they can’t live worth a damn on the bottom step of the economic ladder. That wouldn’t change if the minimum wage was $1000 dollars an hour. The only change would be that there’d be lots of American making millions of dollars a year paying $7000 dollars for a hamburger and still not being able to raise those six kids, or even one or two on the money they have settled for not because of whatever the minimum is but because they have settled for the minimum, whatever it is.

  • Conservative

    Liberals know this campaigning for $15.00 is really a joke and just another scheme to deceive. They know $15.00 an hour for entry level jobs that can be replaced with technology can never be achieved but they count on people that refuse to think or reason to buy into the idea of how much ‘they care’. You can be sure that those liberals who have stock in most of these companies would never approve of such an idea. They are not paying those who clean their houses, maintain their lawns or property, clean their cars, babysit their children, cook their meals, etc $15.00 an hour.

    All $15.00 an hour would do is deprive kids earning their own spending money, saving for a paying for college tuition, their clothing, shoes, dating, etc. etc.

    Liberal politicians are so deceitful!

  • gary360

    A friend of mind went to work at Burger King, she’s (56). They had her doing all the crap jobs, sweep the parking lot, take out trash, clean bathrooms, etc. All the while they left the young one’s, non-English speaking inside doing all the easy stuff. The reason, they can’t speak English. I told her to file a discrimination suit but she didn’t want too. So ask me what I think of non-English people? Not a whole hell of a lot. Now they want to earn $15. an hour? I use to tell my daughter, I guess you want to start at the top and work your way down.

  • ken345

    Banks are a good example of how things go. They used to have a teller at every window, then came checking accounts, and some jobs went with them, then came ATM’s and some jobs went with them, then came online banking and some bank branches started closing taking even more jobs with them. These clowns are insisting on 15 bucks an hour so now the incentive is high to eliminate as many jobs as possible through automation and it’s only a matter of time until most entry level jobs as they now exist will be gone, never to return…

  • adrianvance

    With 92.6 million people out-of-work many would be glad to get a minimum wage.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for facts.

  • Fred Campbell

    “Fresh out of 10th grade with no marketable skills? You get minimum wage”???????
    Wrong, in many cases you get not job at all.
    You are then moved onto the “government plantation”. Here your only obligation is to faithfully vote for the candidate that promises the greatest increase in your government dole. (Drugs will help you forget your own sense of worthlessness.)

  • adrianvance

    This affects 2.7% of the workforce and a higher minimum drives more business owners to deal in cash and avoid taxes, regulations, etc.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for facts, ideas and more.

  • adrianvance

    2,7% are directly affected by this, but the unions use it as a wedge.

    Google “Two Minute Conservative” for facts, ideas and more.

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