McDonald’s — which rakes in billions of dollars in profits each year and notoriously pays its 700,000 workers poverty wages — is offering employees some advice for staying afloat, since the corporation can’t afford to raise their pay.
Before you watch the video below, see if you can guess which one of these callous suggestions the fast-food juggernaut did NOT offer its employees as helpful tips for surviving on minimum wage:
- Are you stressed out from working two or three fast-food jobs and still not earning enough to feed, clothe and care for your family? Try taking two vacations each year. Taking time off work reduces stress and improves heart health.
- Oh, wait… You can’t really afford to take time off work because you’re a wage slave. Have you tried singing? That can help take the edge off.
- We know you can’t make ends meet. Hell, that’s our fault. But have you considered selling some of your possessions on Craigslist or eBay?
- What’s that? You’ve already sold everything except the clothes on your back and the fillings in your teeth? I guess if you want those luxuries, there’s only one thing left to say: Quit complaining. Griping about your lot in life doesn’t improve anything, it only adds to your stress level.
Hey! You cheated. You already watched the video, so you know that these unbelievably out-of-touch suggestions all come straight from a McDonald’s Web site.
- Wal-Mart and McDonald’s, Welfare Queens (drudge.com)
- McDonald’s helps workers get food stamps (money.cnn.com)
- Walmart Asks its Low-Wage Workers to Donate Food to its Low-Wage Workers (alternet.org)