CNN reported on Dec 25, 2013 that McDonald’s, the fast food giant, had an internal employee website to help their employees to eat better and learn how to budget their money. They called this website McResource. Well, it doesn't seem bad, right? They are trying to help, right?
Well, it wouldn't have been so bad except they discouraged employees from eating anything at McDonald's. The picture on McResource website showed an image of a cheeseburger, French fries and a large soda. Under the image, they label it ‘unhealthy choice’. Beside it they show a sandwich on whole wheat with a salad and a tall glass of water. Under it says healthier choice.
It seems by the way the website was written the CEO's of McDonald’s have no clue how those who work for them actually lives. For example, in the budget help section of the website, they listed a budget for a nanny and pool cleaner. What McDonald’s worker has money for these things? The national average income for a full time McDonald’s worker is under $15,000 a year. Most of their workers receive government assistance just to be able to pay bills, receive medical care and to, well eat.
McDonald’s got wind of how inaccurate the website was and has since removed it from the website. McDonald’s release this statement about the situation.
A combination of factors has led us to re-evaluate, and we've directed the vendor to take down the website. Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary. None of this helps our McDonald's team members.