The Ferguson coverage was as incitful as it was insightful. I prefer the liberal slanted stations because they are easier to understand. Like in a four hour live segment the narrative is “unarmed black man”. What about the robbery that was just committed by said black man? Wouldn’t that be a better place to start the panel of defense lawyers? It got worse in New York. The word, “homicide” used over and over without the offering that most police deadly force cases are ruled, “homicide” as in justifiably committed. Then the word, “Chokehold” AKA, “Carotid Restraint” for the rest of the world, not a “takedown”? Never a peep about probable cause to arrest and then resisting lawful arrest-causing death by_________. Then the narrative that the selling of single sticks (code for black market untaxed cigarettes) is not a significant crime? A primary source of annual funding specifically in the Burroughs, for Hezbollah and Hamas? I’m pretty confident a black man selling loose sticks in Staten Island is not terrorism related but the ignorant might want to know the crime is rampant and indicative of significant other societal ills.
Lastly, I can’t help but feel sorry for the big time New York beat reporters who had to walk all that way without the tear gas apocalypse in the background. What a lack-luster event considering they as well as their advertisers were all hoping for violent anarchy.
With all the minimum wage protesting happening around the fast food space, it has caused me to wonder about McDonald’s. Arguably the pinnacle of branding and quality control in our lifetime, the chain has begun to suffer with customer service and quality control as pressure mounts to pay their employees more. But is one the product of the other? At the American entry level job position you have three choices in your talent pool:
- Non citizen workers
- Broke seniors
If you thought the middle America teenager is still an option, your mistaken. That demo is in perpetual schooling and debt trying to finance their way to $40k per year. Let’s take them one at a time:
NON CITIZEN WORKERS
This group has two hurdles; They don’t want to pay taxes and two, they can’t pass a live scan for employment. Interesting what amnesty might deliver for those employers who need servant workers who won’t strike or demand livable wages. With respect to the consumer/customer, this could be positive.
Yuk. Creepy, but at least a sense of pride and generational culture will get them to their first break before their 22 year old boss scolds them for missing a timer alarm.
If you can find one coming out of high school auto shop, it will be tough getting them to care in anyway about your brand. As a matter of social media fact, they will look for every opportunity to “post” something destructive to the brand that pays them not because they hate you rather its their right to communicate freely. Any notion that pride and quality equals pay is unexplainable to a millennial. So here sits McDonald’s, my favorite fast food growing up, sickened with workforce decline syndrome. A condition that requires acknowledgement of the symptom not the disease. Rebrand to a lower socio-economic denominator of customer who doesn’t mind the fluctuation of quality, you know, a millennial.
Ah the intangibles of the self…
So an illegal base who elected a US President has been vocal about the elected officials lack of repayment? Then the power of the elected office, in the 11th hour of a failed legacy, moves unilaterally to repay the illegal voter effort? The addressing of the nation to occur in proximity to the Ferguson grand jury announcement? Is it just me?