fast food workers in Denmark...

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  1. freds

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    make a living wage.

    COPENHAGEN — On a recent afternoon, Hampus Elofsson ended his 40-hour workweek at a Burger King and prepared for a movie and beer with friends. He had paid his rent and all his bills, stashed away some savings, yet still had money for nights out.

    That is because he earns the equivalent of $20 an hour — the base wage for fast-food workers throughout Denmark and two and a half times what many fast-food workers earn in the United States.

    a Big Mac here costs more — $5.60, compared with $4.80 in the United States. But that is a price Danes are willing to pay. “We Danes accept that a burger is expensive, but we also know that working conditions and wages are decent when we eat that burger,” said Soren Kaj Andersen, a University of Copenhagen professor who specializes in labor issues.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/b...column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
     
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    story completely refutes all arguments put forward by manboobs, gitfiddle, Avery, etc.
     
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    The Two Dollar and Thirty Cents Value Menu just doesn't have that ring to it.
     
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    you probably shouldn't be eating food that costs a dollar, Brules.
     
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    ok, I'll go to Denmark then.
     
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    Because the economy there is just like the US.
     
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    they have unions, bro. unions.
     
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    I bet half the recent college grads don't make 40K. Those burger flippers have to be laughing at them and their mountain of debt. Hell, I'd flip burgers for 40K. Absolutely no stress or responsibility.
     
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    "He noted proudly that a full-time Burger King employee made enough to live on. “The company doesn’t get as much profit, but the profit is shared a little differently,” he said.

    “We don’t want there to be a big difference between the richest and poorest, because poor people would just get really poor,” Mr. Drescher added. “We don’t want people living on the streets. If that happens, we consider that we as a society have failed.”


    sounds terrible.
     
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    oh yeah, everyone rides bikes there too.
     
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    When will you be moving to Denmark, freds?
     
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    Freds is a Socialist!
     
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    Caucasian population in Sacandinavia (Northern Europe: Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland):

    94.3%
     
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    I got my bags packed
     
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    You get steamrolled by angry little dictators, but socialism sort of works in white countries as long as you don't mind driving the same car and living in the same house as a janitor.

    Once you add a little "diversity"
    though you're fucked.
     
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    Danes are fucking idiots :backlol:
     
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    Sounds like utopia to me... I'd happily pay $10 for a Big Mac (if I actually ate that shit) to live in a place like that
     
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    For clean streets, nonexistent crime, & hot Scandinavian broads... Hell yeah I'd live in their socialist country