McDonald’s Restaurants To Open On Christmas With No Overtime Pay


Via Raw Story:

In a Nov. 8 memo, McDonald’s USA Chief Operating Officer Jim Johannesen pushed franchises to “ensure your restaurants are open throughout the holidays.”

“Our largest holiday opportunity as a system is Christmas Day,” Johannesen wrote. “Last year, [company-operated] restaurants that opened on Christmas averaged $5,500 in sales.”

…An Ad Age analysis determined that if all McDonald’s restaurants opened on Christmas, it could mean an additional $84 million…

McDonald’s will not give employees overtime pay on Christmas, according McDonald’s spokesperson Heather Oldani.

  1. #1 by brewski on December 18, 2012 - 4:11 pm

    Didn’t you tell us that we have no state religion? Didn’t you tell us that you wanted freedom from religion? So to you Christmas is just another day.

    You got your wish. Live with it.

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on December 18, 2012 - 5:15 pm


    McScrooge much?

  3. #3 by brewski on December 18, 2012 - 6:02 pm

    Your wish. Not mine.

  4. #4 by cav on December 18, 2012 - 6:14 pm

    All Holidays. All The Time.

    See you after Valentines Day. Maybe.

    But first, ..some Big Macs!

  5. #5 by cav on December 18, 2012 - 6:34 pm

    And this Christmas, after giving all of the people making under $ annually, a lifetime of free Big Macs, I would like to convince congress to start the incremental roll-back of gun ownership in this country.

    Was there ever any doubt that a dream world is available? Would you like to know more? Send One Million Dollars to this addre…

  6. #6 by Mike Murphy on December 18, 2012 - 9:36 pm

    If the employees do not wish to work on Christmas they have the right to refuse. If they are terminated due to their decision they are free to find another job. This policy of profits over observance of a religious holiday is the company’s right, though I find it a greedy and disrespectful one.

    One of my first jobs was working at McDonald’s. My time there motivated me to get good grades, finish school and find a career that didn’t leave me smelling like McNuggets and Big Macs. Perhaps this policy of working through holidays will likewise motivate McDonald’s employees to take steps to transition to better employment. It doesn’t take another government program or handout, it takes hard work and commitment.

  7. #7 by Larry Bergan on December 18, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    Christmas morning at a McDonalds employee’s house probably isn’t a lavish occasion anyway. Just have the kids vote on whether to open the gifts before or after dad and mom get off work.

    After all; 85 million is a lot of money.

  8. #8 by brewski on December 18, 2012 - 9:53 pm

    I used to work at a McDonald’-like business. Adjusted for CPI I used to make $14/hour. That was before the lefties opened the border and flooded the market with millions of low skilled workers, driving down wages for everyone else.

  9. #9 by Richard Warnick on December 18, 2012 - 9:56 pm

    There’s nothing like the old Christmas spirit. Peace on Earth and good will toward everyone.

  10. #10 by Larry Bergan on December 19, 2012 - 10:48 pm


    You must have not lived in a “right to work for less” state. We’ve had that in Utah for decades now.

    I used to work for a McDonalds like business too. I worked in the same business for 32 years and spent 25 years without changing jobs in my last quarter century in the business. I never made more then $15/hour as a certified optician making “fast food” eyeglasses. When Lenscrafters took over the place, they started closing the in-store labs down and since I was over 50 years old, I became old news.

    I have been a food handler for almost 6 years now, and I’m a damn good one. Never asked anybody for a dime in my life, but I’m making half what I used to and have no health insurance.

    And I have a name. I’ve also had a very good life!

    So far.

  11. #11 by Larry Bergan on December 19, 2012 - 10:59 pm

    By the way, my present fast food job will be off on Christmas, without pay. To tell you the truth, I’m not so sure they don’t have to do that, because people just can’t afford to buy things anymore.

    I don’t.

  12. #12 by Ken on December 21, 2012 - 8:19 am

    With the left’s war on Christmas isn’t Christmas now just any other day?

  13. #13 by cav on December 21, 2012 - 9:29 am

    On the 365th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

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