Paramedic earning $15 an hour gives take on fast food workers demanding the same amount

In a post that’s headed towards viral territory, a paramedic from New York gave his take on fast food workers demanding $15 an hour in pay.

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Jens Rushing– the man who wrote the original post- also makes just $15 an hour, and his sentiments regarding the fast food worker’s raises might surprise you:

Following the recommendation of a panel headed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), it appears as though fast food workers in that state- not to mention Mr. Rushing- will be getting their way after all.

What do you think?

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.