McDonald’s listed among top hourly employers

By Mary Ellen Podmolik
Posted April 12 at 12:01 a.m.

McDonald’s Corp. and 11 other companies were tapped Tuesday by Working Mother magazine as the best companies for hourly employees in 2011.

The other companies were Best Buy, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Capital One Financial, Carlson, Cricket Communications, Marriott International, Sodexo, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, UNM Hospitals, USAA and Valassis.

In order to be considered for recognition from the magazine, at least 50 percent of a company’s work force must be hourly workers.

Recognized companies provide family friendly benefits for their part-time workers like tuition reimbursement, life skills and job training during paid work hours, employee assistance programs and flexible work options and flexible spending accounts for child care.

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  1. Timothy April 12 at 8:32 a.m.

    I don’t get this. What “life skills” does a Mcjob teach single poor working mothers? Any minimum wage job, I suppose, will teach certain basic skills, like showing up on time and sober, by way of punishing you with unemployment if you don’t pick up these skills quickly. But what’s special about Mickey D’s? They are awful jobs, running the employees ragged in stifling heat for a wage that’s barely higher than welfare. People of average or above IQ don’t want the jobs, and people on the left side of the bell curve can’t handle them and quit after two weeks.

  2. Heather April 12 at 12:58 pm

    the life skills I’m assuming is dealing with difficult customers and the responsibility of holding a job! sure the pay is not that great but for those who work there I’m sure if they would have aimed higher for themselves they would not be there. tuition reimbursement sounds like a great asset to the job. I’m pretty tired of paying for everyone else on welfare with my ******* tax dollars.

  3. Scott April 12 at 4:23 pm

    The restaurant industry has always provided great career opportunities. It bothers me that people believe that every job within our industry should be at a family wage. It doesn’t work like that….anywhere. It’s 50,000 opportunities, what you make of your opportunity is up to you. My wife and I have worked for a large chain, we are both college graduates and now operate 13 Wendy’s with family. We wrote a book titled Flip-N-Burgers to help dispel the negative stereotypes often associated with our industry. There is a lot more going on than Flip-N-Burgers. Flip-N-Burgers gives people the knowledge and tools that we have picked up in our Operations and Human Resources careers to help them fast track. If you need a new career or are starting your career you shouldn’t overlook this opportunity.

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