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2013-12-06 01:41:35 PM
Now THAT'S funny.
 
2013-12-06 01:42:29 PM
No way that sort of (Mc)ribbing isn't intentional.
 
2013-12-06 01:43:18 PM
I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.
 
2013-12-06 01:43:27 PM
This just in, not every McDonald's employee is paid minimum wage.
 
2013-12-06 01:43:37 PM
Evil corporation...or, you know, some dumb web lackey just posted a link to a standard "What to tip for the holidays" generic tipping guide that shows up this time of year.


But hey, rage one about the evil corporation, don't let  me stop you.
 
2013-12-06 01:43:39 PM
At least they didn't say give the mail main an additional gift.

I though those taxes I was paying works out just fine.
 
2013-12-06 01:43:51 PM
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2013-12-06 01:44:47 PM
Now THAT'S how you McTroll.
 
2013-12-06 01:44:57 PM
Don't forget to tip your management, too....especially upper management
 
2013-12-06 01:44:59 PM
Tipping thread, minimum wage thread, fast food thread, AND corporate malfeasance thread? Someone break out the Orville Redenbacher.
 
2013-12-06 01:45:01 PM

KingVJ: At least they didn't say give the mail main an additional gift.

I though those taxes I was paying works out just fine.


Except mailmen get paid from stamps, not from taxes.

So, at a minimum, a forever booklet is appropriate.
 
2013-12-06 01:46:55 PM

mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.


yep.   i worked in sun valley, idaho for a couple of years, doing various things for various companies.   Sun Valley, where you either have three houses or three jobs.

The poor people paid their bills...on time.   We got stiffed on a regular basis from some of the wealthiest/most famous people on the planet.
 
2013-12-06 01:47:08 PM

mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.


yeah when I was young (circa 1975) I bagged groceries and took them out to the car. those driving the expensive vehicles never tipped. those who drove minivans and such did.
 
2013-12-06 01:48:29 PM

Here Comes Everybody: Tipping thread, minimum wage thread, fast food thread, AND corporate malfeasance thread? Someone break out the Orville Redenbacher.


Orville Redenbacher was a Nazi sympathizer and a circumcision proponent.
 
2013-12-06 01:48:33 PM

Egoy3k: This just in, not every McDonald's employee is paid minimum wage.


Are you merely pointing out the obvious and irrelevant, or are you trying to imply something more and thus being disingenuous and trolly?
 
2013-12-06 01:50:15 PM
The real gold is the link to a previous McD guide advising how to reduce holiday debt by selling unwanted possessions and eating less. Glorious.
 
2013-12-06 01:51:06 PM
I thought I was now going to be asked to tip my burger flipper.
 
2013-12-06 01:51:27 PM

KingVJ: At least they didn't say give the mail main an additional gift.

I though those taxes I was paying works out just fine.


The USPS doesn't receive any tax dollars. All their income is from the sale of its products and services.
 
2013-12-06 01:51:52 PM

Smackledorfer: Egoy3k: This just in, not every McDonald's employee is paid minimum wage.

Are you merely pointing out the obvious and irrelevant, or are you trying to imply something more and thus being disingenuous and trolly?


It's highly relevant, why should all the advice on their web portal be aimed at their minimum wage workers?  Then that sends a message that the minimum wage workers are idiots and everyone else can figure this shiat out for themselves.  Have you ever met a McDonald's manger they work long hours and some of them probably do have a house cleaning or child care service or both.
 
2013-12-06 01:52:01 PM
"Qu'ils mangent de la merde."
 
2013-12-06 01:52:16 PM
On its employees-only "McResource Line" website, the fast-food behemoth posted a tipping etiquette guide that suggests holiday bonuses for such common hired helpers as au pairs (one week's pay or a gift from the family), housekeepers (one day's pay), and pool cleaners (the cost of one cleaning).

No, you misunderstand... This was a guide so that the McDonald's employees who have second jobs as au pairs, housekeepers, and pool cleaners to make ends meet know what to expect for tips and can tell if they get stiffed by their other employers. McDonalds - looking out for youTM.
 
2013-12-06 01:52:48 PM

stir22: mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.

yep.   i worked in sun valley, idaho for a couple of years, doing various things for various companies.   Sun Valley, where you either have three houses or three jobs.

The poor people paid their bills...on time.   We got stiffed on a regular basis from some of the wealthiest/most famous people on the planet.


You don't get rich but spending money. Some of the richest people I know are also the cheapest.
 
2013-12-06 01:52:55 PM

stir22: mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.

yep.   i worked in sun valley, idaho for a couple of years, doing various things for various companies.   Sun Valley, where you either have three houses or three jobs.

The poor people paid their bills...on time.   We got stiffed on a regular basis from some of the wealthiest/most famous people on the planet.


I think this is more common than just in sun valley.  As a business owner, I get the most trouble collecting my income from people that have too much money to begin with.  The itty bitty church that has 50 people in the parish, pays their bills 1 day before it's due, every month.  The huge ass corporate sponsored art gallery hasn't paid their bill in 2 years and refuses to say anything other than "we'll take care of that right away".   (long story, you don't care, I've claimed the domain name she failed to pay for and I'm turning it into a porn site)
 
2013-12-06 01:52:56 PM

ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: No way that sort of (Mc)ribbing isn't intentional.


That. Some person is loling themself to sleep every night at corporate.
 
2013-12-06 01:53:01 PM
they should be tipping the company for giving unskilled farkers a job.
 
2013-12-06 01:53:10 PM

a particular individual: KingVJ: At least they didn't say give the mail main an additional gift.

I though those taxes I was paying works out just fine.

The USPS doesn't receive any tax dollars. All their income is from the sale of its products and services.


This.
 
2013-12-06 01:54:07 PM

The Silver Mullet: The real gold is the link to a previous McD guide advising how to reduce holiday debt by selling unwanted possessions and eating less. Glorious.


Sing more: "Singing along to your favorite songs can lower your blood pressure, so you can save money by not buying blood pressure medicine."
 
2013-12-06 01:54:29 PM
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2013-12-06 01:55:57 PM

ToastmasterGeneral: KingVJ: At least they didn't say give the mail main an additional gift.

I though those taxes I was paying works out just fine.

Except mailmen get paid from stamps, not from taxes.

So, at a minimum, a forever booklet is appropriate.


The USPS has been hemorrhaging red ink for decades.  Taxes ARE paying your mailman.
 
2013-12-06 01:56:53 PM
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2013-12-06 01:56:54 PM

sigdiamond2000: Here Comes Everybody: Tipping thread, minimum wage thread, fast food thread, AND corporate malfeasance thread? Someone break out the Orville Redenbacher.

Orville Redenbacher was a Nazi sympathizer and a circumcision proponent.


That's beautiful, man.
 
2013-12-06 01:57:58 PM

Egoy3k: This just in, not every McDonald's employee is paid minimum wage.


The vast majority of people with McDonalds on their paycheck don't make enough money to hire a babysitter for more than a couple hours a week.  Perhaps this advice was intended for the management in the regional and corporate offices - in which case they done farked up putting it on the corporate-wide intranet site.
 
2013-12-06 01:57:59 PM

haywatchthis: they should be tipping the company for giving unskilled farkers a job.


hey now its better criminals work at micky D's rather then run around robbing white middle class neighborhoods... *backs under the bridge
 
2013-12-06 01:58:04 PM

rustypouch: stir22: mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.

yep.   i worked in sun valley, idaho for a couple of years, doing various things for various companies.   Sun Valley, where you either have three houses or three jobs.

The poor people paid their bills...on time.   We got stiffed on a regular basis from some of the wealthiest/most famous people on the planet.

You don't get rich but spending money. Some of the richest people I know are also the cheapest.


This, pretty much. Wealthy people who earned it are generally pretty frugal. The secret to having money is ... wait for it ... holding onto it as much as possible. Welcome to capitalism. Try not to be poor.

/it kind of sucks but there it is
 
2013-12-06 01:58:05 PM
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Guy protesting Mcdonalds looks like he likes to eat there.
 
2013-12-06 01:59:02 PM

Smackledorfer: Egoy3k: This just in, not every McDonald's employee is paid minimum wage.

Are you merely pointing out the obvious and irrelevant, or are you trying to imply something more and thus being disingenuous and trolly?


Maybe the point is McDonald's don't think any of their minimum wage employees have internet.
 
2013-12-06 01:59:35 PM
Isn't McDonald's a franchise system, with all the actual restaurants owned by 3rd parties?  ...so anyone who worked for the McDonalds corporation itself would be involved in management, purchasing, IT, etc., and could very well have a gardener or a nanny.
 
2013-12-06 01:59:51 PM

stir22: mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.

yep.   i worked in sun valley, idaho for a couple of years, doing various things for various companies.   Sun Valley, where you either have three houses or three jobs.

The poor people paid their bills...on time.   We got stiffed on a regular basis from some of the wealthiest/most famous people on the planet.


They didn't get rich by paying people.
 
2013-12-06 01:59:52 PM
These stories have gotten so bad that I'm starting to be suspicious that they're pointing my outrage purposely.  What are we all missing?
 
2013-12-06 02:00:01 PM

rustypouch: stir22: mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.

yep.   i worked in sun valley, idaho for a couple of years, doing various things for various companies.   Sun Valley, where you either have three houses or three jobs.

The poor people paid their bills...on time.   We got stiffed on a regular basis from some of the wealthiest/most famous people on the planet.

You don't get rich but spending money. Some of the richest people I know are also the cheapest.


I ran a graphic design business for a few years. One of my well-off clients tried to stiff me for a lousy $25 job. After I sent the fourth notice, she said she had already paid, and she didn't like my attitude. I drove to her lake house and showed her my bank statement, which had no record of her check. She finally wrote me a check that my bank wouldn't cash because there was no money in that account. So I cashed it at a convenience store, which I assume charged her another $35 for the bounced check.

/CSB
 
2013-12-06 02:00:08 PM

Callous: The USPS has been hemorrhaging red ink for decades. Taxes ARE paying your mailman.


Huh? They were doing fine until the GOP demanded that they fund an unprecedented 75 YEARS worth of pensions RIGHT NOW.
 
2013-12-06 02:00:27 PM

stuhayes2010: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x430]

Guy protesting Mcdonalds looks like he likes to eat there.


wow. ronald really needs to hit the gym, and shave....yikes
 
2013-12-06 02:01:37 PM
They were just giving a helpful guide as to what their employees should expect at their second job. Quite useful, actually.
 
2013-12-06 02:01:41 PM

Callous: ToastmasterGeneral: KingVJ: At least they didn't say give the mail main an additional gift.

I though those taxes I was paying works out just fine.

Except mailmen get paid from stamps, not from taxes.

So, at a minimum, a forever booklet is appropriate.

The USPS has been hemorrhaging red ink for decades.  Taxes ARE paying your mailman.


No. No, they aren't. And they haven't been "hemorrhaging red ink for decades." But you don't care, do you? Gotta keep up the narrative.
 
2013-12-06 02:01:55 PM

rustypouch: stir22: mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.

yep.   i worked in sun valley, idaho for a couple of years, doing various things for various companies.   Sun Valley, where you either have three houses or three jobs.

The poor people paid their bills...on time.   We got stiffed on a regular basis from some of the wealthiest/most famous people on the planet.

You don't get rich but spending money. Some of the richest people I know are also the cheapest.


Yeah because a 1.50$ tip is really gonna break the bank.
 
2013-12-06 02:02:09 PM

Callous: ToastmasterGeneral: KingVJ: At least they didn't say give the mail main an additional gift.

I though those taxes I was paying works out just fine.

Except mailmen get paid from stamps, not from taxes.

So, at a minimum, a forever booklet is appropriate.

The USPS has been hemorrhaging red ink for decades.  Taxes ARE paying your mailman.



USPS is "hemorrhaging red ink" much like the National Weather Service, National Institutes of Health, or the Department of Defense.  To talk about profit & loss with respect to a government agency makes no sense.

/ only the IRS runs at a profit
 
2013-12-06 02:03:45 PM

Kahabut: stir22: mr_a: I worked my way through college doing lawns and landscaping. The company I worked for had a wide variety of clients.

If you were working out in the hot sun in the middle of the summer, rich people would close their drapes so they didn't have to see you. Poor people would come out with a pitcher of ice water and a snack.

yep.   i worked in sun valley, idaho for a couple of years, doing various things for various companies.   Sun Valley, where you either have three houses or three jobs.

The poor people paid their bills...on time.   We got stiffed on a regular basis from some of the wealthiest/most famous people on the planet.

I think this is more common than just in sun valley.  As a business owner, I get the most trouble collecting my income from people that have too much money to begin with.  The itty bitty church that has 50 people in the parish, pays their bills 1 day before it's due, every month.  The huge ass corporate sponsored art gallery hasn't paid their bill in 2 years and refuses to say anything other than "we'll take care of that right away".   (long story, you don't care, I've claimed the domain name she failed to pay for and I'm turning it into a porn site)


I like your style.  It's almost shameful how people who should know better have to be bullied into doing what everyone else knows.  I remember ages ago, I was flipping though an old etiquette guide by Amy Vanderbilt (I had a reason at the time, though I've long since totally forgotten why I was reading it) and she had a whole section on debts.  She had to explain that it was MORE important to pay the grocer than the Country Club and that it would be really humiliating but totally in line and proper for Mr. Grocer to tell Mrs. Moneybags to fark off when she tried to charge her purchases because the bill was two months behind.

On the other hand, some of my best clients are rich as Midas, but they are proper business people and don't screw around with money.
 
2013-12-06 02:03:58 PM

Theaetetus: On its employees-only "McResource Line" website, the fast-food behemoth posted a tipping etiquette guide that suggests holiday bonuses for such common hired helpers as au pairs (one week's pay or a gift from the family), housekeepers (one day's pay), and pool cleaners (the cost of one cleaning).

No, you misunderstand... This was a guide so that the McDonald's employees who have second jobs as au pairs, housekeepers, and pool cleaners to make ends meet know what to expect for tips and can tell if they get stiffed by their other employers. McDonalds - looking out for youTM.


Darn it, you beat me to it. Well, my post is on the internet FOREVER anyway!
 
2013-12-06 02:04:26 PM

jshine: To talk about profit & loss with respect to a government agency makes no sense.


The USPS is not a government agency.
 
2013-12-06 02:06:23 PM

jshine: Callous: ToastmasterGeneral: KingVJ: At least they didn't say give the mail main an additional gift.

I though those taxes I was paying works out just fine.

Except mailmen get paid from stamps, not from taxes.

So, at a minimum, a forever booklet is appropriate.

The USPS has been hemorrhaging red ink for decades.  Taxes ARE paying your mailman.


USPS is "hemorrhaging red ink" much like the National Weather Service, National Institutes of Health, or the Department of Defense.  To talk about profit & loss with respect to a government agency makes no sense.

/ only the IRS runs at a profit


All that, and of course that pesky prefund the USPS has to pay out every year.  $9M or so?
 
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