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In another let them eat cake moment the Chicago Board of Trade dumped employment applications on Occupy Chicago protesters. Ostensibly telling them to get a job.
You know one of those 60,000 jobs McDonalds got one million applications for:
CHICAGO (CBS) – After sifting through about one million applications, McDonald’s hired more than 60,000 workers nationwide, and over 1,000 in Chicagoland, in conjunction with its National Hiring Day earlier this month.
The Oak Brook-based fast food giant is hoping to recast the image of dead-end, low-paying “McJobs” as part of the hiring initiative.
So that would be 16.6 applications for every job available.
Apparently the BOT doesn't see this as a problem.
Someone at the Chicago Board of Trade issued another message to the Occupy Chicago protesters by blanketing them with these McDonald's job applications. The protesters are understandably offended by both the message and by the hundreds of pieces of new litter around them.
First the CBOT folks posted "We are the 1%" in their eighth floor windows a few weeks ago. This is the second time they tossed flyers down from their ivory tower, too. They tossed down “We Are the 1% Paying For This" on Oct. 21. They've perhaps moved the war to a second front by sending email spam to protesters.