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  •  All I know is, (15+ / 0-)

    in cases like McDonald's, the franchise owner is responsible to the corporation.  IOW, McD the corp. sends inspectors around to make sure the franchises are meeting standards.  Fail too often, and you lose the franchise.

    Political speech is a bit different from rat turds in your kitchen, or an inability to deliver a Big Mac in five minutes or less -- agreed.

    But I don't think the parent company will be too happy with millions of people calling and emailing to say, "Your policies suck and I will never spend another dime at your establishment."

    Don't know how Parent Corp. would play it from there...but they Would Not Be Happy.  Guaranteed.

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 12:20:43 AM PST

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    •  McDonalds... (4+ / 0-)
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      the Corporate stores do offer insurance. It's not great insurance, but it's insurance, to all full time workers (and at least Caedy's store isn't cutting hours at this point to drop people). The franchises are different. Some offer insurance to all workers, some don't. None of it is very good insurance in my experience, but it's something. I know three different owners in my area, including corporate (I'm sure there are more, I just only know three). One only offers insurance to management, and two offer insurance to everyone. The one that only offers insurance to management also has the most issues with food quality. I worked McDonalds for about 8 years total over the years and tend to be a bit more forgiving about bad days and busy shifts, but I've even called and reported them a few times.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 04:31:15 AM PST

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