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  • Courtney Pankrat

    Am I the only one that already knew that fast food workers make less then $10/ hour? Both #1 and #2 on the list seem pretty obvious. A few others on the list are pretty ridiculous though.

    • Jelena Woehr

      That didn't surprise me, but what does is that most fast food workers have no paid sick leave. I don't want people who handle food--especially those who earn the least and can least afford unpaid time off--to be unable to stay home when ill!

      I did find the one about ambulance drivers surprising. Unfortunately, I knew that many elder care workers make less than $10/hr, having lived with a CNA... it is very sad to know that our culture values elders so little.

      • Courtney Pankrat

        yeah- good point about the sick leave. it's really awful what some people do to others. I don't buy for a minute that McDonalds doesn't have the money to take care of their workers properly. It's criminal really. Don't get me wrong, I don't think fast food workers should make millions but there comes a point where it's just not fair.

  • Sasha Tenzin

    I wonder if, as these wages were being determined, a conversation around deflecting individuals who would solely be interested in a high paying job emerged. Perhaps organizational leadership set low wages to disparage those folks in hopes of finding morally grounded and truly caring practitioners. I completely agree, we need to increase these astoundingly low wages, just pondering on ethos.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    It really bothers me that elder care specialists, emergency responders, childcare specialists, and farmers are underpaid. I mean it bothers me that all these careers are underpaid, but when a job offers personal care or necessities to people, I find it disturbing that they're not valued for the work they're doing.

    • Zack Rosenberg

      Exactly why I felt compelled to share this information. It's time for some changes that improve the lives of real people.