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Final straw for problematic McDonald's employee website

  • McDonald's (MCD) takes an employee resource website down after a string of embarrassing incidents.
  • The latest flap is over lifestyle tips offered to employees on how to find healthier alternatives to the fare offered at McDonald's outlets.
  • Earlier in the month, the site advised fast-food workers how they should tip their pool cleaners or au pairs.
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  • acesfull
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    Perhaps its time for MCD management to have a long discussion about career change with their resource website employees. Know what I'm saying?
    26 Dec 2013, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • IgnisFatuus
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    Even though 52% of families of fast food workers receive assistance from a public program like Medicaid, food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, it should not preclude them from properly tipping their pool cleaners or au pairs.

     

    Shaking my head...

     

    DISC: Long MCD
    26 Dec 2013, 09:46 AM Reply Like
  • Mattster
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    These kind of disconnects occur right before serious revolutions. Obama is just the beginning. The rich and powerful in the USA need to raise the standard of living of their workers in order to stop increasing socialization. If those MCDs workers were actually able to afford a pool and mcds went with a little less then the workers of the USA would move to the right politically to ensure their decent standard of living. See the 1950s and 1980s. Unfortunately the strategy of the right has been completely wrong by crushing the poor, taking away their food stamps and health care. As a result the GOP will collapse and America will become socialist. You can stop it now.
    26 Dec 2013, 09:57 AM Reply Like
  • IgnisFatuus
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    <These kind of disconnects occur right before serious revolutions.>
    I disagree. These kinds of disconnects happen when management of a particular company fails to do its job. From the article I read, the MCD employee resource website that contained these stupid suggestions had been contracted out to a third party and oversight by MCD was severely lacking. Whoever approved this type of information to be placed on the MCD web for employees should be fired on the spot.
    26 Dec 2013, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • Steve Tinnes
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    I believe that one of the suggestions made by the third party was that minimum wage workers get a second job. My guess is that they probably get somewhere between 20 and 30 hours per week. The hours that an executive from McD works is probably between 60 and 80 hours for the same workweek. Comparing apples with apples, that leaves plenty of room for the mimumum wage employee to work at a second job. Problem is, working hard is not what the uneducated minimum wage worker wants. What they do want is relative to why they didn't study in school, and probably dropped out because it involved inertia, initiative, and discipline. Paying them more just reinforces the standards that got them where they are in the first place.
    26 Dec 2013, 12:27 PM Reply Like
  • acesfull
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    But MCD executives are making six and seven figure incomes for their time. Not exactly the same as a minimum wage worker making $9 per/hour. Would you feel motivated to work 60 to 80 hrs per week for that kind of money? Sleep and work and still barely cover the rent and utilities? Tough way to go.
    27 Dec 2013, 08:32 PM Reply Like
  • michaelmagee
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    Where is Don Thompson in all of this??....As a shareholder I think the job is way too much for him and I am outraged over all these mishaps on his watch. He has to go.
    26 Dec 2013, 12:52 PM Reply Like
  • jlbrown
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    Management should have nipped this stupid website immediately - and they should fire all those involved if they are employed by McDonald's.
    26 Dec 2013, 03:05 PM Reply Like
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