Saturday, November 30, 2013

McDonald's Tells Workers To Sell Xmas Presents To Pay Bills

A month ago McDonald's executives were raked over the coals for fighting tooth and nail to not raise their employees pay, despite record profits and outrageous executive salaries, for telling employees on their McResource Line that they were poor enough to apply for food stamps and possibly Medicaid. I guess the first clue that you are not paying your employees enough is that your company even has a "resource line" for impoverished employees. But to be fair, if I was an overpaid, entitled executive making 8 million instead of 7 bucks, I might be a little tone deaf too. What I cannot understand is that after such an obvious PR fiasco, why on earth would executives decide to sign off on even MORE "helpful" advice to their poverty-stricken workers on that site? Yet that is exactly what they did, with helpful nuggets like:
"Sing away stress"
A clever way to stretch out food for your family...
"Breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full"
...and quit your bitching...
"Quit Complaining
Stress hormone levels rise by 15% after 10 minutes of complaining"
(We told you to get food stamps and sing!! What else do you want!?) But this is my favorite. Did mommy splurge and buy her kid toys for Christmas?
" whatever it takes to dig out from your Holiday debt. You may also want to consider returning some of your unopened purchases that may not seem as appealing as they did. Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash."
I'm lovin' it!! The quotes came from this new video, which shows screen captures of the McResource Line. (The video puts them to a pretty catchy tune). Watch and share the video, and then sign the petition at

Merry Xmas Y'all!

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