posted on Dec, 25 2012 @ 06:57 PM
McDonald's to Franchises: Open Doors on
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2012 12:01 PM CST
(NEWSER) – Ho ho humbug? McDonald's is pushing its franchisees to stay open on Dec. 25, with a memo sent by corporate last month calling Christmas
Day "our largest holiday opportunity," according to Ad Age. It estimates that the 6,000 restaurants that stayed open on Thanksgiving brought in about
$36 million in extra sales—which comprised one percentage point of the slumping company's 2.5% bump in November sales. "Our [positive] November
results were driven, in part, by our Thanksgiving Day performance," a second memo acknowledges.
I placed this in this forum as it seemingly alludes to corporate power, control and the always present greed that is relative to many NWO discussions.
This just didn't sit well with me...particularly this line later in the article...
A McDonald's rep explains that "when our company-owned restaurants are open on the holidays, the staff voluntarily sign up to work. There is no
regular overtime pay."
Now I can find many reasons why someone would volunteer to work on Christmas day, but, isn't Christmas a Federal holiday? I mean by one voluntarily
coming in and allowing the corporation to earn an extra few million dollars that they otherwise would not have, had they closed to celebrate the
holiday, they can't pay time and a half, or double time?
The comments on this article
were for and
against (mostly against at the time I read them) for various reasons as I am sure the replies in this thread will be.
I realize there are businesses that are going to be open on Christmas and people that happily volunteer to work as well as patron, but McDonald's,
ehhh just doesn't feel right, especially for the blatant reason given is purely to gain a bigger profit. It just reeks of corporate greed to
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