Lots of McDonald's news lately, as this week alone company announced that it was going to test serving all-day breakfast in a handful of stores in San Diego (if this ever rolls out nationwide, I'll never not order a sausage McMuffin again) AND, more important, will be raising the wages of the employees of its company-owned stores starting later this year. They'll also be offering additional benefits.
The approximately 90,000 employees nation-wide will get a $1 raise above the local minimum wage, averaging out to about $9.90 over the entire workforce. Employees who've been at the stores for over a year will even be eligible for paid time off.
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Don't lower your standards yet though, unemployed college students. While this change sounds good, it's only live at corporate stores, of which most of OC's locations are not. I looked through dozens of McDonald's listings in Orange County, and didn't find a single non-franchise. Whether the franchisees decide to raise their wages is up to them, but keep in mind, franchisees, In-N-Out routinely has the best fast food customer service ever, and everyone's heard stories about how we'll those employees are paid..
Now, back to getting McMuffins all day..