McJobs, the road to recovery

I admit I enjoy waking up in the morning and checking the Drudge Report.  It’s kind of like watching a fuel-oil fire: very fascinating and it fills you with dread to think what it’s doing to the environment.  The big headline link on Drudge was about the massive hiring event that McDonald’s is having.  Apparently they are aiming to hire 50,000 new employees this month.  They are also engaged in some serious PR, trying to persuade people that a job at McDonald’s is not a McJob, but can lead to a fruitful career.  I read that a McDonald’s manager can make up to $50,000 dollars a year.  For real?  Shit, that’s more than I make now!  Still, I don’t think my parents would be too proud of me unless I was actually in McDonald’s Corporate, and I’m not about to quit my day job.

I’ve got nothing against McDonald’s, in fact I eat there at least once a week.  Those stupid fries are addictive, and hopefully if I die, they will preserve my body without the need of formaldehyde hahahaha, I kid, I kid.  No, McDonald’s is doing great, they are a profitable company that employs thousands of people, and they are also one of the largest real estate owners in the country.  One could say that McDonald’s is too big to fail.  I applaud McDonald’s for trying to get this economy back on track by offering jobs to people, and for not requiring a government bail-out.  In fact, McDonald’s is helping us all out with their deliciously cheap Dollar Value Menu.

My only concern is if this is the future of job creation in America?

5 thoughts on “McJobs, the road to recovery

  1. It very well could be. Granted, working at McDonalds et al is not the most glamorous work in the world, but a job is a job. I just wish they would pay their employees a living wage. Many of the people who have these so-called McJobs aren’t high school kids trying to earn a few extra bucks after school. They are adults with families trying to make ends meet. It’s about time these McJobs and the people who work them got a little respect.

    • Yeah, it’s a legitimate job too. I wish they could have benefits, a pension, etc. All the trappings that the McDonald’s Corporate folks get. I find it despicable that all the big wigs keep saying that they can’t pay people more, yet they can afford to pay huge bonus packages, and it’s not like McDonald’s is failing either. Oh well.

  2. Actually, overworking hourly employees isn’t cost effective- employees who work more than 35 hours/week are considered full time, and therefore eligible for benefits. Under 35 hours is part time, and the employer can treat them like cattle. More workers working less hours is a cost savings for McDonald’s.

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