A Conversation for McDonald's

A more critical view

Post 1


... is available at the McSpotlight website, and in Eric Schlosser's 'Fast Food Nation'

It's inevitable that I mention these at some point, so I might as well do it now smiley - smiley

Ex-crew member DG

A more critical view

Post 2


Ex-Crew Member - that's my current ambition.
I'm trying to find somewhere else to work, and once I do, nevermore will I work there.
Have you read my article on having a Part-Time Job In A Fast Food Restaurant, based on my McDonald's Experiences:
How much would you agree with, and found the same?


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Post 3


I did, and it did bring back some happy memories. It's not all bad working for McDs, it's just that I feel that low wages + young workers equals exploitation, and not opportunity.

I'm currently working for a temp agency, and for the last year or so almost all my work has been through agencies. If you live in a city (as I do) the agencies can find you work fairly fast, but while my experience has been generally good, I have heard some call-centre horror stories.

I can't say it was all bad at McDs, as that's where I met the woman who is now my fiancee smiley - smiley

A more critical view

Post 4

Vintermann (VnnMint's updated name)

Their (successful) attempts to crush all attempts at unions is a critical point which should be included. People have been dying for the right to organize, and in many parts of the world, they still are.

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Post 5


Absolutely, that's spot on.
In a Montreal McDs, union certification was pending approval by the Quebec Labour Commission in February 98. The store was closed down just before the accreditation became official.

McDonalds almost *never* close, as they are almost always profitable. Wonder why that one was...

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