Fast food workers in NYC and elsewhere are striking to earn double the minimum wage, about $15/hr.
It would force prices up, but not as much as you might think: a Big Mac, it's estimated, would have to go up 68 cents.
Critics argue that while the wage might go up for those who keep their jobs, there would be fewer jobs as the employers streamline operations, automate tasks, and look for other efficiencies in an attempt to minimize price hikes.
What a lot of young people may not know is that, in the past, most minimum wage workers were teens just entering the job market. Today, a lot of single moms are attempting to feed their kids on minimum wage, and if they can get a job at all, they have to consider getting a second job to bring in enough money to pay the bills and put food on the table. What happens to being a parent under those circumstances?
I think for single moms a lot of women look to other opportunities of business start ups, or options that can be done from home. Fast food isn't usually their first choice. There are however a huge amount of illegal immigrants that now work in fast food. They have less turnover and faster production, and are able to keep staffed this way because illegal immigrants do not quit just because the going gets tough. They stay where they know they can earn money because they know their options are limited.
Yeah, but as someone who has sought work-from-home opportunities from time to time, I can tell you those options are very limited, and in doing so on has to negotiate a virtual minefield of scams.
A woman who can sew, do laundry/ironing, daycare, etc., may always be able to find some work, but hardly enough on which to support a family.
The scams leave very few really good opportunities, and it's hard, especially for someone desperate, not to be scammed. Luckily for me, I was never desperate.
What opportunities have you, personally, taken advantage of that you can attest to?
Well. I'm an interpreter/translator (on the side), I've done Mary Kay as well which is awesome. I know of women who have done everything from Mary Kay, Avon, Amway, working from home with their employer and knitting, making and selling tamales, (this is more lucrative than you think,) many businesses even started for women from home and have grown. I know of women who have started soap making, done consulting, newspaper layouts, grant writing, editing, online store type stuff, the list is ENDLESS now especially with social media. Many women start with the contacts on their own facebook page and grows from there.
I could have listed a lot of options, but will most women be able to make much of a living throwing Tupperware parties and writing grants.
Yes, many women make a go of it, but for every one who does, how many can't get anything going? Also, some of the options you listed require an initial investment.
Not all the prostitutes are doing it because of a pimp or to support a drug habit. Some of them have kids to support. I suppose nudie bar dancing is a more acceptable and safer middle ground.
Stripping doesn't make as much money as it's made out to. It's a lot of hassle and not a lot of profit compared to getting a good sales job (low education required, just a great personality needed which you would have if you are a successful stripper anyway, right?)...I have not been a stripper but I've known some. Lots of women become strippers because it makes "OK" money, but they also like it. It's also a good night job if you're trying to attend classes during the day.
Prostitution is another ball game altogether. Lots of prostitutes, the vast majority - have been sexually abused in their past...but that's another topic for another day.
Another case in point Unseen. Now days there's lots of Barista hoes who wear their bikinis while serving coffee...they don't make that much either. Do you REALLY think they do that for the money? They would make more working in a 5 star restaurant as a waitress.
I worked with girls who did stripping in my years as a porn phiotographer. Strippers can make good money if they put on a good show and have an appealing gimmick. Also, if they research the clubs a little bit. Some clubs are better than others. Much better. One successful stripper stripped out of men's pyjamas. I knew a girl who stripped while pregnant and made more money than the other girls.
And let's not forget: stripping, like modeling, means meeting some basic physical standards that not all girls can meet. And it's not a job for females much over 25. It's a young woman's game.
There are only so many good jobs waiting on tables and in the better-paying top restaurants, they actually prefer well-experienced staff. They'll take a well-trained late middle-aged woman over a cute college girl with moderate or no experience, except maybe in the bar area.
Why does the mention of the word prostitution inevitably go back to abuse and pimps? I'm talking about girls who choose it as a way to make a lot of money with a relatively small time commitment, not someone kidnapped into sexual servitude. I'm talking about the entrepreneurs. The independent escorts.
My whole point with you is that you make it sound like everyone has but to try to make money working out of their home, which is ridiculous. It's hard and relatively few are successful at it because, beyond being hard, it requires a lot of luck as well.
I guess going back to my original point was that single moms don't look to fast food as their number one choice, so changing the pay for that industry wouldn't help them that much. It was a fun thread excursion though :) lol.
I do believe work at home opportunities are plentiful for those who have the motivation.
BUT, if the pay doubled, wouldn't it be of more interest to single moms? And isn't there an argument in there to do something to reduce the number of single moms?