Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  
interestrateripoff

Mcdonald’S Hires 62,000 During National Event, 24% More Than Planned

Recommended Posts

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-28/mcdonald-s-hires-62-000-during-national-event-24-more-than-planned.html

McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), the world’s biggest restaurant chain, said it hired 24 percent more people than planned during an employment event this month.

McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said today in an e-mailed statement. Previously, it said it planned to hire 50,000.

The April 19 national hiring day was the company’s first, said Danya Proud, a McDonald’s spokeswoman. She declined to disclose how many of the jobs were full- versus part-time.

I wonder how many of these where full time jobs? Are most McD's jobs minimum wage? I'd also be interested to know how many people got part time jobs here already had jobs and needed extra work for the money in Bernankes low inflation America.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The hamburger recovery! Not sure why this type of shit doesn't just drop out the bottom of a vending machine to be honest, but guess it needs an army of highly skilled workers to make it :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The hamburger recovery! Not sure why this type of shit doesn't just drop out the bottom of a vending machine to be honest, but guess it needs an army of highly skilled workers to make it :lol:

It probably could be dispensed by a vending machine, but McDo's are peddling the "experience", aren't they? The hoi polloi get the "experience" of being served food by people, just like the wealthier classes. Note that McDo's call their outlets with tables "restaurants".

If you think I'm making this up, go to McDo's website and read the company's "vision".

"Our vision is to provide the best family restaurant experience. The key to our vision is people. We put them at the centre of everything we do. That goes for our employees as well as our customers."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But why have they hired 12,000 more staff than planned? Two possibilities occur to me:

1) more employees quit than expected - given US GDP grew at 1.8% in Q1, perhaps better job opportunities are arising elsewhere and staff are resigning? e.g. students and graduates moving up the job ladder

2) customer numbers are increasing in existing branches or they've decided to open more branches - are people trading down from other food retailers or conversely do they have more cash to splash on an occasional takeaway?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there seem to be 12,804 branches of McDonalds in the USA.

so they have hired 5 part timers per branch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

62000 new workers at McDonalds but how many workers have lost their jobs in more high class eateries in the US over the past few years?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now we just need to reduce living costs so that people can live on £10-12k a year.

So lets PRINT MONEY!!! :unsure:

Obviously in a sane world, house prices would be the first to adjust, but this aint no sane world...

My generation has no spending power, how much do you value your capital in an environment of massively reduced spending power?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But why have they hired 12,000 more staff than planned? Two possibilities occur to me:

1) more employees quit than expected - given US GDP grew at 1.8% in Q1, perhaps better job opportunities are arising elsewhere and staff are resigning? e.g. students and graduates moving up the job ladder

2) customer numbers are increasing in existing branches or they've decided to open more branches - are people trading down from other food retailers or conversely do they have more cash to splash on an occasional takeaway?

Catering sector has massive turnover of staff even in recessions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But why have they hired 12,000 more staff than planned? Two possibilities occur to me:

1) more employees quit than expected - given US GDP grew at 1.8% in Q1, perhaps better job opportunities are arising elsewhere and staff are resigning? e.g. students and graduates moving up the job ladder

2) customer numbers are increasing in existing branches or they've decided to open more branches - are people trading down from other food retailers or conversely do they have more cash to splash on an occasional takeaway?

I would think it was more likly that given the demand for jobs they could offer part time employment with less emplyment right than full time and help the government boost its unemployment figures

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder how many of these where full time jobs? Are most McD's jobs minimum wage? I'd also be interested to know how many people got part time jobs here already had jobs and needed extra work for the money in Bernankes low inflation America.

Mcdonalds once you get above the bottom rung isn't too bad, its the bottom rung which is bad, Min wage is norm. A fellow skydiver who I developed a contempt for said to me once that they usually like to hire younger people to work at McD's as the min wage is lower and they make savings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i wonder if the yanks have similar problems to ourselves- ie the indiginous population cant be arsed working, n turn their noses up at minimum wage jobs- if thats the case then i would think most of those applying for these jobs were either mexicans or indians.

can you imagine if McDonalds had an opening day here in the UK? i cant see any of our lot applying for jobs, it'd be the foreign brigade- and we've only got ourselves to blame for that!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As likely as not there is some 'training grant' available which covers the expenses of employing these people for three months or so, which is about as long as most of these people will stick at it.

MD gets three months employees for free. Rinse, Repeat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As likely as not there is some 'training grant' available which covers the expenses of employing these people for three months or so, which is about as long as most of these people will stick at it.

MD gets three months employees for free. Rinse, Repeat.

Aye, I remember reading about the Mc d's training grants from the Gov. in the excellent 'Fast Food Nation' Book.

mentioned here

It is well known that the American company use workplace training and Federal funding for as an income stream. They take on young people with few,if any, qualifications and register them for training, picking up a decent fee.

Their staff turnover is quite high as the youngsters don't stick around for long on minimum wage and that allows them to recruit replacements and claim the training fee again. They do not offer any training that they would previously not have had to lay on for new staff.

Take a look at Fast Food Nation. It tells you how McD's aim is for staff costs to be virtually nil.

Edited by Saving For a Space Ship

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 311 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.