McDonald's is offering their employees tips on how to better manage their money in conjunction with Visa, and a sample budget on the personal finance site has attracted derision online. The budget is for a McDonald's employee (who usually earns around $8 an hour) working two jobs and allows for a car, but not gas. Heating is a big $0 and the budget includes a miracle health insurance plan that only costs $20 a month. Groceries aren't accounted for, but that's presumably covered by "spending money." Pundits have estimated the employee in the sample budget would have to be working at least 60 hours a week, so who'd have the time or energy to do anything else with the extra cash anyway. [Source]
McDonald's Offers Advice for Living on a Fast-Food Job Salary
The majority of what is in this is repulsive, and I will never patronize another McDonald's again. They are almost as offensive and disrespectful of their employees as Walmart.