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#31 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 14:47

Nope. It's this attitude that allows these scumbag companies to continue to treat workers like dirt. Between this and walmart asking employees to provide co-workers with charity you get a sense of just how little these companies care about their employees.

Some of the poorest paid people have some of the most physically demanding jobs.

Well companies typically don't care about their employees. Especially huge companies that have millions of shareholders to please.

It sucks, I know, but that's just what capitalist America has become.

Regardless, anybody can pick up a newspaper or go to monster.com and browse through thousands and thousands of job openings.

If I drive through a commercial area, a lot of the restaurants and stores have "help wanted" signs out front.  People truly have no excuse for not having a job or being unhappy.

 

A big problem is that too many people either can't pass a pi*s test, or they'd rather sit on their butt and wait for the government to give them everything they need.  Sure companies are becoming more powerful by the day, but the traditional American motto of working hard to be successful is all but gone.




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Posted 22 November 2013 - 15:26

Motto has probably gone because people realised working hard didn't always result in getting ahead. It's even less true now.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 17:47

You're forgetting the fact that if wages rise, so do prices. So everybody except for those few employees can now afford less. If McDonalds is forced to pay high wages for their employees, perhaps they'll have to do away with the dollar menu, which is a massive part of their income. So they have to pay more money out of their pocket towards wages, and they'll have less money coming in from less customers. No offense, but your opinion doesn't have much business sense.

In addition, companies have shareholders to please by increasing profits year-over-year. That's Capitalist America, and it's not going to change.


I didn't forget anything, I'm just better informed than you.

Prices are only effected in areas that rely on low wage workers, like the food industry.

For a 12% gain in wages, you get a rise in prices that's about 1/3 that of normal inflation, or about 1%.

The rise in prices is insignificant, to say the least.

 

And, McDonald's has already done away with the dollar menu. Now it's the "Dollar Menu & More", where items are as much as $5.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 18:19

I bet a lot of the folks against raising the wage are right-wingers....

 

Funny thing is that most Walmart and McDonald employees have to supplement their income off of the backs of tax payers.  How the hell is that fair at all?  If they pay their employees a living wage then they would have to increase their prices.  That seems like a fairer system: The customers of Walmart and McDonald's have to help pay for the employees that work there.  How the hell is it fair that I, someone who does not shop at Walmart or McDonald's, have MY taxes going to THEIR employees?

 

You guys want your taxes lowered?  Want a fair market for MAIN street?  Or just want your tax-subsidized WalMart and McDonald's GMO filth to put into your bodies?  Wacko birds.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 18:20

I bet a lot of the folks against raising the wage are right-wingers....

 

Funny thing is that most Walmart and McDonald employees have to supplement their income off of the backs of tax payers.  How the hell is that fair at all?  If they pay their employees a living wage then they would have to increase their prices.  That seems like a fairer system: The customers of Walmart and McDonald's have to help pay for the employees that work there.  How the hell is it fair that I, someone who does not shop at Walmart or McDonald's, have MY taxes going to THEIR employees?

 

 

General welfare is opposed by the right, corporate welfare on the other hand . . .



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 18:26

I knew it. McDonald's is part of the war on Christmas. Get 'em, Fox.
 
 
 
Gee, I wonder why they didn't think of that.
 
 
 
That doesn't dictate prosperity. According to Legatum, Australia ranks 7th overall.
 
http://www.prosperity.com

 
I was responding to the nukenorman post in it's entirety not just the prosperity aspect.  Please try to keep my remark in context to the post I was responding to, thanks.  :)
 
A very good article - http://247wallst.com...cans-the-least/

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 18:28

Scrooge will be proud. :p

 

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 18:38

I would rather pay more for a hamburger if that means better pay for the employees and better quality product-wise. Eating at fast food places is for the convenience, not really for the quality of the food in regards to the taste and nutrition. These companies make very good profits and can afford to provide better pay and benefits while still rewarding their investors with reasonable dividends.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 19:04

Scrooge will be proud. :p

 

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Totally. That was a very harsh thing to say.



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 14:43

 
I was responding to the nukenorman post in it's entirety not just the prosperity aspect.  Please try to keep my remark in context to the post I was responding to, thanks.  :)
 
A very good article - http://247wallst.com...cans-the-least/

 

You implied Aus isn't prosperous due to our debt level. That is false. Please articulate your points more clearly in the future.