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McD's coughs up for the workers

Posted by: Gill ( Northern Ireland ) on January 08, 1999 at 10:50:42:

Hmmmm....I'm so glad I no longer work there ! Everytime I drove past a McD's during this BOGOF promo, the queues of cars were backed up out of the drive thru and onto the road ! I mean, how can people be so greedy that they would put up with sitting in a queue, just to get a free 1.89 burger. Don't any of them realise that McD's make their biggest profit on the add on sales of fries and drinks to go with that "free" burger ? And what is the betting that once the fuss and palaver has died down, prices will go up, right at a time when the fewest customers will notice.....

Anyway, to the point. I heard today that McD's are paying the crew and hourly paid managers time and a half for the week of this promotion, and giving the salaried managers a 200 bonus. Smells like a PR exercise to me. I mean, there wasn't a sniff of this as part of the 25 years celebrations, but now there are stories of the balls up splashed all over the newspapers it's damage limitation time. Still, the people working in the stores have probably earned that extra money 10 times over - it's the least they could do.

Huh. They couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery, now that I've left.:-)

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