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McDonald's (MCD +0.4%) starts its biggest recruiting plan ever in China as it looks to hire 70K...

McDonald's (MCD +0.4%) starts its biggest recruiting plan ever in China as it looks to hire 70K workers and open 220-225 new stores in the nation. While the company's food prices in China remain elevated, workers will earn in some cases less than 10 yuan ($1.58) an hour.
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  • Aaron Ashcraft
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    I DETEST comments like "in some cases less than 10 yuan..." So what are you trying to do? When I was a 20 years old, I made $.75 per hour while in college and was glad to just have money coming in! Such is the case with Chinese kids who go to work at McDonald's. You print crap like this, the NYT picks it up and MCD is completely wrongfully accused of taking advantage of people. Wages in China are NOT THE SAME AS IN THE USA, stupid!!!!! More than one of these young kids will eventually become a MCD franchisee and get filthy rich!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't stop this crap, I will stop reading anything on SA!
    21 May 2012, 10:44 AM Reply Like
  • Larry Smith
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    I agree with Aaron, that little pay comment is made without any context. How much does the average Chinese worker make? How much does the average fast food employee make?

     

    As for their food prices, again no context given. What is the average fast food meal cost from a reputable establishment?

     

    A rather poor written news item in my opinion.
    21 May 2012, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • Aaron Ashcraft
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    The laws of supply and demand are at work! If MCD can't find workers at 10 yuan, they will be obliged to raise wages! It is as SIMPLE as that! Clearly the writer does not understand capitalism and has NEVER BEEN EXPOSED TO ADAM SMITH'S writings. Sorry to yell but this is just infuriating!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    21 May 2012, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • billroe
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    I agree. How about a little context with the report!
    21 May 2012, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • tedakai@aol.com
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    Perhaps we should expect the administration to announce the airlift of 20,000 American teenagers to China as a "job training" program aimed at reducing unemployment.
    21 May 2012, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • Steve Tinnes
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    person writing article probably makes less
    21 May 2012, 05:33 PM Reply Like
  • hkaplan544
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    I can't agree with these comments more!!
    22 May 2012, 09:23 AM Reply Like
  • diaperdawg
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    The last sentence is basically an opinion. Mentioning elevated food prices and earnings in the same sentence is a big assumption. Standard of living in either downtown Beijing or Shanghai would likely command higher wages regardless of food costs. How about saying, "the planning of 200+ new stores may in some cases need to be scaled back?"
    25 May 2012, 01:18 AM Reply Like
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