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Old 06-12-2014, 12:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't think the McCashier was "right," as such- any more than a stopped clock is "right" when the time of day coincides with the time the clock is showing.

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And for this exemplary employee, businesses will soon be required to pay wages of $15/hr where I live!

Seattle's very big and very complex wage jump

Worth every penny!
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When corporate engineers things to keep its employees from having to think, employees end up not being able to think. Not being able to think for their job is a part of their job. An important part.
I walk in to McDonald's and order a double-cheese burger and a small fry, to go. There are only 3 pieces of information for someone to remember given this order.

The employee says "I have a double-cheese burger, would you like anything else".

Me- "Yes, a small fry, and that is all".

"OK, a double-cheese burger and a small fry. Is this for here or to go?"

Me- "To go".

What a perfect example of being required to follow a script. This guy is less than worthless. Why don't they turn the order screens around and I can mash the picture of the item I wish to order myself?

Perhaps my meal could cost 25 cents less if they cut out the job of the brain-dead order taker.
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I found your problem!

McDonald's also might taste better and be cheaper if homicidal robots made the orders.

One of my professors taught us Miller's Magic Number, that on average, humans can remember 7 ± 2 items. I e-mailed the professor that to completely disprove her theory:

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And, oh yes, the magic number for a typical McDonald’s employee is 2 + 2.
Regarding Seattle's minimum wage, I remember posting on here that my [then] girlfriend was a shift leader at a fast food place. I did the numbers on how much they made in a day, how much they paid in wages, and how much they would need to raise their prices.

As I recall, to increase the wage to $10 hourly (40%), they would need to raise their prices 7% to break even.

Then-girlfriend was always complaining about her high-school coworkers who stole, just did not show up for work, refused to do their duties, etc.

If five business expenses go up seven percent each, your total increases forty percent (1.07^5=1.40255). What other increases would you see as your suppliers, etc, also need to increase their wages?

2/.4 * 1.07 = 1.175; Double the wages and you need to raise your price 17.5%?
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Some stores make you pay all the taxes even if you use a coupon. Many coupons say even the same. Usually its like you said.
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Some stores make you pay all the taxes even if you use a coupon. Many coupons say even the same. Usually its like you said.
No, it's usually state law that mandates whether sales tax is collectable on the full value of the item, even though the item might be "free" with a coupon. It depends upon which state you live in. In such states, the merchant is put upon to be the tax collector for the State.

Where the tax money goes after it is collected by the merchant is unclear. Both the State and the merchant get to try to get a piece of it, in one way or the other.

Both the merchant and the State usually don't care how they get it, as long as it can be demanded of the customer.

Sales tax, once collected, becomes slush fund money once it leaves your pocket.
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And for this exemplary employee, businesses will soon be required to pay wages of $15/hr where I live!

Seattle's very big and very complex wage jump

Worth every penny!
Looks like Washington (state) is getting serious about competing with Oregon to have the largest unemployment rate.

I see this outrageous minimum wage as a subsidy to the robotics industry.

I wonder why I haven't seen riots in the streets from those soon to be unemployed because they don't have the right to work for a price they have agreed to, that is below some arbitrary number. Shame on the government for taking away the right to freely negotiate the price to exchange ones own labor for.
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What a perfect example of being required to follow a script. This guy is less than worthless. Why don't they turn the order screens around and I can mash the picture of the item I wish to order myself?

Perhaps my meal could cost 25 cents less if they cut out the job of the brain-dead order taker.
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This seems like a likely alternative to paying $15/hr for wages for unskilled labor.

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