McDonald's has shut down an employee resource website after yet another controversial post.
McResource Line site is meant to provide finance and healthy living
advice to employees. But it might have been a little too honest with
this post, telling workers to skip unhealthy fast food options — like
essentially everything McDonald's sells. (Via CNN)
CNN snapped those shots before the website was taken down. Now, it looks like this.
a media statement on McDonald's main site says: "we’ve directed the
vendor to take down the website. Between links to irrelevant or outdated
information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context,
this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary. None of
this helps our McDonald’s team members."
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same site made headlines this past summer after posting a suggested
budget for McDonald's employees that seemed to confirm full-time workers
at the restaurant really can't make a living without a second job.
Also, it didn't include a budget for food or gas. (Via ThinkProgress)
Low employee wages have, of course, garnered the world's largest fast food chain a lot of criticism. In 2012, Bloomberg found
it would take an average minimum wage employee at McDonald's 1 million
hours to take home the same salary as the company's CEO.
2013, workers have walked off the job in protest and staged
demonstrations like this one in McDonald's around the country — pushing
for living wages. (Via YouTube / OurDC)
UC-Berkeley and University of Illinois study from October reported
that 52 percent of families of McDonald's workers receive aid from
public programs like Medicaid or food stamps.
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