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Title : McDonald's Open on Christmas Day, Employees Not Getting Overtime
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Actually, I wouldnt mind working on Christmas, seeing as i'm not Christian. The only reason Mcdonald's is open then is because people go there. Nobody goes to other stores or offices on Christmas. Little arrogant to think that everyone in America is Christian and celebrates Christmas.
Because they don't provide insurance for their workers. And when they were made to do so, they raised the prices on their food, far above the cost to them to do so. They said that even though " ideal as you can get for a food company to absorb [the changes]" (it will only cost them$0.15 to $0.20 cents per order) that they would rather cut hours and fire people so as to not cut into their profit margin. They are money hungry asshats.
Strange Story as most Holidays are not recognized as day you have a right to relax on in Fast Food. Easter, Earth Day, Independence Day, etc. are all treated the same by the fast food businesses as just another work day. Thanksgiving & Christmas are anomalies. Let's get real we all need to paid vacation back where if you worked X number of hours the last W2 year you get Y number of hours off from work to use as you see fit.
Well I understand why you would say that because I just re-read what I wrote. But I'm not preaching to them. For example, my sister complains about her weight gain but drinks crazy amounts of diet soda (because it doesn't have any calories). People complain of headaches and I tell them how I can tell a difference with my own headaches when I eat processed foods. A pill is just an easier solution I guess.
LOL nobody cares about any of that. I have been working on eating healthier the past few months and have even given up meat for four months now. As I learn about things I try to educate those around me and nobody cares! I guess it's like smoking. You may know it's bad for you but until you are ready to quit, the facts just don't make that much of an impact.
Just remember that if they have not worked over 40 hours in a standard work week, then the company does not have to pay the overtime. But if they do wind up working the overtime by the end of the work week then McDonalds better pay the overtime. They might not have holiday pay as some jobs do, but it all depends on how many hours they work during the work week.
Do you honestly believe that ALL or MOST atheists are prejudice? Have you ever thought about it from THEIR point of view? I believe people can do what they want to do--but DON'T force your religion upon me w/ your Christmas music, or come knocking on my door proselytizing. I grew up Christian, and most of my family is. I still love them, but I have different beliefs. First and foremost, I don't believe in god(s). That doesn't make me prejudice, intolerant, or hateful.
There are about 5 million atheists in this country & that number is also growing. I personally am a humanist, and I believe people should have days off to be w/ their families because it's good for your health to have days off! Don't act like Christmas is some special day, when it was positioned at the same time of Pagan holidays to get people to accept Christianity. Jesus wasn't even born in the winter!! It's not about hate, it's about truth. You are the one that sounds intolerant.
1) I DID address your comment; the comment about your channel background was a SEPARATE comment--so how is that ad hominem? 2) I just found it ironically funny...that's all. I have no issue with weed! Hell, the Rastafarian religion is a Christian religion that believes smoking weed is a sacrament. 3) If these companies could force people to work holidays w/out holiday pay--they would. Don't be delusional. This has nothing to do with religion. I don't like abuse of workers anymore than you do!
...I attempted to point out to the intolerant hate filled atheists that most of the country was religious including people like me who are sympathetic to liberal causes & initiatives. Too bad the right is racist & only represent the wealthy with their policies because if they weren't liberals would only represent about 14% of the country because that's about the amount of Americans who identify themselves as liberal. I believe it's because of the prejudice nature of the atheists among us...
What are "Christian values" & how are video games & weed smoking sinful activities? If you would've attempted to address the content of my comment instead of searching for atheist talking points that are suitable for your little ad hominem attack you would've noticed that I was simply pointing out the reason Chistmas is a national holiday...
Yeah, never mind the toxic slurry that they serve and have the nerve to call beef, the plastic in their milkshakes or the potatoes are drained of flavor to have artificial potato flavor added, it's the working on Christmas which has finally dissuaded me from poisoning myself at McDonald's.
McDonald's is holding their employees hostage, if they are open on Christmas. Sure they say that can opt out and not work their just above minimum wage job, but out of fear of losing their job what real choice do they have? Then McDonald's doesn't want to pay them overtime? I think I will go find out what the local McDonald's is going to do. Probably will voice my opinion with the manager, if they are going to be open.
Christmas is pretty much the only day of the year anymore where the country shuts down for one day and non-essential people can relax. McDonalds should NOT BE OPEN on Christmans, and to go further, retailers should not be open on thanksgiving. Work work work work work. thats all people in this country give a shit about anymore. How about this: Work to live, dont live to work.
on the subject of Christmas being a federal holiday, in the U.S. Only 81% of the population identify as christian, but 93% celebrate Christmas. I think this is because about 12% of the population (including myself) are Atheist or Agnostic and still celebrate Christmas just in a secular way.
This owner on Christmas Day goes to every store he owns that is open and gives presents to all the employees working that day. And they are not just gift cards. He has been known to give out an iPad or tv or other things that he pays for out of his own pocket. People don't realize that even though McDonalds is a huge company with a lot of money, the pay and bonus structure is actually controlled by the franchise owner. Some of them do pay more than minimum wage.
This is the first video I don't really agree with. Not all McDonalds treat there employees poorly. The stores are franchised and some owners do treat the employees like crap, but there are a lot that treat the employees really well. I worked at one for a while just so I could have insurance because the company I was working for did not offer insurance. I know a few store managers and the owner of 14 locations that put the labor laws and the treatment of the employees as TOP priority.
I currently work at McDonalds, and i am not sure if it is the same for all stores or not, but Volunteering at the store to work on Christmas Day our "Overtime" or whatever you would want to call it is a 20$ Gift Card to Walmart. (Which is pretty shitty to begin with, it should be Pre-Paid debit cards) Ive been there for 2 years now, its my first Job, and ive worked both years on Christmas. But its all i got coming right out of high school!
Christmas should be a federal holiday, not because its a christian festival, its a human festival, that has been misappropriated by christians for 2000 years. Everybody has their own traditions and ideas, but christmas still has magic, inspite of all the religious mumbo jumbo.
It's why many educated people became atheists, and the reason for the clergy project, educated preachers who have known for years their belief conflicts with the real world but have not found a way out, the clergy project gives them someone to turn to for help and support.
"I think you need to STUDY UP." They cannot, it might cause them to become atheists, you know better than that, they only want to see the parts that make them feel warm and fuzzy inside, the loving Jesus who passes on gods command to continue stoning to death unruly children and people working on the sabbath, oops, did I just do a spoiler, sorry theists, did not mean to spoil your fictional book before you had the chance to read it properly.
Let me, a "hate-filled atheist"--as defined by you, school you a little about your own religion. #1) EASTER is the holiest day of the Christian year, because of the death and resurrection of Jesus. #2) There are over 40,000 Christian religions, some of which like Jehovah's Witnesses, who DO NOT celebrate Christmas. #3) as a Christian, the proper response to people who you feel are filled with hate would be to show them LOVE (Matthew 5:39). I think you need to STUDY UP.
Just another example of corporate slavery. I'll wager the president of Mcdonald's is not working that day, not to mention the owners of the various stores; nor the senior managers, either. I guess people just need to be thankful they have a job, at least the people at the top of the ladder would like them to think that way. For those of you who do celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and are blessed enough not to be working, I hope you have a happy and joyous time with your loved ones.
Okay, sorry. One: If you want to talk about hate-filled people, Christians take the cake on that one. Tell me the last time an atheist killed gays because of a well-edited book, let pregnant mothers die by refusing them a life-saving abortion, or committed genocide under the guise of saving the heathens. Two: Most of the country does call itself Christian, but that doesn't mean it should be a federal holiday because of it.It still goes against the separation of Church and state. Period.
I want more businesses to stay open during holidays. That also means strong unions and regulations needed to prevent employee abuse. But not paying overtime for working on a federal holiday - let alone one which perhaps shouldn't be a federal holiday - is not exactly the most horrendous policy I've ever heard.
I love the little disclaimer for the hate filled atheist audience you guys pander to. Christmas is a national holiday because MOST of the country is CHRISTIAN so MOST federal & state workers would most likely not show up since its one of the holiest days of the year for CHRISTIANS. ...Merry Christmas!
This is a valid question. I suspect it hinges on whether 'part time' workers are on a 'lower value level' than full time workers and/or they choose to work a limited amount of hours. Many businesses limit hours as a matter of financial policy to avoid having to offer health insurance and other benefits by law. I support the idea that Sundays and Holidays should be days when all businesses close. We were better off when "Blue Laws" were in place. OT is mere compensation for corporate greed.
In UK, I used to do industrial temping when I finished college.. One Christmas I refused to take a (new) job on Christmas day.. it was supposed to be optional etc.. however refusing meant I didn't get work again for weeks. Such pressure should be illegal IMO.. there should be statutory overtime pay on public holidays so workers are not exploited. especially in America where you have so few vacations already.
What bothers me is that they get the same hourly rate no matter the volume of people there... minimum wage should constitute you being there take time from your day to provide labor services for the amount of time... from there any increase in volume aside from normal should serve as bonuses to the working employees who facilitated that volume within the same hours as a normal traffic day. I hated working in these environment, no one is ever reimbursed for facilitating more than normal business.