Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1092 times:
Maybe Mickey D's is finally waking up. As logistically absurd as this proposal is, maybe it will finally be a wake up call to all those who think that a minimum wage job merits minimalist attitude and effort.
I'm sick and tired of these punks who don't pay attention, could care less, and don't seem to be able to think past today-that a minumum wage job is only supposed to be a temporary stepping stone to building job experience and not a lifelong career.
N5176Y From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1082 times:
Quoting Catatonic (Reply 5): This is such a stupid move. Could you imagine, we have enough of problems getting our orders understood talking to a post, imagine what its going to be like being routed to india?
Does anyone even bother to READ the articles anymore?
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9082 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1072 times:
I couldn't care less about McD's. The only time I eat that junk is when I feel hungry after having drunk a few on a night out and no one else near the tramway stop is open. That's the time when the €1 cheeseburger comes in handy.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1070 times:
I have to ask how many people have actually studied business and finance. There's people willing to work the jobs of people getting paid $7.25 an hour at a wage of $5.15, and what is McDonald's going to do in order to cut losses? Business ain't a nice, cozy fluffy-soft world where everybody wants to be your friend; everybody's out to survive, and only the fittest are going to live. I don't know the cost of transmitting the order from Oregon to N.D., but if it's cost effective, that's the route McDonald's should go in my opinion.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1051 times:
The main reasoning behind this experiment (There are no plans to roll it out nationwide yet) is so that the employees at the store level can focus on the orders so that there are less screwed up orders.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 975 times:
This is actually a brilliant economic strategy. Because of the increase in thechnology, it's effectiveness, and lowering costs, it's easy for McDonald's to make this happen. My family does the same thing with their own business, though not quite up to the scale the McDonalds operation is.
Why pay someone 7.25 an hour when you can get the labor for 2 dollars less? The only thing I question is the expense of doing this type of routing, but obviously the benefits outweigh the costs, otherwise I doubt McDonalds would do it. BRILLIANT!
N801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 963 times:
An independent franchisee started doing this a year or so ago. However, their version only works on one point-of-sale terminal program, so McD would have to do their own version. The people at the call center were paid slightly more per hour than the store based workers.