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Old 07-29-2013, 03:54 PM  
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http://fox4kc.com/2013/07/29/kansas-...-minimum-wage/



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fifteen dollars an hour. That’s how much some fast food and retail workers say they deserve to make an hour. On Monday protests will happen in seven U.S. cities including Kansas City to push for the change.

The workers planning to protest say they want economic dignity. They say that means livable wages, benefits and humane working conditions. They say they can’t live or support their families on what they’re making.

Rallies are planned in Kansas City as well as New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Washington D.C. and other cities.

Some workers say they plan to walk off the job in a one-day strike. Famed civil rights leader Reverend CT Vivian will lead Monday night’s events. Vivian worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and has provided civil rights counsel to several presidents including presidents Reagan, Clinton and Obama.

Industry representatives say they can’t afford to pay employees more. They say most fast food restaurants operate on a meager profit margin making it impossible to increase wages.
Most fast food and retail workers make minimum wage. In Kansas that’s 7.25. In Missouri it’s 7.35. So 15 dollars would be more than double their current pay.

Monday’s rally starts at 6:30 at the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City Missouri.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:55 PM   #106
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You have to take that to the natural conclusion of never eating out again. Even sit down restaurants don't offer health plans or sick days or even a wage that would allow an employee to take a day off.
How fugging clueless are you? I have a buddy that owns a Jimmy Johns. Its a small business. He is currently trying to sell the business because he can't make the living he would like. If he had to double all the wages and offer sick time he wouldn't make anything.

My son is a union electrician makes a damn good wage. Guess what he doesn't earn sick time or vacation. He gets paid for a days work. He doesn't work he doesn't get paid. I know Pipe Fitters in the same boat.

Its not up to fast food restaurants or any small business to make sure you can make a decent living. They are their to make money for themselves. If a person wants to do better in life learn a damn skill or a trade. Make yourself marketable.

That's the problem with always giving handouts and the freaking liberal mantra. Makes people think they are entitled to something. No freaking personal responsibility.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:57 PM   #107
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I knew a guy who owned 2 Subway franchises on the Missouri side and worked maniacal hours. I asked him how much they make. "30K each, thereabouts." I said 60K doesn't sound like much, and he replied: "It's not. I'm going to try to get 5-10 of them in the next 20 years." More power to him.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #108
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I knew a guy who owned 2 Subway franchises on the Missouri side and worked maniacal hours. I asked him how much they make. "30K each, thereabouts." I said 60K doesn't sound like much, and he replied: "It's not. I'm going to try to get 5-10 of them in the next 20 years." More power to him.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #109
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I knew a guy who owned 2 Subway franchises on the Missouri side and worked maniacal hours. I asked him how much they make. "30K each, thereabouts." I said 60K doesn't sound like much, and he replied: "It's not. I'm going to try to get 5-10 of them in the next 20 years." More power to him.
As long he pays his employees $15/hr it doesn't really matter what he makes.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:07 PM   #110
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:09 PM   #111
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I knew a guy who owned 2 Subway franchises on the Missouri side and worked maniacal hours. I asked him how much they make. "30K each, thereabouts." I said 60K doesn't sound like much, and he replied: "It's not. I'm going to try to get 5-10 of them in the next 20 years." More power to him.
Yep this is the business model for those wanting to make it big in these types of businesses.

I also knew a guy who owned a Quiznos. I think they brought in 30k as well. But it took his wife to manage it so they didn't have to pay a manager. She then got pregnant and stopped working. He didn't have the time so they sold the business.

Unless you own several you aren't making squat.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #112
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:26 PM   #113
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I knew a guy who owned 2 Subway franchises on the Missouri side and worked maniacal hours. I asked him how much they make. "30K each, thereabouts." I said 60K doesn't sound like much, and he replied: "It's not. I'm going to try to get 5-10 of them in the next 20 years." More power to him.

I bet if you broke down the hours he worked to bring in that net amount, He was probably around $15 an hour.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:28 PM   #114
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I’ll take “what’s the defining characteristic of an ‘employer’” for $1000, Alex.
Yeah.... the very definition of "Employer" is "One who employs." If you're not doing that, then you're not really an employer anymore. Strange argument.....
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:30 PM   #115
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I met a guy who owns 15 of the Subways in our town. He is tearing his hair out right because of the ObamaCare.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:31 PM   #116
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I met a guy who owns 15 of the Subways in our town. He is tearing his hair out right because of the ObamaCare.
It's probably the same dude I once new, only a decade later....
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:32 PM   #117
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According to a study by the University of Kansas, McDonalds only uses 17 percent of their revenue for employee salaries and benefits. So they'd only need to increase prices by 17 cents on the dollar to double employee salaries.

Would you pay 68 cents more for a Big Mac?
Why has no one responded to this?
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:36 PM   #119
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Because it sounds like they are talking about the corporate side. I don't know that they can judge each individual franchise.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:36 PM   #120
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Um...post 89?
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