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Old 04-26-2019, 06:59 PM
 
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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

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McDonald’s is on a hiring spree for the summer, and the fast-food giant is targeting a specific demographic: older Americans.

The company is partnering with AARP to help fill more than 250,000 openings this summer, with positions ranging from cashiers on the opening shift to manager roles.
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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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...
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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250,000 openings?

Let's see, 14,000 stores and 1.7 million employees in the US. That's 15 or so openings per store, and about 15% of their workforce.

I'd love to see some data on actual number of positions (no matter how many people fill it per day/week), turnover, schedule days etc.

AFAIK, McD's has always encourage older applicants. But good on them, overall, for the effort.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I've seen several articles on this in the last day or two in publications like USA Today and Fortune.

I worked at McDonald's in high school, in the mid-'70s. What made it bearable was the social angle: being surrounded by a bunch of other teenagers, with all the drama and intrigue that entailed. Otherwise, it was a pretty miserable job, at least for me. I still have the occasional recurring nightmare that I can't find a job anywhere else and have to go back and work there.

What sticks in my memory (aside from going home smelling like french fry grease) was how tired I was at the end of a shift after being on my feet for several hours. Not sure how that's going to fly for seniors.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:31 PM
 
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Great to see.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:37 PM
 
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They won’t hire me
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I've seen several articles on this in the last day or two in publications like USA Today and Fortune.

I worked at McDonald's in high school, in the mid-'70s. What made it bearable was the social angle: being surrounded by a bunch of other teenagers, with all the drama and intrigue that entailed. Otherwise, it was a pretty miserable job, at least for me. I still have the occasional recurring nightmare that I can't find a job anywhere else and have to go back and work there.

What sticks in my memory (aside from going home smelling like french fry grease) was how tired I was at the end of a shift after being on my feet for several hours. Not sure how that's going to fly for seniors.
I have my own version of that bad dream, where by some mysterious process, I've been pressed back into service at a series of crappy jobs I once held, when I was younger. Sometimes, I even find myself back in the Army. Working at a McDonald's was never one of them fortunately, even though its founders were distant cousins. My prediction is, that they will never fill all those 250,000 jobs with seniors, unless they categorize them as AARP does, beginning at age 50.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I've seen several articles on this in the last day or two in publications like USA Today and Fortune.

I worked at McDonald's in high school, in the mid-'70s. What made it bearable was the social angle: being surrounded by a bunch of other teenagers, with all the drama and intrigue that entailed. Otherwise, it was a pretty miserable job, at least for me. I still have the occasional recurring nightmare that I can't find a job anywhere else and have to go back and work there.

What sticks in my memory (aside from going home smelling like french fry grease) was how tired I was at the end of a shift after being on my feet for several hours. Not sure how that's going to fly for seniors.


Several hours ! I am almost 74 and I work 5-6 days a week, on my feet for 8 hours per day. It is what keeps me in shape. We older guys at work run circles around the kids there.
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Old 04-27-2019, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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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.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:46 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
It's good they are looking to hire older workers - and possibly a sign that they are having trouble finding workers at all as unemployment rates are at historic lows.

Many of us - including me - may be working past the age of 65 - This *cough* could be an option for me in 16 years or more.
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