McDonalds’ Budgeting Website Clearly Out of Touch With Reality of Employees’ Lives

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For this budget to work, this hypothetical worker of two jobs is living in a roommate situation, likely with four people. They, therefore, can pool their resources in order to live in most areas of the country on this budget. This is the lifestyle of Generation X, but rejected by the Millenials. The Millenials are redefining the system, throwing older models into chaos as a result.

As for McDonald’s, they have, in their budgeting example, have also demonstrated how out of touch they are with their own workers. They do not understand the cost of healthcare, the cost of rent, or even the cost of food, which is highly ironic considering what their business is. They have, in a single document, destroyed their own case for keeping wages low, displaying that the only way their workers can survive is with a second job, living with roommates, and eating like crap. Just the thing for the senior citizens working for McDonald’s to look forward to.

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  • InfvoCuernos

    who the fuck trusts McDonald’s to budget for them? Of course its out of touch, have you seen what they call food?

  • Ted Heistman

    I’d be curious to hear what these meillenials are doing. I am working 20 hours a week gardening in exchange for room and board, while plotting insurrection. (half kidding about the last part.)

  • Rex Vestri

    F T F Y

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    And this is exactly why I’ve long prophesied the return of collective living and collectivist values and thought…not because of some great leftist revolution…but as a default product of an extreme right wing vision that produces such endemic poverty that people will be forced out of their lone shells and obligated to live, work and survive together…reawakening their sense of community and sense of obligation to someone other than themselves. It won’t be an easy or brief process…but its coming…and the first stages are happening right now.

    • Ted Heistman
    • Anarchy Pony

      It may be rough, but I can’t wait. Does that mean I’m unhinged?

    • hartkid

      Interesting. I’ve long complained about America’s lost tribalism.

    • echar

      By my research, many of the communes failed because of the social strains of living together. If what you say is true, there may be more trouble on the horizon.

      • kowalityjesus

        man if my experience with roommates is any indicator, it takes incredibly simple or fantastically like-minded people to get along together, both situations requiring a hefty dose of humility.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Mickey D’s ran a commercial in Oz
    where a woman visits her man in a prison
    she then dresses in a Micky D’s counter girl uniform
    and asks him for his order
    “Will that be for here or to go?”
    that commercial metaphor kinda says it all

  • Adam’s Shadow

    I worked at McDonald’s for roughly a year almost fifteen years ago, and it was more or less what you would expect. As I was eighteen, I was one of the few who could work as a closer, and I basically busted my ass so the stock of our managers could go up two-three cents. The regular employees were good people, but most of the managers were complete lick-spittle clowns who sucked up to the store owner every chance they got while simultaneously lording over us peons Still, we did get to party in the parking lot after closing.

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