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Pay “Disparity” at Mickey D’s

Leslie Brown

Hmmm, let’s look at the word “disparity”, shall we? “Parity” means: the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay, so “disparity” means NOT equal with regard to status or pay.

Well, about 110 protestors at the McDonald’s corporation headquarters in Oakbrook, Illinois think that “disparity” is just plain ol’ “meanypants” and they are entitled to more per hour than I got at my recent previous job with a dang Master’s degree! Yes there’s a lot of disparity between what a fast-food worker and the C.E.O. of a corporation make, but there’s also a lot of disparity between what a physician and a housekeeper at a hospital make too! There’s a DIS-parity in the amount of work that goes into preparing for these positions too!

Do we really think that someone with no previous employment, and no education is deserving of 15 dollars an hour? Really? If one only looks at pay scale and NOT the inflation which is ever diminishing the pay in terms of buying power, we are simply putting a “Band-Aid” on the problem.

If I may quote the brilliant Condaleezza Rice (who has Ph.D in political science, speaks Russian and is an accomplished pianist)….

“If you are taught bitterness and anger, then you will believe you are a victim. You will feel aggrieved and the twin brother of aggrievment is entitlement. So now you think you are owed something and you don’t have to work for it and now you’re on a really bad road to nowhere because there are people who will play to that sense of victimhood, aggrievement and entitlement, and you still won’t have a job.” – Condoleezza Rice


“Supersize” that thought.

Masters Degree - Fast Food worker

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