posted on Oct, 24 2013 @ 02:10 PM
This is always a tricky subject. On one hand, a person working full time should have secured a at least lower middle class standard of living.
On the other hand, its freaking Mcdonalds. you stuff burgers in a bag all day, hardly rocket science and can (and will) be replaced with a simple
robotic hand and a vending machine interface.
I think the best thing then is not a demand minimum wage be raised, but a new social program erected where if someone is working for minimum wage,
they qualify for free educational vouchers to be used in any trade school. that way they can spend some extra hours taking courses locally that will
improve their chances of digging themselves out of the hole of minimum wage. This makes more sense than any lengthy welfare assistance. far more
productive, and a better payout for everyone involved (including government).
Burger flipping jobs are normally the domain of tweens and the like whom spend most of their cash on cell phones and shoes...its not meant for a
proper life..yet as society drifts more into automation and destruction of the middle class, more people are finding themselves in such a role.
retraining for adults is in order.