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What is the starting Salary for Wendys, Burger Kind, Taco Bell and McDonalds? Is it humiliating to work there?

I am 17 and I am look for a job that pays well and gives good hours. I also would like if raises came every couple months, not once a year. I am really interested in how much these places pay starting Salary. I live in CT so it might be different but I would still like to know. I am in the "popular" group at school, I do sports and I am really well known around the school, is it to downgrading to work at one of these places?

Asked By: mu2007fc - 3/2/2008
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Minimum wage, and no it's not "humiliating", it's an honest days work. What's "humiliating" is people who aren't willing to work for their money and would rather freeload off the government, or their parents.
Answered By: mommy2girls - 3/2/2008
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Minimum Wage. But these days I see offerings @ $9.00 or more sometimes
Answered By: Jeff S - 3/2/2008
 
dignity
Answered By: Bezza - 3/2/2008
 
work at a clothing store or.. like sport check you will get more and it will be less humiliatiing
Answered By: Annabelle L - 3/2/2008
 
minimum wage anyone who works has my respect
Answered By: Answer M - 3/2/2008
 
IN nj the starting salary is $8.25
Answered By: Danielle - 3/2/2008
 
you are 17. you are not expected to have a high paying job. fast food would be nice. but ten years from now...! hell no
Answered By: oknightsofni - 3/2/2008
 
In the Seattle area - you're starting hourly rate will be at least $8.08/hour It's only degrading if you let it be ***Hate to be the jerk that does this...but WA state has the highest minimum wage at $8.08/hour - so NJ's minimum wage cannot be $8.25/hour - in fact the minimum wage is: $7.15/hour
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Answered By: Juicy Fruit - 3/2/2008
 
Most likely minimum wage. You should try grocery stores because the pay is a little bit higher or retail stores at the local mall. Your reputation should not matter but it's high schol and maybe will matter but it shouldn't. Good luck and I hope you score a job. :)
Answered By: Bella♥ - 3/2/2008
 
The Starting Salary? that depends on what state you live in. It is usually the minimum wage, unless you have prior experience and are an excellent worker, you might get higher wage, but a teenager still in high school starts out with the minimum state wage. As for your reputation, it is not a bad thing, you get... More
Answered By: girlwithlongprettyhair - 3/2/2008
 
The wage is near minimum, probably. There is dignity in all work. If you're already popular, then YOU'RE setting what's cool, and people will see your job as a cool thing to do. They will also respect that you have money of your own.
Answered By: roderick_young - 3/2/2008
 
Downgrading? Working hard to e********y would be humilitating? You really should grow up before looking for a job. You're 17 and I'll assume you haven't had much work experience. Don't you think it would be "downgrading" for a company to take a chance on someone without a work history?
Answered By: macadam_julia - 3/2/2008
 
Usually they offer minimum wage but if they are having difficulty with finding people to work there they may offer more money than minimum wage. Typically many people start out at a fast food restaurant for their first job, but I didn't so i cannot give a detailed account of what it is like to work at a place like that... More
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Answered By: lexa10881 - 3/2/2008
 
First of all, there is honor in all honest work; be proud of what you do...whatever it may be. Also, having the experience of doing a few different jobs as a young person will help you to become a more well-rounded human being. Second, we all want good hours and pay, but we can't always get that. You will probably... More
Answered By: tahunajcw - 3/2/2008
 
Sort of. Don't work in fast food please unless you really have to. They pay pretty low and when you get off work you will always smell like burgers and fries. You can also gain a lot of weight from working at those places. You also do a lot of dirty work and take annoying stupid ignorant cheap customers. Trust me I... More
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Answered By: Livelife5002 - 3/2/2008
 
I worked at Wendy's growning up, I was getting 9.00 to start and ended up getting paid 11.00 at the end of 2 years. I wouldn't work for McD's or TacoSmell. McD's u have to go in to early for breakfast and Taco Bell my friends smelled to much at the end of the day. Good Luck!
Answered By: suppliesrus - 3/2/2008
 
It's good, honest work. Not everyone likes it. I worked at a BK when I was your age and I hated it. But other people I knew worked there for years. The minimum you will get is the minimum wage of $5.85. However if the place you are applying is not attracting enough qualified applicants they may pay a higher wage... More
Answered By: Green Dragon - 3/2/2008
 
its minimum wage like 7 or 8 and change an hr
Answered By: guest_2k_2001 - 3/2/2008
 
A Job is a Job and if you have a job and can keep it then that shouldnt be humiliating because your being responsible. I would think that the starting salary for a fast food resturant is whatever your states Min. Wage is, but you have to remember taxes so you will get less than min wage and usually fast food places don... More
Answered By: importgirl89 - 3/2/2008
 
If you're worried that your popularity will suffer, you probably should just stay at home, and hide in your room.....
Answered By: Sophie B - 3/2/2008
 
No job that pays an honest days pay for an honest days work is degrading or humiliating.
Answered By: john c - 3/2/2008
 
money is money, everyone has to start somewhere... More
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Answered By: creamycenter2003 - 3/2/2008
 
It's not humiliating - you are earning money to buy cool stuff etc. Any job for your age group will probably pay poorly though.
Answered By: Sloth-lover - 3/2/2008
 
Dude trust me i work at burger king and there is absolutely no glory in it, the pay sucks, and you will only get good hours if you are one of the ones who take the job seriously. Right now i barely make enough money to put gas in my car, best bet is to apply at u.p.s. or wal-mart.
Answered By: dkc0108 - 3/2/2008
 
You are asking for more than most 20 year olds get! Most jobs for teenagers start at $7.00 and may go as high as $9.00 an hour (if you're lucky), and nearly all involve crappy hours. By the way, Starbucks starts at $8.75 plus tips & raises every 6 months...the workers and managers are cool as long you work hard... More
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Answered By: knight rider - 3/2/2008
 
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