Trump is about to hire the one guy who will make all the $15 an hour protesters cry buckets of liberal tears.
Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants which operates chains like Hardees and Carl’s Jr
He sometimes earns as much as $17,192 in a single day as a CEO, which is about $6,189,120 a year if you do some basic math – something that many of the fast food minimum wage people can’t do because too many of them drop out of school.
If I worked at a fast food spot and just read this article, I’d throw my last burger in the air and walk out immediately. I’d enroll in business classes and figure out how to take Puzder’s job from him. Or at least get one like it. Maybe start as a manager. Anything to NOT be some greasy faced fry guy talking through a drive through like I have a voice box at 17.
Prospect – On Thursday, transition officials signaled that Trump plans to nominate for U.S. Labor Secretary Andy Puzder. For low-wage workers and labor advocates, this is the worst appointment imaginable. Puzder is the millionaire CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of the fast-food burger chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, and a harsh conservative critic of Obama. In his frequent op-ed and cable news commentaries, Puzder has championed every aspect of right-wing trickle-down economics. Rolling back taxation and regulation for the rich and corporations will lift the economy, he’s argued, as will getting rid of all those minimum-wage hikes.
Last year, the fast-food CEO made more in one day ($17,192) than one of his full-time minimum wage workers would make in a year ($15,130), according to TalkPoverty. Yet Puzder opposes any increase to the minimum wage, believes that workers are kept in poverty because of government assistance programs, and thinks expanding access to overtime pay would diminish the prestige of entry-level management jobs.
There’s a few minimum wage jobs that I’d like to see get a boost. Anything like EMT workers or jobs that require real skills and offer real services could benefit from a raise.
Sitting in McDonald’s and spending half the day on your phone, and the other half messing up simple orders doesn’t need a raise. That is a minimum skill job and it deserves minimum pay.
I don’t believe in fast food as a career unless you’re the manager or someone higher. Fast food is one of those “first job” types of hell that you suffer through as a teenager.
If you’re an adult and still work there, and you don’t have any disabilities, and you’re not 65+ – then you should be in school getting your learn on and figuring out how to get yourself OUT of that job.
Fast food is a job for kids, disabled people, and the elderly. If you’re not one of those three categories, then read yourself a few books and work your way OUT of that job. Fast food workers don’t deserve $15 an hour unless they live in NYC where the cost of living is astronomically high.
Instead of begging from the CEO, how about trying to become the CEO?