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McDonald's Advice To Underpaid Employees: Break Food Into Pieces To Keep You Full

The "advice" was published on the “McResource” website, meant to give tips to fast-food workers.
 
 
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The latest friendly advice from McDonald’s to their low-wage workers includes tips on how to better handle stress--as well as how to fill yourself up better with dinner.  The fast-food corporation instructs workers that breaking food “into pieces” will keep you full.  

The advice was published on the “McResource” website, meant to give tips to fast-food workers.  While you need to be a McDonald’s worker to log-in to the website, details of the advice have been publicized by the group Low Pay Is Not OK, a union-backed group seeking to organize low-wage workers at McDonald’s.  The effort is part of the larger campaign to push for living wages, benefits and the right to organize among low-wage workers across a variety of industries.

A video published by Low Pay Is Not OK shows the website’s advice to workers.  One piece of advice given is for workers to take two vacations a year--an impossible task given that many employees work two low-wage jobs.  It tells workers to “sing away stress” because it “can lower your blood pressure.”  And it tells McDonald’s employees to break “food into pieces,” which “results in eating less and still feeling full.”

McDonald’s had previously come under fire for telling workers to apply for food stamps while being employed by a fast-food corporation raking in billions annually. Many McDonald’s workers make minimum wage.  The federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 an hour.

The McDonald’s advices comes as more and more corporations undergo scrutiny for paying workers low-wages.  Yesterday, a Wal-Mart store in Cleveland made headlines after a newspaper reported that the store encouraged employees to donate food for other, less fortunate workers at Wal-Mart for Thanksgiving.

Watch the Low Pay Is Not OK video here:

Alex Kane is former World editor at AlterNet. His work has appeared in Mondoweiss, Salon, VICE, the Los Angeles Review of Books and more. Follow him on Twitter @alexbkane.

 
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