A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company
president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children
She shouted out during the president of USA Mcdonald's speech at the Union League Club of Chicago
It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that
I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”
Then she was approached and told she was going to be arrested for interrupting and trespassing.
They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to
go to jail,”
Ok I think being arrested for this is ridiculous, what exactly is "the freedom od speech"?
They have the right to make her leave and escort her off the property, but I think arresting her is a violation of her rights
That being said if you are still making only $8.25 an hour after ten years at any job, it's your own dam fault.
If you have not become a manager or had a raise after 2 years its time to find another job.
Mcdonald's is a minimum wage job that takes 0 skills, I have seen mentally challenged people working there.
And IMO most of the employees there are overpaid.
Think about it when was the last time you went through a McDonald's drive through and they got your order right and gave you fresh food?
I have to disagree. If you live in an area where there ARE no other jobs, and you have 6,000 people apply for a total of 12 jobs at a McDonalds like I
used to then no, it's not really your fault because you don't have any other options available to you.
Where I used to live, there wasn't a minimum wage job that gave you more than 10-12 hours a week. It wasn't until I moved that I realized how bad
things were there.
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Dont blame her for taking a job that pays so low. She should not be in a situation that forces her to choose the lesser of evils. The fake system
puts this burden on her back. Perhaps it is her own morals and beliefs that keep her from accepting the corporate world that is forcefed to
It is sad that 1 company can employ so many people and have so much power over them. We need to get back to family, to neighborhoods, to love.
"corporations" should not exist... the only reason would be to increase one's profit. Profit means nothing when your neighbors are starving and
growing up ignorant.
Mcdonalds is not easy work. If you state the employees are overpaid that means you have never worked there. There are instances of Mcdonalds that have
incompetent managers/employees but in many of the busier ones the owners are very strict as to speed etc.
With that being said if you are trespassing on private property and being disorderly it's not uncommon for the police to be called. The same thing
would happen if you busted into board meeting at a corporation and started telling the CEO off.
However, if she was invited to attend then at that point she shouldn't have been arrested. To state someone is trespassing if they are invited is a
lie. Escorted out sure, but certainly not arrested.
The sad part of the situation is most employers see employees as a necessary /slave expense.
I've always maintained the view that if bosses saw their employees as partners in sucsess and didn't grow faster than the whole we would see more
equality overall... And that's the kind of loss that would benefit any company in the long haul.
Oh we'll, in the here and now I'm lucky if I can employ me...and I'm inc.
Fresh food at Mcdonalds?
Look have you ever served the public in any way? I take it you have had the social and economic background and mental capacity to be able to move up
in the world but sometimes people get stuck in a job due to unforeseen circumstances, I can't blame the woman for having a rant, I would also.
Remember not everyone has the capabilities to get a better job but they are human also and If they do a good job (she has kept it for 10 years so she
must be doing something good) they deserve a living wage...everyone does.
I sure hope this thread doesn't go viral and they find out your real identity because you will never be able to eat out again without poop,spit or
wee in your food.
Never diss people who serve you food.
Also I work with mentally challenged people (LD and autism) and it is a great thing that they can get jobs, they have the right to do so as much as
you and me and just because they are as you say "mentally challenged" that doesn't mean they can not do a decent job.
Here in the UK we have an MP who has downs syndrome. But I forget that most people think they are better than "mentally challenged" folk
She has two kids. What fantasy world do you live in? If the kids aren't in school she probably has to ...I don't know...be a parent to them.
Seems like you are one of those people who probably has had family to fall back on in times of need and might not know what it's like to have to
support yourself. Working two jobs with two kids is not possible either from a health standpoint or a childcare standpoint.
I have worked twelve hour days and that is the absolute maximum that a body can take and still maintain health. I also have no children and was
completely exhausted from that many hours of work. Again, you must live in a fantasy world of the silver spoon. Who knows though? Maybe you're
creating this topic in between washing dishes in the back of a restaurant right before you head to your second job.
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