- McJobs and Workers -

Leaflet-writers have got their facts wrong

Posted by: McHappy Employee ( McDonald's Restaurants of Canada, Canada ) on May 17, 1998 at 21:54:00:

In Reply to: We hate Mc Donalds' posted by Jedd Paddy on May 15, 1998 at 11:08:53:

I have worked at McDonald's for eight months now. Last night while working, I discovered flyers entitiled "So, what's it like to have a McJob?", all around the restaurant, with no one in sight. With statements like "no Overtime Policy"--it is obvious that the person/s who wrote and distributed these have no insight into what goes on in our restaurants. If you were to look at my pay stubs, you'd notice the column that says "overtime pay", and see the hours that I worked that were overtime (over 8 hrs/day, 40 hrs/week), and the payment that I received. Another ridiculous statement on the flyer addressed the fact that McDonald's hours are decided by sales. Of Course!!! What business would schedule more employees during the times which we know are not busy at all? Another great statement is that "McDonald's Workers Have No Say". I participated in a rap session/focus meeting two days ago. Believe me, I had a say.

One last suggestion to you; next time you leave flyers in our restaurant, stick around to talk to a few employees - don't just disapear into the night and giggle about how sneaky you are. To the people who gather the "information" for these flyers - have you ever actually witnessed these practices going on? Lastly, I invite you to come to our restaurant and you can see for yourself just how wrong you are.

Please,please don't call me someone who has "few job options and so...(is)...forced to accept this exploitation". I find that extremly insulting. I am a university student in pre-medicine. Once again, it is insulting to me, that you think if conditions were so bad at McDonald's, that I would be stupid enough to stay there.

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