‘Fight for $15’ denies reality of low-skilled workers: Former McDonald’s CEO

‘Fight for $15’ denies reality of low-skilled workers: Former McDonald’s CEO

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  1. Well this is what liberalism pushes to have supporters. Funny that most the CEOs in the U.S. are liberals.

  2. I am not paying $17 for a Bacon Egg and Cheese McMuffin………
    I will buy some Hot Pockets……….

  3. In the advent of this $15 CRAP I see a lot more robots working…

  4. I went to mcdonalds for the first time in years last week. A 1/4 lber deluxe cost 5.49 and large fries were 2.89. Mcdonalds can afford to pay more. They have a line all day and night and the workers are not unskilled labor. All you bums dont work hard like mcdonalds employees do.

  5. More like the fight to accelerate automation

  6. Anyone who is making minimum wage in my area in this economy is otherwise unemployable, McDonalds has signs posted in my area stating starting pay is $12.00 / hour and one regional hardware chain I shop at pays $3./hr more for weekends. Company I work for the lowest paid positions for inexperienced workers is $14.50 / hr + benefits. This crap to increase minimum wage to $15./hr is nothing more than a way to put the lowest skilled people out of work.

  7. Clueless Socialists ignore wages supposed to correspond to something: just maybe the value of worker's productivity

  8. Remember when United Auto Workers squeezed Detroit? Cars built like crap. Americans found Japan.
    You are unskilled labor! It’s a starting point for a better future. Working at McDonald’s is not a carrier

  9. I don't think the McDonald's employees realize that their work is not hard and not intellectually challenging either. Many other actual careers pay less than what they're demanding for frying fries and putting ketchup on a bun.

  10. So how much it would cost for a cheeseburger? If there paying $15.00 for there employee!

  11. Every time there is a wage increase at McDonald's, the prices go up. That's called inflation. McDonald's isn't going to pay these people more and leave their prices for food the same. McDonald's will charge more for their food, way more, and fire thousands of people. They'll invest in automation, because it's cheaper than paying low skill people that much.

  12. Wrong, wages have not even kept up with costs of living for the last 30 year's, try to come . Into reality. Your the type that doesn't even tip.

  13. People who were making $15 doing harder jobs got screwed. No automatic raises for them! Reparations from Democrat lawmakers coming?

  14. Minimum wage MUST be set at 1 million dollars CASH per year! That way millionaires and billionaires will FINALLY pay their "fair" share!!

  15. I'm a Skilled worker, I want $150/hour.

  16. When i was 15 in the early 80's i made $3.35 an hr at Mcdonalds and i was ok with that as was a student living at home. Ya know unskilled labor.

  17. Another Rich f*** Chang low income people don't need a minimum wage of $15 an hour go fuc yourself

  18. Who really eats that food ???
    it's already expensive !

  19. WTF you need skill s to work at McDonald's 😂😂😂😂

  20. I don’t understand the logic: we don’t need to have the minimum wage – but people who work the low paying jobs have only themselves to blame, and don’t deserve social support – and immigrants who want to take the low paying jobs shouldn’t be allowed in. Who has to take the low-skilled jobs then? Who will make your cheap burgers?

  21. Lets try deregulating business at the state, local, and federal government…if you can work at mcd’s you can probably operate your own food cart/truck and have a chance at making $50+ an hour…but the licensing and regs make it impossible for anyone that isn’t connected in most places…the loss of labor to business formation and the increased need for more workers because of the explosion in business formation would bring wages up to par quickly…they won’t do it…they won’t release their grip…not until the system collapses or their is a true revolution.

  22. We Want More Robots!..No surly workers ,No spitting or licking our food or worse…No Vacations ,No being late to work with a million excuses ,No false claims of sexual harassment , No concerns about Affirmative Action hirings…and the only Health Care they need is another Robot to service them….Everybody Wins!..Except the Entitled Ones…Theirs always the Progs guaranteed income…

  23. Get ready to see more kiosks in McDonalds

  24. Let's just do away with money. Everybody just gets everything in life.

  25. AOC wants to raise it to 25 dollars per hour.

  26. When minimum wage increases everything else will also … So back to where you started!!!

  27. For someone thinking, "I have nothing to do all day, no one will hire me, I am begging for food." who happens to be worth $6.25 an hour, don't make it illegal for them to trade their hours for dollars!

  28. I feel for the fast food workers but…

    I myself, and some others, have been cutting back on fast food restaurants. Saves a good bit of money. Besides, the fast food quality is not good – and that's putting it mildly.

    The bottom line is this: fast food restaurants are not there to provide a living wage. They're a good way to get you on your career but you must move up the ladder. Even if they increased the min. wage the inflation will eat it all up. Staying in the fast food industry is not a good career choice for the vast majority of the workers.

  29. McDonald's is not for someone to raise a family on! McDonald's is for a high school students and maybe freshmen in college
    You'd have to be a pretty low life individual or a leftist to want to make McDonald's a career…………or a housewife with nothing better to do, but even then would hope you'd do better then McDonald's!!

  30. All the poster's you are deporting all the trained labor for these jobs. Now thats all you will have left. Spoiled entitled labor that will only work for that price.

  31. "Low skilled". What an asinine term. Do they think dealing with the public requires low skills. Smh.

  32. Fight to lose your job!!!!! Machine or Illegal? Pick your poison!!!!!

  33. McDonald’s has no rent for the land because they own there own land too.

  34. Wow so those people who make McDonalds work at the service point are just a bunch of low skilled people who only have a certain worth? Corporations have lost sight of who makes their company money. It was greed that drove many companies over to China in the first place, Companies don't want to offer benefits, pensions are gone, healthcare is gone, offering a 401K is almost absent and yet we are upset that someone might get a $15 hr job? Look how they have pitted us against each other while we all race to the bottom?

  35. Soon, we will come to be known as “$15 / hr minimum wage deniers.”

  36. Capitalist system based on keeping us poor…

  37. This argument that it costs all this money to train these low skill employees is nonsense. These places have such high turn over rate, and people constantly quit, they are always training new hires. If they raised the minimum wage maybe they would retain some workers, and wouldn't have to train new ones all the time.

  38. Fast food restaurant jobs are for teenagers not adults unless your retired.

  39. So cheap🤔$15 is fair but they would spit on your food😶

  40. Can anyone let me know when was the last time we lost jobs when the minimum wage got increase

  41. Cut taxes for the rich and big corporations who bought back their own stock but they cant pay their workers 15 dollars dollars a hour. Guess that's capitalism


  43. We need a minimum wage because corporations would pay u pennies to work

  44. Instead of trump giving tax cuts for the wealthy should have did job training reform show kids can get carrers in high school and not to waste money at college

  45. $15 an hour and they still can’t get my order right.

  46. Both bushes and obama raise the minimum wage and there was no jobs lost job creation went up at that time gop wants tax cuts for the rich but no wage increase for the people

  47. They just need learn from Bernie Sanders, raise the wage but with longer unpaid hours.lmao

  48. Senator's and congressmen are not living in the real world

  49. McDonalds is a first time, temporary job that transitions you into a better job. This is so dumb because in the long run, McDonalds will just replace these workers with automated machines, then everyone loses… fck the machine. You all are fighting yourselves out of a job, people.

  50. Everytime we rose the minimum wage the working poor wages increased each time and they have more money. And millions of jobs were not lost. You cant not name me anytime in history that we raised the minimum wage and millions of jobs were lost. I will wait

  51. McDonald's is better off with automation, maybe then the your order will be correct. Might also cut down on fights. Robots won't the the burger back at you. 🤪

  52. I had to stop going to McDonald's because I couldn't afford to feed my family there. What you get is not worth it.

  53. My local McDonald’s replaced the cashiers with touch screens

  54. How about his 40 million paycheck

  55. $400-$500 dollar training omg . $15 is minimum living wage and less then that is starvation wage .

  56. It's all illegitimate crack money, you genocidal land thieves. Make yourselves comfortable in a stolen land. Natives are still impoverished but your concern is the opportunistic land thieves? Opportunity for everyone except for the original inhabitants, huh? You will never be welcome after what has occurred and you should have the decency to leave.

  57. I am a McDonald's drive thru cashier. I love my little job. Teens get hired in the summer. The unions need to leave us alone. We get many customers from all over the greater area because our minimum wage is lowest so therefore so are our prices.

  58. Right: State by State; County by County; District by District !!!!

  59. Let me for the folks that hate the minimum wage tell me how much should we get paid for if there are no federal minimum wage

  60. Why are people fighting for 15 why not 12 or some kind of middle ground

  61. Anyone who is stupid enough to join a union for fast food workers to try to get a $15 an hour wage for flipping a burger or salting fries or mopping a floor is an idiot that deserves to be fired! We do not need $15 an hour burger flippers or cashiers at supermarkets or average floor help at a target! Businesses that rely upon unskilled and uneducated workers cannot survive a $15 an hour wage. What will happen is franchises as well as mom and pop type stores Will not be able to stay in business. They will start closing up the businesses and people that rely upon these bottom dollar on skilled uneducated jobs will wind up unemployed.

  62. A federal minimum wage is a joke when you have a cost of living discrepancy of about 150% from one coast to the other.

  63. When social programs like section 8,public housing, subsidize housing, food stamps and daycare assistance was provided.. people could work for less and get by..
    But nooooo! Not my tax dollar attitude! Take my tax dollars out of the economy and give it to Israel man, yeah! Pay up or shut up!

  64. There is no moral justification for a legally imposed minimum wage at all. If a worker and an employer are both content with a labor agreement, then no third party has any right to interfere in that agreement.

  65. Don't care McDonald's is a disgusting hog waler

  66. That's a lot for cooking pre-packaged processed food from the freezer and fridge. It's not like they actually "cook".

  67. Minimum wage goes up so does everything else in the end we all pay more for everything

  68. Americans attacking each other so the rich can get richer, how not surprising you were so easy to divide and conquer.

  69. So he just said you're not worth the money. Call- in and let the owner run the place tomorrow; that will settle it.

  70. Of course. These fclng morons think McDonald’s is a job you build and raise a family on. These jobs were ONCE filled by welfare rats and teenagers. That’s EXACTLY who SHOULD be working there.. not Jose Gonzalez with A wife & 5 kids (who already get free housing, free phones/internet, free food, free school, free healthcare, free cars, etc etc)💰🗳🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀🐀

  71. This is designed to drive to automation, which means they end up just getting FREE EVERYTHING from the GUBMENT.

  72. Federal minimum wage never was and never will be the solution. When unemployment is low companies compete for employees by offering better compensation. It's market driven like the man said.

    Unions are part of the problem and always will be. I used to contract out and hated union job sites, takes twice as long to finish work, if it sprinkles a little they punch out which meant I had to as well. When your bidding jobs they drove the cost through the roof.

  73. Automation will take over if $15 is the new Minimum Wage. After all, a McDonald's Computer won't get your order wrong, and a human worker will get your order WRONG 50% of the time. As for it already being rolled out, along the Interstate between Utah and Colorado, they are already in place. You place your order with an automated touch screen.

  74. Paying a minimum “living wage” takes away any incentive to stay in school and graduate. So, any broom pusher can raise a family? Any burger flipper? Anyone with a pulse gets a “living wage?”

  75. "Learning wage" and "living wage" are 2 different things in my opinion just like entery level, apprentice level, master level jobs. $15 is far too high for entery level at a fast food restaurant. You would drive the businesses that our young can easily work at right out of business, just like some of the things they may be known for. McDonald's always contributed a lot of what was earned to the well-being of children and families …

  76. You guys think licking ice cream is bad.
    You have no idea…

  77. Remember when minimum wage jobs were held by teenagers who sucked at the job? Now minimum wage jobs are staffed with adults who suck at their job. More often than not the adults barely speak English. Typical Democrats: attack the wrong problem and make it worse. Wages have never been the problem its always been greed. That's simplistic because there are too many factors to list.

  78. 15 is ok, but then half the workers will have to work twice as hard and the other half will lose their jobs!

  79. Same work – same wage from a global, it has to be, otherwise you're just saying that some hands are dirty.

  80. I'll take 15 an hour, and bring nothing to the table. Just to do a shitty job … or, I'll gather a lot of different skills, be valuable and never have to whine about what I make. Unless I find out a less skilled lazy worker is also in the same pay range.

  81. The ledites return,
    adapt or falter
    Low skill is no skill

  82. Illegal labor would do it for less as they do all the other jobs Americans feel they are too good for. Ironic that.

  83. Leftists are ignorant losers.

  84. What an unbiased opinion from some greedy crony capitalist shill! Some real credibility right there, folks!

  85. So if minimum wages goes up, does the ppl that makes 20$ an hours goes up too? If not that would sucks because cost of living goes up. Everyone just want a handout and ppl that suffer is the ppl that work hard to get to where they're at. Pretty much Socialism

  86. Mexicans get 15.00 an hour 7 years ago in Southern Jersey! !!!

  87. When he said there's a lot of waste and fraud he is directly addressing the problem of Employee theft. It's very hard to hire good people these days for these type of jobs. Get ready for serious automation.

  88. When the school systems do not teach real skills in the high schools let alone math and science and how to read then you are screwing the kids. They cannot do anything other than work at low paying jobs. Not everyone can have the newest cell phones and most expensive designer shoes

  89. Sorry, but the McDonalds I worked at expected people to know everything without hands on training. I believe the min wage is pointless but them saying they train is a bit farfetched for me.

  90. Never heard of raising a Family working at a fast food joint. Hell they don''t even want kids. Much less get married and move out of the house.

  91. At some point it will become more cost effective to use Automated robots rather than humans. Fast food workers need to learn a lesson from the auto industry before they price themselves out of a job.

  92. You can't have $15 an hour when our politicians, judges and media have been advocating, aiding, abetting and facilitating the illegal alien invasion. The purpose of the invasion to displace Americans and drive down wages. If we did not have the illegals the wages would have naturally risen a lot higher than it is now.

  93. Solution- Acquire a marketable skill that pays more. Hate to burst your millennial bubbles but there really aren’t participation trophies 🏆 given out in the real world.

  94. What kind of skill-set do you need to flip burgers or pour drinks? Management is something entirely different, yes, but making McDonald's food isn't hard. I'm not saying it's enjoyable either, but what do you expect?

  95. Unionize, go ahead morons, $15 hour minus union dues = mental retardation

  96. Hell you get a car ! You get a car ! Why not it makes sense 🤔

  97. This mans white all I heard is I’m privileged

  98. Burger flippers do not deserve $15/hour. They rather get better skills in IT sectors or health care sectors for better jobs.

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