Scenes From The American Greece

McDonalds’ hiring spree yesterday had many, many thousands of takers. ┬áMac’s planned to hire 50,000 people yesterday:

McDonald’s didn’t have a complete count on how many applicants showed up Tuesday, but so many arrived on some local McDonald’s doorsteps that restaurant owners were nearly overwhelmed.

“At one point, we had 120 people outside the door, but we were able to get all 120 interviewed,” said Courtney Ristuben at her Citrus Heights location on Sunrise Boulevard and Old Auburn Road [in Sacramento, California].

Halfway through her four-hour afternoon hiring session, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Ristuben and her team had seen 300 job seekers. She anticipated another 300 by dinner time.

The average restaurant nationwide planned on hiring 3-4 new workers.

“We’ve seen 15- and 16-year-olds looking for their first job to people 50, 55 and over, first-time high schoolers to 20 years’ experience looking for anything we have to offer,” Ristuben said.

It’s a sobering sign of the times in Sacramento and across the country.

By all means, let’s jack up taxes!

12 thoughts on “Scenes From The American Greece

  1. Any truth to the rumor that McDonalds plans to replace the Big Mac with a McMoussaka? Mmm, Moussaka…
    So will The One be heralded as a creator of jobs or as a creator of Burger Flipper jobs? Based on our PTR Media, I’m betting it will be the former, but then with as sure a thing as this outcome, it isn’t really gambling.

  2. Theory: One of the reasons McDonald’s is going to hire 50,000 workers is so they can purge their roles of Mexicans with questionable I-9 status. Could this be one of the conditions the company is seeking in order to avoid complying with Obamacare?

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  4. Can you imagine the field day the media would have had if this had occurred during the Bush Administration? “Desperate Americans Scramble for McJobs” “Flipping Burgers: The New American Dream?”

  5. I’m surprised the First Klingon hasn’t come out with a strongly worded condemnation of this unhealthy food supplier.

  6. Mining interests want to spend a billion dollars opening up an iron mine in Northern Wisconsin. This would involve thousands of highly paid construction workers, then steelworkers once said mine opens. Plus railroad employees and others in spin off industries. Many high paying jobs in a depressed area.

    The Democrats have pledged to do whatever they can to kill it.

  7. 3-4 people per restaurant? That’ll be good for about a week’s turnover.

    My daughter has noted that teenagers don’t last long at most employment these days, typically less than a month. She’s been amazed as she went up the ladder to assistant manager at 17 because she was actually a conscientious, hard working employee. She found it strange to be managing folks in their 20s and 30s and wondering at their casual attitude towards having a job these days.

  8. Jimmy Johns (where I work) is expanding at an exponential rate. I like what one of the signs at our store say about job oppertunity. And Nerdbert it is the same at JJ. You normally start working only a 11-2 shift but if you want more hours and/or want to move up in the company you by all means can. Example:one of my co-workers who helped train me in started working on feb 4th. She is now General Manager of a store in EP (a salary position with benefits and profit sharing to the tune of 25%) and will probably move up even further if she so chooses.

  9. You normally start working only a 11-2 shift but if you want more hours and/or want to move up in the company you by all means can. Example:one of my co-workers who helped train me in started working on feb 4th. She is now General Manager of a store in EP (a salary position with benefits and profit sharing to the tune of 25%) and will probably move up even further if she so chooses.
    Wait ’til Obama’s labor department makes Jimmy Johns an SEIU joint. Then there will be no more exploiting the workers with a promotion & more responsibility!

  10. No way in hell Terry, there are over 400 franchise owners. If they can’t do it in downtown Minneapolis it cant be done.

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