McDonald's Suggests Its Employees to Get a Second Job If They Want to, Like, Survive
McDonald's is catching some serious heat for what, on paper, probably looked like a good idea: giving its employees a "budget planner" to help them manage their lives on minimum wage. Unfortunately, that budget planner inadvertently acknowledged some shortcomings in the current state of minimum wage and made it clear full-time employees had better pick up a second job if they want to make ends meet. And even on a second full-time job, some of McDonald's numbers seem suspect, and illustrates just how difficult it is to get by on minimum wage in this country.
It recommends $600 for monthly rent (The Atlantic points out the average monthly rent in the U.S. is $1,048), $20 for health care (the company's own healthcare plan costs $61), and makes no allowance for utilities or gas other than some ambiguous $27-per-day allowance for spending money. And you'd think of a fast food company would remember to put something in their budget about groceries ...
Recommended For YouView More in Current
- > 7 Unbiblical Statements Christians Believe
- > Watch ‘Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines' Powerful Testimony on ‘I Am Second’
- > 12 Fiction Books That Will Shape Your Theology
- > Hillsong NYC’s Carl Lentz: At This Church, We Are Not Saying 'All Lives Matter'
- > Watch Justin Bieber Play ‘I Could Sing of Your Love Forever’ on the Purpose Tour
- > The Trailer for Netflix's 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' Is Finally Here
- > Former KKK Leader David Duke Qualifies for Televised Senate Debate at Historically Black University
- > OK, This Is Officially the Creepiest Thing You’ll See All Halloween
- > The Studio Behind 'Twilight' Is Making Your High School Dreams Come True
- > Good Grief. Obamacare Premiums Are Going Up by 25 Percent