I actually worked for McDonald's in the late 80's in high school. Started at min wage...a few months later...I got a raise. Why? Because McD's liked me?...no...because my labor was worth more to them. Mostly due to my experience and ability to show up on time and wear my uniform correctly.
#15 | POSTED BY SPABELL
Ditto. 'Til they screwed me on a raise.
Back then it was two pay scales, 1 for "regular" workers, and one for "closers", even had two codes to use for the timeclock. There was about a 70 cent difference. Basically if I didn't work til closing, I used one code, and if I closed, used the other.
Anyway, I only worked closing so I don't think I ever even used the other code. When they gave me a raise, they applied to the "regular" rate. When I saw the rate not changed on my paycheck, I asked and was told that the closing rate was a special pay for closing and that they only applied raises to the regular one, which, like I said, I don't remember using.
I'm technically still on break.