I don't agree with this either....... I make $10 an hour with a $0.50 differential if my student is in the school during school hours and everyone I talk to who doesn't work where I work thinks I should be getting hazardous pay for what I have to deal with. If I were to walk out of my facility on strike they would wave and say bye and give me my final check and tell me not to reapply. To work there you have to have a minimum of a highschool diploma (which is what I have) but fast food employees don't need that so I think it is doubly rediculous that they get $15 an hour.... if your not happy and can't make it work get a second job. if I have to suppliment my paycheck with odd jobs to make it float so can you.
When I started working for this place I got $8.50 an hour, after 9 months I was given a dollar raise because they raised their minimum wage. for 3 years I made that same amount with no raise because my position didn't warrent one. I now make $10.00 an hour and as long as they don't freeze wages like they did this year I could get at best a $0.10 cent raise. in a few months. oh here is the kicker to add to this when I was making $9.50 I was making less then all new employees because they raised the starting wage but didn't bother to change the existing employees wages because $9.50 is still their minimum.
I went into depth on this because I wanted to show that I know what it is like to struggle and I will be struggling after the first of the year when the mandatory health insurance will be deducted from my paycheck. but that this is the real world and it stinks but we shouldn't make a fuss just because we think we are being treated unfairly because there are people all over the world who would give anything to make $8.00 an hour.