We've all heard the stories of food contamination, thefts and assaults committed by McDonald's employees. Well, one McDonald's franchise in Massachusetts has decided to take proactive measures to increase the intelligence and maturity levels of its cashiers.
Update: According to an article in today's Boston Globe, the owner of the Winchendon, Mass. McDonald's says his restaurant is an equal opportunity employer, and that the ad seeking cashiers with advanced degrees and 2 years experience is bogus.
“We do not require a bachelor’s degree for employment,” said Joe Ruscito in a statement. “My organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse work force.”
Originally posted on April 4, 2013 @ 11:02 a.m.
The Winchedon, Mass. restaurant recently ran an ad seeking cashiers who have bachelor's degrees and 1 to 2 years' experience working a cash register.
"Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun," the McDonald's ad reads.
The Massachusetts McDonald's published the ad in English and Spanish.
Youth advocates are crying foul over the advertisements. They say that if other McDonald's franchises adopt the same cashier requirements it will make jobs more scarce for high school students who already have difficulty finding work.
"Sadly we've taxed-and-spent our way to an economy in which there's intense competition for just about any job. Combine that with government meddling in the student loan market that has artificially inflated the cost of higher education and young people are getting screwed over even worse than the country overall," said Evan Feinberg, president of the Washington-based youth advocacy group Generation Opportunity.
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