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07-16-2013, 09:42 PM
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McDonalds Tell Workers To Get A 2nd Job

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/201...ffer&mobile=nc

McDonalds has partnered with Visa to launch a website to help its low-wage workers making an average $8.25 an hour to budget. But while the site is clearly meant to illustrate that McDonalds workers should be able to live on their meager wages, it actually underscores exactly how hard it is for a low-paid fast food worker to get by.

The site includes a sample “budget journal” for McDonalds’ employees that offers a laughably inaccurate view of what it’s like to budget on a minimum wage job. Not only does the budget leave a spot open for “second job,” it also gives wholly unreasonable estimates for employees’ costs: $20 a month for health care, $0 for heating, and $600 a month for rent. It does not include any budgeted money for food or clothing.

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They should tell them to get an education

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All of those numbers are reasonable in Arizona where the cost of living is cheap, except maybe health care, where you can get around it by running to the ER and ignoring all your overpriced bills afterwards. In practice you can go to the ER and they can't refuse to see you, even if the "bill" afterwards (that you have no intention of paying) is $1200 to be seen by a doctor about a cut on your wrist for which he may not even give you a prescription drug to treat it; just maybe a few stitches and a bandage which is included in the bill (that again, you can get away with not actually paying).


More of a criticism of the American medical system than McDonald's wages though.

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All of those numbers are reasonable in Arizona where the cost of living is cheap, except maybe health care, where you can get around it by running to the ER and ignoring all your overpriced bills afterwards. In practice you can go to the ER and they can't refuse to see you, even if the "bill" afterwards (that you have no intention of paying) is $1200 to be seen by a doctor about a cut on your wrist for which he may not even give you a prescription drug to treat it; just maybe a few stitches and a bandage which is included in the bill (that again, you can get away with not actually paying).


More of a criticism of the American medical system than McDonald's wages though.
Yeah, you can ignore the medical bill if you want to have **** credit for at least a decade. Good luck trying to open any account, getting a mortgage or financing a car after you do that.

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Hilarious.

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So much for telling their employess to try and move up and earn a raise. Just get a 2nd job because they'll never get past working the deep fryer.

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So much for telling their employess to try and move up and earn a raise. Just get a 2nd job because they'll never get past working the fryer.
If you work 2 jobs it's not like you'll have enough time or energy to spend that extra income anyway, right?


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To be honest, I would probably make more money working 2 hourly jobs vs one job with salary.

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To be honest, I would probably make more money working 2 hourly jobs vs one job with salary.
That's likely because you would be working more hours...

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To be honest, I would probably make more money working 2 hourly jobs vs one job with salary.
For our area, $2000 a month is actually comfortably livable. I've lived on half that before when I had to.

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They should tell them to get an education
Somebody has to run the restaurants, even if the entire workforce is carrying Ph.D.s.

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I was earning somewhere in this range for a few months and it sucked. Screw McDonalds.

Of course now I spend their entire monthly spending total on rent. more actually.

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Somebody has to run the restaurants, even if the entire workforce is carrying Ph.D.s.
and those people should be able to at least live off a full time job.

or they could all become engineers and build robotic mcdonalds workers.

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They should tell them to get an education
If they all get an education, who's gonna flip my burgers ?

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They should tell them to get an education
You don't really understand how supply and demand works, do you?

If McDonald's workers went out en masse and got themselves degrees that wouldn't lead them towards higher paying jobs, it would lead towards making the degrees worthless.

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If they all get an education, who's gonna flip my burgers ?
A student like me!

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I really don't get you guys, yeah if you're an adult working at McDonalds you probably have to get a second job,

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I think it's kind of funny that they infer that the second part-time job pays almost as well as the "full-time" McJob. Might not want to disclose that info or maybe your McWorkers will get two part-time jobs and almost double their salary.

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McDonalds is not a job to earn a livable wage from.

It's low-level unskilled labor, and is paid accordingly.

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I really don't get you guys, yeah if you're an adult working at McDonalds you probably have to get a second job,
If you're an adult working as a crew member at McDonalds, just give up.

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McDonalds is not a job to earn a livable wage from.

It's low-level unskilled labor, and is paid accordingly.
They should be paid more than NHL players.

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They should be paid more than NHL players.
Not every McDonalds worker has been to an NHL game.

Every NHL player has most likely been to a McDonalds.

McDonalds clearly has more valuable jobs.

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Saw this last night and at made me laugh McDonald's and feel sad for these employees all at once.

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McDonalds is not a job to earn a livable wage from.

It's low-level unskilled labor, and is paid accordingly.
They should still get a livable wage and should not have to work 40 hrs a week and have their own company telling them to get a second job to pay the bills...

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