McDonald's Budget Suggestions: No Food, No Heat, Get A Second Job

Abby Zimet

Disingenuously preaching “You can have almost anything you want as long as you plan ahead and save for it,” the Czars at Mcdonalds have teamed with Visa to launch a website to "help" its workers budget on their massive paycheck of $18,000 and change a year, or $8.25 an hour, because clearly the only reason their workers are having a hard time making ends meet is because they're clueless and irresponsible, not because they Just Don't Make Enough Money To Live. Their "calculations" include $20 a month for health care, $600 a month for rent, nothing for heat, food, clothing or child care, and, oh yeah, a second job. The kicker: According to their own math, workers would need to make $15 an hour - roughly the amount they are now fighting tooth and nail to prevent - to survive. Last year, Bloomberg News found it would take the average McDonalds employee a million hours of work to earn as much as the company’s CEO. What's more outrageous: that fact, or the grotesque, self-righteous, patronizing hypocrisy of this site? Tough call.

"Organization is the key to financial success. . As you organize your financial records you gain the knowledge you need to become a better decision-maker. During the process, you'll discover some expenses you may want to eliminate, or some smarter ways of handling payments."


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