U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-04-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
28,211 posts, read 47,623,364 times
Reputation: 19723

Advertisements

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Fast-food chain McDonald’s said Monday that it plans to hire as many as 50,000 additional employees in the United States later this month, citing improvements in its domestic business in recent months.

McDonald
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-04-2011, 11:01 AM
 
9,738 posts, read 8,064,056 times
Reputation: 6348
They are expanding some resturants to be open 24/7. How would you like to serve burgers to a bunch of drunks at 3am?

Now we have McBama jobs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2011, 11:11 AM
 
33 posts, read 54,478 times
Reputation: 54
This was predicted years ago. The most jobs added in America will be service jobs. Badly paying service jobs. How nice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
18,677 posts, read 17,072,530 times
Reputation: 7282
This is good news. Yes, these will be low-wage jobs, but that will change supply/demand curve somewhat, elevating some up a layer on the wage scale.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2011, 12:57 PM
 
2,677 posts, read 3,865,644 times
Reputation: 1332
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobtn View Post
This is good news. Yes, these will be low-wage jobs, but that will change supply/demand curve somewhat, elevating some up a layer on the wage scale.
I agree with this! And you know, a job is a job...if I had to, I would serve burgers to drunks at 3am until I find something better. If that's what it would take to keep us afloat! Heck, I'm thinking of applying for part-time in the summer to pay off some bills.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2011, 01:17 PM
 
1,446 posts, read 3,122,817 times
Reputation: 600
At 3Am, sometimes the McDonalds workers are the ones going bump in the night. That has been my experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2011, 07:53 PM
 
17,002 posts, read 20,686,468 times
Reputation: 33993
Also a great way to end up getting robbed or worse if you're working in a fast food place at 3am.

Yes, just what America needs more fatties walking around. I can see them getting up in the middle of the night and going to get two double cheeseburgers, fries, and of a course a Super Size drink.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
1,542 posts, read 4,001,860 times
Reputation: 626
here in Northern Va all Mc'ds are 24 hrs. I almost always go for breakfast, and the people working the drive thru are very friendly. They even know my order now
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-04-2011, 11:52 PM
 
Location: NJ
18,677 posts, read 17,072,530 times
Reputation: 7282
In this economy, 50,000 new jobs is great news.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-05-2011, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Sumner, WA
358 posts, read 947,939 times
Reputation: 250
Perhaps it is a good thing on some level. Some will get back to work and others will be able to enter into the workplace for the first time. These new-hires will have income to spend and it will trickle into the economy, perhaps stimulating it.

On the other hand, most of these jobs will be lower-paying jobs. These are jobs that, for a lot of people will barely, if at all, pay basic bills.

On a personal note: McDonald's is gross now. It seems the quality has gone downhill by a lot because the food just doesn't taste good anymore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top