"Fast food workers don't deserve to be paid more because they don't actually do anything...."
False. Fast food workers do a hell of a lot. Interacting with customers, preparing food, cleaning up messes–these are all things that they do.
You know who actually does nothing and gets paid for it?
I’m an extra in movies. Two days ago I was on set for nine hours and I never worked once. They gave me free food and around $70 for my time. I did not work once. I did nothing.
Even on days that I do work, it’s usually very easy. Once, I spent five days in a fake casino playing Black Jack and Texas Hold'em. Another time, I spent three days laying on the ground pretending to be dead. My first gig, I sat on bleachers for two days while other people danced. I have never–as an extra–worked as hard as a fast food worker.
Extras in Atlanta make around $8 an hour, plus $12 for every hour after 8 (and we almost always get overtime). Extras in Hollywood make around $11 an hour, and if we unionize here, we’ll probably make $11 as well (plus overtime).
I cannot believe that anyone in their right mind would tell a hard working fast food worker that they deserve equal to, or less pay than someone who actually, literally does nothing.