Because nothing says we care like menial wages for slaving over a hot deep fryer all day, the McDonald’s corporation has taken their philanthropic efforts one step further.
In a recent memo to employees who may be struggling to pay the bills this holiday season, the company launched a new initiative called “Digging Out From Holiday Debt,” in which they provide tips and recommendations on how to increase their net worth and reduce their frivolous spending.
McDonald’s McResource Line, a dedicated website run by the world’s largest fast-food chain to provide its 1.8 million employees with financial and health-related tips, offers a full page of advice for “Digging Out From Holiday Debt.” Among their helpful holiday tips: “Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in some quick cash.”
But that’s not the only wealth building tip provided by the company.
For restaurant employees struggling to put food on their dinner table, McDonald’s makes another suggestion regarding the meals their families consume:
Breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full
But their caring and empathy doesn’t stop there. With wages bordering on indentured servitude, McDonald’s like their colleagues at Walmart, have provided support for signing up to the government’s Supplement Nutritional Assistance Program.
But why would people working full-time work weeks need food stamps?
Looks like the fast food giant has no problem passing the buck to taxpayers when it comes to supplementing their meager compensation. Two studies published last week revealed that McDonald’s leaves taxpayers responsible for $1.2 billion annually across the nation to fund federal programs like SNAP and Medicaid with other fast food chains not far behind.
And just in case their employees aren’t sure how to spend all of the money they’re pulling in on a monthly basis, the company has graciously provided their team members with a basic budget guide:
A budget planning guide from McDonald’s for its employees, shown above, caught flak this past week for being out of touch. For starters, it didn’t account for food and gasoline. The second line on the sample budget leaves room for income from a second job, which many called an admission by the fast food giant that its workers can’t live on its wages alone.
Here’s the McBudget:
Luckily, McDonald’s employees, as well as the people of Walmart, have caring mega-behemoth corporations looking out for their best interests this holiday season.
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