McDonald's to Franchises: Open Doors on Christmas

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posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 09:25 AM
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reply to post by gangdumstyle
 


Aright, chill out - you added the last bit as I posted the reply. Originally you just said "Not if he had raised his own turkey's".. Now, for arguments sake, if he was on such a low wage and living in the centre of a city,raising geese may not have actually been possible...At any rate, it would have made for a bit of a pointless story had they been raising their own livestock and not living in poverty....




posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by stumason
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Odd that you don't care and think they are "garbage", but obviously care enough to post.. It's a bit harsh though, don't you think, especially calling their staff "garbage". They're people, like you and me, just trying to earn a buck.

That said, from what I understand about the shockingly low food standards you have in the US, I would imagine the food is garbage. At least here in the UK/EU, if it says 100% beef, it has to be, not the "pink slime" you guys had an issue with and our Chicken nuggets are made of actual chicken breast, not mashed up chicken carcass.


why would it be odd for a forum member to make a post in a forum thread? anyway, what i don't care about is whether they are open or not, on christmas day. the food is deplorable here in the states and has enough preservatives in it, to render embalming at time of death, unnecessary.

the people that mcd's laughable wages lure in are usually teenagers or retired individuals, both of which care nothing of their duty's and are just earning a couple dollars to get by. although they are people like us and not garbage in that way, their work ethics are in fact garbage in most cases and i see that being an issue because mcd's don't pay them enough to care.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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Typical example how corporations take advantage of the working class. Their lack of compassion is negligible when they can't afford to give their employees a day off on national holidays. While they're at home stuffing their face and enjoying a relaxing and fun day with friends, their workers are slaving to earn them money. It's also a slap in the face when they can't even pay their workers double time for sacrificing their holiday.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by WeRpeons
reply to post by UberL33t
 


Typical example how corporations take advantage of the working class. Their lack of compassion is negligible when they can't afford to give their employees a day off on national holidays. While they're at home stuffing their face and enjoying a relaxing and fun day with friends, their workers are slaving to earn them money. It's also a slap in the face when they can't even pay their workers double time for sacrificing their holiday.


True.
-And I also was under the impression that slavery was abolished....
Yet most of those workers barely make enough to afford a home, and food to eat for thier families....
Food, Bills, Rent/house payment, then hardly anything left over...Sounds like slavery in a way.....



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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Originally posted by resoe26
True.
-And I also was under the impression that slavery was abolished....
Yet most of those workers barely make enough to afford a home, and food to eat for thier families....
Food, Bills, Rent/house payment, then hardly anything left over...Sounds like slavery in a way.....


Are you really implying that someone who has the choice to work at any fast food restaurant is in anyway related to slavery? Just about every single person I know started out in some retail job making minimum wage just to get by when they were younger. All by choice just like those people chose to quit those retail jobs when something better was earned.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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Cheap?? Really??

A burger chips and a drink is £4.29, and bare in mind a Big Mac is only big by name. The burgers are wafer thin, its more bun than burger.
The drink is syrup mixed with water, and the chips are made from god knows what...they never decompose!

I eat this crap sometimes, but i begrudge paying £4.29 for 30p worth of food....if it can really be classed as such.

Im sure being open on christmas day would bring in a ton of cash.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 09:57 AM
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Originally posted by opethPA

Originally posted by resoe26
True.
-And I also was under the impression that slavery was abolished....
Yet most of those workers barely make enough to afford a home, and food to eat for thier families....
Food, Bills, Rent/house payment, then hardly anything left over...Sounds like slavery in a way.....


Are you really implying that someone who has the choice to work at any fast food restaurant is in anyway related to slavery? Just about every single person I know started out in some retail job making minimum wage just to get by when they were younger. All by choice just like those people chose to quit those retail jobs when something better was earned.


I'm implying that there are hardly any jobs out there anymore and some have settled for these type of jobs. Minimum wage should be raised. McDonalds treats emloyees like # obviously. No overtime pay on a holiday when they can clearly afford it....

Richer get Richer..
Poor just stay poor.
Seems like many are in a rut these days. Knaw sayyinnn?



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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I'm quite sure there's a story in the bible about a disaster that happened because (one of the reasons) businesses were greedy and remained open on Sabbath, while taking advantage of the poor people and forcing them to work that day and with the same pay as usual.

I can look that story up if anyone is interested. It's looks like we are getting close to repeat that mistake once again.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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i have worked for Mcdonalds for 8 years. i am a manager and i have seen it all at mcdonalds. when i first started for mcdonalds the stores used to be close for thanksgiving and christmas. then mcdonalds started loosing money so they started to open on certain hours on thanksgiving and christmas. now the mcdonalds owned by coporate are open 24 hours on thanksgiving and christmas now. i dont have a problem with it that much but it is so hard to find people that will work those 2 days. mcdonalds does asks people if they want to work on thanksgiving and christmas. if they dont get enough people that want to work they will put people on the schedule and if they dont show up they threaten to fire them. when you are short staffed on thanksgiving and christmas and only have 1 person in every position and only 2 people in grill, it is so hard to find other people to come into work, so we always end up being short handed cause nobody wants to work.

now on the thing about mcdonalds only has people that have teenagers and retired folks. that is bs. i have seem thousands of people go in and out of the door for being a crew member for mcdonalds. i have seen every age possible. between 16-70. we do not get paid holiday pay for working on specific holidays. for the person that says only hispanics are the ones that asks to work on christmas is wrong. hispanics ask off all the time for christmas. hispanics celebrate christmas just as much as other races, alot of hispanics are catholics and that makes them really big on christmas



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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well i dont recognize private "clubs" like religion to have more rights then they need.
and i dont favor the government's right to create "federal holidays" around religious days to begin with.


so i support mcdonald's right to be open. and their right to ASK, (not force?) their franchises to open up. and i support their right to not give a crap about religion or government implied interference.


besides, dosnt the whole "federal holiday" thing seem a little condescending anyways?



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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Yesterday we wanted to get some food.
I went to Wendy's and it was closed.
I went to Taco Hell and it was closed.
Open was BK,.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Mc Crud could be open 24hrs a day 7 days a week and
have 4 of them in the same block as i live on and i still
would never buy anything from them.

That is one restaurant i cant stand, nasty food. I feel
sorry for anyone that eats that crud, its not fit for
animal consumption, let alone human.

But im not surprised at the greed at hand, what
surprises me is more stores dont do this.
Sadly the companies any more are so money hungry
they could care less about the people that work there,
just the all mighty dollar.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by homeslice
It is very sad that we are at the point where McDonalds is the cheapest way for many to feed their family these days.


Actually they aren't feeding their family. They are wasting money that could go to food, on sugar-air-and-chemicals.

Just saying, that money (what, 5-15 dollars) could have gone to a number of different options that would have provided real sustenance.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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So the executives of the corporation deem that everyone, but them are required to work the holiday so that they can be home with their families..

Elitist scum.



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by ThinkingCap


Just saying, that money (what, 5-15 dollars) could have gone to a number of different options that would have provided real sustenance.



Precisely, for the same money you spend and McDs you can go to the 7/11, open 24/7 365, get a 40oz, a couple of slimjims, cop a buzz and get some real American nourishment.
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posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 07:18 PM
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Mcdonalds is a RIP OFF anymore, why would I go there, when I can go to In and Out, or Carls Jr, and pay the same price for BETTER food. Its almost 7 dollars for a Big Mac Combo...I can go to Carl's Jr and get an Avocado combo for the same price and it is way better quality food. I find very little value at MCD'S other fast food chains have value menus as well. The sad thing is I am 41 and less than 15 years ago a value meal was only $2.99 which means that in 15 years MCd's has gone up just short of %100!



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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Are you posting from work?

You gotta be putting in 60-70 hours / week.....



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Just about everything has gone up 100% in 15 years..
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posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 07:27 PM
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I'm certain McDonald's was open on Hanukkah too.

What's so special about Christmas?

Why do you care about what other do? People go their to eat. People go their to work. People run the business.

How is that your concern? Why is this important in your life?



posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by UberL33t
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If the demand wasn't there, this wouldn't be an issue.


That's the scary part.

Don't get me wrong, I like a Big-Mac and fries now and then. I don't ever recall having a Big-Mac attack on Christmas day though. Personally, I would not bat an eye if McDonald's closed its doors tomorrow so I for one don't understand the allure of the food this franchise serves and I am pretty sure it's fairly unhealthy to boot..


I remember having fast food many a Christmas when with my father who did not have primary custody but visitation. He is a # cook and we'd go to Denny's or an older chain Sambos (closed for PC reasons I think) that used to be around that was similar for our Holiday meals - then later have a burger or something like that...

Not everyone has the ability to make or access to a family setting for the Holidays. I personally see no issue with it. I would always pull other Soldier's duty on holidays for extra cash if I could. I am sure that more than enough employees would be willing to work just so they had an excuse to skip the mandatory family fun situation and or to make extra cash.





 
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