This is quite a head scratcher, for me. Yes, I believe people should be paid fair wages, especially living in a city like Los Angeles where the cost of living is so damn high. However, to be paid $15 an hour for a fast food position –I’ll admit, I’m not on board with that.
There’s not a single fast food position that requires a degree from a higher education institution. And having worked in a number of administrative/office positions in which I had to have a Bachelor’s degree to even apply for a position — nah!
Fast food employment should be 1 or 2 things:
● A great introduction into the workplace for adolescents and young adults
● A stop gap for people who need some kind of income while in between jobs and to avoid any gaps of employment on their résumés
Those two are acceptable and understandable. Otherwise, you have given up. And I’m dead serious about that. There is too much free education, job training and free resources for someone to have Fast Food Restaurant Associate be the highlight on their résumé.
Wanna get paid more? Go after a position that offers more. Anyone can get trained and paid to flip burgers and deep fry fries. And customer service is a part of every job of every industry.
There is a reason why demanding careers pay more –》they DEMAND more. More experience, more knowledge, more education, more contribution.
Fast food workers were protesting around the country on Thursday for higher pay.
They are demanding a wage of $15 an hour.
Hundreds of people were expected to strike in front of a South Los Angeles McDonald’s as part of the demonstrations.
Lynette Romero reports from Exposition Park for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 4, 2014.