McDonald's Employee Tips for Surviving Low Pay Are Hilarious (Video)

Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 08:07 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A website that offers personal wellness tips for McDonald's employees has come under fire for urging fast-food workers to lower stress by "taking at least two vacations a year," which some say is impossible to do on such low wages.

"We make $7.25 an hour," Jeanette Lynn, a 26-year-old McDonald's worker in Durham, N.C., told the Huffington Post. "Why in the world would we take vacation if we already aren't getting paid enough?"

The McResource Line claims to offer helpful advice on how employees can eat healthier, manage stress, lower their debt, and get enough sleep. But some of the tips are ridiculous, according to Low Pay Is Not OK, a protest group that published a video on the "clueless tips."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Here are some other bits of insensitive advice from McDonald's to its employees, some of whom are struggling to make ends meet and must rely on government assistance programs like food stamps:

"Quit complaining."

"Breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full."

"Sell your some of your possessions on eBay or Craigslist."

This isn't the first time McDonald's advice has led to outrage. In July, the fast-food company released a "Practical Money Skills Budget Journal" for employees, but the online tool only made it glaringly obvious "how impossible it is to scrape by on a fast-food paycheck," The Atlantic's Jordan Weissmann noted.

For example, the budget worksheet assumes that a worker has two full-time jobs.

"Once the employee is working 75 to 80 hours a week, it’s a relatively simple matter of budgeting," The Daily Beast's Daniel Gross writes. "Some of the lines sound reasonable: $600 a month for rent, $100 a month for car and home insurance, $100 a month for cable and phone. But some of the suggestions are banoodles. Presumably these employees must all live in Hawaii, because the suggested monthly cost of heating is... zero. The line for health care is $20 a month, which is enough to pay for a bottle of aspirin — and a couple of days of health-insurance coverage each month."




Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved