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You mean like the guys in the construction department who get new restaurants built? You mean like the real estate department who gets the land on which to build those restaurants?
What about the capital that goes into buying that land and building those restaurants? Just put it up for nothing? No return on the investment? Not gonna be many restaurants around if that's what you want to see.
Really? How much you figure? What about the guys on the slow shift?
But yes it would vary going by that model, yet on the slowest of day they will likely make more then getting paid minimum for hourly work
Think so? How many people 10, 15 people on a shift. Each one taking piece of that burger?
if all the people working at Mcdonals got paid by each burger they sold everybody would want to work at Mcdonalds as it would be one of the best paying jobs around.
Piece work is the answer to corporate greed. Ok. But no, because what you end up with is the same thing you're complaining about except that now instead of being "underpaid" by the hour you are now underpaid by the piece. In any case, you are sort of ignoring the fact that in spite of their best efforts, McDonald's doesn't sell as many burgers as they would like to. There's this thing called supply and demand. You can't sell an unlimited number of burgers.
It would put a lot of people above them out of business however since they would effectively become the franchise operators having a stake in there own work and the over all business efforts from the product shipping to everything else, effectively screwing everything up and ending the whole corp side of it.
Speaking from experience I take it. Have you been a construction manager working on, oh... say 5 or 6 projects at the same time. Each of which is in the neighborhood of 2 million dollars in value?
Those jobs are not exactly rocket science.
Fast, yes. And yes, they try to control costs. That doesn't mean they are cheap. Air conditioning equipment, refrigeration equipment, kitchen equipment...not cheap. Snazzy tile finishes (at McDonald's anyhow). But you know the franchise owners bear a good percentage of the costs, don't you?
And by most restaurants I take it you mean franchise restaurants, most of those building are built fast, and they cut costs by the buttload.
Right. No pesky building codes to bother with. No pesky trade unions. No safety laws to comply with. No minimum wage requirements.
have been in third world countries were people built by themself with a crew of cousins numbering around 7 or 8 much better houses and buildings. I know because some of them were my cousins and watched how they went about it.
That rigid OLD mentality is out. Stop thinking your better then anyone.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by filledcup
Neat. With about 1.8 million employees that means each one gets about a buck.
the company could easily.. allocate an extra million or two to salaries for the following year. and if they make another 120 mill in that year or more, they can then allocate another 2 million out of that in salaries.
Aw shucks. You mean they have to do their job.
in addition to flipping burger the worker now has to also sweep the floor, wipe the counter 12 times a day instead of 6
loses his insurance plan
Really? You seem to know a lot about the employee review and promotion policies.
and the price of everything around him raises. but his salary stays the same
How do you know they don't get raises?
and part of that payment comes from the sweat off the backs of the burger flippers who didnt get a raise.
I avoid McDonald's burgers every chance I get but not because I think they crew members aren't being paid enough.
edit on 8/30/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)
I don't think that anyone should be working in a burger joint to survive. That doesn't mean they should be paid more so they can.
I simply believe that minimum wage at full time should provide for the basic necessities needed to survive!
You mean, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
A world where an artist never starves, even if they aren't recognized until they pass away to whatever's next. A world where a musician is able to play his music and still have a place, a home. A world where that guy whose IQ gives him enough to function in society at that job, "a fliiping monkey could do', but could never go on to further education and more complex tasks, and a society that doesn't look down upon him - but embraces him for doing at the least what he is able to do!
You and Karl.
I don't know, call me a dreamer. Yes, the world needs realist, but they need dreamers too.
Sounds like you don't need him. Start your own business. One deal like that a year wouldn't be bad. Oh wait, you say you get paid even if you don't make a deal?
and it's so sweet he's getting about $150,000 of that in clear profit. how much of that money do you think im going to see? i did all the work. i did the research, i did the testing, i trained myself on the technology, i got it dog cheap from the supplier and then i trained my boss on understanding how it works and how to sell it in the demo.
No. What they are protesting is that they aren't getting $15/hr.
well because theyre all up in the streets protesting about it. it seems the only time anyone ever gets a raise.
Right. Blackmail. Give us what we want or we'll spit on the food. See, that's what supervisors are for. That's why they get the big bucks.
u really need to make sure the people that prepare your food are happy.