There has been one big story brewing recently in relation to wages and what certain people in particular fields are really worth when it comes to their hourly pay. (debate) Certain people feel that they are worth more than they’re currently paid, in some cases it’s the truth, in others it’s not nearly as true. (huffingtonpost) When you speak about teachers and pay it’s unquestionable that they deserve a higher rate, on the other end when fast food workers demand a massive increase I can’t honestly say that I support their attempt. (csmonitor) Teachers are grossly under paid when you consider what their primary job objective is, shaping the youth and future leaders of the United States of America, on the other side of that argument you have the employees of different fast food chains claiming they deserve upwards of $15 per hour, a wage that some people could spend a decade working in a much more difficult job and not achieve. (usatoday) While the idea of striking for better wages is applauded, when it’s coming from a position that can easily be replaced it’s far less effective, and although they don’t want to admit it, a fast food worker is one of the most easily replaced positions when you look at employment opportunities.
Striking for what you believe in, what you truly deserve and aren’t getting, or for a better work environment can be a great thing and is a tradition among American workers, sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t, but you lose one hundred percent of shots you don’t take. (forbes) The thought among fast food workers is that the job they do is worth much more money than they are currently making, while this may be a true statement, the thought that they should get fifteen an hour is widely seen as a bit of a stretch. (thinkprogress) There has been an argument over minimum wage versus a living wage for ages, and it’s a great argument to make, but it may need to step up a couple levels with people in the military and teachers fighting that battle instead of those at the bottom of the employment totem. (cnn) When you work as one of the bottom entry level jobs anyone could hope to land, you’re easily replaced by another worker, especially a non-human worker. The next step in the world of fast food demands has employers looking at using robots to replace those workers as it’s become a cost effective option if they’re forced to raise wages to fifteen an hour. (cnn) When you take a shot, it’s important to come up with a reasonably attainable goal, shooting a three pointer for someone who’s never played basketball is going to be much easier than attempting a full court shot, fast food workers may have chosen the wrong place to shoot from, we’ll have to see how it all works out in the end.