You Now Need a Bachelor’s Degree to Work at McDonald’s

McDonald's Bachelor's Degree

Flipping burgers now requires a higher education.

A McDonald’s franchise in Winchendon, Massachusetts posted a job listing this week for a cashier with one to two years of experience and a bachelor’s degree. The ad calls for:

“Friendly people wanted to smile while serving lots of guests daily”

“Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun.

Sounds tempting. The salary for the cashier position isn’t revealed, but if the $10 an hour management position is any indication, it’s probably pretty low… Too low to pay off the student loans.  $10 an hour would put a full-time worker at an average income of just over $20,000 a year.

But don’t get too discourage grads: the posting also promises “flexible hours,” “affordable health, vision and dental insurance” and even “free uniforms.” Not bad deal in an economy with 11.5% youth unemployment. Perhaps they will attract some college graduates.

But what happens if your employees start to get a little too educated? Strikes!!

New York City workers at more than 70 fast food chain restaurants (including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and KFC) are expected to walk off the job today in protest of low wages. In addition to receiving minimum wage salaries, many workers are part time and receive no benefits.The employees are seeking to nearly double their hourly pay to $15 an hour. Also on their list of demands: the right to form a union without intimidation of retaliation.

New York’s minimum wage is currently at $7.25 but is expected to rise to $9 by the end of 2015.

That $10 an hour management position doesn’t look so bad now…

Via: The Daily News

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