There is some big news from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. A restaurant called Moo Cluck Moo is now paying its employees $15.00 an hour! Imagine getting to work around food, and actually being paid a "living" wage! That would be a dog's dream come true if we actually had to work for our food. Thankfully, most of us do not! My humans are going to try out this restaurant the next time they are in the Dearborn Heights area (it is about an hour's drive from where I live). It is about time some of the restaurants paid more to the employees. I know the big corporations like McDonalds will claim that they will go under or have to raise prices, but paying more would also allow them to hire better quality employees. From my observation, the restaurants have a lot of mistakes and waste simply because, contrary to popular belief among many of the humans, those jobs do require a certain amount of skill and brains. Paying a higher wage allows a place to be picker with its hiring policies and they generally get better workers. I remember years ago reading an article in the newspaper about how McDonalds had promoted a manager working there who was still in high school. I suppose they thought it was good public relations, but this dog thought it made the corporation look stupid. How many high school kids are really ready to manage older workers or even workers their own age? There is something to be said for life experience too. Anyway, this dog commends the owners of the Moo Cluck Moo for having the common sense and the concern for their employees to make such a wise decision. When fast food depends so heavily on volume and speed, you'd think that they would want to pay more and hire faster and more dependable workers. I look forward to trying the food at Moo Cluck Moo!
Demon Flash Bandit (Commending Moo Cluck Moo)