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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:32 PM
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Freaking mega corps - unbelievable
http://www.kirotv.com/irresistible/4141075/detail.html

HERMISTON, Ore. --

The McDonald's restaurant in Hermiston, Oregon appears to be "outsaucing" customers drive-thru meals.

....

When a customer drives through, they'll be patched through to Grand Forks, North Dakota to place the order. Why? Because the minimum wage in North Dakota is $5.15, compared to Oregon's $7.25.

....

A McDonald's media relations person in Illinois, where the corporate headquarters is based, never returned a phone call to the AP.
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The Sheik Donating Member (349 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:35 PM
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1. This is so ridiculous.
Here we are at the point where companies hotwire drive through orders to someplace in the middle of nowhere so they can save a couple of bucks. I don't know how to take it.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:39 PM
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2. That IS unfreakingbelievable!
Good Lord-how cheap do those bastards need to be? Just another good reason to stay away from their awful "food".

I never pay anyone less than $10 per hour for yardwork or any other unskilled jobs. I generally pay $12-$14 per hour if they put any real effort into their work. Anything less feels too much like slavery.
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GHOSTDANCER Donating Member (550 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:41 PM
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3. Insane???? Cheap fuqs.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:49 PM
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4. I suspect M& D would say--just be happy we do not outsouse to
foreign lands!!
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:58 PM
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5. sounds like they are looking for a whole mass of people to
show up with signs.

I promise until my last breath I will never vist a restaurant or fast food place that isn't locally owned and operated.

McDonald's and the other chains pay poor wages and they take all the money out of the community. And they let state government worry about health coverage.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:04 PM
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6. India Next???????


I wonder how long it will be until they just wire the order box up to India.....

.....Heck then they could get by with just paying them $10.00 a month.


The more I hear this crap the more I think our corps should get rid of the SUITS on the 50th floor.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:06 PM
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7. If they're serving people in Oregon, they should be paid $7.25/hr
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:32 PM
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8. Of course the other possibility
is speech recognition computer technology - half my bills get paid over the phone this way now.....NOBODY getting wages there.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:43 PM
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9. Voice Recog.....Could You Imagine


VRU......Ill take your Order

Customer...Yah I'll take a cheesburger with extra mustard and ketsup,large fries,and and a Diet Pepsi....

VRU....Did You say....a cheesburger with extra mouseturds...Catshit, large fries and A Diet Pepsi.

:).......it could happen...

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idlisambar Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:59 PM
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10. I have to admit, I didn't see this one coming
:crazy:
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