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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 04:58 PM
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Ohio McDonald's employees get voting instructions with their paychecks
Source: Crooksandliars.com

If you work for this Canton, Ohio McDonald's franchise, you'd better be voting Republican if you know what's good for you.

Via ThinkProgress:

Along with their recent paychecks, employees received a pamphlet from their employer on company letter head that stated as the election season is here, we wanted you to know which candidates will help our business grow in the future. While pointing out that the vote is the employees personal decision, the pamphlet explicitly states, if the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels. If others are elected we will not:

The "right people" are John Kasich, Rob Portman, and Jim Renacci for this franchisee.

There's only one small problem with that handbill: It's illegal for employers in Ohio to include anything that will influence employees' electoral decisions with paychecks. There's a reason for that, of course. Employees who depend on the meager income they earn from a McDonald's job will take seriously the threat of not having a job if they don't elect the 'right people'.

Read more: http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/ohio-mcdonalds-get-vot...
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:03 PM
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1. Yeah, I read about that here at DU about 4 1/2 hours ago with 32 Recs:
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FarPoint Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:16 PM
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4. I appreciate the re-post
as I did not see it the first time..........This intimidation has no doubt been very successful.......regardless of an apology after the fact...the bell has been rung. Shameful...awful.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:08 PM
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12. Rec #32 added to this one just to make it fair
:hi:
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Iowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:54 PM
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36. Ha! I just added rec #108 to this one!
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #36
62. The reason is simple...
Republicans do away with minimum wage, he pays his workers $3.75/hr, he makes more profit.
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KillCapitalism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:46 AM
Response to Reply #62
67. $3.75 an hour?
Shit, do you really think they'd be that generous? I would think it would be more along the lines of the average wage in Cambodia...40 cents an hour or thereabouts.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:03 PM
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2. But then again, Republicans can break the law to benefit themselves, right???
Guess that they thought that the young, naive, minimum-wage voters will suck it up to the corporate interests.
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66 dmhlt Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:26 PM
Response to Reply #2
30. Well, Buffy tells Mickey D ...
"You Can't Do That!"

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:36 PM
Response to Reply #30
102. Isn't she a Republican?
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:17 AM
Response to Reply #2
98. What's next? McDonald's bosses planting hidden cameras in the voting booths?
Just so they'd know how their slaves employees voted? :scared:
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WHEN CRABS ROAR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:12 PM
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3. Once again Republicans using fear and greed.
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Moonbat2 Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #3
54. I agree
Edited on Fri Oct-29-10 10:39 PM by Moonbat2
We would NEVER do that!!
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 05:37 AM
Response to Reply #54
77. I think your attempt at sarcasm;
Has dropped to the level of snarky. At what point or instance do you have proof that Democrats have engaged in this behavior? Reputable links or hard copy will be accepted. However, Wiki and fox hearsays will not.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:20 AM
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 10:58 AM
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:44 PM
Response to Reply #54
103. And by "we" you mean.......?
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:57 AM
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68. The wording is interesting
It will allow us to give bonuses, etc., "at or above" current levels. The "at" implies that if they don't win, they'll cut your pay! The "above" implies that you'll make more money!

If I were working there, if any of the politicians named won, I would go straight to the manager and say, "Where's my raise?"
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 10:39 AM
Response to Reply #3
94. And utter contempt & disdain
for Democracy, the electoral process and the Constitution. But what else is new?
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:30 PM
Response to Original message
5. Do we ever get to see a
repugnant dressed in orange?
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 10:09 AM
Response to Reply #5
92. We will see republicans in orange
First of allmthey need a goat to come forward and say that they acted alone for a reward down the road. Secondly, who do you think owns the private prisons?
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:16 AM
Response to Reply #5
97. If you count John Boner's skin color, yes
:evilgrin:
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:06 PM
Response to Reply #97
108. AAAAAAAh, Yes....
The orange man!
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left is right Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:33 PM
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6. Slightly off topic
I am glad you reposted. I have limited time to spend reading posts. I maximize it all that I can by reading only from the latest discussion threads. I start at the bottom of the page and read up. If I have remaining time, I refresh the page and begin at the first unread thread. You do some of us a great service that isnt always acknowledged or appreciated by some others
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:59 PM
Response to Reply #6
10. Ditto. I missed this story the first time around.
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:42 PM
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7. Yeah the right wants to get rid of the minimum wage and these employees are supposed to vote for
them to protect wages and benefits?
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countrydad58 Donating Member (274 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 07:41 PM
Response to Reply #7
21. Exactly!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #7
111. They also want to limit unemployment insurance to ONE WEEK ... !!
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trud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:47 PM
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8. this makes me glad I'm a vegetarian
On the other hand, if I weren't then I could boycott.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 05:54 PM
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9. I'm proud to say I haven't eaten their poisonous slop in a couple decades.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 07:58 PM
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bongbong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #25
31. As a Democrat you get to do what you want
The repig party is the one that requires its acolytes to follow the rules set down by the elite.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:00 PM
Response to Reply #25
38. You have to make up your own mind if this is the kind of food you want to eat ....
and the kind of business you want to see more of --
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 11:49 PM
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59. You are not required to think in any particular way
Only right wingers and religious dogmatists expect precise thinking and obedience.

Progressives understand that reason will lead intelligent people to the truth, given time.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:29 AM
Response to Reply #25
83. what's this "we" mess?
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 06:35 AM by SemperEadem
Is there something wrong with you taking your own lead? You can't ask the owner of the md's you patronize with which party he aligns himself?

You do what you feel compelled to do, not what someone orders you to do in exchange for acceptance. That is the core problem with the right wing nut jobs... they don't think for themselves--they let the talk box tell them what to think and if they get in trouble, well God said they're saved, so... no harm no foul.



Clearly, you need to see Morgan Spurlock's documentary "Super Size Me" if your questions are on this level.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:01 AM
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 07:05 PM
Response to Reply #8
20. You can say you've been boycotting retroactively for years.
I'll go ahead and give myself credit for that, too. LOL.

Welcome to DU!
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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:02 PM
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11. This is all loving, good, cute, trendy, and Of The Lord, of course.
Let's face it, this is life in America now.

No Rule Of Law, Nothing Is Taboo, Anything Goes, Rape, Murder, Pillage, hell just about anything you can think of is good, just and necessary, and for our own good.

The New Freedom and Enhanced Democracy couldn't have worked out better.

And the crumbs we are promised from the table as a result for going along couldn't be more generous.

Our Lords and Masters take care of us very well.

Why, we're the best taken care of proles on the planet.

:thumbsup:

It's just a shame that some people can't see that, and have to get all nitpicky, and nuancey.

:sarcasm:
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #11
13. If I PM you my address
could you send me a little of what you're smokin'?

:evilgrin:

I need some insanity in my life right now, so I can deal with the insanity in my life. Otherwise I'll go crazy.



:hi:





TG, NTY


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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:21 PM
Response to Reply #13
15. Absolutely, my dear Tansy!
Edited on Fri Oct-29-10 06:24 PM by TheWatcher
There really is nothing to it.

You just buy a copy of "The Secret", ignore everything that doesn't make you feel good, and mindlessly buy into the lie that everything is OK, no matter how corrupt, out of control, or lawless things get!

A good support plan is to get a good Cable plan that gives you all the channels that have the best and most popular Fake Reality Shows, Sports Distractions, and News Propaganda to numb you out to the point of Blissful Oblivion.

Think about it! In the past, you would have had to adopt a serious Heroin Habit to achieve this level of cognitive dissonance, which could have led to dangerous health problems, and jail time OR WORSE if you were caught by the authorities.

Now, you can have the ultimate Comfortably Numb Lifestyle, and it's safe, efficient, and 100% LEGAL!

And it's only Pennies A Day.....

If you never thought a universe like the one depicted everyday in sharp satire Sites like The Onion could never be a reality, prepare to BE A BELIEVER!

Operation American Neverland: Your ticket to an Ignorantly Blissful Paradise

::cue Starship Troopers Voiceover::

Would You Like To Know More? :)
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. Oh yes please, let me buy it now before it is all gone.
But na...I got rid of my satellite years ago and only get two channels over the air waves one is PBS and the other is a fox channel....so the set stays off most of the time and I rent movies when I want to be entertained.
It is a great wasteland that cable....but also a mind trap.
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:05 PM
Response to Reply #11
100. Don't worry, people like you and I will be first in line for the FEMA camps
Then we won't have to worry about the wealthy bastards turning this into a prison planet.

:patriot:
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lobodons Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:13 PM
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14. I didn't see FAUX NOISE carry this Voter Fraud ACORN type story!!??
FAUX NOISE is all over voter fraud stories, but haven't seen them carry this one?? HHMMMMM???????
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #14
18. Don't hold your breath
And if they do report anything about it, they will spin it to favor the franchise owner.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:37 PM
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17. Sick. I'm sure nothing will be done about it though
Or it will go to the Supreme Court, who will give carte blanche to this practice a la citizens united.
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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 07:02 PM
Response to Reply #17
19. It would be better if the Supreme Court would just make everything legal.
Crime, Corruption, Murder, Rape, Pillaging, etc.

You know, just be upfront and honest about the fact that there are two sets of Rules and be done with it.

Now the catch is the proles still get punished for things, but at least we would have a clear and fair understanding of who was exempt.

At least we could live honestly then.
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 07:46 PM
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22. this is why we have a secret ballot, but would MCD check voters' voter reg for party affiliation?
This is so unappetizing.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 07:50 PM
Response to Original message
23. Who has filed charges against this franchise owner? It must be done with or without
the apology. It is voter intimidation!
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 07:51 PM
Response to Original message
24. Mickey D will pay the fine...
after all, it will not be a fraction of one hour's profits for them.
What should happen, is that Ohio should take away their permit to do business in the state.
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:11 PM
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26. Time to boycott, not that I really eat their anways, but it's the principal. n/t
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:46 AM
Response to Reply #26
66. Interesting question
What do I do if I'm already boycotting them? How can I boycott them twice?
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 08:24 AM
Response to Reply #66
87. I thought about this afterwards, and on my 'to do' list for today is ................
this little tidbit

-call McDonald's corporate office and inform them that I will not longer patronize their establishment due to electoral intimidation.

You can get the phone number off their website.
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piggy2000 Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:15 PM
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27. Voting is Private!!
Please spread the word that voting is done in private. Where are all those people that cry "Freedom" and "Constitution" at the top of their lungs?

C'mon, Ohio! Please get out and vote! Keep your vote private.
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RavensChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:18 PM
Response to Original message
28. Well, guess I'll have to make my own Big Mac
'cause it's gonna be a good while before McDonald's sees my money again!
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Scruffy1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:20 PM
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29. Looks like a measly $500.00-1000.00 dollar fine
This is a fucking joke. these assholes are multimillionaires and make more money screwing low wage workers. Anybody who gives these damn places a nickel is feeding the hand that bites them. Besides their shit is unfir for human consumption.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 11:44 PM
Response to Reply #29
58. is that for one single offense
these notices were sent to each and every employee, at least that's what I'm getting from the OP

each notice would be a separate violation

guessing that there are probably 20 or so employees, that could a $20K fine

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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:34 PM
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32. This could work out well. Outraged Democrats boycott. Republicans
counter by ramping up their McDonalds consumption. It might take awhile but eventually we get rid of a few Republicans that way. :evilgrin:
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:50 AM
Response to Reply #32
85. Now that is right thinking. You are my type of person.
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Optimistic Donating Member (139 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:34 PM
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33. That is trying to Overthrow the Gov't
McDonalds should be closed up with the CEO of McDonalds and the Franchise owner Jailed for life and Fined 1 Trillion Dollars
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:42 PM
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34. Free speech, my ass - you wanna get paid or not?
:grr:

"What about free speech?"

"That's not the point, you're giving this place a bad name, I've got my position to think of!"
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:48 PM
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35. Hope that franchisee has to apy about $500,000 in fines for that...
see how he likes that!
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 08:58 PM
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37. Trust they'll be a lawsuit ....
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TheWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:37 PM
Response to Reply #37
45. That will go ocmpletely nowhere, and this will end up buried just like everything else.
Meanwhile, next on the Real Stepford Pieces of Garbage Of D.C.....
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:17 PM
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39. Since that is not legal..who is going to be prosecuted for it????
Edited on Fri Oct-29-10 09:17 PM by BrklynLiberal
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:22 PM
Response to Reply #39
110. If MacDonald's has PERSONHOOD, how about all of them... ???
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lobodons Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:17 PM
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40. Anybody else call costumer relations?
I did. The girl had a written down response that she read back to me, but still.

800-244-6227

Press 9 to get to a human. (it might be closed for the night)
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:22 PM
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41. Sorry, but we didn't order the McShitwich
Send it back to the kitchen.
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:25 PM
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42. Ohio. Ohio....why does that sound so familiar near voting time?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:32 PM
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43. K&R
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:34 PM
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44. How's the boss going to know who you voted for? Once in the booth
they will do what they want.
I hope they take this guys franchise away, hit him where it hurts...in the wallet!!
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dogknob Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #44
60. They WILL do what they want...
...The tactic is to scare them into wanting what the TurdBurglar wants.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:42 PM
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106. Who would you vote for if you got paid McWages and someone promised you a raise if X got elected?
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 01:43 PM by No Elephants
It was not about the boss knowing or not.
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:25 PM
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109. i would vote for the person I wanted to vote for. we are talking about
what, 20-25 employees? out of millions of voters. I'm just not going to get worked up about this, in the big picture its pretty much meaningless.
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:42 PM
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46. That's it! I am never going there again. Oh wait....
I haven't been to one of those places in over 40 years.

In-N-Out, on the other hand...

Sonoman
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:56 PM
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47. how convenient
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:08 PM
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48. More Republicans in office will help his McD business grow?
Since when does the number of elected Republicans affect the frequency of "Big Mac Attacks"? Not only are his tactics illegal, but his logic is faulty.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:15 PM
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49. Is that illegal? nt
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:17 PM
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50. They better have enough sense to know that they do not
have to disclose who they voted for and if they are pressured to do so, each of those employees will have their own franchise.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:19 PM
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51. Not to worry, Attorney General Holder will be all over this like a fly on a turd.
Oh wait!! Maybe not. After all he's gonna have his hands full with looking forward, not backward, and with planning his assault on the legal marijuana fields in California, and with keeping the DADT law in effect.

I'll take a Whopper with Cheese. Screw the Big Mac.

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zehnkatzen Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:22 PM
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52. We'd boycott McD's ...
... except that we already avoid McD's pretty much for every sensible reason: they're unsustainable, they ruin the American diet, they treat their communities like they're owed space, their food is an abomination upon all diets (not just the American), they bugger the environment just to make a buck.

Actually, the corp itself doesn't make money off of selling the "food" ... they make it off the real estate, the flow of income comes from their properties, not the product so much.

Actually (2), while this does reflect (properly) on the chain as a whole, the attitude here is particularly that of the franchisee, who evidently likes being In Control, sees the employees as owned objects, and has drank deeply of the 'employee as enemy' attitude that seems to rule corporate America these days.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:30 PM
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53. I don't think an apology is going to be good enough.
This manager clearly broke the law.
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:42 PM
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55. I APPRECIATE THE NOTE THAT I "SHOULD NO LONGER EAT AT ANY MCDONALDS"
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 10:43 PM
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56. I APPRECIATE THE NOTE TO "NEVER EAT AT MCDONALDS AGAIN"
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oswaldactedalone Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 11:31 PM
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57. I haven't set foot in a McDonalds in 15 years
and this reinforces my desire to continue for another 15.
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:44 AM
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64. I haven't gone since they lied to the vegetarians
(and Hindus) about the fries
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:04 AM
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61. I'm NOT loving it! n/t
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pasto76 Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:53 AM
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63. unfortunately if the workers were more educated in their rights they would call NLRB
national labor relations board. The Feds. Creating a hostile work environment by management for non republicans, and non republican voters. intimidation of job loss for non republicans/voters.

See like, in this country, you aren't supposed to be able to scare people about their jobs like that. Which if you look back to the day, is the primary reason for the creation of unions. 1st year apprentices will tell you that it was about providing a burial fund. also true.
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Capitalocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:45 AM
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65. Strike while the Supreme Court is bought!
Could they be fishing for a new ruling further expanding the definition of corporate free speech?
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:11 AM
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69. The head of Howard Perry and Walston real estate company here in NC did the same thing
everyone was told to vote ALL Republican. Sent out emails to the employees telling them who "he thought" they should vote for. Greedy fucking asshole. It should be illegal. Grrr.... :grr:
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farmboxer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:26 AM
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70. It's Legal for Republicans to break the Law. Watch and see........
It's time for Dems to play Hardball!
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DesertDiamond Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 03:45 AM
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71. Isn't this incredibly illegal?
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 05:23 AM
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76. yes
but you know, these repukes don't "break the law" - it's just, you know, "ERRORS IN JUDGEMENT"
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:25 AM
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72. Deleted message
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daleanime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:44 AM
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74. Yes...
Illegal, means illegal. Just like anonymous donors, handcuffing reports, and stomping on a womans head while she's being held down.



Any other questions? :popcorn:
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:00 AM
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78. And a BIG ADIOS to the poster in reply # 72
Take that shit and "SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS"
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BlueMTexpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 04:33 AM
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73. As several here have noted, this is ONE franchise where one owner
apparently believes that the law does not apply to him. Unsurprisingly, s/he appears to be R.

On the whole, however, McDonald's overall has a better track record towards its employees than most. http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/careers/employee_bene...

How many restaurants in the US provide their staff with the same? They don't in Washington, DC as a matter of fact. In fact, their base pay is approximately what it was years ago, which is why one is expected to tip at least 15%.

So let's not throw the baby out with the dirty bathwater that this franchise owner is - despite how we may personally feel about the food. And yes, this franchise owner is totally abhorrent!
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:27 AM
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82. Back in the late 80s, early 90s the supervisor
I worked for sat us down and told us that we better not vote for an increase in minimum wage. The fact that he was husband of the owner's wife's sister didn't escape my attention. I just don't know whether he was doing it on his own or not.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 05:22 AM
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75. crazy
exactly how stupid does one have to be to find this even remotely appropriate? :o
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:24 AM
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80. And these fucks will be arrested for breaking the law exactly when?
Watch them blame the people who printed and mailed the checks for including that.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:25 AM
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81. Couldn't the opposition counter...
Edited on Sat Oct-30-10 06:27 AM by CoffeeCat
...with an ad in a local paper? I mean seriously...

You could inform McDonald's employees of their rights as voters, and you'd
also be shining a light on a slimy right-wing tactic.

How beneficial, so close to an election--to hightlight the notion that
Republicans only care about Wall Street and will screw over Main Street
in a heartbeat.

It's obvious to everyone that McDonald's (Republican owner) was blatantly
taking advantage of and intimidating people who are vulnerable. The fact
that this owner was LYING to them--and promising them more money if they
vote Republican--is so over the top.

Anyone reading an ad about this would know that the owner was using those
employees as little drones; trying to get them to vote in ways that would
increase his profits and ultimately hurt them in the long run.

This really is beautiful from a PR standpoint. You can make dozens of ads
that "say" Republicans are for Wall Street and Dems are for Main Street.
But here you have a real-life example that "shows". All you have to do is
tell the story about what this McDonald's owner did.

It could galvanize Dems in that area.

The solution isn't boycotting McDonald's. It's using this man's words to
gain Democratic votes.
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 06:45 AM
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84. They have nothing to worry about.
The Supreme Court will quickly make any laws preventing businesses from intimidating employees illegal. They will claim that since corporations have person-hood and as such they have freedom of speech.
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Downwinder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 07:31 AM
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86. Made the AP line.
Ohio McDonald's gives voting advice in paychecks

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/1...
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WestSeattle2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 08:54 AM
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88. If my boss ever told me how to vote, I would definitely vote the
opposite. We have diametrically opposing goals. And believe me, any money he saves by having "the right people" in office, will NOT be passed on to employees.

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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 09:40 AM
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89. Contact McDonalds...
Give the corporate headquarters hell and remind them that when they take a political stance they are bound to piss off half their customers.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:46 PM
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104. A DUer did just that in another thread
SargeUNN, I believe.

Apparently Corporate freaked out in the same way we are and the dumbass franchisee is going to catch several kinds of hell for that stunt.
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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 02:23 PM
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107. I let them know what I think about it...
I say give them hell.
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 09:43 AM
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90. Get rid of the minimum wage? Then who would buy their crap?
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Greg K Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 10:09 AM
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91. McDonalds Corporate needs to know how we feel about their franchises doing stuff like this. nt
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 10:36 AM
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93. Hmm
Now who was it that raised minimum wage? I guarantee it's the only significant raise anybody there has gotten in years. It would be laughable if it weren't so pathetic :(
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 11:57 AM
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99. Ridiculous little mini-fascist.
:rofl:
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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 12:34 PM
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101. Diebold Headquarters Located in Canton, OH
I'm certain it's just a coincidence...
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-10 01:37 PM
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105. About 100 years ago, employers told employees not to report for work if a Democrat got elected POTUS
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:24 PM
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112. McDonald's responds to my complaint:
Hello Ben:


Thank you for taking the time to contact McDonald's. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

Rest assured, we greatly value our employees and their contributions to our business. We wholeheartedly respect diverse views and opinions, and our employees' right to vote. Our position is that every employee should make his or her own choice.

McDonald's had no knowledge of this material being distributed. The content is not reflective of McDonald's position. We remain bipartisan on these matters.

As independent business owners, our franchisees are responsible for matters regarding their own employees.

That said, while clearly this was poor judgment, we don't believe it was intended to offend anyone.

Again, thank you for sharing your comments with McDonald's. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

Joshua
McDonald's Customer Response Center

ref# :7316664
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