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Bah, humbug! McDonald's (MCD) wants franchisees to stay open on Christmas after a push to keep...

Bah, humbug! McDonald's (MCD) wants franchisees to stay open on Christmas after a push to keep selling burgers on Thanksgiving helped lift November same-store sales. According to internal estimates, the extra revenue haul for Christmas could reach as high as $84M if stores take the plunge.
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  • youngman442002
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    Go to work for Chick-fil-et
    18 Dec 2012, 07:59 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Yup. The Cathay family cares more about their religious agenda than their return on investment
    18 Dec 2012, 08:13 AM Reply Like
  • Richard Adams
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    The blessings of being a private company.
    18 Dec 2012, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • ChicagoVegasJack
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    There are many people who have to work on Christmas and would really appreciate being able to go to McD for dinner after work or in the morning before work. McD would make a lot of people happy. If they are open, I will stop by for some coffee!
    18 Dec 2012, 10:37 AM Reply Like
  • hbatt16
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    I like McDonald's stock (and ice coffee) but I don't like any store being open on Certain days. It takes quality time away from families. Time to stop being greedy.
    18 Dec 2012, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • MJODellDC
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    I see no problem in McD staying open on Christmas (or any holiday, for that fact). I would hope managers will work with staff to accommodate personal and family schedules. My Dad, who worked in a milk plant, worked on holidays-- milk cows didn't take a holiday. The staff at our building's reception desk work on holidays but get time and a half and many fight for the additional work hours at premium pay. Hospitals, police, and on and on have to be staffed on holidays. The idea that employers are screwing their employees is overblown and overstated. Not everyone is Christian and not everyone believes in a higher being so there are many ways to keep businesses open without this oversensationalizing these decisions.
    18 Dec 2012, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • swampfox1
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    What percentage of those few workers involved do you suppose will be anguished by missing church services on Christmas day?
    18 Dec 2012, 12:18 PM Reply Like
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