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[–] altident 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

You shouldn't be able to live a full-fledged adult life as an entry-level fast food worker.

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[–] Cull 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Having your own apartment is hardly a luxury. For many people, having your own place is a necessity for making progress in your own life. If you want to write a book, or study, or work on a web site, or make art - you should have a quiet room of your own, separate from your bedroom. It's not a lot to ask, but it is more than most people can afford now because of our corrupt Government.

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[–] gazillions 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"It's not a lot to ask" Well there's your problem slick. You asked, the answer is no. What did you bring to the table besides an ask?

If you want to legitimately drive wages up, you have to get rid of immigrants. You should also encourage women to be stay at home moms.

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[–] altident 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you want to write a book, or study, or work on a web site, or make art

If you need to be able to pay for a second private space beyond a bedroom to do any of this, then you should consider developing skills beyond flipping burgers.

Fast food jobs, convenience store jobs, most retail jobs... these positions should be occupied by high school students with no other skills. If you have no skills to offer beyond what a high school student can offer, then you don't deserve to be paid more than a high school student needs to be paid.

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[–] benjitsu 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You really are going to blame housing costs on the government? You are a lefty!

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[–] MyNameIsMud 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My friend is a manager at a busy In N Out and makes enough to support his (white) wife and two (white) children. So while the entry level wage isn't enough, if you're working management then you are earning a decent living wage.

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[–] altident 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Right, that's why I specified entry-level. Though I still think that the store-level manager position doesn't require enough skill or effort that it should provide a comfortable family lifestyle (fast food managers are generally just the best former cashiers at the store), good on them for providing it anyway.