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McDonald’s gives workers advice on tipping au pairs, trainers, dog-walkers

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.



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