Via: NBC News
Fast-food giant McDonald’s has committed another employee advice blunder, listing pricey suggestions for tipping au pairs, personal fitness trainers and pool cleaners on its worker resource website.
This advice comes as fast-food workers from 100 cities across the nation push for $15-an-hour pay, a far cry from the wages most earn, in a mass strike on Thursday.
The tipping guide from etiquette maven Emily Post on McDonald’s website lists several high-ticket suggestions for givers during the holiday season, including “a gift from your family (or ONE WEEK’s PAY), plus a small gift from your child” for an au pair, “one day’s pay” for a housekeeper and “cost of one cleaning” for a pool cleaner.
The site also lists suggestions for dog walkers, massage therapists and personal fitness trainers.
In an email to CNBC, McDonald’s spokeswoman Lisa McComb (SeePhoto) said: “This is content provided by a third-party partner and quotes from one of the best-known etiquette gurus, Emily Post. We continue to review the resource and will ask the vendor to make changes as needed.”
The tone-deaf advice is the latest is a series of gaffes surrounding its employee resource site.
Last month, McDonald’s suggested employees get out of holiday season debt by returning unopened purchases.
Earlier, it published a budget guide that included no money for heat and $20 a month for health care.
Via: Huffington Post
During an appearance on Fox News Thursday night, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) discussed the death of Nelson Mandela, saying the former South African president fought “great injustice” just like Republicans who are battling OBAMACARE.
“Nelson Mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. That’s the reason he’s mourned today, because of that struggle that he performed,” Santorum said. “But you’re right, I mean, what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives, and Obamacare is front and center in that.”
The statement, pointed out by Slate’s Dave Weigel in a tweet Friday morning, came after Fox News host Bill O’Reilly claimed Mandela “was a great man, but he was a COMMUNIST.”
And Frothy didn’t add, “Yeah, and a NAZI too!”
Thank You, Mr. President.
Seriously, you just can’t make this shit up.
Via: Huffington Post
While most Americans like the idea of drug testing for welfare recipients, they LOVE the idea of drug testing for members of Congress.
According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 64 percent of Americans favor requiring welfare recipients to submit to random drug testing — a measure pushed by Republican lawmakers in recent years — while 18 percent oppose it.
But an even stronger majority said they’re in favor of random drug testing for members of Congress, by a 78 percent to 7 percent margin. Sixty-two percent said they “strongly” favor drug testing for congressional lawmakers, compared to only 51 percent who said the same of welfare recipients.
Personally, I’d like to see a two-a-day ‘Boehner, Boner, whatever’ breathalyzer test.
Know what I mean?
New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan says the Roman Catholic Church has been “OUTMARKETED” on the issue of gay marriage and has been “caricatured as being anti-gay.”
Dolan’s conversation with “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory will air Sunday on NBC.
Asked why the church is losing the argument on gay marriage, Dolan says it’s a tough battle when forces like Hollywood, politicians and “some opinion-molders” are on the other side.
But he said the gay marriage debate is not over and the church will not give up on it.
On another divisive issue, Dolan said the Catholic Church has long championed comprehensive health care.
But he indicated that U.S. Catholic bishops cannot support the Affordable Care Act as long as it includes coverage for abortion.
BOYCOTT Walmart not only on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but EVERYDAY!
But then again, it will eventually ‘trickle down’, right?
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