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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:22 AM

McDonald's Wants Its Stores Open On Christmas Day {no overtime}

http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-is-making-some-stores-stay-open-on-christmas-the-brief-2012-12



Ad Age reports that an internal McDonald's memo from USA COO Jim Johannesen urges franchises to stay open during Christmas to boost sales numbers. The fast food giant stayed open on Thanksgiving, which led to sales growth of 2.5 percent when sales were down 2.2 percent in October. McD's employees will not, however, receive overtime for working on the federal holiday, a company spokesperson told Ad Age. "The staff voluntarily sign up to work. There is no regular overtime pay," spokesperson Heather Oldani says. Those volunteers earn $8.25 an hour and receive negative performance reviews if they smell like the food they serve, according to The Charlotte Observer.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-is-making-some-stores-stay-open-on-christmas-the-brief-2012-12#ixzz2FJqZHLeX

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Reply McDonald's Wants Its Stores Open On Christmas Day {no overtime} (Original post)
xchrom Dec 2012 OP
elias7 Dec 2012 #1
WI_DEM Dec 2012 #2
xchrom Dec 2012 #5
leftyohiolib Dec 2012 #3
WI_DEM Dec 2012 #6
demokatgurrl Dec 2012 #4
dembotoz Dec 2012 #7

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:26 AM

1. Better to keep adding to your quadrillion dollar portfolio than to treat workers fairly

Unions, anyone?

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:34 AM

2. Good Grief, even Scrooge gave Bob Cratchit Christmas day off

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:40 AM

5. right? nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:39 AM

3. huh?

 

they will receive negative performance reviews if they smell like the food they serve, according to The Charlotte Observer.

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:46 AM

6. I agree that is really weird.

How can they help not smelling like the crap they have to make?

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:40 AM

4. News to me

I had thought they were already open on both Christmas and Thanksgiving

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:50 AM

7. i have had 2 wonderful christmases 1 in london and 2 in bahamas

in both the hotels were open although in london we had a problem finding an open restaurant for dinner.

some things have to be open

and sometimes over the river and thru the woods to grandmothers house is a lot further than across town

cars need gas the they kids need food and i need a potty break

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