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  •  even if that were the case, (0+ / 0-)

    which i doubt; that kind of policy wouldn't survive a PR incident or two.

    •  Are you kidding? (5+ / 0-)
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      corvo, Dirk McQuigley, FG, sngmama, Tonedevil

      It has been the policy of fast food chains for the last 30 years for workers to not accept tips. It is considered theft by the employer if a worker accepted a tip and the worker would be fired.

      "PR" incident or two" - Kinda like a "PR" incident or two" stopped the banks from illegally foreclosing on peoples homes after the banks crashed the world economy.

      “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

      by Tool on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 07:28:55 AM PDT

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      •  i worked (0+ / 0-)

        for years in the industry and never heard of such a policy. Then again i never about anyone getting tipped...

        any evidence beyond your sayso?

        •  Yes of course (2+ / 0-)
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          corvo, Tonedevil

          From the McDonald company policy book:

          http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/...

          Page 18 should cover it for you. A tip is considered a "Gift" by fast food companies.

          Gifts, Favors & Business Entertainment
          We will not pay bribes or provide anything of value that may influence or appear to influence the
          judgment or actions of another. We will not seek or accept bribes, kickbacks or any improper payments.
          We exercise good judgment and moderation in providing b
          usiness gifts or entertainment. We respect
          the policies of other organizations with which we do business.
          The purpose of business gifts and entertainment in a commercial setting is to create goodwill and sound
          working relationships.
          The following applies t
          o Company employees, Relatives of Company employees, and agents or third
          parties working on behalf of the Company:

          Do not offer, give or accept any gift, entertainment or other personal benefit if it:

          Is inconsistent with customary business practices;

          Is cash or a cash equivalent;

          Is excessive in value;

          Could be construed as a bribe or payoff; or

          Violates any laws or regulations.
          If you are not certain about whether any gift, proposed gift or other personal benefit is appropriate, you
          must consu
          lt your supervisor and the Compliance Officer before taking any action.
          Gifts and Entertainment Guidelines
          Question:
          One of my vendors asked me to speak at a conference that they are sponsoring and
          has offered to pay all of my expenses. Can I accept this o
          ffer?
          Answer:
          It may be possible for you to accept a portion of this offer. If your supervisor approves,
          you can agree to speak at the conference. However, McDonald’s does not allow vendors to pay
          travel and hotel costs for employees. Discuss the invitatio
          n with your supervisor since this
          situation depends on the specific facts and circumstances.
          Question:
          In my country, refusing a gift from a business associate can be considered an insult.
          What should I do if I am offered an expensive gift and know that I
          will cause offense if I don’t
          accept it?
          Answer:
          If it is customary to exchange gifts in the local culture and you believe that you will
          harm McDonald’s business relationships if you do not accept a gift, you may accept the gift on
          behalf of the Company. Y
          ou must then disclose the gift to your supervisor to determine
          appropriate disposition, or you may contact the Global Compliance Office for guidance.

          “The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” George Orwell

          by Tool on Tue Jul 30, 2013 at 07:57:51 AM PDT

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          •  no i don't think (0+ / 0-)

            that this covers tips. especially since the word tip only occurs once in the document.

            Here are some tips to remember about confidential information:

            instead the subject is

            We will not seek or accept bribes, kickbacks or any improper payments.

            •  Yes it does (2+ / 0-)
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              Tool, Tonedevil

              Excerpted directly from Tool's blockquote:

              Do not offer, give or accept any gift, entertainment or other personal benefit if it:

              Is inconsistent with customary business practices;

              Is cash or a cash equivalent;

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