McDonald's Site Tells Workers Not To Eat At McDonald's
The fast food giant shut down its employee resource website after a post encouraging workers to skip out on burgers, fries and other unhealthy foods.By Zach Toombs | December 25, 2013
McDonald's has shut down an employee resource website after yet another controversial post.
The 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.
And 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 Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary.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."
This 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.
Throughout 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)
A 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.