Iulus Cofield wrote:When did food service become an unskilled, non-career job? What makes a job non-career? How is the deserved wage of any job determined?
I have been inside fast food Joints.
They are not what they used to be.
Once Upon a Time, it was not That long ago!
I was Hungry. I had money on my person.
I walked up to a Burger Shack.
I asked for Food.
It was quiet, for Fast Food.
The man told me part of his Story.
He needed a break.
He did not Want to sit on his Ass and Do Nothing.
If That Man had wanted to Sit on His Ass and Do Nothing,
He could have!
He, somehow, asked for a Job Flipping Burgers.
He was having a good Time. He made a Good Burger.
He told me, And; I believed him.
He told me he was an Engineer.
He had been working inside a Nueclear Powerplant for a While.
No! He was not Sceeved Out by the Boogie Man, Radiation.
His Head was Tired. Each and Every Day, It Mattered! Big!
Sure; I guess they check each other's work. He had to Really Do Math.
I don't know exactly What he did When and Where he came from.
I do know, He was On Vacation. That Vacation was Not A Two Week Romatic Get-a-Way.
It is not so strange, In The Sane World for People to have a Six month to One year Vacation On Top of the usual Six Weeks or So.
He was doing a Reentry Program of his Own Design, Maybe. He wanted to Do Something! He, just, had to find a Way for himself.
He had Traveled within The EU.
A citizen, in good standing in Sweden can walk into a Burger Shop in some little Wind Swept Village in Ireland and get a Job Flipping Burgers.
He was a bit Over Qualified for the Position. The man made a good Burger. I watched him cook.
In Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken/Who Knows What it will Swallow Tomorrow, Mega Stores.
There is a Military On Guard and Responsive Feel.
It is Fun to be a part of a Team that is Getting Things Done.
Those people are in a bit of a Half Emergency, most of the Time.
That Should be a well Paid Job! The Nuclear Engineer might not have liked working There.
If Someone Made him Work There. Well...That could never happen. Still.....................
What are The Skills required for work at The Fast Food Outlet?
I think I could learn most of the Jobs. I would need Ear Protection.
It is So Loud in There.
What kind of Lives do Our People live? One woman from That Taco Bell/KFC had worked there for Seven Years and Liked it.
She seems to have a happy and full life.
On her breaks she Googles her friends and family.
They make arrangement via digital Telephone Screen.
She was Not a Nuclear Engineer. She was a Mom, Wife, Sister, Head Cook and Bottle Washer and for 6hrs Four days a Week she is a What?
She works Back in The Kitchen. She may be working with Boiling Oil!
City People Need KFC. That place is Busy!
People drive for Miles and Miles to get KFC.
I have listened to People fresh in from The Road.
I find it Charming. There is a Party Waiting.
The party will begin when The KFC arrives.
That party was A Woman, Her Mom, An Old Friend of the Family and (?)
It was a fun and Breathless Moment for that group.
They drove for Hours to get KFC.
How charming is That? It is possible to raise a Chicken or a Group of them.
It takes some Time.
Then kill them. That is a hard day.
City people are not All bad.
Yes. I know it is weird.
To eat KFC and play with a pet chicken. Weird.
It is an idyllic life for Some.
The US has a strange Relationship with Fast Food Outlets.
Taco Bell and KFC are Home Cooking for some people.
The stuff I have been told. I had some experience with it.
I had been out of the Country. It was a long time, I did not want to come back.
Once I was back, I had a moment to Think. What do I want? Taco Bell.
I ate at Taco Bell a lot. I was enjoying The Food.
Some Taco Bells are better than others.
The only Real Difference is The Staff.
Some are Delightful. Some are Surly.
Real California Mexican Food is Close to Taco Bell.
Sort of. Texas Mexican Food is not like California Mexican Food.
Who works at Taco Bell?
I think the managers can make it a Fun Place where it is a Team working well within their capacities.
One surly guy that thinks he is Too Good to be working on a Team to feed the People would have to do What?
The Managers have to find a way to help him Fit In.
If they fire him for being surly his life would be Too Hard?
Surly Employees vs Guilt for causing some Asshole to suffer.
That is such a difficult decision for a Manager to Make.
We are derelict in our Duty, if we can not Help One Another.
Even The Surly. Who Knows?
That surly hard to get along with Guy may want more Education.
A people and a nation as large, wealthy and powerful as the US thinks it is,
Should be able to support its People while they 'Find Themselves
Some people are Not Lazy. Some people have hard Jobs.
Some people are Content, enough.
Simple Lives with friends and family.
The Happy Woman at Taco Bell is one of those Stay at Home Moms.
She works for extra money to Spend with her Friends and Family.
The American Ideal?
Mom has friends and works in town.
The children are adults or near adults.
They are finding their way Together.
A young man or woman on Their Own living on Taco Bell Wages may face a very different life from the life of a Woman working for Spending Money.
That is True for the Young Person living at home with Mom and Dad and Only the Good Lord Knows Who.
If the people of the US can not live in Dignified Peace Working, Loving and Living.
Then there really might be Something Wrong.
Were these jobs designed to be Spending Money jobs?
For the Self Righteous Capitalist Family.
Here Kid! Earn Your Keep!
You want Fancy Stuff. Earn it!
Hey! Managers Learn by Managing.
like our president. W.
That was a strange time in History.
Who decides what minimum wage is?
How is it possible to make it Fair?
If an organization pays a Woman with a Primary Other Income Less it is Not Nice.
It is probably illegal. And; Should be.
How to make the World More Fair?
I Like the Citizen's Wage.
It is so very possible.
It is the kind of thing Wealthy People already deal with.
Well; Not filthy rich. And; There is fun.
If like the advantaged, All people got enough to be OK into their account each Month and Yes! it must be Broken into small units.
Then everyone would be all.....ok, " I'm Bored."
Some people have a Knack for making money.
If they have Some, they will have more.
Other people are not like that.
If they have money they will live along, ok.
For the nation to provide for the welfare of The People
is right and proper. If the Workers want a Change; Listen To Them!
Most want to work. Some really do Like it.
They get to see friends on both sides of the counter.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.