Whether it’s a popular 00’s pop band that we’re talking about or a penalty in hockey, someone needs to put these offenders of douchebaggery in their right place. Yesterday, all across this great nation supporters of a movement mainly in the fast food industry held strikes/protests for the raise of federal minimum to $15.
It’s not enough that they people that actually went to college/trade school/several other possibilities can’t get a job because the market sucks. A lot of these people have been forced to apply for short-term fixes that usually don’t even hire them in fear that the applicant will run at the first chance of something better (i.e. everyone in America). But this new culture of entitlement across the board has made it easy to expect things to be given to you without much effort.
How many people do you know that struggle to make much about 15 or 20 bucks an hour? I bet they are people that don’t generally collect unemployment or food stamps or any other bullshit government contingency that the lazy half of our country’s population falls back on. That kind of shit is supposed to be there for the people that need it in times of crisis, not the people that do absolutely nothing until it’s the only option (and frankly, what they were waiting for all along).
I don’t care whether you consider yourself a “sandwich artist” or whatever other stupid names they tag on useless jobs that are just a means to an end. If more money is a realistic expectation then perhaps you should have tried harder in school. Very few people are able to maximize their abilities and skills and turn them into a career. It all starts from the ground up and anyone and everyone has regrets when considering the “coulda shoulda wouldas”.
Fast food is bad for you anyways. Instead, let’s eat healthy, make our own artery-clogging meals, or simply fire these fools and hire someone else that will work for less. It’s the American way! Let’s completely outsource our fast food to China! But seriously, very few people in this country (aside from freelancers of various kinds) make more than 30 bucks an hour without being considered full-time salaried employees. Lots of people make less than that on salary. So do you think it’s fair that McDonald’s employees (among others) can essentially earn a salary while the people that are actually trying to make a better life can’t even sniff that hallowed threshold?