#1 Iím making $21 an hour at McDonaldís. Why arenít you?06-25-2014, 11:18 AMNo, that isn’t a typo. It’s really my salary.
You see, I work for McDonald’s in Denmark, where an agreement between our union and the company guarantees that workers older than 18 are paid at least $21 an hour. Employees younger than 18 make at least $15 — meaning teenagers working at McDonald’s in Denmark make more than two times what many adults in America earn working at the Golden Arches.
To anyone who says that fast-food jobs can’t be good jobs, I would answer that mine isn’t bad. In fact, parts of it are just fine. Under our union’s agreement with McDonald’s, for example, I receive paid sick leave that workers are still fighting for in many parts of the world. We also get overtime pay, guaranteed hours and at least two days off a week, unlike workers in most countries. At least 10 percent of the staff in any given restaurant must work at least 30 hours a week
06-25-2014, 11:25 AM
Sounds to me, that if Mcemployees are dissatisfied here in the U.S., they should all flee to Denmark!
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06-25-2014, 11:57 AM
What is the difference in product prices?
06-25-2014, 12:39 PM
Both are very good questions. It's not apples to apples I am sure, but it's enough to get the 15now groups stirred up here in the states.
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06-25-2014, 11:27 PM
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Yea, this is easy debunk.
First lets look at cost of living differences.
And disposable income after taxes.
Might be making $21 an hour. But wait for it....
Negotiated minimum wage is approximately $20/hour.
Income tax in Denmark, however, is high by international standards, and ranges from 45% to a high 56%.
The flat-rate VAT in Denmark is 25%. Major exemptions from VAT are rents, medicine and newspapers.
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06-26-2014, 02:28 PM
I'm sure managers at fast food restaurants make decent money. They have a lot of job responsibilities, some of which require some education-accounting skills, in particular.
I like the idea of a lower minimum wage for those under 18, if the US is stupid enough to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. As it is, young people ages 16-18 are having trouble getting the jobs that used to be theirs for the asking.
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