- Oct 21, 2009
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Fast food crew jobs are not meant for survival here. They are just some means to earn some pocket money for students and retirees. For survival, upgrade your skills and get a better job.
Could You Survive on Fast-Food Wages? Try Our Calculator | Mother JonesChief among the demands made by the hundreds of fast-food workers who walked out of their jobs this week: A raise to a "livable" wage of $15 an hour. Currently, the median hourly wage for the cooks, cashiers, and crew who deliver your value meals is $8.94, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project. That's hardly enough to get by in most cities.
And while $15 might sound like a big jump, it's still not enough to meet living wage standards in many areas. Many fast-food workers are parents raising children, which significantly boosts their day-to-day expenses. And many are part-timers; on average they work about 24.5 hours per week.