people who work minimum wage aren't all just kids who go to school and live at home with their parents. A lot of hard working people depend on those jobs.
well then this may sound harsh but it's the truth....if you're banking on a fast food job as your 'career' then that's the problem. Fast Food jobs are for junior high/high school kids and maybe some folks to get back on their feet. Unless you're highly motivated and shoot for managing or franchising.....those jobs aren't there to support 'families'.
There has never been a greater time to obtain an education, scholarships and grants for that education....skills etc etc. I'm sorry, but there really is nothing but 'excuses' to keep you from succeeding in America today. Everyone and their mother has an 'excuse' as to why they 'can't......I know I could list off at least five great excuses for me to be a deadbeat right now and 'society' would understand. But I personally chose not to sit on those excuses and prove them wrong.
This is a question of work ethic and a generational gap. I was taught to work hard and you'll be rewarded with raises, promotions etc. And I have, my whole life. This wave of workers that are demanding $15 an hour just 'want' $15 an hour without proving or working for it. Perfect example:
My brother is the warehouse manger of our warehouse. He has (3) Truck Drivers under him, one of which is a 27 year old Father of 2 who decided that he didn't like working as a mechanic any longer because of the hours and it was tough work. He was making $25 as a mechanic. He was hired as a truck driver making $12.80 an hour and my brother says ALL he does is whine and cry about ONLY making $12.80 an hour.
First off, his salary per hour wasn't a secret....he knew what the starting wage was so why take the job in the first place if you're going to whine about it? Second, if you NEED the job but disagree with the amount, then get in the position and bust your ass to get raises/promotions. But no, he tells my brother he will work harder AFTER he gets more money.
And that is the difference IMO. There are a group of people out there that bust their ass and work to get raises/promotions and there are people out there that want things handed to them without working for it. This $15 demand for fast food work is nothing but wanting more money without doing anything for it. You can try to spin it in any direction you want but that is what it is. It's a fast food job folks....not a career.