December 06, 2013
Here's the thing: They probably eventually will give fast food workers a raise to something approaching $30,000 a year, if you work full-time (though they won't schedule anyone any more than about 30 hours a week, to avoid having to pay certain benefits), but the days where any ol' guy off the street could walk into a McDonald's and get a job flipping burgers, or at least pushing a broom (if you can't be trusted around the Big Macs) are already long gone. Fast food will come to be viewed as a job for the kind of white chicks who used to do a lot of low-level corporate make-work that's since been automated or (virtually) shipped off to India. That's the only reason you're even hearing discussion of increasing fast food wages.
Like a video version of my post yesterday on how the world has finally grown tired of Kanye's shit.
How prescient of the light skinted chick's parents to name her Tip Drill.
There's a lot of things wrong about this, but there's a lot of things right about this too.