For those fast-food employees striking for $15 an hour, let’s do some math. At $15 an hour, Johnny fry-cook would make $31,200 annually. An E1 (private) in the military makes $18,378.
An E5 (sergeant), with eight years of service, only makes $35,067 annually. So you’re telling me, that you deserve as much as those guys getting shot at, deploying for months in hostile environments and putting their collective selves on the line protecting your unskilled job?
Here’s the deal: You are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is learning how to work and earning enough for gas and hanging out with his pals. If you don’t want minimum wage, don’t have minimum skills.
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