Think twice before you strike
POSTED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 3:50pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 2:11pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — I've always said everyone should work retail for six months out of their life.
If they did, they'd treat the person behind the counter better and put the items back where they belong after they look at them.
I worked in a record shop in college and boy, what a lesson in life that was. I can just imagine how intense it would be working at a fast food place.
Now, fast food workers in some bigger cities in the country are planning to go on strike, if they're not already on strike.
Really? Most make $7.25 an hour and they are demanding $15 an hour. Where did they get that number?
Just a few weeks ago one of the California senators, I think it was Boxer, said the minimum wage needs to be $10 an hour.
Where did she get that number? What business has she run? These jobs are entry level jobs which were never intended to be a career.
The career person is the manager who started behind the counter. I'm not trying to be cold here, but those jobs are foot in the door jobs that some do until something else plays out.
It's never means to be permanent.
You want to strike?
It just means you'll be replaced or the restaurant will close down, then what will you do?
There was a time in my life I thought corporations had money trees in the backyard just wanting to be picked. Then, you get into management and you realize each company is like your house budget.
You spend too much, you die, unless you're the federal government.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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