Fast food work is an entry-level job folks. The pay is not meant to support a family...just like sweeping floors at Walmart isn’t.
I worked a factory job in the early 90s. It wasn’t much money, but it was OK for the time. My duties were extensive and took some knowledge which I gained through experience.
I asked for a 50 cent/hr raise after 2 years. They only gave me a quarter. I got a better paying job and quit which is exactly what these people who don’t like their current pay should attempt to do. No one is forcing them to stay at this job.
this was the thing that irritated me most about the attack ad on romney spending cuts wold kill middle class jobs - but the imagery running was of entry-level food workers - these are not middle class jobs. they are entry level jobs.
I would say this. Fast-food is ok to start out at....but you need to plan on staying less than four years and moving up to something else. If your life plan is to stick to Fast Food....unless you can get up to shift manager or store manager in eight years...I wouldn’t be sticking around. I will admit that a shift-manager does make a good salary at McDonalds....but if you aren’t there by your late twenties....you aren’t going anywhere.
In this economy? Where? Also, where are the FReepers that believe that loyalty should be rewarded with a raise now and then? Should employers NEVER give a raise? If so, why not?