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And yet another McDonalds question

IYO do you think McDonalds is taking advantage of the american citizens who were unemployed and it's customers
By hiring unemployed overqualified workers they are getting better service and more for their salaries paid by hiring these people with college educations and longtime work experience thus making the customers happier and betting on a more frequent consumer of their products
But the flipside is that the part time workers who were there before doing the job nobody wanted will be left with 5-10 hours on the schedule or left off of the schedule entirely.
Is this taking advantage of a poor economy, employees in dire need, and the customer dollar who is looking for good customer service that has gone right out the window?
What happens to the previous part time workers that staffed the business now that a better skilled workforce is hired for the same money


Asked by Anonymous at 11:00 AM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (18)
  • Holy run-on sentence, Batman.

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 11:02 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Taking advantage of people by giving them jobs? You're kidding, right?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • What would you expect them to do? Turn down highly qualified people in favor of ones that will make their business run less smoothly? That would just be silly. They will hire the best people who apply. That's not "taking advantage" - it's good business.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:03 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • So... you are saying that the college educated people should stay away from entry level jobs, because they are overqualified?
    How about asking that person who had the job before... i mean about 20 years ago. Fast food restaurants were made to be a "first" job, for high schoolers to get some experienced... The people who are undereducated, and took those jobs away from the people who should have it (entry level people and then leave in a year or two), are making careers out of jobs that should only have been a temporary. So what about all the people who cannot find ANY entry level jobs because NOW people are going into entry level jobs are staying and making a lifelong career out of it? AND asking for benefits?
    THAT is taking advantage.
    But to be honest, with the economy the way it is, its everyone for themselves. If McDonalds is hiring smart educated people, good for them. Some will win, while others must loose.

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 11:09 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • This is what happens when a capitalistic economy takes a sharp downward turn. The highs are high and the lows are low.

    Americans, on the whole, are not well suited for the lows- In addition, our economy is fueled on wants over needs. Many people can no longer afford the wants.....and the spiral continues-

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:35 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • No, it should not matter. People who apply and are willing to do the job is all that matters. People are just people. People are going to work whereever they can find a job.

    Answer by AdrianaS at 11:05 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • It's not as if they are recruiting these over-qualified employees, they are applying. Besides, people need jobs, and if mcdonalds said no, your too good for this job, more people would need jobs.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:10 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • I dont know where you get your information but my dd is a manager at McDonalds and they WILL NOT hire anyone over qualified. In order to even be a manager you have to take classes and alot of people dont want to go throught hat. Anyway, they usually turn away those who are over qualified because as soon as they find another job making more then min wage they leave.

    Answer by gemgem at 11:29 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • It's an employers market out there! And no it's not wrong

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:13 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Why Mc.Donalds? Anyway I had a friend who worked retail and was pissed because college kids were hired and his hours were cut. Are you frustrated for that reason? You can get another part time job and each job will usually work with you. No it's not wrong to hire someone over qualified.

    Answer by CHarlan at 11:28 AM on Jun. 21, 2011