McDonald’s tells it workers don’t eat McDonald’s


This 26 May 2016 video from the USA says about itself:

McDonald’s Employees Demand $15 Wage, Union Rights

Hundreds of protesters marched on McDonald’s HQ on the outskirts of Chicago to demand higher wages.

Another video from the USA used to say about itself:

McDonald’s Employees Walk Off the Job & Demand $15 an Hour in Pay

29 Nov 2012

Workers at some fast food restaurants in the New York City area walked off the job on Thursday. A large group gathered outside a McDonald’s on Madison and 40th St. in Manhattan demanding higher wages and the approval of a workers union.

“They’re giving us $7.25 an hour, so many of my co-workers are living on food stamps. You can’t live on that in this city,” a protester told Good Day NY.

The workers who say they don’t make enough to put food on the table for their families would like an increase in their hourly pay to $15.

From CBS in the USA:

By Aimee Picchi, MoneyWatch, December 24, 2013, 11:52 AM

McWhoops: McDonald’s tells workers to avoid fast food

McDonald’s (MCD) may want to change its name to McBlunder.

The fast-food giant has slipped up yet again in an effort to provide helpful advice to its workers. This time, the burger chain is advising employees to avoid eating fast food because it “may put people at risk for becoming overweight,” according to CNBC.

That seems like rich advice from a company that’s responsible for spreading fast-food across the globe, and has sold more than 300 billion burgers in its history. The ironic advice follows two other tone-deaf internal messages McDonald’s sent to its workers.

Earlier this month, McDonald’s offered holiday tipping advice to employees, many of whom earn rock-bottom wages. The ideas ranged from how much to gift an au pair, to tips for garage attendants and massage therapists, amounting to thousands of dollars in pay. The advice was laughably out of touch for many of the company’s workers, who make a median wage of $8.78 per hour.

Then there was the company’s not-so-helpful budget advice, which included the suggestion of tacking on a second job. McDonald’s also left off basics such as budgeting for child care and paying for water.

As for its meal advice, McDonald’s suggests “healthier choices” such as “sandwiches that can be loaded with vegetables.” (Hmm, Subway, anyone?) “Eat at places that offer a variety of salads, soups and vegetables to help maintain your best health,” the company’s internal website suggests.

McDonald’s stood by the advice, telling CBS MoneyWatch in a statement that “portions of this website continue to be taken entirely out of context.”

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