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  •  Mc"ds settled for what they could get. They (0+ / 0-)

    prefer adults who don't need work permits, and who can work any hours including graveyards.

    That's why you rarely see a teen in a fast food join other than In-N-OUT or Rallies or certain other specialty joints that consider that part of their "image".  

    You seem to think there's an unlimited labor pool at any wage.  You're wrong.  

    There is a point at which the after school job just isn't worth it to the typical middle class high school kid.  At a low enough wage, they STILL can't afford the senior trip whether they have a job or not, so why work?

    The other HUGE element your ignorance about poverty is leading you to miss is that thanks to "Welfare to work", millions of people are required to clock in 20 hours a week at some job - however shitty or low paying - to keep getting benefits.

    That's the biggest subsidy of all.

    You keep talking about an old dead model as if were some glorious era we should seek to return too.  I can't begin to fathom why.

    Once upon a time, picking the cotton lint out of the gears when you were 8 was "an entry level position".

    I'm always amazed by the contortion some people will go through when they fear the price of a low-quality hamburger might rise 37 cents.

    "But the traitors will pretend / that it's gettin' near the end / when it's beginning" P. Ochs

    by JesseCW on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 08:59:02 AM PDT

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    •  not a career. (0+ / 0-)

      "You seem to think there's an unlimited labor pool at any wage."

      No there is a virtually unlimited supply of labor at the low end right now.

      Which is why McDonalds pays only the bare minimum wage. If there was any kind of shortage McDs would not get away with it. As is right now the labor market on the low end is flooded.

      There is in fact a desperately short supply of labor at the high end.

      "At a low enough wage, they STILL can't afford the senior trip whether they have a job or not, so why work?"

      Yes I agree. In areas where the economy has not been as crappy you can still find a job a McD's paying $10+ an hour.  This is because the adults are employed and in order to motivate the kids, they have to pay a little extra.

      "Welfare to work" is by no means a subsidy to McD's I can see the argument for social assistance helping them, although I disagree, but its got its merits.  The individuals for the most part, on these programs would be working at these bellow entry level position with or without those programs.

      Its not an old deal model. It still exists in areas which were not trashed by the down turn.  It itself is evidence of a stronger economy.

      working at McD's should be a kids first position in a functioning economy, it should NOT be an adult's, and it is entirely reasonable not to pay a kid enough to raise a family of 4.

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