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  •  does not compute (0+ / 0-)

    he is saying a guy with only one franchise makes 20k ( or only a bit more) a year

    your friend is doing funny math

    fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

    by mollyd on Sat May 25, 2013 at 02:15:46 PM PDT

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      •  The spirit of the calculation... (1+ / 0-)
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        Faito

        is spot on.

        The fast food industry does a pretty efficient job in the process of extraction, at multiple levels. Try to remember the  name of that guy who tried running for POTUS.

        Remember him?  His biggest accomplishment (next to running the federal reserve in KC, MO) was his ability to effectively lobby for Server wages set at $2.10/hour for THE PAST 20 YEARS!

        It originates at the point of our government's subsidization of the Corn-
        That feeds the Livestock-
        That Livestock feeds the Franchises who then feed it to us.
        And it is us, I'm afraid who keep this destructive cycle churning, by our necessity for cheap food.

        Subway has gone from outpacing McDonalds, to exceeding them in the minting of franchisees.

        And essentially, a Subway's owners competition is primarily that of other Subway locations.

        There are absolutely fantastic insights to be gained from this episode of This American Life

        Act one follows immediately after the prologue.

        Dawna Lentz was a new employee at Quiznos sub shop in Seattle when the franchise owners just gave up. They stopped buying supplies, stopped answering their phones. Soon, the restaurant began running out of staple ingredients, like cold cuts and bread. But Dawna needed the job. So she paid the other employees out of the cash register, and started scrounging to keep the place open. Shirleen Holt, a reporter for the Seattle Times, tells the story of how Dawna managed to stay afloat

        We're all suspected terrorists.

        by Boberto on Sun May 26, 2013 at 06:54:58 AM PDT

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