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Re: put up some valid arguments

Posted by: ginny ( Leeds Green Action, UK ) on June 23, 1997 at 18:22:13:

In Reply to: put up some valid arguments posted by Marty Luning on June 22, 1997 at 12:45:04:

: Everyone is entitled to their opinion. It just shows how immature you are when you can't debate the issues at hand but rather take personal attacks as you only means of defence. Why not put up some valid arguments? Its only bullshit in your eyes. I can't see why persons like you have a vendetta against Mcdonalds. Why not attempt at solving the world issues? No I am not a "corporate puppet" I don't have any association with Mcdonalds or any other fast food outlet. I don't need their support to say what I think. Your comments just show how silly you are!

Ok, maybe you are right, and resorting to insults is rather petty. I just find it hard not to get frustrated when I read comments like yours. But I will try to find some answers for you.

There are many reasons I have a 'vendetta' against McDonalds. One of the main ones is that I care about the fate of the people on this earth. And I believe that companys like McDonalds do not. All they care about is making money. I don't believe that they have any interest in the people who buy their products, or the people who work for them. I should know - I used to work there!

And before you say it, this is not just a case of sour grapes. I was doing ok for myself there, and if I had stayed on, by now I would have been a manager. However, I became aware of many pratices within the company that I found rather loathsome. For example, the way they treat their staff. Staff are constantly harassed to go faster, work harder, yet are rarely rewarded for their hard work and dedication. The store I worked in made over 2million profit a year, yet we didn't see any of that. I used to work the 'close' shift quite often. This is where you start at 4pm, and work until the store is closed, and everthing cleaned. This shift was often understaffed, and we had to work until 2/3am, with no overtime. Also, I saw managers altering employee's clock-cards while the employee was not there.

This is only one of the reasons why I think McDonald's are shite, and I really think that you should look into the issues yourself. Just because one judge found some allegations hard to prove (which does not mean they are untruthful), doesn't mean that the allegations are wrong. Maybe you should go and get a job there yourself, and see how you get on. And I'm sorry for calling you a corporate puppet, but anyone who blindly applauds multi-national companies without being aware (or maybe without caring) about the global devestation they cause, can be considered little else but an unknowing puppet. Why stick up for McDonalds? What have they ever done for you?

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