Monday, February 16, 2009

Flipping Burgers

big mac
I had lunch at my Pastors house yesterday and the conversation turned to the unemployment for young people here in Uruguay, about 50% I also found out that the kids who work at McDonalds make about $1 per hour. There are no overtime laws here so they work anywhere from 48-60 hours per week.

Now put this into perspective. When you go to the mall the line at McDonald's is always full of young kids. A Big Mac meals costs around 150 pesos, at an exchange rate of 22 pesos per hours thats $6.81.

The dividing line between the haves and the have nots is wide!

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