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it's the people behind that manager banner who make a difference.

Posted by: happy ( australia ) on February 23, 19100 at 13:09:53:

In Reply to: managers, go to hell posted by Matt on February 21, 19100 at 17:54:10:

: There are a lot of managers' posts here with the "quit if you don't like it" theme. I have a better idea: How about we "stupid" workers just take over all the McDonalds and throw all the managers out? Then we'll run the operation on a democratic basis instead of a totalitarian model. Then the managers can look for jobs instead.

: These managers are petty in that they're defending their little bit of power which makes so many peoples' lives miserable. And they're in total denial about it. Just like an alcoholic who must go on with their addiction so they make up lies to themselves - eventually they believe their own excuses like it was god given truth.

: The point is that McDonalds is a completely undemocratic institition in every way. Fascism is characterised by breaking of all unions and a "get out if you don't like it" policy. How different are these managers then?

: For every manager there are 20 workers. And workers have the power to shut down McDonalds. Workers have the power to run & manage McDonalds themselves. Managers do not. Although managers talk as if workers are simply dispensible, it is the managers who are dispensible in the end. So lets get rid of them.

: Good job McSpotlight! Every progressive social movement starts small and has its many naysayers. I think your cause win in the end.

i am a manager at mcdonalds and can agree that there are times where managers make some pretty ordinary on the spot decisions. I think it is important to remeber that this is a business, that needs to make a profit to keep going. it is also important to note that we are selling $2 hamburgers. I belive the reason we attract alot of applicants is because of the work ethic we have in regards especially with younger workers, so the reference at the end is why alot start with us. the tough part about being in a management position is that you are responsible for the health and safety of over 1500 customers a day as well as over 100 staff. then for own personal pride you want to realyy impress those 1500 customers, and you need to work through the crew you have to do it. I agree that there are managers out there that abuse the power they have, letting ego rule their style rather than pride. This mcdonalds isn't responsible for some short sighted people.
i do hope that you work in an environment such as i do, and you'll relise it's the people behind that manager banner who make a difference.

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