Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2016 08:31 am
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2016 08:45 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Cost of living Denmark.......


http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Denmark&displayCurrency=USD


No paid vacation and no pension plan is shocking though. Ebeneezer Scrooge springs to mind.
JPB
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2016 08:51 am
@Lordyaswas,
From your link:

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Cost of living in Denmark is 15.45% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Denmark is 19.74% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).


Assuming rent is about 30% of income (probably higher for the guy working at BK in the US) then the 4.3% difference between the two is pretty much a wash. Bottom line -- the economic and lifestyle picture for a BK employee in Denmark is much better than one in the US. It's hard to talk about any of this at a national level though. Cost of living in different parts of the US are vastly different.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2016 09:01 am
@Lordyaswas,
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No paid vacation and no pension plan is shocking though.


Welcome to the kinder and compassionate "conservatism" that we've become.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2016 09:04 am
@JPB,
Allowing for a 30% higher cost of living and the significantly better social safety net of Denmark, I'd rather a BK guy in Denmark at $20/hr plus the beneys.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2016 09:10 am
@bobsal u1553115,
http://i.cbc.ca/1.1674748.1379081034!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/li-620-scrooge-cp-7608083.jpg

Tuppence is tuppence.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2016 09:20 am
@Lordyaswas,
But feeding the birds is trupence, guvnor.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Tue 12 Jan, 2016 10:10 am
Guy in Denmark is a manager and guy in America is a seasonal worker still in high school?
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2016 05:13 am
@McGentrix,
Nope. They both bun burgers.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jan, 2016 07:39 am
@bobsal u1553115,
Guy in Denmark has white privilege?

Guy in Denmark is at work while guy in America is on the bus?

Whoppers in Denmark are $8 and whoppers in America are $4?

People in Denmark make more money working at Burger King than people in America?
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 2 Jul, 2019 06:59 am
https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/6/6/denmarks-socialists-win-elections-after-hard-right-turn-on-immigration

Let’s keep up with Denmark.

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Despite an unprecedented turnout of Danish Muslims, Denmark's Social Democrats are likely to take power after wooing populist supporters with anti-immigration rhetoric.Tags: Danish elections, Danish People's Party, immigration, refugees, Danish Muslims.
Denmark's centre-left Social Democrats came out on top in Wednesday's general election, ousting the incumbent right-wing coalition and promising a new focus on welfare and environmental issues, but pledged to continue muscular anti-immigration policies originally spearheaded by the far-right.
Mette Frederiksen, the leader of the Social Democrats, will likely become the next prime minister after her party won 25.9 percent of votes, giving the left-wing bloc a majority of 91 of the 179 seats in parliament.

Frederiksen, 41, has provoked controversy among the left-wing bloc after pledging to continue curbing immigration, and stating her support for hard-line, anti-Islam and anti-immigrant policies such as banning the face veil and confiscating valuables from Syrian refugees in order to "pay for their stay" in asylum centres.

Read more: Denmark's burqa ban: A lurch towards secular extremism

In her victory speech, Frederiksen said Danes had "chosen a new majority, and a new direction".

Due to her anti-immigrant turn, many fellow left bloc parties are reluctant to enter into a formal coalition with the Social Democrats, who are seeking to rule as a minority government with ad-hoc support from other parties, not unusual in Denmark.

The current government, led by Lars Lokke Rasmussen of the Liberal Party, was brought down by a collapse in votes for the anti-immigrant Danish People's Party (DPP), which has informally supported his minority coalition to pass legislation.
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