It’s no secret that working at a fast-food restaurant can be slightly taxing. Of course, I mean stress because there isn’t enough money in the fry guy’s wallet to be taxed in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand why the cashiers, drive-thru folk and cooks make the minimum wage but in this economy? People can’t even afford a Big Mac, much less to make them for others. I would imagine you wouldn’t be a good steward of people’s resources if you didn’t consider the plights of your employees from time to time.
So, a CSR program was invented by the home of the golden arches — Meet the McResources Line. This is a hotline the clown created to suggest options for its employees to get by…because they surely can’t do it on what they are earning.
This McJoke made national news thanks to 10-year employee Nancy Delgado. She has two kids and lives under the poverty line. We don’t know her. We can’t judge her. But McDonalds certainly has the resources to support her.
However, the smarmy operator had a better idea — make the government pay for you. Don’t believe me? Here’s the call and a quote from the Clown after the jump…
Thanks to the labor advocacy group Low Pay is Not OK, we have this gem. And of course, because of this video and call, we have this statement from McDonalds:
“This video is not an accurate portrayal of the resource line as this is very obviously an edited video,” McDonald’s said in a written statement. “The fact is that the McResource Line is intended to be a free, confidential service to help employees and their families get answers to a variety of questions or provide resources on a variety of topics including housing, child care, transportation, grief, elder care, education and more.”
Thanks to an infographic from HuffPo, we discover how much we — as in ‘Merica — is paying to subsidize these low-priced laborers. And of course, the Clown, Grimace and the rest of the gang is Hamburglaring this country to the tune of $1.2 billion.
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Unfortunately for the rest of us McDonalds, we see what you are doing there too.