8 Years in Burger King

Dec 4, 2014 | Views: 790

We view anyone who has a job as someone who has a stable life, and stable income…  In many countries where the unemployment rate is high, those who are employed are seen to be lucky and “safe” from having their houses repossessed, being unable to put food on the family, becoming homeless etc.

I came across this video below and was shocked by Terrance Wise’s story. Even though he holds 2 jobs, and is out of the house either on public transportation or working for 17-18 hours a day, he still finds it very difficult to make ends meet. 

After working at Burger King for 8 years, and then taking up another job at Pizza Hut, he has chosen to speak out against unfair wages. Not only is he unable to make ends meet, but he spends very little time with his family and has no opportunity for career advancement or personal development. It’s an unending cycle of leaving the house for work before the sunrises and working for 17-18 hours a day. So many of us have it better and we should really be clear about how lucky we are. We should contemplate our good fortunes and be inspired by Terrance.

Do watch the video below. I admire Terrance’s courage for speaking out. There are many other people like Terrance, who are finding it difficult just to feed their family despite having jobs and living in the 7th richest country in the world, according to Forbes… 

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He’s worked at Burger King for 8 years. Just guess how much he makes

In recent months, fast-food workers across the country have begun a series of one-day strikes for sorely needed pay raises, workplace improvements, and the right to unionize.

As Terrance tells his personal story, it’s really important to remember that he’s one of millions in America who serve your fries — folks who are just asking to be able to feed their families in return.

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  1. Phng Keng Hwa on May 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    What Terrence wise did was very admirable and courageous. To step up and speak up about the truth, even though he knew that his bosses might not like it and that he certainly might get fired afterward. It was a really admirable thing to do. 🙂

    It is really sad that the reality of the world is like this. That even with a job or two, you will still struggle. This is why it is so important for us not to delude ourselves into thinking that everything in the world will be served on a silver platter.

    This also shows that when we are living under a roof and not worrying about when our next meal will be, or when we are living in a house with an actual toilet, we are extremely lucky and fortunate. Who cares if it’s not a mansion? At least you don’t have to worry about when the government will take your house away.

    I really hope that this post will open the eyes of people to see the struggle these working people are having and support them and help them.

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  2. SG on Feb 5, 2015 at 9:49 am

    The minimum wage life is hard. I thought Obama increased the national average wage but clearly not! The margin between wealthy and poor is shattering. The poor suffer a lot but on the bright side they have a chance to make a living. This would be unheard of in poorer nations.

  3. Sarah Yap on Dec 27, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Everywhere in the world is the same. People in Japan sometimes work 3 jobs just to make ends meet. Sometimes people over look the difficulties of the citizens in developed countries… after all, how can the people in USA have so much problems when many other ppl in the world are trying to get into this country to live the American dream?

    Inequality will always be there, people are greedy, and the regular people that operates the very basic things we need in everyday life are the ones to suffer this inequality.

    I was also guilty of not realizing how people in developed countries can suffer so much, and not just a hand full, but actually a large population of them! I remember Rinpoche sharing with us several videos about documentaries of people living very difficult lives in America, and after watching a documentary by Robert Reich, it all became clearer.

    Sometimes we just need to have more appreciation with what we have. Sure sometimes we cant get the things we want… but there are a whole lot of people out there that can’t even get things they need. Despite holding several jobs… these people sometimes need to make a choice, either pay rent or visit the doctor… it’s sad…

  4. Wai Kee on Dec 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    What really strike me is the sentence that these are the people who serve us fries. Everyone works hard to earn living and we should give equal respect to those we meet everyday, return and response with respect, it could be just because they are having hard time. Be kind to everyone including those in the service line. Be polite and respect them because everyone has their own story to tell.

  5. Low KHJB on Dec 16, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.We certainly hope that the developed countries could pay their staff justified wages that they could survive with the high cost of living in their countrie.
    As for us in Malaysia.We should rejoice for what we have.We do not earn as much as those in America but our standard of living is much lower with price control and subsidy by our government.
    At the end of each day ,we should count our blessing which include the rare chance to find a guru to share with us the precious dharma.For those that could afford,the privilege to share their time and whatever they could spare to bring joy to others through their generosity to benefit others out of their compassion.

  6. Carmen on Dec 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    We always complain that we do not have enough. But there are many who are not even given the opportunity that we have to progress further to make their situation better. 8 years, in burger king and Terrance is still stuck in the same situation as he is, barely making ends meet. So many are like him, and so many of the privileged and fortunate ones do not appreciate what they have.

    Appreciate what we have, always show kindness to all around, and always look for ways to improve!

  7. Uncle Eddie on Dec 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Many may be in a far worst situation and condition than Terrance in the Burger King. Yes it seems today in USA, or in some westernised countries, ordinary working-class people are hard pressed in earning a living to meet ends meet, especially those without a house but with a family to suuport, even a small one. The again, what about those who are without work and with a family, with school children to suppot. We dread to imagine such a phenomena; but what will their daily lives and future be like? It is a common senario that at today,s world, many low-income wage earners have to work two or three part-time jobs to make ends meet! They are considered lucky to have that good Karmic opportunity to achieve such good fortune of merit. In Rinpoche’s life story, he has had to work at three jobs in making ends meet to survive too! According to economic data, even China is said to have entered into a rapid dis-inflation process, and faces the risk of inflation, and growth is expected to slow further in th coming year. China today ranks one of the World’s top largest economy. Perhaps the USA government is awareof such economic situation, and its scholars, Policy makers, economists and others are planning at this moment to sort out this delima. So lets all have good faith, work hard and continue praying for a glorious and perfect celestial treasure for the ultimate virtue and goodness to benefit all beings! Om Mani Padme Hung.

  8. Miriam Pia on Dec 12, 2014 at 6:29 am

    I am very embarrassed about this, but I messed up your page. I watched the video about the serious plight of the working poor in America and how a living wage and unions would be so helpful and then clicked to tunes and then saw the album video stuck into your website. I spent 15 minutes trying to fix it for you before whining and apologizing that I made a mess and don’t know how to fix it in your reply box. So sorry! This is not the impression I hoped to make.

  9. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Dec 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for Rinpoche’s sharing . It was struggling when a family need to worry how to get money just to fulfil the basic need of life . I can felt how Terence ‘ s feeling as I was growing up from poor family . Do wish that those voice can be heard and seriously take in by those management and made some humanity changes .

  10. Julia Tan on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. There are many many people out there like Terrance. I do hope Terrance did not get fired because of speaking up about this if not it would be even harder for him. They are a group of people struggling everyday. If they didn’t get helped they will soon end up living at the street. So now, this is a very serious issue.

    In Malaysia, Kechara Soup Kitchen other than feeding the homeless, we have a Food Bank department is helping these people by delivering food such as rice, milo, milk, cooking oil, biscuits, instant noodles etc to their door step. Dealing with homeless we understand there’s the problem come from hence to prevent this to happen, food bank play a very important role. By having these support, they can save up some of their money to pay their rental or medical fees. It’s very normal to see these poor families constantly sick due to long hour job and lack of nutrition in their food. If any one of the family members fall sick, that would even causes more difficulties to them especially if the one that sick is the one that earning the family income. At Kechara Soup Kitchen, we are very fortunate to have Dr Madhu who always help the less fortunate families in volunteer basis.

  11. Edwin Tan on Dec 7, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This really shows us that most of us are living a good life, with proper shelter, food and not having to meet ends meet.

    Being in such a rich nation yet struggling to support families is a wonder.

    Terrance Wise is being paid $7.40 and $9.30 per hour at Pizza Hut and Burger King respectively…but I heard Malaysia McDonald’s only pay their workers RM4.50 an hour…way lesser than that for Fast Food chains in USA.

    I understand that Italy has yearly “strikes” to remind employers to give better welfare at work and compensation benefits like salary increments.

    I believe my company is fair in treating all my employees and they are paid adequately for the amount of work they do.

  12. Hee TS on Dec 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    感謝仁波切的共享,提醒我們要感恩我們所擁有的,同一時間關心和幫助身边的人,不欺弱小。

  13. Pastor Niral on Dec 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

    The interview is correct in her statement that the media often portrays people who work at fastfood restaurants are often those who have dropped out from high school of those who need a little extra cash on the side. But this is not the reality out there. Even in such a developed country such as the United States, ordinary working class people are hard-pressed to earn a living to support themselves and their families, despite what is portrayed to the rest of the world through the media.

    This gets me think about being thankful of the situations I have been in during my years growing up and then my time working. During those times, there were moments when i thought that my situation was tough, but never stopped to contemplate on other people’s life situations. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this, as i’ve come to realise that I was not grateful of my previous life situations. After watching this video and through Rinpoche’s teachings, I’ve come to realise that we should all be grateful our lives at the moment, and no matter how hard it seems, to remember that there are always people out there that are much worse off than you. This contemplation will actually help you with two things, the first is that you will be able to appreciate the situation you are in at the moment and second, by contemplating on those who are less fortunate than you, you will begin the stages of developing compassion.

    Thank you for sharing this video with us Rinpoche.

  14. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the story of Terrance, which reminds how fortunate for most of us who can earn a living and able to have time for family, friends and things which we like to do in our free hours. I feel so sorry for Terrance as he needs to work for 17 – 18 hours a day, yet he is not able to feed his family sufficiently and no time to spend with his children during his working days. I truly respect Terrance’s courage to bring up his own personal feelings about his current living and wanted to help many of those who share the similar working life. I wish and hope Terrance would be able to meet a good employer, who can give a fair wage and treat the employees well in a spiritual way.

  15. Wah Ying on Dec 5, 2014 at 12:02 am

    It’s sad to know about the fact that Terrance and millions of fast food chains workers across America work their sweat and put in hard work, but see no advancement or future in job they have worked for many many years!

    It needs courage to speak out, to go to street fight for something important for you. I always believe if the situation is not so bad that people would not resort to go to street, and risk being fired.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing, for remind us to appreciate what we have at the same time care and help those who need our help. I will share this article on social media to let more know about the reality and life of a worker like Terrance, to raise the awareness of how unfair wages affect not only one’s effort to make ends need but the quality of life.

  16. Jutika Lam on Dec 4, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    It is really sad to know that despite holding down 2 jobs and working for such long hours people like Terrance are only barely able to pull through and even though he is able to put food on the table everyday he rarely gets a chance to see his 3 daughters because he goes to work early in the morning and only comes back late at night.

    Despite rising costs of living all around the world, fast food chains are not doing much to help people like Terrance and many others like him to make their lives slightly easier.

    It is not wrong for people like Terrance to go on strikes as they workers too have their rights to demand for a increase in their pay, especially those who have worked for the same chain for many years.

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us to always be grateful of what we have.

  17. Annie on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    The difficulties and disappointments that Terence undergoing are most unsettling for me. I truly admire Terence’s courage and endurance.

    Sometimes life can feel totally screwed up. No matter how hard we try, we keep running into dead ends. Or banging our head against a wall. Or failing to achieve or do the things we want to do.

    These people who aren’t living an easier life than others are the most who practicing the gratitude in their life. Because they suffer the incredibly difficult things happen to them, they understand that it isn’t the situation that’s the problem, it’s how you think about the situation that makes it easier or more difficult.

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this story…

  18. stella on Dec 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    I am deeply reminded of how lucky we are in this lifetime that we do not have to work 17-18 hours a day and can afford to put food on the table with time and money to spare sometimes. Therefore we must contemplate on what have we done to deserve this luxury, considered that Terence is equally, if not more hardworking than most of us; the privilege that we are enjoying must be not from our hard work alone. Ask ourselves: How can we prevent ourselves from being in that situation? Can we be guaranteed to not be in that situation in my next life? Are we doing enough to ensure that we will not suffer in our next life? Do we want to perpetuate samsara?

    Separately but related, we are lucky to be in the capacity to help people in less fortunate condition. Therefore, we can expand our role into the bigger scheme of things, reach out to people less fortunate around us instead of focusing on the enjoyment for just ourselves.

    Thank You, Rinpoche, for sharing this teaching with us.

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    Friday, Jul 19. 2019 01:49 PM
    Wow….beautiful images of Dorje Shugden in difference of culture and varies styles from different countries. We have Indian style, Fauvistic style, Byzantine style, Malaysian style, Chinese style, New Age style, Japanese anime style and many more to come. All the beautiful different styles of Dorje Shugden have been painted to suit each unique culture.
    Truly blessed to have Dorje Shugden here in Malaysia. May everyone be blessed and protected by Dorje Shugden. Merely looking at these beautiful styles is a blessing. All the styles is beautifully painted which I do enjoyed seeing it.
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for sharing with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/which-dorje-shugden-style-is-your-favourite.html

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We have Robey showing us the right way to do plank during the exercise session. Lin Mun KSDS
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Students enjoyed activities last Sunday. Exercise and stretching lesson. Lin Mun KSDS
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Thanks to Uncle Edward, Karen, Ashley Tan, Ashley Eng, Neil, Usha and Sudharshan for helping out for our lunch distribution today. We would also like to thank our sponsors Sogo and Munchy's for their continuous support. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
5 days ago
These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
1 week ago
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
1 week ago
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
1 week ago
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
1 week ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
1 week ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
2 weeks ago
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
2 weeks ago
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 weeks ago
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
2 weeks ago
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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