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Half of Last Month’s New Jobs Came from a Single Employer — McDonald’s

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posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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Half of Last Month’s New Jobs Came from a Single Employer — McDonald’s

Weekly Standard

June 4, 2011

According to the unemployment data released this morning, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, pushing the unemployment rate up to 9.1 percent. However, this report from MarketWatch suggests the data is much worse than that:

www.weeklystandard.com...



You are starting to see these so called financial experts dismay that the economy is starting to fall off a cliff again. The root causes of the financial crisis have not been addressed, just covered over by massive quantitative easing (which is "supposed" to stop at the end of this month, can anyone say QE3)

Does anyone but those in the mass media and government think we are in a recovery? (personally my work hasn't been this slow since 2008)


The sky has fallen, It is time to get worried, the economy has fallen and it can't get up. Rome is burning, you just can't smell the smoke are terms I can come up with in describing how bad things are getting again.




posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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I don't see how 54k jobs can increase unemployment rates that much when there are millions unemployed. Maybe I don't understand how all this works but it seems to me they say this to make things look good, when in reality they aren't.


54k isn't all that much when you consider how many are unemployed and how many daily are being laid off.

As for McDonalds, I applied there, didn't get hired. I wont even go into why I believe I didn't get hired but it has to do with the equal opportunity BS rule. It took me 3 and a half years to find a part time job! I didn't care where it was I just wanted to work!



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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McDonald's had to hire all those people, because Obama is forcing many to the $1 menu.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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Work is very slow on my end - but I'll be damned if I get a job at Mickie D's

It may very well be time to go back to the old ways our grandparents lived, with frugal nature in order to endure the slow economic recovery.

Still got your mason jars? Plant some fruit trees.

I often think our own vision of prosperity will continue to weaken us as we compete with the slave nations who's populace are so eager for even a scrap of the prosperity we have come to expect, many have nothing to lose.

We'll get through it - One way or another,

-GM



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:36 AM
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Welcome to the "new normal". Real jobs are mostly gone. Real manufacturing is dead here. The middle class has already been decimated with more damage to come. Socialists/Liberals have always desired a "level playing field". They leveled it by destroying most economic opportunity throughout the nation.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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That is stunning. good post. Word is that about 250,000 jobs need to be created for about 60+ months to get things back on track.Obama's been toting the line that bumps are on the road to recovery, obviously he is referring to mcnuggets ! At this rate the middle class will be wiped out in favor of the two class system. 45 million americans are on food stamps and growing rapidly. I wonder if McDonalds will offer a depression burger (minus the beef)?

brill



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by Gradius Maximus
...but I'll be damned if I get a job at Mickie D's


I understand your sentiments, but in the end this is precisely the reason so many jobs leave our shores and so many here are populated by illegal immigrants. You nearly say so yourself:


Originally posted by Gradius Maximus
...as we compete with the slave nations who's populace are so eager for even a scrap of the prosperity we have...


We are a nation of roughly 310 million people competing against 6.4 billion other people.

Think about that.

At some point, much of the lamenting starts sounding like one is complaining that water is wet.


Originally posted by Gradius Maximus
We'll get through it - One way or another,
-GM


I hope so.

But it isn't looking very good.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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Time to install tariffs...all the jobs (good and crap) are gone overseas.

Let corporations deal with heavy taraffs for that and the problem will quickly correct itself. Once you remove the incentive to use overseas labor, then a company will do what is most economical..aka, hire locally.

unfortunately our political system is riddled with corruption coming from lobbiests for major corporations barking at our reps...so, I don't expect this to happen anytime soon.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I don't see how 54k jobs can increase unemployment rates that much when there are millions unemployed. Maybe I don't understand how all this works but it seems to me they say this to make things look good, when in reality they aren't.


54k isn't all that much when you consider how many are unemployed and how many daily are being laid off.

As for McDonalds, I applied there, didn't get hired. I wont even go into why I believe I didn't get hired but it has to do with the equal opportunity BS rule. It took me 3 and a half years to find a part time job! I didn't care where it was I just wanted to work!




As bad as this sounds. I looked at the new hires at the mcdonalds i applied for. They're all black and hispanic; the majority of the hispanics do not speak english. The only white person is the general manager. Here in minnesota there are tons of illegal immigrants and apparently from the dumb white people they 'take the jobs no one else wants'. Well guess what?! I WANT a job. I never wanted to work at mcdonalds and never thought i would have to apply there, but i did and i called there 2-3 times checking up on my application and it didn't get me anywhere. I even see a new position at mcdonalds. It's someone standing outside waving through drive through traffic. I guess i know what these 54,000 people are doing now.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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Thats becuase mcdonalds has been americaas favorite fast food chain ALL over the highways and citys...their world reknown. they could easily afford it. but of course, in business ...they could have hired those 54,000 to make themselves look good, better for business* 3-4 months later fire half of them, after the dust has settled form amking them a little mroe famous..ide hope not..
had me thining ( as a joke kinda) if that 9.1 percent is off..what happened too the rest of the millions of people laid off? FEMA take out int he desert like the Mafia would do? incinerate em like the nazis did the jews?
thats crazy thinking, tis just a dumb thought..but someones figures aint adding up..so outside of what i mentioned above..either the census people are THAT bad at math skills , adding 2=2 basically or basic multiplying..or wall street is lying* and the entire number process is skewed intentioanlly*



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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That evil Ronald McDonald and his poison filled un-Happy Meals.

Damn that vial Corporation for having the ability to create revenue so that they need more employees.

DAMN THEM TO HELL



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by macman
That evil Ronald McDonald and his poison filled un-Happy Meals.

Damn that vial Corporation for having the ability to create revenue so that they need more employees.

DAMN THEM TO HELL


choo choo....here comes the clue train. I don't think anyone is questioning the ability of rotten ronnies to succeed, absolutely they will. I think the issue here is that the number and quality of jobs surfacing are nowhere near what has been lost. Added to which the government would never reveal this stat because it would crush the already low morale that exists. That is overstating the obvious I realize but your point seems way off the mark and somewhat tepid.

brill



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Subway is actually the biggest fast food chain.

The 10 largest are (in order): Subway, McDonald's, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Wendy's, Taco Bell, KFC, and Quiznos.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Exactly my point!

Yup same here! I had a friend who managed a McD's and he said they are encouraged to hire more minorities no matter their experience or language because they wanted to look like they are helping out and abide by the equal opportunity employer law here in Florida. It's a load of crap if you ask me, but yeah the same situation here in Florida. I get annoyed when I go to McD's and I can't understand the damn person at the drive thru then when I ask them to repeat what they said they get all pissy at me. I actually had a BK manager slam the window at me and told me to go to McD's. lol I couldnt understand a word he was saying and I politely asked to speak to someone who spoke English as a first language and he got all pissy at me. Well I did just that I went to McD's
If you are going to do a job make sure you can communicate with the customers!



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
Time to install tariffs...all the jobs (good and crap) are gone overseas.

Let corporations deal with heavy taraffs for that and the problem will quickly correct itself. Once you remove the incentive to use overseas labor, then a company will do what is most economical..aka, hire locally.

unfortunately our political system is riddled with corruption coming from lobbiests for major corporations barking at our reps...so, I don't expect this to happen anytime soon.
While I respect you and your posts, you and I almost never agree on any topic. I am glad to see that we have finally found some common ground. Bring on the tariffs. Soak all corporations with huge, punitive import tariffs until jobs return here. Then you can drop the "punitive" and just retain the "huge" tariffs.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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Its beginning to occur to many of us here in the west - that we might actually have to bleed in order to embody the next phase of prosperity.

We might actually have to feel hunger, we might actually have to rent, we might actually have to walk to work.

Horrifying concepts for many - but the more we are willing to become humble and embrace this new transition, the less traumatic its going to be.

What is the major influence behind all of this at the end of the day?? Energy isnt free - At least not mainstream.

Right away I look at energy's influence on my life, its roughly 12,000 $ per year

expenses for Energy, Communication, Insurrance, Fees, Non essentials are devouring this countries prosperity one giant spoon full at a time.

There is no longer a REASON why I should be paying 45 cents a minute to call someone who lives an hour from my house, but its there. There is no longer a reason why energy shouldnt be dirt cheap, but its there, there is no longer a reason why we should buy crap toys and other non essentials from china, but its there.

All the little things have added up, business has fled America and left us to starve.

When all the little things are gone, when they stop charging me 75$ for parking 2 hours and 15 minutes in a 2 hour parking zone, We will know prosperity again.

But until that time comes, we will know poverty.

-GM

Edit - And while we know poverty, we will work at the feeding trough of McDonalds, to feed the pigs their 1$ poisonous meals.




edit on 4-6-2011 by Gradius Maximus because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:25 PM
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Gotta start somewhere.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
Socialists/Liberals have always desired a "level playing field". They leveled it by destroying most economic opportunity throughout the nation.


Guess which of your prez gave tax breaks to mega corps to outsource?



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by eldard

Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
Socialists/Liberals have always desired a "level playing field". They leveled it by destroying most economic opportunity throughout the nation.


Guess which of your prez gave tax breaks to mega corps to outsource?
No president can do that by himself. Take off your partisan blinders and see the truth. Congress had to submit it to the president. Had congress not suggested the idea, the president could not decree it, well not yet anyway. Demonkrats and Repuklicans are the same. Obama is just Bush III. See the truth.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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Originally posted by sonofliberty1776

Originally posted by SaturnFX
Time to install tariffs...all the jobs (good and crap) are gone overseas.

Let corporations deal with heavy taraffs for that and the problem will quickly correct itself. Once you remove the incentive to use overseas labor, then a company will do what is most economical..aka, hire locally.

unfortunately our political system is riddled with corruption coming from lobbiests for major corporations barking at our reps...so, I don't expect this to happen anytime soon.
While I respect you and your posts, you and I almost never agree on any topic. I am glad to see that we have finally found some common ground. Bring on the tariffs. Soak all corporations with huge, punitive import tariffs until jobs return here. Then you can drop the "punitive" and just retain the "huge" tariffs.


Good, disagreements require people to engage in debate and potential new solutions (like we are in a position to solve anything anyhow).
But the taraffs thing is a corporatists v local prosperity...and that tends to change the dynamics. pretty bipartisan thought process overall, but alas, it probably won't happen. corporations are very powerful people that own entire countrys...what are the voices of the plebs against such power.



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