Skip to main content

McDonald’s McResource Line, the website where their employees can get ‘help’, actually gave seemingly good advice. They suggested that employees should stay away from the kinds of foods McDonald’s sell. In fact even the picture above seems to suggest their employees get a Subway sandwich and salad over a Mac and Cheese, fries, and a drink.

McDonald’s would want one to believe it cares about its employees. Recently much of the advice given infer a disconnect between employees’ realities and the actual advice. McDonalds past bad advice (here and here) was great for good old fodder. However the last advice they gave got the Wall Street watchers up in arm.

Is McDonald’s advice disconnect more than it seems?

Unfortunately for McDonalds, one doubt the intent of this message was to make it on this blog post, mass media, or anywhere else. It shows that those that lead these companies are not necessarily the folks with the highest IQs.

While the folks at CNBC balked, there is a duality to the message they are not capturing. Actually, it is a good message for the employee and potentially for the bottom line. Every restaurant, from managers right down to employees avail themselves to the restaurant’s food. Telling the employees that their food is unhealthy could mitigate some of that loss and thus marginally increase profits. Not eating junk food is really better for the employees anyway.

McDonald’s, now you have made CNBC mad.

Wall Street is only about making money and maximizing   profits. It matters not if profit maximization occurs at the expense of humans getting sick. If the environment is spoiled, who cares. The big shots do not need to avail themselves of bad food, bad air, bad roads, and lack of healthcare. They live in their own reality and sterilized enclaves. CNBC is the propaganda arm of Wall Street. To them, how dare McDonald make such a faux pas.

LIKE My Facebook PageVisit My Blog:

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site