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#1 Hum

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:42

A help site for McDonald's employees reportedly suggests they return holiday gifts to get out of debt. :|

"You may want to also consider returning some of your unopened purchases that may not seem as appealing as they did," the McResource site reads, according to screen grabs that were posted on the website of "Low Pay Is Not OK," a group that advocates for higher fast food wages.

"Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash," the McResource presentation reportedly said.

Low Pay Is Not OK also criticizes McDonald's for saying "breaking food into smaller pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full" and suggesting that employees, most of whom are on hourly wage schedules, try to take at least two vacations per year.

Another tip from McResource supposedly tells employees to "Stop complaining. Stress hormones rise by 15% after 10 minutes of complaining."

When contacted by Business Insider, McDonald's defended the website.

"This is an attempt by an outside organization to undermine a well-intended employee assistance resource website by taking isolated portions out of context," a spokeswoman writes in an email. "The McResource website has helped countless employees by providing them with a variety of information and resources on topics ranging from health and wellness to stress and financial management."

 



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#2 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:45

Haha... "Low Pay Is Not OK"

 

Cool story, get a better job.... problem solved.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:46

"Low Pay Is Not OK," a group that advocates for higher fast food wages.

 

There is a group for everything...



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:48

Better advice: Don't try to make a career out of a job suited for teenagers working part time.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 21:55

^ You don't seriously think McDonald's is staffed by only teens ... ?



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 22:01

^ You don't seriously think McDonald's is staffed by only teens ... ?

 

That's not at all what he was implying.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:05

modern day slavery in action.

 

paid as little as possible so you cant get out or escape.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:11

>>A help site for McDonald's employees reportedly suggests they return holiday gifts to get out of debt.

 

Keep the gifts. Enjoy yourselves. 



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:14

Don't change the salary.  Not to sound cruel or heartless but every position in the world doesn't deserver top dollar or even a "living wage".  Some positions are designed for the minimum amount possible.  McDonald's may pay little per hour but there are plenty of success stories of people who are just associates who worked their way up to manager's and executives positions within the company.

 

As in anything in life if you have the will to do it then you will find a way.  However people who don't want to put forth any effort, made bad life decisions, or never have any desire to get promoted should not be rewarded for that.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:15

I'd say it was pretty sound advice for somebody that is broke. Don't hoard ###### you don't need, and stop stuffing your face.

 

Also, I don't think that site is run by Mc D's



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:33

I'd say it was pretty sound advice for somebody that is broke. Don't hoard **** you don't need, and stop stuffing your face.

 

Also, I don't think that site is run by Mc D's

Interesting that you are implying that people who don't have enough money because of where they work are fat...not seeing the corelation.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 02:14

Only Americans would consider it reasonable to work a full time job and still fail to make ends meet. Apparently it seem some of the more hardcore right wingers still haven't wrapped their minds around the idea that simple economies of scale dictate that there will always be more low end jobs than high end ones in a normal economy.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:09

Only Americans would consider it reasonable to work a full time job and still fail to make ends meet. Apparently it seem some of the more hardcore right wingers still haven't wrapped their minds around the idea that simple economies of scale dictate that there will always be more low end jobs than high end ones in a normal economy.

 

 

dah fu*k? the company chooses the pay rate its not something Americans vote for. The only Americans that are happy with Mcd's salaries are the people in the offices getting the extra cash bags.  No political party represents Americans and the company's are not controlled by the american government.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:16

Better advice: Don't try to make a career out of a job suited for teenagers working part time.

I am guessing you are American by your statement but in most of the developed world such as Australia McDonalds pays their employers about 16 dollars USD an hour after the conversion and the prices are not really that much higher than in the states.  Some people do not have a choice. Most the employers at McDonalds and other fast food are on government assitance such as food stamps, reduced electricity , government housing etc in the USA. This is a big reason why the USA keeps going in debt and down the toilet. Prosperous countries like Australia pay a living wage. If you look at countries like a bussiness usa is far from prosperous but is a bankrupt bussiness.

PS: So higher hourly wage is not going to make the price of a burger sky rocket etc. Things such as real estate and price of meat etc effect price so much more than hourly wages. Hourly wages only effect a small perctange of the total cost of a burger since they output 100s and hour. Most McDonalds items are the same price in Aus and some maybe just a little bit more expenisve like 15 cents but this is mainly because the meat quality and other ingrediants is much higher in Australia and other countries outside of the USA. The standards for McDonalds outside USA have higher quality ingrediants and less of the bad fats and things etc. These other countries have higher standards in food and wages.

No wonder so many Americans are trying to escape that hell hole and come to Australia. Gov spying on them, no workers rights, low pay, and high taxes in usa.

Its funny that America has to rely on a COMMUNIST banker ( aka china ) just to stay afload and pay its bills. The math is impossible and sooner or later the American empire will fall just like the Roman empire and others as well. History repeats itself. At least the war machine will be broke and the planet might have some peace for once as well.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:26

I am guessing you are American by your statement but in most of the developed world such as Australia McDonalds pays their employers about 16 dollars USD an hour after the conversion and the prices are not really that much higher than in the states.  Some people do not have a choice. Most the employers at McDonalds and other fast food are on government assitance such as food stamps, reduced electricity , government housing etc in the USA. This is a big reason why the USA keeps going in debt and down the toilet. Prosperous countries like Australia pay a living wage. If you look at countries like a bussiness usa is far from prosperous but is a bankrupt bussiness.

 

Australia's per capita debt exceeds the US.  Not sure where you get that prosperous idea.