Fuck the “raise the minimum wage” argument, and those who believe virtue signaling replaces logic, reason, and market fundamentals.
As someone who was born lower middle class, worked a day job from ages 15-27 (the majority of which were minimum wage food service/retail positions) I’ve got to get something off my chest and mind here.
I worked at Dunkin Donuts one summer (not too long ago, embarrassingly enough).
I took the job to patch a rough spot from a winter of terrible freelancing. I knew the job only paid $8/hr.
I knew the job was barely going to cover my rent, loans, and insurance. I knew my time there was going to be short.
I was not planning on attempting to build an empire, life, or business around a Dunkin Donuts paycheck.
Cue the Average People.
Average people suck. They think they deserve more than they’re worth, simply for existing.
The concept of value might as well be a foreign language to them.
Simply being alive is reason enough to deserve everything life has to offer.
Everyone is equal. Everyone deserves equality.
Therefore, it’s outrageous that a CEO makes millions, while the workers make less than minimum wage running his businesses, right?!
Actually…NO. Not at all. It’s exactly as it should be.
Your Job Exists DESPITE Your Personal Needs & Demands…Not BECAUSE of Them
What proponents of the “Fight for $15” fail to realize, is that unskilled jobs like coffee serving and X, Y, Z ONLY EXIST BECAUSE PEOPLE DEMAND THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
“You well-off people need to stop bashing the minimum wage workers; without them, who’d pour your coffee, pump your gas, and deliver your pizza?”
The fucking FREE MARKET will, that’s who. You know, exactly like it’s already doing, right NOW.
People begin the classic virtue signaling bullshit, like we should be grateful there are people willing to do boring, thankless jobs that keep society running.
Trust me, there will always be people willing to pick up shit for $8/hr.
We do not have to worry about the minimum wage workers suddenly deciding not to show up.
People who are stuck in minimum wage positions typically make poor decisions to begin with.
Finally rallying and taking back their pride at the expense of their $8/hr day job isn’t going to be happening anytime soon.
People LOVE to act as if they have a choice in the matter, as if they could all stop showing up to pump gas and poor coffee in the morning, and then those bastard 1%ers will be sorry!
As always, Average People think with emotion. They’re all talk, no action. You can tell they’re all talk and no action by the very fact that they bitch endlessly about the economy, President Trump, minimum wage, etc – but they keep showing up to their “thankless” positions.
Watch what people DO, not what they SAY.
Desperate people do desperate things.
They also talk a lot of bullshit, arguably more than anyone else.
This is because they’re desperate, and super emotional.
“Fuck Donald Trump that racist fuck!” spew easily from the mouths of the impatient, unskilled, Average Person who believes they are entitled to comfort and recurring revenue with zero effort to improve products and services on the market.
No matter how much the Average Person bitches, moans, and complains – the hard fact remains – the CEO of Dunkin Donuts creates and delivers more value than any of the employees that work for him.
Everyone acts like he depends on the employees. He doesn’t. He’s a CEO. He can close DD and fuck you all at once, and go take his money elsewhere and continue right along.
You’re lucky this dude decided that lazy people wanting shit pastry and coffee is a big enough market to create a fucking job for you around.
Simple Math Reveals Why Average People are Delusional
Here’s a thought: Anyone that thinks that minimum wage should be $15 is free to donate their money to make it happen. A quick search tells me that there were 10,858 Dunkin Donuts in 2013. That means that if the CEO foregoes he entire salary, he could raise each store’s hourly wage by $0.45. The store would then have to divy that up between the employees.
Basic math wins again.
If you work minimum wage, and you genuinely enjoy your job, congratulations you’re winning at life.
If you work minimum wage, despite, bitch, and complain endlessly about it – but do nothing to improve your situation (except insist that bitching about Donald Trump = productive actions steps), you have nobody to blame but yourself.
Have No Sympathy for The Poor, Unlucky, and Masochistic
Nothing is more asinine than protecting weak-minded, weak-willed people from the harshness of reality.
That’s exactly why they’re stuck where they are.
People think you’re an asshole for not feeling bad for the stupid shit poor people perpetuate.
You shouldn’t pity them or have sympathy; you should be aggravated that they don’t step up.
You should be pissed that they use emotional irresponsibility as an excuse for their spot in life.
You should be rip shit that they claim to be “doing all they can”, while obviously not doing “all they can” at all.
Never respect anyone who blames “depression” and “anxiety” for their inability to act.
There are plenty of successful people who deal with the same problems and push through.
I’m one of them.
I made my seven figure career out of nothing, with no (direct) help from anyone but myself, against the odds, so a big fuck you to that group of people. I was homeless, without a car, with no idea where my next wad of cash was coming from.
Still, Average People will insist “I’m lucky”.
Cause and effect of intentional action and perseverance despite things changing very, very slowly COULDN’T have been it, NO!
Their level of consciousness is reflected in their insisting stubbornness to believe the entire world is against them (and anyone else making less than $15/hr), like it’s a grand fucking conspiracy against poor people.
There’s no conspiracy against poor people.
It’s called the fucking free market, and that’s how it works. Low-value people get pushed to the bottom rungs. Most people are inherently low value. Thus, most people are on the losing end of society.
Pay attention to the words and language “poor people” perpetuate and insist reality exists upon.
Then you’ll understand why they feel like they feel, and act like they act. From A to A in an endless circle.
You should have less and less sympathy for people who play victim and do nothing but “talk” about changing their situation.
The free market is like darwinism when it comes to bad ideas and poor effort.
You end up right where you belong in society.
Fuck your fight for $15/hr.