Many fast food workers in the U.S. have joined in a nationwide effort to get paid a living wage. This action has brought numerous comments from various sources.
Most of the responses I have seen have been negative. Some asking how much a burger would cost if these people were paid $15 an hour.
Others compared their personal wages to the wages sought by these teenagers in their starting job.
A private in the U.S. army does not make this much.
I worked for XX years and never got paid that much. And so on.
For the record, McDonalds pays their workers in Australia $15 an hour and according to The Economist their Big Macs sell for anywhere from 6 cents to 70 cents more than American Big Macs.
In France the workers are paid around $12 an hour, no data on cost of Big Macs.
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