Popular Fast Food Chain PROVES You Don’t Need Regulations or College To Earn 6 Figures

Who would ever think that working at a fast food joint would ever earn you a 6-figure salary without being at least near the tippy top?

What about all those folks shouting and screaming for $15 an hour for flipping burgers and getting rude with customers?

Let me state… I’m not downing the job! I’m glad folks are working. I hate that it isn’t always what they thought it would be but you shouldn’t insist on the Government to SAVE YOU!

In-N-Out primarily operates in California which, sure, has an $11 minimum wage for large companies but they start their employees out at least to the sum of $13 per hour which, even in such an expensive place, can be a lifesaver.

Here’s the good news… you can work your way up through the system, become a store manager, and WITHOUT A COLLEGE DEGREE earn upwards of $160,000 per year.

“In-N-Out is just eons above everybody else,” Saru Jayaraman, director of UC Berkeley Food Research Center, told the California Sun“On wages and benefits, they really are the best large chain.”

“Our research shows that companies that take the high road make a profit not in spite of paying their workers better but because they pay their workers better,” she said.

Their managers, like many store managers, oversee one location and become responsible for all aspects of their restaurant’s life. Granted, it’s no cake walk but no job worth having ever is. One of the top reviews on Glassdoor, in fact, notes “fast-paced environment” with “very hard” work and “no shortcuts.”

According to VP of Operations Denny Warnick, the company believes quality service requires quality employees and pay. A vision easily shared with the founders, Harry and Esther Snyder.

“Paying their associates well was just one way to help maintain that focus, and those beliefs remain firmly in place with us today,” Warnick said.

This is by no means, something to scoff at. From lawyers to software engineers, an average income in California is $115,000 — In-N-Out Managers outpace them on average with ease.

You don’t need the government to tell the company you work for to pay you a livable wage. If you can’t live off the job, do what you can in your spare time to find something. Who knows… maybe McDonald’s will realize what’s happening as quality employees get further replaced by crappy ones.

Look… ultimately it’s up to YOU.. or WE THE PEOPLE, to change the hearts and minds of a business. Don’t FORCE the government to intervene. That’s where I feel the movement got it wrong. By and large, they want $15 / hour and they don’t care how they get it.

I’m not saying $15 / hour is worth the gig but what I am saying is leave the freaking government OUT OF IT!

I’m sure you’re thinking that I sound as if I sympathize with them… eh, not entirely. What really set it me off about this is a recording I remember hearing where a McDonald’s Helpline of sorts literally and actually recommended to the woman calling that she get on government assistance.


(H/T California Sun) (Photo Credit: Lauren Siegert/CC BY 2.0)