McDonald’s Imposes 50 New Rules “To Reopen Safely And Judiciously”

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McD’s strict new rules written by Hamburglar? Welcome to the No Fun Zone

June 18, 2020

CNN Business – McDonald’s laid out the new safety precautions it will use as it reopens its dining rooms.

Notably, customers will see stickers on floors encouraging social distancing, blocked-off tables and the closure of its self-serve beverage bar.

Employees have to wash their hands every hour and wear personal protective equipment.

Roughly 95% of its restaurants around the world have reopened in some capacity, and around 99% of its US restaurants have continued operating some services throughout the pandemic.

Help yourself to a free refill? Not happening

“We’ve put new minimum national standards and nearly 50 new processes in place in our restaurants as they continue to reopen safely and judiciously,” said Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald’s USA, in Thursday’s press release … Read more. 

McD’s USA Shows Appreciation to Employees with Bonuses

May 7, 2020

McDonald’s restaurant employees have been and will continue to be our primary focus through this crisis. [We thought customers were the primary focus, so good to know. – Ed.] They are vital to serving our customers and supporting our communities.

Throughout this crisis, they’ve been there – managing through waves of uncertainty and never wavering in their commitment. Beyond that, so many of our franchisees are providing enhanced compensation programs – appreciation pay, bonuses, gift cards and more – to show people how much they’re valued.

These actions and many others show our people that we care about their safety, security, and well-being.

Inspired by the actions of so many of our franchisees, McDonald’s USA is showing our appreciation to every corporate owned restaurant employee by offering bonuses, which will equal 10 percent of pay earned in May.

This is in addition to a number of steps our corporate restaurants have been taking throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to support our employees, including:

  • Nearly 50 new safety procedures, like protective barriers, wellness checks, masks and gloves
  • Paid sick leave if they are impacted by COVID-19
  • Doubled first quarter incentive bonuses to qualifying restaurant managers, which range from $800-$4,000
  • Provided a 24/7 Blue Cross Blue Shield nurses hotline for employees and their families
  • Provided employee assistance and emotional support counselling sessions for employees and their families

Our restaurants remain open and continue to serve meals to our frontline heroes who are working hard in communities across the country.

This bonus is another way we can appreciate our restaurant employees who make it all possible. Source. 

McD’s Anticipates Hiring 260,000 This Summer

June 18, 2020

As states and communities continue to re-open their economies, McDonald’s restaurants are expecting to hire approximately 260,000 restaurant employees in the U.S. this summer. This comes as McDonald’s restaurants begin to welcome customers back into dining rooms with extra precautions in place.

McDonald’s has implemented nearly 50 new safety procedures to protect crew and customers. These include wellness and temperature checks, social distancing floor stickers, protective barriers at order points, masks and gloves for employees with the addition of new procedures, and training for the opening of dining rooms.

“We are excited to welcome new employees to our McFamily, and we want candidates and their families to know we have one goal – to keep our people safe.  We’ve put new minimum national standards and nearly 50 new processes in place in our restaurants as they continue to re-open safely and judiciously,” said Joe Erlinger, President of McDonald’s USA.  “Our local business owners are proud to help their communities and provide employment and educational opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people this summer.”

Through a summer job at a McDonald’s restaurant, individuals not only learn work readiness skills on the job, such as teamwork, customer service and responsibility, they will also have the chance to further their education.

This year marks the five-year anniversary of Archways to Opportunity and so far McDonald’s has given out more than $100 million in tuition assistance and supported more than 55,000 restaurant workers and corporate employees.

Eligible after just 90 days and 15 hours a week, restaurant employees can earn a high school diploma and receive $2,500 in upfront college tuition assistance.

Restaurant employees can also access free education and career advising services and the opportunity to learn English as a second language. Archways to Opportunity has proven to promote opportunity and mobility for McDonald’s diverse employee community.

More than 50 percent of the participants are individuals who identify as people of color and almost two-thirds of participants are women.

Twin sisters Jaelyn and Jocelyn Fluker are McDonald’s employees and seniors at Indiana State University who have utilized the Archways to Opportunity program for the past two years.

“Working at McDonald’s and participating in Archways eased my family’s financial worries and set me up to graduate next year without major debt,” said Jaelyn Fluker.

“I have gained not only financial assistance while working at McDonald’s but also valuable customer service experience,  problem solving and communications skills, qualities I apply in college while also working as a tour guide to new students on campus”, said Jocelyn Fluker.

Graduating next year with their bachelor’s in criminal justice and psychology, the sisters are now looking at what’s next as they begin to explore grad schools and will leverage the Archways to Careers app to explore potential future careers and schooling.

In addition to Archways to Opportunity, McDonald’s continues to invest in the communities in which it serves through two major scholarship programs, HACER® National Scholarships and Thurgood Marshall Black and Positively Golden Scholarships. Source.