McDonald’s and Visa’s Attempt To Embelish The Minimum Wage

McDonald’s and Visa have created a website which tries to show employees how to get by on on the minimum wage. According to Think Progress:

The site includes a sample “budget journal” for McDonalds’ employees that offers a laughably inaccurate view of what it’s like to budget on a minimum wage job. Not only does the budget leave a spot open for “second job,” it also gives wholly unreasonable estimates for employees’ costs: $20 a month for health care, $0 for heating, and $600 a month for rent. It does not include any budgeted money for food or clothing.

McDonald’s sample “budget” follows the jump along with a video on how McDonald’s pays their low-wage employees with high-fee Visa cards instead of actual cash.


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