McDonald’s must pay worker whom they made obese

This video says about itself:

Super Size Me is an Academy Award-nominated 2004 documentary film, directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock, an American independent filmmaker. It follows a 30-day time period (February 2003) during which Spurlock subsists exclusively on McDonald’s fast food and stops exercising regularly.

The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effects on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit. During the filming, Spurlock dined at McDonald’s restaurants three times per day, sampling every item on the chain’s menu at least once. He consumed an average of 5,000 calories (the equivalent of 9.26 Big Macs) per day during the experiment.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

McDonald’s told to pay £11,000 to worker who gained 66lb

Friday 29 October 2010

A Brazilian court ruled this week that fast food giant McDonald’s must pay £11,000 to a former franchise manager because he gained 66 pounds while working there for a dozen years.

The 32-year-old man said he felt forced to sample the food each day to ensure quality standards remained high, because McDonald’s hired “mystery clients” to randomly visit restaurants and report on the food, service and cleanliness.

The man also said the company offered free lunches to employees – adding to the calories while on the job.

His identity was not released.

The ruling was signed on Tuesday by Judge Joao Ghisleni Filho in Porto Alegre.

Mr Ghisleni said McDonald’s could appeal against the decision and the Brazilian headquarters of the chain said on Thursday that it was weighing its legal options.

Global burger chain store McDonalds has banned its employees in Australia from speaking languages other than English while on duty: here.

With much media fanfare, McDonalds declared April 19 “National Hiring Day,” offering 50,000 new positions at poverty wages: here.

WikiLeaks cables: McDonald’s used US to put pressure on El Salvador: here.

Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other half includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients: here.

McDonald’s to employees: get a (second) job: here.

Starting today, workers in seven cities will begin the largest fast food worker mobilization in US history. Staff at chains including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC and Wendy’s will reportedly walk out in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City and Flint, Michigan: here.

Up to 26 million people in Britain could be obese within the next two decades due to a lethal cocktail of rich food, no exercise and poor policy-making: here.

They won’t be lovin’ it: McDonald’s admits 90% of employees are on zero-hours contracts without guaranteed work or a stable income: here.

Why is Obama’s Department of Labor bringing on a top McDonald’s PR person? Here.

15 thoughts on “McDonald’s must pay worker whom they made obese

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    The Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) said the three supermarkets displayed unhealthy food or drink at more than 80 per cent of their checkouts.

    It also criticised the Co-operative, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose for making families queue past displays of unhealthy snacks to reach the tills.


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