sadly, a person making minimum wage in america would be baffled by seeing a bill larger than a $5 or $1. a good cartoon.
written by someone that’s never been to or worked in retail
"you deserve poverty for giving me poor customer service"
I hope the person who made that cartoon dies a painful death.
and furthermore I’ll work circles around you, dickhead.
oh ps. what kind of name is Rob Smith Jr?????
"*this is a true story"
somehow i highly doubt it.
As someone who has done a lot in retail; this is literally impossible. The damn cash register tells you what change to give. The artist definitely pulled this one out of their ass
Ass, brain, whats the difference?
The best part that undermines the cartoonist’s intent is that, if she’s demanding $11/hour and the meal is $10.60, it means right now she can’t even afford to eat where she works with an hour’s pay.
And even if this was a true story (which is like really clearly isn’t)
IT’S FULLY MORE LIKELY that there was some sort of counterfeit 20$ bill problem in the area
Because I see that ALL THE TIME, they have to call a manager because they know they aren’t supposed to just take the 20s in case their fake but maybe they don’t have the easy way to check the bill on them or something.
Like if your assumption is that someone sitting in front of a big computer/calculator machine all day doesn’t know how to give you change you’re just shitty tbh
you can tell robsmithjr.com what you think of his shit comic
*goes to robsmithjr.com*
*sees blurb to see Rob Smith Jr.’s cartoons on Glenn Beck*
Ok. I have three degrees, and while I CAN make change without the register helping me, when my brain is thinking of a hundred other things, I’m slow at it. hell, even having the register do it makes my brain stumble. I’m good at other stuff though that this jackass probably isn’t. And oh let’s just ignore that there may be an education gap and privilege-to-get an education gap and that is why someone is working in fast food. But you aren’t worth a living wage, I guess, if you grew up poor. That’s how we have generations of poverty, and that’s what the conservatives want. keep those poor classes poor with no hope of rising above, because they dangle one token person who “made it” in front of millions of people. No, that dude is the outlier. He is not proof that “everyone” can do it.
There’s so many things wrong with that cartoon. Most importantly, in the absence of some other source of funding for them, you pretty much have to pay people enough money that they can have food, shelter, and medical care, and have some left over, period. But the thing about making change is pretty bad in a number of ways. A couple of data points:
- One of my friends got trained to do math using this really stupid system which, it turns out, induced in some smallish number of students what appears to be permanent discalculia. So he would have a hell of a time doing stuff like this, I suspect. He’s plenty smart, he works hard, but that doesn’t mean he can do math in his head.
- Cashiers don’t usually have to actually think, just punch in numbers.
- $10.60 for a fast food burger? Uh, not yet, anyway.
- Come to think of it, I’m one of those stereotypical math-oriented autistics. Once I was bored on a road trip and started from my vague recollection that a meter was about 39.4 inches, and worked out the miles:km conversion. I came up with 1.61. Google says 1.60934. And… I can’t always do stuff like this in my head. So this isn’t about competence or education or anything.
- I like how the white guy is being smug and insulting about the dark-skinned woman. Oh, wait. That’s not “like”, that’s “hold the writer in contempt”.
Whole thing is just sorta horrible and mean-spirited. This was not written by a person who wants to solve problems, this was written by someone who is smug and dismissive about things without understanding them. (Which is not surprising, because habitually dismissing things results in not understanding them.)
ok, I’m sorry, but working as a waitress I used to have to divide bills of up to £300 between groups of up to 16 in my head and I never had an issue- nor did any of my coworkers- and I’m pretty sure the only time something like this happened was when we either didn;t have the right change or there was a known issue with counterfeiting in the area