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    McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

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    If over 1 million people applied for work at McDonanlds and only hires 62 000, what does this say about the plentiful suggestions by many that the jobs are their, if only the lazy people would go and apply for them.

    McDonalds is far from being a job most people aspire to, the teenagers it used to hire for the times outside of school took it because it was one of the few jobs avaliable to them. But when a million Americans apply for 62 000 low low paying positions I would suggest the job market is not exactly strong


    McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), the world’s biggest restaurant chain, said it hired 24 percent more people than planned during an employment event this month.

    McDonald’s and its franchisees hired 62,000 people in the U.S. after receiving more than one million applications, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said today in an e-mailed statement. Previously, it said it planned to hire 50,000.

    The April 19 national hiring day was the company’s first, said Danya Proud, a McDonald’s spokeswoman. She declined to disclose how many of the jobs were full- versus part-time. McDonald’s employed 400,000 workers worldwide at company-owned stores at the end of 2010, according to a company filing.
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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    But when a million Americans apply for 62 000 low low paying positions I would suggest the job market is not exactly strong
    I don't know what the latest ratio of seekers to jobs is. Last I looked it was like 5:1.
    Before this decade started we were running much closer to 1:1

    I think that attitudes from the past decade are still in effect even though the reality has become much different than it was.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    McDonald

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    If over 1 million people applied for work at McDonanlds and only hires 62 000, what does this say about the plentiful suggestions by many that the jobs are their, if only the lazy people would go and apply for them.

    McDonalds is far from being a job most people aspire to, the teenagers it used to hire for the times outside of school took it because it was one of the few jobs avaliable to them. But when a million Americans apply for 62 000 low low paying positions I would suggest the job market is not exactly strong
    Well, we know the job market isn't strong, but I sure don't see this as "bad" news. Actually, I think it was almost patriotic of McDonald's to have such a large hiring promotion. I mean, now they have an extra 62,000 people working at their outlets. Were they really short-handed? Or did they decide to ramp up on general principle? I'll take the Pollyanna view, if ya' don't mind.
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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    A couple of things keep me from thinking how great this might be.

    One is this is fast food place not even a medium priced restaurant.

    Next is McDonald's is going to have to raise their prices very soon or have to get rid of people because the cost of everything is going to keep going up.

    They do pay okay for this industry and you can work your way up it's just sad that a big deal is made over entry level jobs in fast food.

    I guess it's a sign of the Obama times.

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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    this is a stunningly devastating story

    that A MILLION americans would COMPETE against EACH OTHER for sixty piddly thousand BURGER FLIPPING jobs droves of TEENAGERS have always found beneath them...

    wow

    politics is in the gut, it's big things and small, whatever touches the belly

    and this...

    that UNSKILLED, entry level employment would ever become so DESIRABLE and SOUGHT AFTER...

    in america!

    well, just---wow

    look at this way---this is the kind of LINK a fun loving fella like your unflappable prof can EXPLOIT for months

    stay up
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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I don't know what the latest ratio of seekers to jobs is. Last I looked it was like 5:1.
    Before this decade started we were running much closer to 1:1

    I think that attitudes from the past decade are still in effect even though the reality has become much different than it was.
    If a man (or woman) wants to work, he or she is going to have to try much harder in this economy, but it can be done. It just takes a lot of perseverance. I ran an air conditioning company for 18 years, until it was sold to someone who gutted it, taking whatever worth was in it, and then shutting it down. Being 60 years of age, it was much harder for me to find work than the average American, but I had absolutely no intention of retiring. I hit the bricks every day, emailed hundreds of resumes, and went to many interviews, where someone half my age and half my knowledge was hired over me. I did not give up. And, this week, I was rewarded for my perseverance. I have been hired to run another A/C and heating company. Was hoping to start this week, but my hiring date will be May 16. Drug test is complete (I passed), papers are already signed, and I am climbing the walls, counting down the days until I start. If a 60 year old man that the market was looking to put out to pasture can do it, then so can anybody else. Just between you, me, and the fencepost, I have had a taste of retirement, and after careful consideration, I have decided that retirement sucks. Let me work until they plant me in the ground. And some people, not all, but some, need to try a little harder, if they truly wish to work.
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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    how many of the million man and woman mcdonald's army so eager for entry level employment are 60 year old get-ahead types?

    probably quite a few

    how many of the million made the final 60,000?

    how many are still looking?

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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    Hey it used to be : "let them eat cake." Now it's "let them eat fried food." It sure sounds American.

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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    How many of those 62,000 are going to be unemplyed again, after the nanny staters close down the fast food industry?

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    Re: McDonald’s Hires 62,000 in U.S. Event, 24% More Than Planned

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    If a man (or woman) wants to work, he or she is going to have to try much harder in this economy, but it can be done. It just takes a lot of perseverance. I ran an air conditioning company for 18 years, until it was sold to someone who gutted it, taking whatever worth was in it, and then shutting it down. Being 60 years of age, it was much harder for me to find work than the average American, but I had absolutely no intention of retiring. I hit the bricks every day, emailed hundreds of resumes, and went to many interviews, where someone half my age and half my knowledge was hired over me. I did not give up. And, this week, I was rewarded for my perseverance. I have been hired to run another A/C and heating company. Was hoping to start this week, but my hiring date will be May 16. Drug test is complete (I passed), papers are already signed, and I am climbing the walls, counting down the days until I start. If a 60 year old man that the market was looking to put out to pasture can do it, then so can anybody else. Just between you, me, and the fencepost, I have had a taste of retirement, and after careful consideration, I have decided that retirement sucks. Let me work until they plant me in the ground. And some people, not all, but some, need to try a little harder, if they truly wish to work.
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