makes $8.25 an hour after 10 years at McDonald's in Chicago, & Walmart even worse (have boycotted them for years)-this is BS in my opinion. When I was 16 worked at the supermarket (union work), almost 50 years ago and made much more than $15. adjusted for inflation-our economy is a mess and Bubble Ben is just playing games! Know of many 50 plus years old higher income unemployed (up to 200k for one) who can't find a job ,and are trying very hard! The Gap between the 1%' ers and the rest (including retirees) is getting ever wider-and all the Fed does is jack up the stock market ( 90% have very little invested even in their 401k's & many out of work have cashed them out) and at least think that Timothy Franz Geithner realizes that, and hopefully he will spread the word!
Well I am ready to concede some . The best burger at McD and it sells for 1.00 is the McDouble , they hide it on the small menu in the corner , 2 patties + cheese for 1.00 ? I honestly don't know how that can be done?
But lets make it 1.10 and bring them up to 8.50 . There are a few more items that could be raised . I think the difficulty is McD has too big a menu now and service is slow. Take a few of the dogs off the menu , fire the extra workers and give the rest 9.00 .
What I am saying here is the company will find away around this like obamacare and the little people will hurt more.
I worked in a grocery store too... made $8.25/hr my senior year of high school 25 years ago!! I also bought a brand new 1988 Pontiac Sunbird that year for just under 10K. What a difference 25 years makes. What will another 25 do??
And as a side note - I also live in the Chicago area. When I first started at the store in 1986 I made minimum wake which was $3.35/hr at the time. However I worked hard and being a union job helped, I'm sure. Health benefits were good too... even for part time!
Any one earning 200K and not investing for their future has no one to blame but themselves for having lived beyond their means, and not providing a reserve if their salary should suddenly be terminated. 50 Years ago the 60's, what union supper market was paying, an inflation adjusted, $15 an hour? Had an uncle, was a butcher, a skilled profession; at a union super market, was making about $4.50 an hour.
Even McDonalds gives raises based on performance, quality of work, attendance, appearance, etc. Hmmmmm, let's see, wonder why she might STILL be making $8.25 after 10 years? Most folks that have to work at McD's for more than a couple of years end up as shift managers, etc. They actually have an entire career progression program, for those who choose to make McD a career -- check the facts, but many McD franchise owners started out ..... making $8.25 an hour. Course they a bit more on the ball and probably weren't still at that rate after 10 years. Just guessin'.....