Friday, April 5, 2013
You want more money? Why?
It seems that a whole bunch of fast food workers in NYC went on a "strike" the other day to protest their low wages.
They are demanding that the fast food giants pay them more money.
I have a problem with that.
1. Fast food is a low skill..anybody can do it job. It does not take a Doctorate degree to say "Welcome to blah blah.. May I take your order?" You get what you pay for.
2. Fast food should be a stepping stone for a kid in high school or college or a person that needs a job; like right now. A person should not strive to be a burger flipper for 30 years. Unless you are striving to own or manage the place.
3.No one is forcing these grown ass people to work in a low wage job. For YEARS... They made that decision. If you are unsatisfied with what you are doing; then change what you are doing.
4. If you have worked for Joe Blows fast food for...say 5 years... and you only got promoted to fries last week..then, son, that says an awful lot about you.
5. If you know that the money you are making is not enough to provide for your needs, then that is on you to do something to improve your situation. It is not the "restaurants".. I use that term loosely... responsibility to give you a raise if you do nothing to earn that raise.
No one owes any of us anything that we did not work to get. If I don't put the work in..then why should my place of employment reward me with more money?
This is the problem I have... This generation of people expect everything to just be handed to them. This is exactly the problem I have with my new private...the one in the post before this.. He thought that his lights and water and all that shit should be already on for him whenever he moves into his apartment. Just.. "OK..we have been waiting on you your highness. Just flip the switch Sir. It is our pleasure to light the darkness for you!"
You are striking for what? Are you being mistreated? Are you in a union? You don't have enough money for that NBA 5K game? What?
Hell.. I worked at McDonald's, KFC, Wendy's and a few fly by night taco joints while I was in High School. And in all of them, before I left for bigger and greener pastures.. I had more responsibility with my job than I had whenever I started. I took it upon myself to learn all I could. I knew I would not be working there for long, I always knew that I was bigger than the Golden Arches..but while I was there I earned my money. And I was rewarded.
These kids today?
Alls I'm saying is..
I wish my son would.