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  •  After she was a hauled out of there, (15+ / 0-)

    I can only imagine what went on. I'm sure there was laughter. There were no doubt grumblings about that 47% of takers. Of maybe the 99% of takers. Some pampered princess might have quipped, "Let them eat chicken McNuggets."

    What really stands out is that he didn't have an answer for her other than he had been with McDonalds for 40 years. What the frig was that supposed to mean? Does he claim that he hadn't gotten a raise in 10 years? Even if he hadn't, would he claim that being frozen at a seven figure salary for a decade is the same as being frozen at the minimum wage for a decade? Surely, he is aware of the criticism of the employment practices of the fast food industry, and has the usual prepared stock answers that he might give when the media sticks a microphone in his face. But he is clearly shocked when one of his own peons, a member of the "McDonald's Family," an "associate," dares to approach the King and ask why she has not gotten a raise in 10 years.

    We know the answer to that. McDonald's will pay as little as the government will let them, and the Illinois 8.25 is what the Illinois minimum wage is - I just checked it on Wikipedia. In a state without it's own higher minimum than the federal, they'd pay her even less. And if they didn't have to content with a minimum wage law, what would they pay her? The answer is as low as they could get away with. That is the future that the 1% have in mind for us all.

    Just another underemployed IT professional computer geek.

    by RhodeIslandAspie on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 12:44:08 PM PDT

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