Fast food and other low wage earners are often under-appreciated and misunderstood.
But they are an important part of the economy. Not only do they make breakfast and coffee for other people in the workforce, they can also inspire us to work hard and be successful. 🙂 There are different types of success. Making $100,000 a year as a lawyer could be one measure of financial success. But there are also success stories of very ambitious people who work in the lower paying service industry.
I don’t get why some critics make fun of fast food or blue collar workers as if their jobs are somehow less valuable to society than a corporate desk job pushing papers. At least burger flippers have found a way to make money there, unlike myself who only go there to stuff my face with greasy, unhealthy food, lol. Besides, it’s just lame to ridicule someone’s career choice while demanding a service from them. Without the hard working employees at McDonald’s there would be no Ronald McDonald House Charities, Big Macs, Happy Meals, or all the investment returns to MCD’s shareholders.
But not all low wage earners have the same positive attitude towards hard work and money. Instead of going to work and making sacrifices to save up for a better education some workers would rather protest for a higher wage, while spending what limited amount of money they have on the newest gadgets and electronics, instead of investing, or paying down their debts. 😕
Most fast food workers fall somewhere in the middle between these two kinds of extremes. It’s unreasonable to expect someone to work 95 hours a week without burning out eventually, but we also can’t expect governments to fix all our problems if we don’t even try to live within our means. Complaining is okay. Everyone does it. But if we want real meaningful change to get out of poverty once and for all, we have to improve our human capital and count on our own abilities.
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