Fast Food Furor A Fucking Freaky Frenzy

Posted: August 29, 2013 by veeshir in Ask a Moron, Nanny State

As a former Fast Food Worker(tm)  I’d like to put in my $.02. (Before it’s go’vt mandated to be $.04).

Fast food jobs are the lowest rung on the employment ladder, that’s just a fact.

They’re the jobs that anybody who has at least one finger and a thumb can do.

Except for baking and finishing (putting on the frosting and stuff), everything in Dunkin’ Donuts was done with one finger and only occasionally was the thumb needed.

The cash register had the name of the product on the keys, they were switching to pictures when I last worked there in the 90s.

To make coffee you have to remember to put the basket under the coffee grinder thingy (and remember to fill the grinder thingy. You can tell it needs more beans when nothing comes out, it’s funny how many people you have to explain that to, and push the button. Then, you have to remember to put the basket back on the coffee maker and push a button. For cream, you have to push a little weight up for “a little cream”, up twice for “regular” and more than two for “extra”. You have to be able to follow where people are pointing or maybe even know the names of the products. You have to be able to read numbers for change.

Burger King is similarly set up, or at least it was 33 years ago, I doubt it’s done anything but get more automated, you just need someone to push the right button, ditto KFC.

I’m not saying that all fast food workers are booger eating morons, I’m saying that they do a lot to make sure that type of person can work there. That’s how they keep costs down.

So quite often people who work at fast food are workally challenged or, decreasingly, teenagers needing some $$.

Now who eats fast food? Sure everybody eats it once in a while, but when I have money, I don’t go to McD’s for anything except I feel like eating something quick, undisgusting and very close to food “food”. If I have more than 15 minutes and more than $10 I’ll go to a diner or a real restaurant, not that crap,

I’d think most people are that way, if you have money you usually don’t spend a lot of time at fast food. . So poor people eat there more, relatively writing.

So in other words, they’re working to make the costs of stuff that poor people eat higher to pay poor people more money.

So increasing taxes on both food and payroll, and possibly (I’d like to see some stats) moving people who work in fast food into tax-paying status from tax-receiving status.

Hmmmm, I’m going to have to think about that one.

For the record, I didn’t start writing this so undecided about it, I was pretty agin it, I meant to go to McD’s today, but I done fergitted.

Comments
  1. Lemur King says:

    Pretty good point, really.

    More people out of work because costs are raised, meaning more people who need cheap food that isn’t to be found, and thus there are more people need the gov’t to help them.

    That almost sounds like someone planned it that way. But that would be reprehensible, so it cannot be on purpose.

  2. Wandering neurons says:

    Heh. I’d love to be owner of one of those businesses where the workers are striking for higher wages. Walk into the group (wearing bullet-proof vest) and tell the strikers:
    “To double your wages, I will have to fire half of the employees. The remaining employees will have to work twice as hard to cover the loss. You decide who gets fired and who gets the raise. You’ve got 15 minutes, I’ll be in my office waiting for your decision.”

  3. Ball Of Hate says:

    My wife is a manager at a fast food joint so I have some skin in this game.
    The thing I would like to see pointed out to the brainless dolts asking for this ridiculous wage and the clowns who support them is that The Vast Majority of These Workers are HORRIBLE! There aren’t 2 days in a row that my wife doesn’t have to deal with people being late or calling in or just not showing up. 95% of the people working in these jobs have absolutely 0 work ethic. They don’t give a rats ass how them not being on time or not showing up affects other people or the company.

    For the record, why wife’s company pays more than minimum wage to start with and then adds an hourly bonus for each worker for not being late or missing shifts. Only about 2 people ever get the bonus $ each month.

    • Sockless Joe says:

      I usually take my lunch to work, but Friday I ate fast food. It took entirely too long for the crackhead behind the register to enter “#2 with a side salad”, count correct change (as displayed on her register), and hand me a cup for my drink. In fact, she forgot to give me a cup, so I had to go back to her for one, and I had to wait for her slow ass to do the same to somebody else first.

    • veeshir says:

      They don’t give a rats ass how them not being on time or not showing up affects other people or the company.

      I actually meant to add that part, that most of them don’t last more than a week or so.

      If they last a few months they’ll be there for years (if they need the money) cuz the job is so stinking easy, but most don’t last more than a week.

      Your only hope, quite often, is that they’ve worked more hours than the uniform(s) they don’t return cost.

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