McDonald’s employees-only website — McResources — has great tips for broke-ass employees trying to make it through the holidays with only their income from shitty minimum-wage jobs:
- You’ll eat less if your break your food into little pieces
- Holiday bills got you down? Sell the Christmas gifts you received on Craigslist!
- You’ll feel less stressed if you sing!
One piece of advice given is for workers to take two vacations a year–an impossible task given that many employees work two low-wage jobs. It tells workers to “sing away stress” because it “can lower your blood pressure.” And it tells McDonald’s employees to break “food into pieces,” which “results in eating less and still feeling full.”
McDonald’s had previously come under fire for telling workers to apply for food stamps while being employed by a fast-food corporation raking in billions annually. Many McDonald’s workers make minimum wage. The federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 an hour.
The McDonald’s advices comes as more and more corporations undergo scrutiny for paying workers low-wages. Yesterday, a Wal-Mart store in Cleveland made headlines after a newspaper reported that the store encouraged employees to donate food for other, less fortunate workers at Wal-Mart for Thanksgiving.
Don’t like Mickey D’s? There are shitty minimum wage jobs at Burger King, too. Have it your guey!