The fast food industry has seen an extreme shortage of labour in the past one year, especially in the United States. The long working hours and minimal wages are some of the factors which affect the new recruitments in fast food outlets. In order to incentivise new recruits, McDonald's in Illinois has come up with an interesting offer to entice workers to apply for jobs at the restaurant. The fast food giant is offering a free iPhone to new hires if they stick on for six months at the outlet. Finding it hard to believe? Take a look at the picture of the sign shared on Twitter:
LMFAO G MCDONALDS IS STARVING pic.twitter.com/OJt4cjeTVn— Bragard (@brogawd_) May 23, 2021
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"NOW HIRING, FREE iPhone," read the text in bold letters on the poster by burger giant McDonald's. The fine print also stated the conditions, "After 6 months employment & meet employment criteria." The picture of the sign was shared on Twitter by user @brogawd_. The tweet received over 226.3k likes and 31.3k retweets since the time it was shared.
Twitter users were quite intrigued to see the call for employment with a freebie involved too. Some said that McDonald's should pay good wages and ensure a decent working environment rather than offering an iPhone. Others were suspicious of the 'employment criteria' mentioned on the poster, saying that it was a way to wiggle out of the scheme at a later stage.
Take a look at the reactions:
Taco Bell is desperate too, just saw this sign at the drive through pic.twitter.com/gX7voOClMG— Becky ???? (@justmytweeter) May 23, 2021
Bro, just let them accept tips and pay goes up even more. I dont see the issue.— Jay G. (@TrillJayG) May 23, 2021
Maybe one day they'll throw this out there pic.twitter.com/JFUNasQo8T— ???????????????????? ???????????? ???????????????????? (@Blues_Got_Cup) May 23, 2021
Okay and then you see that fine print ???? after the 6 months is up they're going to make an excuse about why you didn't qualify to get the iPhone.— Andrea (@SpecialKrypto) May 23, 2021
Them after giving the new employees a 5s: pic.twitter.com/3pcYIRU3tG— willi????️Ⓜ️s (@WilliamsDieuju2) May 23, 2021
They're said after 6 months of employment and meets criteria , so what's the criteria and what iPhone is you giving out ??? Lmaooo ????????— The Real Destiny Marilyn ➐ (@sweetnovacane) May 23, 2021
Worst part about McD & their giveaways is that to get the $100 or iPhone you have to upfront give them all your details and if they offer you a job and you don't accept it, they will turn your info over to unemployment who will then cut off your benefits.— Danielle (@crazedandabused) May 23, 2021
They'll do everything but pay a living wage— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) May 23, 2021
This is not the first time that McDonald's in the US has tried to attract new recruits. In April 2021, a Florida outlet of the burger chain was offering 50 USD to candidates for just appearing for the interview. Take a look at the image here:
Regular checkin to how the labor market is right now... pic.twitter.com/pPq6zbCiah— Dan Nunn (@danyay) April 15, 2021
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