McDonald's to Workers: Need Cash? Sell Your Stuff

Spend less on food by breaking it 'into pieces'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 20, 2013 10:20 AM CST

(Newser) – More handy financial advice from McDonald's, which recently suggested its workers might want to get second jobs: The chain's McResource tip website says readers can make money in a pinch by selling "unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist." The advice comes in a section on "Digging Out From Holiday Debt," ThinkProgress reports. A separate suggestion from the site on how to "avoid hunger & stretch food budget": "Breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full." This comes shortly after it emerged that McDonald's was advising workers to get on food stamps, the Wire notes.

CNNMoney, meanwhile, compares the budgets of real McDonald's workers to the sample budget the company recently issued. The differences are drastic; for instance, food is reportedly the top monthly cost for most workers CNNMoney interviewed, and it doesn't appear at all on the sample budget. (Meanwhile, Mickey Dee's isn't the only corporation getting kicked for hamfisted efforts at helping workers.)

Acar moves through a McDonald's drive through window line in Springfield, Ill.
Acar moves through a McDonald's drive through window line in Springfield, Ill.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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