McDonald’s Employee Portal Tells Fast-Food Workers Not to Eat Fast Food

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Right down to the red McDonald's-esque packaging. Photo: Courtesy of NIH

First the chain unhelpfully advised employees to sing happy songs in times of great stress, then it posted an in-depth guide to tipping all sorts of people swimming-pool cleaners, au pairs that the overwhelming majority of its workers couldn't possibly afford to have in their lives. Now McDonald's is advising everyone to be wary of fast food altogether on its tone-deaf McResources website. The third-party content warns that cheeseburgers and fries, exactly like the ones sold by the fast-food giant, may be convenient, but along with bacon, mayonnaise, side sauces, and pretty much everything else on the menu board, they're actually the "unhealthy choice" and should be avoided. "[I]t is hard to eat a healthy diet when you eat at fast-food restaurants often," another article states. At least that's one benefit of working at McDonald's but not being able to afford eating there. [CNBC, Earlier, Earlier]