You see, I work for McDonald’s in Denmark, where an agreement between our union and the company guarantees that workers older than 18 are paid at least $21 an hour. Employees younger than 18 make at least $15 — meaning teenagers working at McDonald’s in Denmark make more than two times what many adults in America earn working at the Golden Arches.
As it should be. I don’t want the people making food I might eat when I’m in a hurry in such a way that they don’t care at all about what happens to that food in the process. I want people who feel valued in the work that they’re doing and who want their jobs—not people who, at the end of the day, really couldn’t care less.