The #FightFor15 continued their crusade to be replaced by computers and kiosks this week with a “day of action,” asking other fast food workers to strike. We did our part here to point out how ridiculously stupid they were being, but it looks like we had a bit of help…
I don’t think they were expecting this girls response from a Taco Bell in Texas…
Did you see it? You might have to hit replay, it was a short segment. Here’s the lowdown:
The protesters’ message wasn’t well received by the employee, who said she just wanted to do her job.
After one protester informed her it was a “day of action,” the employee responded sharply, “This is also a job that I am trying to do.”
“Y’all are hindering my work, you may leave the building,” she added.
The apparent leader of the protest still finished his speech and invited her to go on “strike” and join the protest — but she didn’t seem interested in the least.
The thing is, I think most people are happy to just do their jobs…because most people don’t view these jobs as life long careers (related $15 Minimum Wage? Carl’s Jr. CEO Will Just Replace You with Computers. Liberals Rage…). Because…they’re not. What most younger workers realize is they need experience in the work force. Usually it starts with a simple job, like working in a fast food restaurant, gaining customer experience, management skills (sometimes), or simply learning to show up on time for a regular work schedule. These are not complicated jobs. They’re not demanding jobs. They’re generally simple, lack any requirements for great intellect, and thus pay accordingly.
They’re starter jobs. Entry-level. What this young woman illustrated was her grasping of that very idea. Whereas her moron peers with the signs just demanded more from others for the sake of having more from others. Usually we call them sucktards. Here we’ll just call them… okay, sucktards works. Don’t fix it if it’s not broken, am I right?
So when we write about the #FightFor15 Masters of Whine, we know that for every one of them who has their hand held out for more money, there are likely ten or more workers who have their hands busy working on their job, knowing they’re going to do more one day than super-sizing your fries. Perspective. They have it.