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OAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. will host a massive national hiring day on April 19, with plans to fill 50,000 job openings, the company announced.
Both restaurant crew and management will be hired for full-time and part-time positions. McDonald's is striving to add staff as business improves and more locations remain open 24 hours a day, the company said.
A side goal of the hiring push is to promote the image of a McDonald's job as something positive. "A McJob is one with career growth and endless possibilities," the company noted in a prepared statement. Around 75 percent of McDonald's managers and about half of its franchisees began their careers as store workers.
The company held a similar, smaller event last year in its Western region, during which over 60,000 people applied for 13,000 positions.
People interested in the April 19 event can apply online or in stores. Some McDonald's locations will also hold events and interviews that day.
http://www.csnews.com/top-story-mcdonald_s_to_hire_50_000_people_in_one_day-58346.htmlOAK BROOK, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. will host a massive national hiring day on... more
The global restaurant chain said it plans to hire as many as 50,000 new U.S. employees -- ranging from restaurant crew to managers -- on April 19. The move would increase the hamburger company's U.S. workforce by 7.7 percent to 700,000, but such hiring is typical in the lead up to the busy summer months.
"Our total hires are similar to past years, but the goal of hiring 50,000 people in one day across the U.S. is unique," McDonald's spokeswoman Ashlee Yingling told Reuters.
The April hiring event is preparation for the busy summer months. "But these are not just seasonal jobs. It's a mix of permanent and temporary jobs," Yingling said.
She added that McDonald's hourly employees typically make more than minimum wage, often more than $8 per hour.The global restaurant chain said it plans to hire as many as 50,000 new U.S. employees... more
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Cartoon on the "edibility" of McDonald's burgers.
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by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger
According to Robin Marty of Care2.org, today’s young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and plant food to get their kicks. I knew I was getting old when I had to check the media to find out about the latest youth drug menace.
But, before you go and blow your allowance at the Body Shop or the garden center, keep in mind that “bath salt” and “plant food” are just euphemisms that web-based head shops use to sell these amphetamine-like drugs , according to a 2010 report by the UK Council on the Misuse of Drugs. The active ingredients of this legal high are mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV).
Despite what the media would have you believe, these designer drugs are not ingredients in common household products. You cannot get high on actual bath salts or plant food. Sorry. Gardeners, if you bought exotic imported “plant food” online, and it arrived in an impossibly tiny packet, don’t feed it to your plants.
Anti-choice black op linked to James O’Keefe
At least a dozen Planned Parenthood clinics across the country have recently been visited by a mysterious, self-proclaimed “sex trafficker” who was apparently part of a ruse to entrap clinic employees. Planned Parenthood reported these visits to the FBI.
In each case, the man reportedly asked to speak privately with a clinic worker, whereupon he asked for health advice regarding the underage, undocumented girls he was supposedly trying to traffic.
Jodi Jacobson reports at RH Reality Check:
[Prominent anti-choice blogger] Jill Stanek and other anti-choice operatives, including Lila Rose of Live Action Films are effectively claiming responsibility for sending pseudo “sex traffickers” into [Planned Parenthood] clinics, and also warn of “explosive evidence,” of which they of course present…..none. They appear to have no credible response to exposure of their efforts to perpetrate a hoax on Planned Parenthood.
As Jacobson points out, sex trafficking is a very real problem. And a sex trafficking hoax diverts time and resources that the authorities who could be hunting down real traffickers. She adds:
Victims of sex trafficking, after all, also need sexual health services because they are effectively being raped regularly and are more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections and experience unintended pregnancies. Does this help them get treatment?
Lila Rose of Live Action Films is a former associate of right wing hoaxster James O’Keefe, who orchestrated a sting operation against the social justice group ACORN. O’Keefe was sentenced last year to three years’ probation for scamming his way into the offices of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in January, 2010.
Sex, lies, and the classroom
To mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the National Radio Project presents a discussion of sex ed in American schools, federal funding for sex ed, and advocacy by interest groups and parents. Guests include Phyllida Burlingame of the ACLU and Gabriela Valle of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice.
Remember the woman who sued McDonald’s after she spilled a hot cup of coffee in her lap? Corporate interests made Stella Liebeck into a national joke, even though she won her suit. Hot Coffee is a new documentary that tells the story behind the one-liners. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! interviews Ms. Liebeck’s daughter and son-in-law.
McDonald’s corporate manuals dictated that coffee be served at 187 degrees, in flimsy styrofoam cups. A home coffee maker usually keeps the brew between 142 to 162 degrees, and most people pour their Joe into something sturdier than a styrofoam cup. If you spill that coffee on yourself, you have 25 seconds to get it off before you suffer a 3rd degree burn. Whereas if you spill 187-degree coffee on yourself, you’ve got between 2 and 7 seconds.
Companies are expected to produce products that are safe for their intended use. McDonald’s was serving coffee to go, through drive-through windows, with cream and sugar in the bag. By implication, it should be safe to add cream and sugar to hot coffee in a car. In the pre-cup-holder era, millions of Americans were probably steadying their coffees between their legs to add cream and sugar every day. A responsible restaurant would not dispense superheated liquids in flimsy to-go cups. Indeed, McDonalds’ own records showed that 700 people had been scalded this way.
In 1992, the plaintiff was a passenger in a parked car, attempting to add cream and sugar to her coffee while steadying the cup between her knees. When she opened the lid, the cup collapsed inward, dousing her with scalding coffee. The 79-year-old woman sustained 3rd degree burns over 16% of her body. She needed skin grafts to repair the damage. Initially she only sued to recoup part of the cost of the skin grafts. But the judge who heard the case was so outraged by McDonald’s disregard for customer safety that he urged the jury to award punitive damages.
Another theme of Hot Coffee is how medical malpractice caps are forcing taxpayers to cover the medical costs of people who are injured by negligent health care providers.
This post features links to the best independent, progressive reporting about health care by members of The Media Consortium. It is free to reprint. Visit the Pulse for a complete list of articles on health care reform, or follow us on Twitter. And for the best progressive reporting on critical economy, environment, health care and immigration issues, check out The Audit, The Mulch, and The Diaspora. This is a project of The Media Consortium, a network of leading independent media outlets.by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of... more
A McDonald's store in Lancashire risked alienating its core customer base by banning any customers under-18 if they're wearing sports gear after 7pm.
The move came after 'gang-style fighting' pushed the restaurant's managers to extreme measures.
Manager Rachel Hilliker said: "My staff have been threatened and told they'll be stabbed when they finish work."
According to Hilliker, the local police advised a zero tolerance approach.
It's not going down with every customer, however.
Scott Wilson, a joinery student at a local college (and probably a bit chavvy), was refused service while in a tracksuit. After going home and changing into a suit and tie, Wilson was allowed to buy food when he returned to the branch. A McDonald's store in Lancashire risked alienating its core customer base by... more
So Brisbane is flooded, one man decided to canoe his way around some fast food joints. With a great theme tune.So Brisbane is flooded, one man decided to canoe his way around some fast food joints.... more
In order to illustrate the extent of the flood damage in the Brisbane suburb of Milton, an intrepid Aussie goes canoeing through a local McDonald’s.
Fish Heads is a novelty song by comedy rock duo Barnes and BarnesIn order to illustrate the extent of the flood damage in the Brisbane suburb of... more
Latest Complete News Updates Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids. As if that kid couldn't figure out he was a rabbit. Smokey The Bear was the correct answer on Million Dollar Money Drop tonight.Latest Complete News Updates Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids. As if that kid... more
A weakly round up of sophomoric articles from around the intertubes. This week: a butt so big it makes Kim Kardashian jealous, Vladimir Putin singing Blueberry Hill, the world's most dangerous squirrels, Tommy Lee not happy about whale masturbation, a car-riding beer-drinking buffalo, and the Strippermobile bringing Christmas cheer.A weakly round up of sophomoric articles from around the intertubes. This week: a butt... more
A handful of McDonald’s employees in northeastern Ohio received handbills in their most recent paychecks suggesting they vote for three Republican candidates.
“If the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels,” the insert said. “If others are elected we will not.”A handful of McDonald’s employees in northeastern Ohio received handbills in... more
Countless employers are now facing the problem of dealing with twenty three working days without key employees come 2012. The deadline to volunteer for the Olympics is the 27th of October, 2010. The London 2012 Olympics Organising Committee (LOCOG) have stated that 70,000 voluntary positions need to be filled, but more than 100,000 people have already applied. The voluntary roles consist of general and specialised positions, from desk staff, events stewards and drivers. Volunteers must work for a minimum of 10 days for the Games, and 20 for the Paralympic Games. Training is also mandatory for all participants.
There are also a further 8000 positions to be filled for the role of “London Ambassadors”, which would involve helping the vastly overstated and questionable increase of tourists and visitors in 2012 find their way around the city.
http://www.spectacle.co.uk/spectacleblog/olympics-2012/50000-promised-olympic-jobs-becomes-70000-unpaid-mcvolunteers/Countless employers are now facing the problem of dealing with twenty three working... more
A quick glance at the NDPB top earners’ list reveals that 3 out of the top 9 earners’ are in fact on the ODA (Olympic Delivery Authority)’s ’senior team’. David Higgins, chief executive of the ODA, is officially the highest earning civil servant in the land with a whopper of an annual salary of between £390,000 and £394,999. John Armitt, chairman of the ODA board also made it into the top earners’ list and these 4 along with 5 other ODA senior executives each earn more than the UK Prime Minister, himself on a comparatively measly £142,500.
With such a big pile of Olympic gold split up between the senior executives, one wonders why those 78,000 unpaid Game Makers can’t be given a slice of the pie. Considering these volunteers will not be given the pleasure of watching the games themselves during their ten days of unpaid labour and further three unpaid days of training, one would think it’d be at least courteous to offer them more than a few free McDonalds lunches and free travel on working days.
It would seem that the winning team have already been decided, they’re up in One Churchill Place in Canary Wharf it would seem…
http://www.spectacle.co.uk/spectacleblog/olympics-2012/olympic-organisers-go-for-gold/A quick glance at the NDPB top earners’ list reveals that 3 out of the top 9... more
t's a little smaller, but the McDonald's Happy Meal New York artist Sally Davies bought six months ago looks pretty much the same as the day she brought it home.
Yes, you read that right. Six months. Yum.
"I thought it would be freaky," Davies told Consumer Ally. So onto a plate went the Happy Meal -- and there it sat. She has chronicled its lack of decay -- not a wisp of mold on the whole meal -- through photos. And the Happy Meal Project was born.
What started out as a bet with a friend to see how long the Happy Meal would last has turned into a fast food experiment that has people talking and cringing. Davies said she doesn't expect the meal to change much now -- the fries have a wooden texture and the burger a plastic-looking sheen. She described the hamburger bun as very dry. "I don't think it's ever going to change," she said. "I have two dogs too that don't want anything to do with it."
"McDonalds Happy Meal. Purchased fresh from McDonalds on April 10, 2010 and have been photographing subsequently ever since. Its sitting on my coffee table with nothing covering. it. No bugs, no mould, no smell, nothing," writes artist Sally Davies.
Davies is a painter and photographer whose works has been featured in the HBO show "Sex and the City" and Oprah. She said her work is in the collections of Sarah Jessica Parker, Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, Johnny Depp and Dan Aykroyd among other celebrities.
This hasn't been too happy of a year for that bastion of childhood fast food. The Happy Meal has come under fire from California lawmakers who wanted to make it healthier. First Santa Clara County in April banned toys from any kids' meal -- including the Happy Meal -- that is over certain limits for calories, salt, sugar or fat. San Francisco is considering a similar ban -- that vote could come as early as next Tuesday (Oct. 19). In July, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection asked the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to investigate the safety of a Happy Meal toy connected with the movie The Last Airbender. And last month, a Happy Meal charity promotion came under fire for the amount of proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.
As for Davies and her Happy Meal, she plans to keep it around to see what happens.
"It's on a plate on a shelf in my apartment," she said. "There's no smell, there's no bugs. It's like a little ornament."
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Call for an international day of action against the McDonalds corporation.
A couple of French fries walk into a McDonalds......."Hey baby, what's your McDLT?"A couple of French fries walk into a McDonalds......."Hey baby, what's your... more
Ronald McDonald - corporation spend 17$ billion on direct marketing to brainwash children + Documentery - *McLibel*Ronald McDonald's peddling of happy fast food times to kids is at the dangerous forefront of the 17$ billion corporations spend on direct marketing to brainwash children. McDonald's corporation boasts that their frontman is more recognizable than Santa Claus. He's the champion of a $32 billion brand. With a wink and a smile, Ronald has charged into neighborhoods around and inside schools, targeting children with a range of unhealthy food, plumbing every depth to keep his parent company's arches golden and bright in the minds of impressionable young eaters. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/7127-ronald-mcdonaldRonald McDonald's peddling of happy fast food times to kids is at the dangerous... more
It doesn't matter if you're a Mom and Pop business or the most mega of mega multinationals, you want a tax break. But, if some big businesses can be "too big to fail", can't some small business be "too small to survive" regardless of the breaks they get?It doesn't matter if you're a Mom and Pop business or the most mega of mega... more