Is McDonald’s a Better “Teacher” Than the Average Modern University?

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2018

I started my working life, paper route aside, working at McDonald’s for $2.35/hour. Before I left, I was a store manager, training, and experience which lead to other such positions. Those lead to a testing gig in high-tech. QC and ISO positions (all self-trained), product management, technical writing, logistics, and other productive skills the free market needs. But […]

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McDonalds Panders To FemiNazis – Flips Signs, Not Burgers

by Mike March 9, 2018

Yesterday, in ‘honor’ of International Women’s Day, at least one McDonalds franchise in California (where else?) decided to flip the excessively masculine iconic “M” upside down to make a sort of “W.” Not only is it unlikely to have appeased their target audience, the comments suggested that the curves set men’s imagination to work, too. […]

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DISQUS Doodlings – whereupon NH State Rep Timothy Horrigan, once again, shows economic illiteracy

by Skip June 30, 2017

Even though he at least shows up here once in a while,  NH State Rep Timothy Horrigan’s comments are often off topic, irrelevant, or plain wrong.  In Steve’s post, McDonald’s Pulls the Trigger: Replacing Cashiers With Kiosks in 2500 Locations, he manages the trifecta of all three.  Like this one: As for the $15 wage, McDonald’s already […]

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McDonald’s Pulls the Trigger: Replacing Cashiers With Kiosks in 2500 Locations

by Steve MacDonald June 27, 2017

Bud-dah-buh-buh-bahhhh…. The stock market is luvin’ McDonalds stock, which has continued its recent relentless rise to all time highs, up 26% YTD, oblivious to the carnage among the broader restaurant and fast-food sector. There is a reason for Wall Street’s euphoria: the same one we discussed in January in “Dear Bernie, Meet the “Big Mac ATM” That Will […]

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“Fight for $15” is about to prove what the real minimum wage is

by Skip November 21, 2016

We’ve all been blogging about the effort, spearheaded by a lot of folks who don’t believe someone’s money actually belongs to those that earned it, to organize the fast food industry to a minimum wage of $15/hour for flipping burgers.  Far above the economic worth of that actual job and believing that there would be […]

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I wish Chan had just gone that one step further

by Skip February 1, 2016

Over at WeekendPundit, Chan quoted moi (but not my extreme liking for their breakfast burritos – darn!): This is a lesson any mature business has to relearn again and again if it wants to stay in business. This is what happens when McDonald’s listens to its customers – success. Some corporations get so big that […]

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“This is what happens when McDonald’s listens to its customers”

by Skip January 31, 2016

Mickey D’s has been a hurtin’ puppy in the fast food industry for quite some time – its competitors have been eating its lunch (and supper, pun intended).  Sales down, franchisees mad (and broker given the $$ spent on store redoes for a more contemporary look), and the “more healthy” food didn’t make it for […]

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Hook those self serve ordering kiosks to the burger robot – and PRESTO!

by Skip October 23, 2014

The unions will have been responsible for helping the process of killing off more entry level jobs, given their insistence that entry level jobs that require no to little skills pay the same as midlevel skilled jobs.  An economically bad play – except to buff the image of such ilk like the SEIU (the most socialist / totalitarian […]

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You don’t earn $15 / hour by doing this

by Skip March 18, 2014

A new development in the Fast Food Strike movement (to have fast food workers get a $15/hour starting wage – wrote about it here and here) being pushed by the SEIU: “wage theft”.  Simply put, companies like McDonalds are ‘stealing workers wages’ by doing what ALL companies do and the Unions are now suing them […]

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Unions And Democrats Sacrificing More Entry Level Jobs on Their Progressive Alter

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2013
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The professional union driven “strikes” being fomented by professional jack-asses around the nation are the culmination of several layers of manufactured failure and outrage.  First, the Democrats have been ruining the economy and expanding the part-time employment culture–that’s planned failure.  And now that these people feel trapped (as intended) the unions are organizing them to […]

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Science, Technology, Union Backed Strikes, and Fewer McJobs.

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2013
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The unions are deep pocketed advocates of the Democrat party.  The Democrat party likes to think of itself as the hip party of science and technology.  In reality, they are trapped in a post-progressive world-view that has been circling the drain for years.  That reality has not, however, ecouraged them to stop being either progressive, […]

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Businesses Big and Small Dump Part Time Benefits

by Mike February 21, 2013

Skip reported on the Obama Supporter in Ohio who was ‘first up against the wall when the revolution came‘ and bit her employer in the …..umm… wallet. Well, Businesses both small and large have been finding out that the benefits they had been providing, especially to part-time employees, are being priced out of reach by […]

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The Ten-Piece McNugent

by Steve MacDonald December 18, 2012

I often have passing thoughts for which there is no suitable blog in which to fit them.  This is one of those. Introducing the Ten Piece McNugent. Made from the freshest venison, elk, caribou, mountain lion, wild turkey, or any number of other beasts.  There’s really no way to know.  The only guarantee we can […]

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How About A Condom in That Happy Meal?

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2012

If planned Parenthood can market cultural behaviors to children and teens that may inevitably grow their bottom line why can’t anyone else? Why can’t McDonalds continue to serve the same food, or whatever food it wants (or that its customers want) if it just adds a little pamphlet on safe eating with information on how […]

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