‘Sell your presents’: McDonald’s advice to struggling employees

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – McDonald’s has some more advice for their struggling workers this holiday season: Sell your presents.

The fast food giant’s employee website posted holiday tips for those who are having trouble making ends meet.

One piece of advice is to sell unwanted possessions on eBay and Craigslist for quick cash.


The advice appeared on the McResource Line website for the company’s employees.  According to Salon.com, some of the other helpful tips for living well on a McDonald’s pay check include:

“Chewing gum can reduce cortisol levels by 16%”

“Singing along to your favorite songs can lower your blood pressure”

“People who attend more church services tend to have lower blood pressure”

“Breaking food into pieces often results in eating less and still feeling full”

“Stress hormone levels rise by 15% after ten minutes of complaining.”

It’s not the first time the company has been under fire for offering minimum-wage-making employees advice that would make the Grinch blush.

A sample budget in July suggested that getting a second job and not paying for heat could help struggling workers.

McDonald’s workers across the nation walked out in August to demand a “liveable wage” of $15 an hour.

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