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Seattle: Hey, We Really Need to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15/Hour

DB07 Wrote: Aug 19, 2013 3:43 PM
Many, many productive and even excelling people had their first job at McDonalds.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Aug 19, 2013 8:55 PM
In all sincerity- congratulations to your daughter. I'm certain she worked very hard, over an extended period, to EARN the success she's achieved. She's a true example of the American Dream achieved.....no welfare, no ObozoPhone, no free housing, no taxpayer-funded default on student loan debt, no defecating on police cruiser hoods while protesting "The Man" holding her down.

How 'Bout Dat? Initiative, hard work, determination, integrity, and pride in oneself lead to success. Be sure NOT to tell the bleeding heart, race-baiting, class-envy fomenting ponces of the political left!

- Snark
tkdblk Wrote: Aug 19, 2013 6:40 PM
My daughter is one of those. Started as a 15 year old, worked at a McDonalds for 3 years while playing varsity sports. On her shift they set a record for the biggest number of drive thru customers in one hour with zero complaints. She graduated high school as a Regents scholar, could have gone anywhere she wanted. Checked it out, the pace of college was too slow compared to the life she was used to. Managed a pizza place at 19, a Mexican grille at 21, then was hired at a blood donation center, then was hired by a group of heart surgery doctors to manage their drug testing documentation program for new heat drugs. Had no college debt because she didnt go to college. We did the math. She is 31 years old and on an average, her erstwhile college classmates will be in their mid-40's before they catch up with her economically....if they do. Maybe not typical, but its all true.