Most McDonald's managers (aside trainee) presumably are above poverty level. Still McDonald's encourages its managers to apply for welfare if they can, the first hint of just how low wages -- even among the management -- at the typical McDonald's franchise are.
So outside of corporate offices, at its actual restaurants, McDonalds hires as many as 50,000-60,000 employees in the U.S. who it pays above poverty level wages. An official webpage seemingly confirms this writing that of the company's 860,000+ employees at U.S. franchises, 6.1 percent are in "management and support staff positions." So that works out to around 52,500 employee managers -- about what our quick and dirty calculation yielded.
VIII. The Toiling Masses
quote: Scholarships are easiest to get if you're a black/hispanic/asian/child prodigy IMO.
quote: Well if you speak it with a thick malaysian accent then it's not perfect.
quote: All things being equal, it would be who did better on the interview. Part of that would me being able to understand them. An accent is not a huge factor. How they conduct themselves in the interview would be key.
quote: By default, minorities need to do extra prep work to ensure we get the same work opportunities as caucasian American candidates
quote: This goes back to my earlier point about why Asian Americans push themselves extra hard academically and professionally.
quote: It's so depressing people are still ignorant enough to believe that.
quote: Because...what, they aren't "white" enough?
quote: I believe what I meant to say was that minorities have to do extra prep work to make the cut among the pool of candidates being considered for a job.
quote: Well it sounded as if you were basically accusing employers and HR departments of being racists when it comes to hiring.
quote: Why do you believe that's still the case though? That's what I'm trying to get at.
quote: ...when school is finished and it's time to find a real job, imagine how tough it is for minorities to compete against candidates with easy-to-read surnames and speak perfect...
quote: Fact of the matter is that in some areas of the US (mainly Western Urban Centers) being white means that you are a minority and being Asian is the norm.
quote: What does geography have to do with trying to find a job? None of that matters when you're in a job interview trying to convince a hiring manager you're the best candidate despite your non-conventional surname and accent (if you have one).
quote: In the end it all boils down to whoever wants the job more and how hard they're willing to work to get there :)
quote: Right now so long as they are employed, they are borderline content with their situation. Given time and loss of jobs they will become EVERYONE’S problem fast.
quote: The underemployment rate for recent graduates is also higher than in the previous two decades. That rate was 34 percent in 2001. By 2012, it had risen to 44 percent. Because of the scarcity of jobs, recent graduates have tended to take low-paying jobs or jobs that don't require a college degree such as positions as bartenders or retail clerks.
quote: ...the REAL issue is just exactly WHAT we're going to do with the vast multitudes of labor supply we have for which there are no meaningful jobs available.
quote: We let them die?
quote: There are plenty of relatively low-skilled jobs that easily pay 3 or 4 times as much as McDonalds. There is some training but we're not talking 100k education. I'm talking about vocational schools, things like plumbing, welding, etc.
quote: This ALL has to do with the minimum wage. You can't make any possible argument to the contrary.
quote: If there are no job openings for these people elsewhere, where do you get off telling them to get a better job?
quote: What do yiou do with tens of millions of unskilled workers?
quote: Needing to raise the minimum wage is just a symptom. Just think, if the minimum wage is raised to $15 (which will need to happen eventually), would that stop the process? Would that prevent it being raised to $20 a few years later?
quote: Artificially raising your wage to double what it's worth on the free market will make that $7 combo meal $11 and people wont buy it, then fast food franchises close and the moron that used to make $8 an hour makes $0 with no job. NICE!
quote: These people aren't receiving $8/hour. They are receiving $8/hour + public benefits.
quote: Answer this question for yourself. Would you rather make enough money to pay your own bills or have to embarrass yourself waiting in line applying for assistance and then paying for groceries with that assistance?
quote: I would estimate that if you polled McDonalds employees and asked them if they would rather earn $15/hour or remain on public assistance close to 100% would rather earn enough to get off public assistance.
quote: the fact that you got down rated for this post scares the hell out of me.
quote: That is economics 101, supply and demand.
quote: You don't have to be a neurosurgeon.
quote: ...Get an education so you don't end up flipping burgers at McDonald's!
quote: There are not enough jobs. Period. This is not an opinion but an irrefutable fact. The real unemployment rate in this country is close to 30%.
quote: The report found that graduates from fields that provided technical skills or serve growing parts of the U.S. economy fared better.
quote: 3. End public assistance and raise wages so that people are not working full time and not making enough to survive.
quote: Why are we subsidizing the labor market for the benefit of McDonalds???
quote: ... because the American tax payer subsidizes their wages.
quote: The most common forms of public assistance are Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program -- which cumulatively stack up to around $4B USD. The remaining $3B USD comes in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit, food stamps, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families .
quote: End public assistance and let poor people starve or become homeless.
quote: That doesn't mean they are working at a fast food joint for $8 it means some are looking for work and some are working at jobs paying less than their experienced counterparts and some are in lower fields, retail etc. Not fast food FFS.
quote: Because of the scarcity of jobs, recent graduates have tended to take low-paying jobs or jobs that don't require a college degree such as positions as bartenders or retail clerks.
quote: Look, I am done with this... It's not my job to convince you although I have tried.
quote: I'm not sure you meant to reply to me, but assuming you did
quote: ...Get an education so you don't end up flipping burgers at McDonald's!
quote: I think this is why Alex Jones
quote: Apple has 80k employees and has a market cap of 538 billion. Let's say in the future most companies are that efficient, that's like 95% of the global workforce not employed because machines + software is better.
quote: Robotics will allow small forces of man power to do enormous things, that is one of the primary reasons why wealth inequality is getting out of control.
quote: But in order for Apple to make a profit, they need literally over a hundred thousand Chinese laborers in gigantic factories that are essentially small cities.
quote: Uhh if you had any logical point, our economy would have collapsed after the Industrial Revolution.
quote: McDonalds is able to profit billions annually due to their artificially lowered labor prices.
quote: The only artificial labor price is the min wage law.
quote: No, the artificial labor price is the price companies can pay knowing that their employees will make up the difference with public assistance. If there was no public assistance the minimum would HAVE to be higher.
quote: A living wage is the amount of money it would take for a single person to survive in the general area of the business (say 50 mile radius), on their own, and without public assistance. That's it. We don't need to make a distinction between the 18 year old kid and the 55 year old man. The rest solves itself. If a single mother needs public assistance to help feed her family that is a unique situation outside of the scope of this discussion.
quote: The cold hard truth is there are too many of us, not enough good food, and a small few with so much money that they decide how we live and a government / economy that actually encourages this type of behavior.