Originally posted by ldyserenity
THAT is no comparison, dear. I worked for the state in a mentally disabled residence, that is different those people are a worthy cause (even without the tremendous time and a half we were paid at the state place) Mcd's food is SO NOT a worthy cause.
Originally posted by trollz
Willing to bet it's "voluntary" as in "You don't have to come in that day, but you also don't have to stay employed".
Exactly the same people who have nothing better to do than complain about this stuff are the same people eating the big macs and shopping for cigarettes on Christmas. The people nobody cares about, so are you really surprised nobody cares about these workers or even the people who are swindeled(forced) into going to one of these stores on christmas to feed their addiction?
Originally posted by solidguy
Same people that are against this are the same ones stopping in for a Big-Mac (or nowadays because of the Obama economy, something off the dollar menu).
If the demand wasn't there, this wouldn't be an issue.
Originally posted by UberL33t
McDonald's to Franchises: Open Doors on Christmas
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 me.edit on 12/25/2012 by UberL33t because: tags