C'mon you moron! Your "shareholders" and "colleagues"??? You can't even spell! How can we take your argument seriously when you are so utterly inept in your command of the English language?
But let us not be too concerned with your poor education and lies. Instead, let's address the inaccuracies of your statement.
Understand that McDonald's has always encouraged its employees to give back to the community. Haven't you seen the news articles showing McDonald's employees (from all levels of the company) helping to clean up after natural disasters? How about the FREE FOOD that was distributed to those hurricane victims you mention?
And you say that the executives in Boca just stayed at home, hence the empty offices. HOGWASH! Those people were lending a hand to those hit by the hurricane! Pick up a newspaper and read about it, sometime! McDonald's ALWAYS does this at EVERY natural disaster!
I am reminded of a news report a few years ago. They were going thru the riot-torn parts of East LA. No doubt you recall something about that? The local McDonald's was one of the /only/ businesses left unscathed. Why? Because the locals know McDonald's as a friend to the community; hiring uneducated and under qualified people, training them, giving them a decent wage, clean uniforms, a sense of self respect.
I've worked in a McDonald's restaurant before, in my younger years. And I would be lying if I said it was the best job I'd ever had. But it WAS a good job. And it taught me a great deal about their values. And they are consistent about many things, especially the part they play in the community.
So get a clue. God help your business if your shareholders ever see what a fool you are.
: Lets talk about modern day Slavery for a change. Mcdonalds leads the forefront in this issue. Today is October 15th 1999 and yes ladies and gentlemen Slavery is still a very strong part of our culture. Maybe not in the same way that it was exploited hundreds of years ago but definitely in a more refined way.
: Today's top news in Miami was Hurricane Irene, yet it should have been on how Mcdonalds dragged Managers and employees out of the safety and security of there homes to go open there stupid stores and make that all mighty dollars. While all of the Operation Managers and Field Consultants out of there Main office in Boca Raton stayed home and called out the shoots like slave drivers used to not so long ago in the cotton fields of Alabama.
: I ask you this who or what gives these people the right to risk the safety and security of these employees. Why don't they come from there homes and open the stores themselves? Why instead of calling the shots they don't get involved in these risky decisions they make. I bet that all of the main guys in there home office never even considered coming out of there homes today. That might also explain why there main office stayed closed today but yet they make there employees work at the store level.
: The reason why I am so upset is because Mcdonalds has never and will probably never treat there employee's at the store level with the respect that they deserve. Some of these people have forgotten how without there people they wouldn't have a business. Prime example is this situation. Instead of letting there employees stay with there families in case of the worse case scenario happening (Irene hitting the area} they are so caught up in making money that they have forgotten that these people have families that need them and want them at home and not at work.
: Gentlemen you have lost my respect as a business man and more importantly to me as a human. I will never go to your salve camps again and I will try to make my message clear to all of my colleagues and shareholders.