McDonald's "Help" Line Suggests Broke Workers Get Food Stamps
Benevolent patriarchs McDonald's like to tout their McResources hotline - "Getting Help Is Easy!" "Free help when you need it!" - for employees ineplicably having trouble making ends meet on their lavish $8.25 an hour wages. So when they got a distressed call from Nancy, a Chicago woman with two kids who's worked there ten years without a raise, they naturally offered her a living wage and health benefits. Ha ha, not. Actually, the nice lady told Nancy she should check out food pantries, food stamps and Medicaid - the kinds of benefits that over half of fast food workers have to get to survive. Because it's job-creating McDonald's, not whining mooching Nancy, that really needs help here. From Low Pay Is Not OK.