[QUOTE=JLM;1394946]Hang on Talloola you are getting carried away on me. There are employers as you describe (for various reasons)
Smart employers aren't like that. If you are running a company and an employee can dump an extra couple of bucks an hour in your pocket, are you going encourage him or discourage him? If you discourage him he is going to work elsewhere, so you pay him a couple of bucks above the minimum. I'm not against paying good wages what I am against is the government handcuffing the employer by necessitating him to pay a minimum wage before he's even had a chance to find out what the guy is worth. I know when I was in the workforce, there was no problem supporting a family on a single pay cheque- but in those days "supporting" meant paying for groceries, shelter, transportation, hydro, phone and a beer on a Saturday night- not I pods, blackberries, 55" T.V.s, R.V.s, trips to Mexico etc. etc. etc. When I started working I was taking home a little over $300 a month, by the time I retired I was taking home close to $4000 month, but we were poorer with the $4000 than we were with the $300- the only improvement being over the years I had improved my credit rating, so in later years I could aways get my hands on money albeit temporarily. While we are on the subject of McDonalds, I personally don't really know what they pay..............just assume it's minimum wage for most of the duration. Does anyone know if Mc's has an incentive program for employees? Do the employees get discounts on meals? I'd like to know ALL the facts about them.
Can't remember, my daughter worked there while going to school, for minimum wage, thats OK, but if there
was no minimum wage law, she would not have made that much, thats for sure, it would be lower, there
must be a guage or a scale to follow.
What an employee is worth must be valued by the employer after he/she is hired, but wage must be
fair for all, and if employee can't or won't work with some pride toward his job, then evaluate, and
take steps, no unions at mc donalds, they can boot them out any time.
On minimum wage jobs, there can't be a decision as to what jobs are worth more than others, that is
subjective, all are equal to start, then decide.
My daughter was a good energetic worker, good personality, clean and prompt, so she stayed, some didn't.