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Honest advice from McDonald's to its emloyees: don't eat McDonald's! - bristopen - 01-03-2014

(I tried google, bing and yahoo cache, nothing. http://www.mcresourceline.com has vanished!)

McDonald's on employee resources site: Not lovin' it

By Kevin Conlon, CNN
December 26, 2013

(CNN) -- It seems that McDonald's has finally realized how tone-deaf its internal employee resource website was. It has shut it down.

The final straw? A tip on the site to employees to avoid McDonald's fare.

A graphic on the site shows a meal with a cheeseburger, fries and drink under the caption "Unhealthy choice." Next to it is a picture of a sub, a salad and water under the caption "Healthier choice."

The latest embarrassment is among a string that's cropped up since the McResource Line website went live.

A McResource budget-planning guide for its employees was ridiculed in July for being out of touch.

"For starters, it didn't account for food and gasoline," CNNMoney reported. "The second line on the sample budget leaves room for income from a second job, which many called an admission by the fast food giant that its workers can't live on its wages alone."

And then earlier this month, NBC News reported that the site offered a guide on how much one should tip a pool cleaner, housekeeper, and even an au pair.

The only problem: The University of California Berkeley Labor Center and University of Illinois released a study in October that said 52% of families of fast food workers receive assistance from a public program like Medicaid, food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

The fast food giant found itself again having to deflect unwanted attention from its internal site this week after CNBC reported that McResource ostensibly advises McDonald's employees to not eat at McDonald's.

"Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking. While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight."

Visitors to McResource Line on Wednesday were greeted with this statement: "We are temporarily performing some maintenance in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Please excuse us while these upgrades are being made."

McDonald's confirmed the site had been taken down in a statement posted on its website. "A combination of factors has led us to re-evaluate and we've directed the vendor to take down the website. Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary. None of this helps our McDonald's team members."

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/25/living/mcdonalds-employee-site/index.html

http://video.ca.msn.com/watch/video/mcdonald-s-shuts-down-mcresource-line/2h96diywc?from=






RE: Honest advice from McDonald's to its emloyees: don't eat McDonald's! - thokling - 01-04-2014

Quote:The University of California Berkeley Labor Center and University of Illinois released a study in October that said 52% of families of fast food workers receive assistance from a public program like Medicaid, food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

I've happened across a notion recently wherein countries, using corporations, can afford to feed, clothe and otherwise give basic necessities to humans so people can spend more time improving themselves or doing whatever they want pretty well. In fact, the Ubuntu Movement I chanced across within the last week stated (bastardised here from its A Plan For Rural Towns) that a community could require each member to work for only three hours per week and the collective would still produce 3 times as much food as necessary.

I recall a time in my life when I was all too happy to submit to the authority of corporations and governments to dictate to me what I was supposed to eat, how I was supposed to act, how much I was allowed to spend, and so forth. After reading about and seeing how many decisions and recommendations are far from conducive to the individual maintaining a healthy existence (in all ways), however, such recommendations seem to be more damaging, and in fact are intended only to generate revenue for individuals who have no other vested interest in "helping" people.


RE: Honest advice from McDonald's to its emloyees: don't eat McDonald's! - bristopen - 01-04-2014

(01-04-2014, 06:42 PM)thokling Wrote:
Quote:The University of California Berkeley Labor Center and University of Illinois released a study in October that said 52% of families of fast food workers receive assistance from a public program like Medicaid, food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

I've happened across a notion recently wherein countries, using corporations, can afford to feed, clothe and otherwise give basic necessities to humans so people can spend more time improving themselves or doing whatever they want pretty well. In fact, the Ubuntu Movement I chanced across within the last week stated (bastardised here from its A Plan For Rural Towns) that a community could require each member to work for only three hours per week and the collective would still produce 3 times as much food as necessary.

Thanks for the link, very interesting. The concept is theoretically sound, but you have to have enough responsible people to make it happen. I love the concept of less government, more freedom and responsibility.

(01-04-2014, 06:42 PM)thokling Wrote: I recall a time in my life when I was all too happy to submit to the authority of corporations and governments to dictate to me what I was supposed to eat, how I was supposed to act, how much I was allowed to spend, and so forth. After reading about and seeing how many decisions and recommendations are far from conducive to the individual maintaining a healthy existence (in all ways), however, such recommendations seem to be more damaging, and in fact are intended only to generate revenue for individuals who have no other vested interest in "helping" people.

Agreed.

I've been through things like these myself. but after a certain amount of beating you say to yourself: that's not the right thing for me, no more beating! I've remarked that as soon as I become lazy and less responsible, somebody kicks in and recommends me the 'right thing to do for my own good' and that's exactly when I get hurt!


RE: Honest advice from McDonald's to its emloyees: don't eat McDonald's! - thokling - 01-04-2014

(01-04-2014, 10:15 PM)bristopen Wrote: Thanks for the link, very interesting. The concept is theoretically sound, but you have to have enough responsible people to make it happen. I love the concept of less government, more freedom and responsibility.

For any society to be successful, the majority must be personally responsible to themselves and the society and accountable for their actions. A society (or community otherwise) will not function effectively otherwise.

(01-04-2014, 10:15 PM)bristopen Wrote:
(01-04-2014, 06:42 PM)thokling Wrote: I recall a time in my life when I was all too happy to submit to the authority of corporations and governments to dictate to me what I was supposed to eat, how I was supposed to act, how much I was allowed to spend, and so forth...

I've been through things like these myself. but after a certain amount of beating you say to yourself: that's not the right thing for me, no more beating! I've remarked that as soon as I become lazy and less responsible, somebody kicks in and recommends me the 'right thing to do for my own good' and that's exactly when I get hurt!

Damned straight. Be independent, and willing to consider everyone except yourself as either a self-serving shill or an utter moron. I've gained an amazing amount of independence, experience, and personal and impersonal enlightenment as a result, and I highly recommend such a point of view to everyone.

Except regarding me. I'm infinitely amazing here, you see.


RE: Honest advice from McDonald's to its emloyees: don't eat McDonald's! - Watchdog - 01-05-2014

IMO, if someone agrees to work for McDonald, then they forfeit the right to complain about the situation they are in. McDonald would not exist if people didn't work or eat there.


RE: Honest advice from McDonald's to its emloyees: don't eat McDonald's! - thokling - 01-05-2014

(01-05-2014, 12:01 AM)Watchdog Wrote: IMO, if someone agrees to work for McDonald, then they forfeit the right to complain about the situation they are in. McDonald would not exist if people didn't work or eat there.

They have the right to complain, but, because they're willingly a part of that environment and maintain that role with conscious intent, others equally have the right to not take such complaints seriously. Granted, they may have families to feed and work may be scarce in their area, but we all continue to encourage a system to function by participating in it, as you so wisely noted.


RE: Honest advice from McDonald's to its emloyees: don't eat McDonald's! - bristopen - 01-05-2014

(01-05-2014, 07:40 AM)thokling Wrote:
(01-05-2014, 12:01 AM)Watchdog Wrote: IMO, if someone agrees to work for McDonald, then they forfeit the right to complain about the situation they are in. McDonald would not exist if people didn't work or eat there.

They have the right to complain, but, because they're willingly a part of that environment and maintain that role with conscious intent, others equally have the right to not take such complaints seriously. Granted, they may have families to feed and work may be scarce in their area, but we all continue to encourage a system to function by participating in it, as you so wisely noted.

Yea, there's a price for every ideal that a human being wants a achieve, no freedom without courage, pride and sacrifice.

Supporting the local guy, the local farm, the small restaurant and so forth and agreeing to pay a little extra, that is the only way to get out of this loop.