Anonymous asked: why the FUCK would you need 15 DOLLARS A FUCKING HOUR FLIPPING BURGERS? thats bullshit. i could understand a pay raise, 8 dollars an hour isn't great at all, but at an almost 50 percent pay raise? and this is from a guy who makes 8 dollars an hour
The problem here is that your viewing this from the perspective of a status quo that is basically designed to exploit and disempower workers. Something like flipping burgers is a necessary function in society and it’s an immensely profitable industry, yet it pays slave wages. And we are taught to accept this because somehow flipping burgers isn’t prestigious enough for someone to make a living wage doing it.
When our attitude is, “People who flip burgers don’t need to be able to afford to live,” I think our attitude is shit.
That last sentence though.
Especially when it’s not just flipping burgers, it’s dealing with the high stress work environment where people don’t respect you as an individual and you need to do everything fast and perfect.
We’re also taught to both look down on fastfood workers (haha burger flippers!) but also feel ashamed if we don’t want to work there ourselves (wow you fucking picky entitled bastard).
Also fuck you America and your stupid views in general on minimum wage.
Minimum wage should be liveable.
Seven dollars an hour is not liveable. If you’re doing a full time degree that’s absolutely sweet shitting fuck all hours to get money.