Dems. Push for High Fast-Food Worker Wages Just Eliminated a Ton of Jobs

Congratulations democrats! In your efforts to raise fast-food worker wages to excessively high hourly salaries, you’ve succeeded in dumping a bunch of employees into the unemployment line.

Hopefully they will have enough money to keep running commercials:


IJReview reported:

As workers strike across the nation, some cities — like Los Angeles — have voted to increase wages over the next several years, while Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have also made strides to do the same.

With these new requirements beginning to take effect, some fast food establishments have been forced to explore new measures in order to keep costs down, like these new additions to Hardee’s:

The new kiosks, which are automated and “self-order,” have reportedly already been installed in dozens of locations. Tom Lindblom — chief technology officer of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s — explains:

“Our target market of young, hungry millennials, as well as younger and older customers, love the new ordering kiosks. The self-ordering kiosk gives the customer a fun, interactive and user-friendly way to control their order.” In addition to making ordering more convenient, the kiosks also appear to provide a 10% discount to customers who choose to use them.

More importantly, the 10% kiosk discount encourages customer participation, thereby eliminating a ton of entry level jobs.

The $15 per hour push for employees possessing little or no skills is ridiculous. Fast-food chains realize that, and have no reservations in substantially downsizing their payrolls. Maybe now, since customers are controlling their own orders, there won’t be so many mistakes!

Source: BuzzPo

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