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#115608 - 11/11/03 01:26 AM McProtest
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#115609 - 11/11/03 09:11 AM Re: McProtest
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I heard that the other day! Meant to post about it, and, typically, the thought went right out of my head. This is an excellent ex. of how words make it into a dictionary. I'll bet M-W leaves it in.


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#115610 - 11/11/03 10:03 AM Re: McProtest
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Exactly! While it's true that McDonald's encourages the career track (and even has a Hamburger Univ), it has no control over what the term McJob has come to mean and and saying it ain't so don't make it not so.


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#115611 - 11/11/03 01:31 PM Re: McProtest
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I can remember when McJobs were hard to get.


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#115612 - 11/11/03 02:31 PM Re: McJobs
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Just this past summer, for one.


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#115613 - 11/11/03 05:47 PM Re: McJobs
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This is amazing (from Bingley's link):

The definition "is not only an inaccurate description of restaurant employment, it's also a slap in the face to the 12 million men and women who work hard every day in America's 900,000 restaurants," Cantalupo said.

Think about that! 12 mil employees at McD's in the US. There are approximately 300 mil people in the US. So, this means that about one in every 25 people you meet works at McD's over here! This is truly amazing. This means that one student in every high school classroom will work at McD's--perhaps even more if you consider the fact that people probably don't make life careers at McD's. McMazing!


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#115614 - 11/11/03 05:49 PM Re: McJobs
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McMazing

you want fries with that?


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#115615 - 11/11/03 06:02 PM Re: McWho?
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continuing your line of thought, Windy, as there are maybe 50 regular posters here at present, that means that at least two of us have worked at Mac&Don's. c'mon, you two, 'fess up.


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#115616 - 11/11/03 06:38 PM Re: McWho?
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I knew someone who had a brother who worked at McD's.

This brother, who is now deceased, God rest his soul, scrubbed floors at McD's. He used to complain about the teenagers who would come in late on Friday and Saturday nights. For fun, they would throw open packets of catsup up to the ceiling and see how long the catsup packets would stay tomato-glued up there. Keep in mind: These are the creative efforts of the youth of America, whom I am proud to teach.


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#115617 - 11/11/03 06:43 PM Re: McMath?
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More than 1,000 people who own McDonald's restaurants got their training serving customers behind the counter, he said,

The math's all screwy. In the report Bingley posted, there are 12,000,000 employees. Right. Then there are 1,000 people who own restaurants. That would mean each owner would employ 12,000 people. I ain't buyin' that.


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