McDonalds Hires 62,000, Turns Away Over 938,000 Applicants For Minimum Wage, Part-Time Jobs

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Thu, 04/28/2011 - 16:40 | 1217645 Roy Bush
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Scary.  Remember when working at McDonalds was a shitty job?

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 16:55 | 1217748 SilverIsKing
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Still is.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 17:10 | 1217781 Haywood Jablowme
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At least there's always McDowell's....


...and if that doesn't work, one can always try for the next Idol series.  Sexual Chocolate is about due for a comeback.

...can't sing or dance?  Fear not, there's still hope.



Thu, 04/28/2011 - 19:28 | 1218375 Ahmeexnal
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What's next, lazyass rednecks are going to accept jobs picking fruits&veggies?


Thu, 04/28/2011 - 20:27 | 1218543 sun tzu
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Maybe even lazy ass hoodrats will get off the welfare gravy train and work for a living. Nah, will never happen.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 20:44 | 1218629 old naughty
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Most would, if there are jobs.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 23:49 | 1219190 Harlequin001
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WTF happened to the days when you would invent your own job by exploiting a gap in the market, reducing a cost of a service or identifying and fulfilling the needs of others?

The mere thought that I might not be good enough for McDonalds for christs' sake is enough to drive me to revolt...

Now, there must be some money in that...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 04:44 | 1219491 StychoKiller
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I understand that there are companies that hire people to go kill other people...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 23:40 | 1223171 dark pools of soros
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do you mean Corp USA (LLC)??

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 21:15 | 1218719 AchtungAffen
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I'd rather see at least some of these paper pushers/movers do a real productive job. Even working at Mc, cleaning a bathroom or picking up veggies. Anything at least productive instead of them living off the expense of everyone else and "da goobermint"'s pocket too.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 01:37 | 1219331 Michael
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If everyone who is unemployed applied online for unemployment benefits irregardless if they qualify or not, what would happen?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 02:56 | 1219410 Michael
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We should designate July 5th "Monarch Dictator Guillotine Day". This should be the day every monarch and dictator identified by the general public as the day every dictator and monarch will have their heads chopped off by a guillotine in the public square.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 23:28 | 1219138 Campagnolo
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won't happen, those lazy asses already got their brain and hands wasted watching TV and eating trash food. No wonder why inmigrant still come to America and make it and it's not inmigrant fault but your lazy asses you are talking about...right?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 01:57 | 1219350 boiltherich
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Ah yes, the poor, disabled, disenfranchised, unemployed, nothing but a bunch of lazy no good leeches coming after your money.  People like teachers who have to go to college for 6 years so they can put up with your clown wannabe gangsta brats and pay off 30,000 in student loans just so the GOP can strip them of wages and the right to strike or even sit down at the bargaining table and talk.  In the meanwhile fat assed bankers and lawyers in the top 10% of incomes and wealth soak us for every last goddamned dime and acre and national treasure while paying less in taxes as a percent of what they own than you dumb fuckers who keep voting against your own self interest because you never know, one day you might hit the Powerball and when you do you sure don't want the government giving it to nasty old disabled vets and welfare cheats. 

No wonder America is toast!  But you might try to be kind to less fortunate people because they will rise up and when they do you might be one of the ones they remember as blaming them for their own poverty. 

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 03:24 | 1219424 espirit
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Now McJobs has replaced that troublesome youth trying to earn chump change for higher education costs, and hired over 50 year old MBA's.

Truth of education indebtedness to the Govt read here on ZH.  Debtor's Prison. 

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 10:45 | 1223845 Ahmeexnal
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And who allowed those fat assed bankers and lawyers to do what they please?

Everyone else, including those "poor, disabled, disenfranchised, unemployed".

The looters exist because of the moochers.

What you can't bring yourself to admit is that yours is the Morality of Death.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 23:05 | 1219088 markmotive
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This is just another symptom of America's economic depression.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 17:22 | 1217921 BrobamaReds
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I love Mickwy D's....all da dam fries you can eat and you can bang dem young chicks in da back room, ayit.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 18:08 | 1218150 the mad hatter
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Thu, 04/28/2011 - 18:13 | 1218171 chubbar
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An if ya git tired of that, you can watch som sistas kickin the ass of some tranny trying to take a piss!

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 18:57 | 1218292 PuppetRepubl1c
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"I love Mickwy D's....all da dam fries you can eat and you can bang dem young chicks in da back room, ayit."


you make it sound awesome, i am tempted to pull an American Beauty and quit my job just so i can bang some hood rat chicks!

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 23:59 | 1219215 blunderdog
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Wrap dat jimmy, yo, dem bitches ain't protected and you be payin' the rest yer life.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 19:57 | 1218452 Clycntct
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 Thanks for clearing up where dem nuggets come from.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 17:32 | 1217976 Xibalba
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Thu, 04/28/2011 - 19:58 | 1218453 Long-John-Silver
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Green Fries Bitchez!

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:55 | 1219061 FEDbuster
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More like a giant PR stunt to pay back the favor of the Obamacare wavier.  62K part timers in, probably 20K full timers with health insurance out.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 23:53 | 1219205 Harlequin001
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Cynic, they'd never do that...

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 17:38 | 1217999 Blotsky
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Yeah, and the worst part is when Obama decided to say that America would just have to get used to being a service sector economy. He definitely meant what he said.

Atleast we know it wont last long.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 23:51 | 1219198 Tapeworm
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I am looking to hire a non druggie guy that can do some lifting and be able to take instruction on operating a CNC control, and I do pay more than McD. There is as much upward movement in this as they will apply themselves.

 Nah, it doesn't involve high tech joystick gaming skills, so the job will go unfilled.

 Manufacturing is dying or dead in USA because there are nearly none that can come out of a adolescence and high school with a functioning brain. They have zero interest in real problem solving. Why bother with them?

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 23:55 | 1219209 Harlequin001
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Yeah but they can play computer games like you wouldn't believe...

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 01:59 | 1219347 Conrad Murray
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If you have a local community college around you, chances are good there's an individual that would love to fill the void in your workforce. Find the head of the mechanical engineering dept and let them know.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 03:25 | 1219441 espirit
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They have colleges in North Dakota?

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 17:54 | 1218080 astartes09
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Yeah I worked there at 16.  Now I remember why I quit.  That place was a shit hole.  I was never destined for customer service.


And yes, we did spit in the food.  Constantly.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 19:22 | 1218353 ALANBEEKMAN

I worked at one at 16 as well, and though we didn't spit on the burgers, just the grill, we did walk on the cheese with our sneaks and left tread marks.


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 02:41 | 1219395 Troy Ounce
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At least you added something edible to what can be called carton.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 18:37 | 1218249 TorchFire
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And our esteemed government no doubt counts the assembly of a Big Mac as contributing to our manufacturing sector's growth during these times of plenty!


Fri, 04/29/2011 - 02:03 | 1219357 boiltherich
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Sadly it does count fast food as manufacturing.  Not durable goods but still. 

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 03:29 | 1219443 espirit
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If we could just export to China, in just a few years we would be able to follow up with the medical industry.  Trade deficit solved.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 19:27 | 1218373 I am Jobe
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With the way the Econ is going the shitty jobs become luxury to prolong the unemployment checks rather than using it all up. having a job is no longer the perk, keeping it is the perk and I see more layoffs especially after todays GDP numbers.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 19:31 | 1218388 Buck Johnson
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And now the job is considered a life line for everybody.  We are in a depression, also I remember Coming to America Mcdowells that was funny.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 20:34 | 1218562 Hugh G Rection
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Prostitution is going to be the fastest growing sector this decade... time to work on my pimp game.


Gator don't play no shit!

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 03:32 | 1219447 espirit
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Waiting on my silver eagles to buy 5 pieces for 5 pieces.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 20:47 | 1218633 sun tzu
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I knew the stimulus would work. 

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:49 | 1219027 bigelkhorn
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macdonalds might be crappy, but there ares still lots of ways to make money!!! Just think like the elite. You will be fine. 

I subscribe to the guy from australia and his FFT economic newsletter at  that guy has called many big events before they have happend, including the stock market crash in 2008 and the current financial collapse of the US. (currently happening) I found him from a friend last year, and he has some important work.

His oil calls are insane, and I have been making good money with them. He is well worth a look, if you want to keep two steps ahead of the sheeple out there.

I am worried about my financial future. Is anyone else nervous out there?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 00:13 | 1219231 RafterManFMJ
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Ever drink till you black out? You're in a bar, you're drinking you black're at another bar, you're drinking, you black at McDonald's, been working there three years...still haven't made assistant wann quit but you're banging that girl on the FryOLater...sure, they say she's retarded, but those titties ain't retarded!! - Dave Atwell, Skanks for the Memories

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1224283 uhb
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wow. didn't know you US guys are *that* fvcked up. When i was in the US in 1983, your country was definitely in a way better shape... no wonder, with RR as president ;)

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 16:40 | 1217647 SoNH80
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Outsourcing, dollar debasement, corporate/money-center bank welfare, such a roaring success.  Ugh.  You can hear the girders creaking.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 17:14 | 1217879 anonnn
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Preparing our food.

Cleaning out toilets.

Caring for our infants.

Low skilled jobs?... worthy of paupers? 




Thu, 04/28/2011 - 17:19 | 1217917 SoNH80
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The pay will leave you a pauper.  Now, "62,000 MACHINISTS Hired...." Haven't seen that headline.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 19:16 | 1218337 rosiescenario
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