They hired a lot of people on that day but now talking to people around here the same number that were hired were fired. So the net gain of employees locally is zero. I wonder how much that is reflected nationwide. I wonder if this was just a stunt to get people to come back to McDonalds as their sales were slumping?
McDonald's accidentally shows its employees need two jobs to get by
McDonald's drew focus to low-income struggles with a website designed to help minimum wage employees. [..] "After working 35 hours a week for monthly take-home pay of $1,105," Noted one critic at the Huffington Post, "The employee is supposed to go get another job to bring home almost $1,000 in additional funds Ref. Source 9
McDonald's Monthly Sales Slump Worst Since 2003:
McDonald's Corp. (MCD), the world's largest restaurant chain, posted the worst same-store sales decline in more than a decade, hurt by sluggish demand in the U.S. And a health scare involving a Chinese supplier. Ref. Source 3