By now, many people have probably heard that McDonald’s employee web site tripped up again. After getting caught telling its employees not to eat the kind of food they sell to the public, the world’s most-successful fast food outfit has just decided to stop helping its employees via a web site. Public relations-wise, McDonald's keeps tripping up in its attempt to help their low-wage earners, according to a Huffington Post article on Wednesday.
Reportedly, the McResource page of McDonald’s web site designed to assist its workers in living a better and healthier life by suggested that they not eat what the business serves. The web site encourages people to not eat fast foods. That would be like Pizza Hut telling its employees not to eat pizza or Levis telling people not to wear jeans.
Created by a third-party vendor, the latest debacle for McDonald’s involved a post which told its employees the negative results of eating fast food – even specifying that the bad, unhealthy foods to eat include cheeseburgers and French fries which, of course, is what McDonald’s makes lots of money off of selling to the public.
Though McDonald’s employees will still get help from the firm via phone, the web site bashing the likes of McDonald’s has been removed from the Internet.
The site now has a message to its employees which says:
We’ll Be Back Soon! We are temporarily performing some maintenance in order to provide you with the best experience possible. Please excuse us while these upgrades are being made.
If and when it returns, odds are it will not have anything to do with the current third vendor who has provided the helpful tips to the McDonald's employees.
Just last month, the hamburger-selling firm was criticized – and laughed at – for advising its low-wage earners on how to tip for services one would think that persons in such economic situations wouldn’t be able to afford, such as how much to tip personal trainers and au pairs and swimming pool cleaners. Much like this latest post regarding what McDonald’s-types of foods not to eat, that post was removed very quickly as well.