1. The McResources Line, a McDonald’s website dedicating to lending counsel to its employees in stressful times, has been removed.
The website offered advice like cutting food into smaller pieces when there wasn’t enough food to eat rather than, you know, the company offering its employees a living wage. The organization Low Pay Is Not Okay detailed the advice in a video released in the midst of nationwide protests demanding a pay increase for fast-food workers.
2. As if the backlash it got over its questionable advice wasn’t enough, the McResources site again came under fire. This time it was bashing fast food, the cornerstone of the entire company.
The site refers to food items like a cheeseburger and fries as “an unhealthy choice,” and warns of the dangers of obesity, high blood pressure, and other health problems that can be exacerbated by fast food.
We have offered the McResource program to help our valued McDonald’s employees with work and life guidance created by independent third party experts. A combination of factors has led us to re-evaluate, and we’ve directed the vendor to take down the website. Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary. None of this helps our McDonald’s team members. We’ll continue to provide service to our folks through an internal telephone help line, which is how the majority of employees access the McResource services.
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