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Old 04-27-2019, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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I'd rather see a link from McDonald's directly, to verify that's it's true. The internet's full of lies and crap. This probably is true, but still...

Yahoo News is a pretty reputable source....
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I think its a good idea and most likely will result in better customer service.

I think seniors that are working will care a little more than most teenagers doing the same job.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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they don't wanna pay anything worth working for..automation is taking over..kiosks ordering and drive through..
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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Good for them.

It's nice to see corporations being proactive in helping out a segment of the population that has been treated harshly and unfairly in the work force (age discrimination, etc.).

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mcdon...173251645.html
Your description makes it sound so altruistic. I am sure the seniors will be treated just as harshly and unfairly as if they worked for any other corporation, probably more so. They are not trying to help the seniors, they are only helping their bottom line. And it will help their bottom line because the young people they hire today have no work ethic, common sense, or customer service.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I'm about to turn 70 and (hopefully) temporarily sidelined by a health issue which might soon be resolved. I want to work again, but in a capacity where I work with educated adults, deal with well-defined issues, and can see them resolved through our efforts.

There's not much of that in the "May I help you? / Have a nice day!" world of post-industrial America.

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Old 04-27-2019, 09:22 AM
 
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I'd rather see a link from McDonald's directly, to verify that's it's true. The internet's full of lies and crap. This probably is true, but still...
Did you end up going to McDonald's and looking for the link?
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I'd rather see them hire more homeless people off the streets. In Las Vegas, just to work at McDonald's a homeless person must get a health card first from Clark County, to the tune of $350. And how many have served their prison sentences and won't hired as a result of it.
Most homeless are nuts and/or drug addicts. I sure as heck don't want them handling food.
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:56 AM
 
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So after older workers lose their real jobs due to age discrimination, McDonald's says they only deserve Mcjobs.

Nice.

How is this different from the status quo?
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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I'm not surprised they're hiring seniors.
Half of the teens at fast food places are dumb as a post and could screw up a two car funeral.

This is when they actually decide to quit playing with their phone and show up for work.
The managers are probably sick of it and have decided it's better to go with old, but reliable.
Can't say that I blame 'em...
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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I think its a good idea and most likely will result in better customer service.

I think seniors that are working will care a little more than most teenagers doing the same job.
Just thinking the same thing...they may even say “thank you” or other appropriate niceties that seem to have been lost.
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