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originally posted by: onequestion
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: EvillerBob
Not when all the money is in a couple individuals hands and no one else is paid enough to PAY more in the first place.
Oh please don't bring the bigger picture into the conversation I can't grasp it.
originally posted by: EvillerBob
originally posted by: doobydoll
Are you saying that if these fast-food places paid more that people would all be queuing to do them and no-one will want the better, cushier, degreed jobs?
Do you really think people will suddenly abandon their career/ambition/vocational calling if McD's pays a living wage?
What a fruiter.
Really not sure how you got that out of it.
The poster was pointing out that making this kind of low-end job a financially viable career would be counter-productive. It would discourage employees from trying to improve themselves and would also be insulting to the people who had busted a gut to get a good education and fought through an army of competing applicants to land a job, only to find themselves working at the same pay grade as the highschool dropout flipping burgers.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: EvillerBob
but maybe they like that kind of work, and maybe they like it enough that they made themselves the best mc donald's worker in the state. maybe the customers know them and like them just as much... I mean we each have different personalities and although you and me might not have the personality to get into that kind of work, maybe someone else does. who knows maybe there's enough people out there like that who are willing to put their everything into it and do the best danged job they could. if someone is working in a job that they like, that they have worked hard enough to become very good at it, that is providing a service that obviously many in society likes or else the business wouldn't still exist, why should they have to "better" themselves? How many people like resturant work enough that they eventually open their own resturants and well the actual wage that is paid to waitresses is less than what mcdonalds pays their employees!!
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: gosseyn
The big picture is that in a world based on natural law, its pays to remember that squirrels don't store their acorns in huge, communal tree trunks, for the common good of all squirrels.
Altruism is a wonderful thing to attain to. But its like a Mexican standoff. The first person who blinks takes it in the gut. So until the folks on top blink....im gonna hold the trigger. The alternative: my kids go hungry. Philosophy doesn't feed them.
originally posted by: gosseyn
It will not take long before all these jobs are automated, the technology is already present and ready, the plans too. It will just take one fast-food company to do it and the others will have to follow if they don't want to disappear. Jobs like this are the easiest to automate.