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OT: Fast-food workers walk out in N.Y. amid rising U.S. labor unrest


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:18:05 AM PST
Nightmare says:
I live in Louisiana, and when I started out making $10/hour (while I was single, mind you) I was able to buy video games and save money in the bank.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:18:33 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
I live in southeastern Wisconsin. It's pretty cheap here. If I moved north to Milwaukee or south to Chicago it would skyrocket.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:18:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 9:19:59 AM PST
PacinoBully says:
Sucks for them. You gotta spend money to make money. Again, it isn't McD's fault that the cost of living is high in NY. Don't like it? Move. YOU FLIP BURGERS AND GETS MY ORDER WRONG 75% OF THE TIME!!! Get over yourselves.

Now when you look at the Walmart issue. Walmart is screwing their employees accross the entire country. Very different story.

Now shut your mouths and go back to making me a big mac with no pickles. (I hate pickles)

PS. 10k?!! Probably because you have a fam right?

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 9:18:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 9:21:13 AM PST
Ice King says:
If anyone want to see how much $15 an hour is in NY, use this cost of living calculator:

http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/mortgages/moving-cost-of-living-calculator.aspx?ec_id=m1025820&ef_id=S--hEUNIYWYAABUBgLAAAAUA:20121129171736:s

Accordint to this calculator, I'd need to make more than twice what I currently do in Manhattan.
The everage home price in my area is $363,000 while in NY, it's 1.2 million. So $15 there is really about $7 here. That means $9 is about $4, which is pathetic.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:19:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 9:20:27 AM PST
Lucanus says:
According the calculator I used, if I moved to NY I would need a $60 per hour pay raise to live like I am now. Screw NY, I am staying in Memphis/Collierville.

I used the calculator Ice King just posted above. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:20:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 9:21:37 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Wife and two kids, yeah I got a family. Moving was very expensive.

McAwesomeo, I had a job offer in Chicago, I purposely declined because the cost of living was just crazy, especially when I need a good school district for my kids.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:20:28 AM PST
Oskar2525 says:
You probably have a maid and everything rich boy.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:20:56 AM PST
Smarty says:
That's an insane pay increase. Would need 2 extra jobs.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:21:04 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 9:21:17 AM PST
Heh, I barely manage at sub $20 an hour. I'm going to be hurting once I have to start paying off student loans.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 9:21:37 AM PST
jtshiel says:
I've got my own maid and I only make 275,000 per year.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:22:24 AM PST
Lucanus says:
That was a bit mean, why the anger again? No I don't have a maid, my wife is a stay at home mother and takes care of the house. God love her. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:22:38 AM PST
PacinoBully says:
See, and if you got offered to move to NYC with your company paying for your move but with no pay increase...you would probably say no.

Can't afford it. Don't live there.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:22:50 AM PST
Where I live, $20 an hour/40 hours a week would mean you're the richest guy in the neighborhood. You could buy just about anything you wanted.

This thread has taught me to never even fathom going to NYC. Because to buy a roll of toilet paper and a bottle of soda would mean having to refinance my house.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:22:53 AM PST
Oskar2525 says:
You are the 1%, I am going to stand outside your house for months.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:22:57 AM PST
Ice King says:
Is it fair to count your mother as a maid though?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:23:11 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Using the cost of living calculator and using the closest (and larger, more expensive city) my cost of living would be 124.59% higher in Manhattan.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:23:26 AM PST
Oskar2525 says:
It was a joke, you silly. Everyone here knows how I feel about maids.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 9:24:12 AM PST
JJ4prez says:
Haha, I would love to work at a Fastfood place for 15 an hour.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 9:24:29 AM PST
Emily Sedai says:
A good reason that I live outside of NYC, and only go there when I feel like hanging out or seeing a show ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:24:43 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Agreed. I have turned down two jobs because of this. One was in Chicago and the other in Boston. I love living in low cost areas that are still nice. Plus I hate cold weather.

Capt, I hate student loans. I just got finished paying my wife's loans off. Luckily I didn't have any. My father paid for my undergrad and I got a full ride for grad.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:24:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 9:27:08 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
It would actually be cheaper for me to live in Memphis than Milwaukee (which is what I used for my calculator).

Edit: And as for Chicago, I'm close enough to the border that a lot of people here actually commute to Chicago and live in Wisconsin. It's cheaper and you get paid more in Chicago, but you have to deal with a long commute.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:25:10 AM PST
Ice King says:
You have to take cost of living into account. $15 in NY is like $7 in other parts of the country.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:25:12 AM PST
Could be do to personal issues as well. My family had to hire a maid when my dad and I were working full time to support my mom and sisters when my mom was going through her second bout with cancer. Sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day. In that case, you hire a hot Ukrainian maid on the cheap who barely speaks any English. >:)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:27:10 AM PST
J. Pardee says:
That kind of is McDonald's fault though. A chain obviously can't pay the same across the board when the cost of living can be extremely high compared to other places.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 9:28:17 AM PST
jtshiel says:
Your wife went to school to be a maid?
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