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  • Submitted: Wed, April 19, 2006
  • Updated: Thu, July 29, 2010

  • Reported By:scottsburg Indiana
Mcdonalds
Hwy 56 Scottsburg, Indiana U.S.A.

Mcdonalds discrimination against mothers ripoff Scottsburg Indiana

*Consumer Comment: 2500 a month????

*Author of original report: please pay attention to the date this was orginally filed

*Consumer Comment: "I can't afford 3 kids with a MC'D's salary."

*General Comment: Get Over Yourself.

*General Comment: hm 2500 a month IS a lot

*UPDATE Employee: Okay here is my opinion..

*Consumer Comment: advice

*Consumer Comment: here is my advice

*Consumer Comment: Moral Of The Story

*Consumer Comment: Moral Of The Story

*Consumer Comment: Moral Of The Story

*Author of original report: didnt' mean

*Consumer Comment: Mistaken

*Consumer Comment: Ashley

*Consumer Comment: Ashley

*Consumer Comment: Ashley

*Consumer Comment: Ashley

*Author of original report: can we please just move on now?

*Author of original report: i was mistaken by the total income number the last person used

*Author of original report: didnt state i was poor but we were struggling at times....

*Author of original report: didnt state i was poor but we were struggling at times....

*Author of original report: didnt state i was poor but we were struggling at times....

*Author of original report: didnt state i was poor but we were struggling at times....

*Author of original report: i didn't say i was poor

*Consumer Suggestion: check your math

*Consumer Comment: I have to respond

*Author of original report: break down of pay and hours

*Consumer Comment: In Otherwords What You're Telling Us Is....

*Author of original report: just one more thing, and i'm done

*Consumer Comment: Yes, You Could Not Handle Your Life!!

*Author of original report: i can't handle my life?

*Author of original report: i can't handle my life?

*Author of original report: i can't handle my life?

*Author of original report: i can't handle my life?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: responding to the comment above...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: responding to the comment above...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: responding to the comment above...

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: responding to the comment above...

*Consumer Comment: You Have A Choice Here.....

*Consumer Comment: You Have A Choice Here.....

*Consumer Comment: You Have A Choice Here.....

*Consumer Comment: You Have A Choice Here.....

*Consumer Comment: Here we go again with the 'I'm a mommy' line...

*Consumer Comment: Discrimination?

*Author of original report: so it's ok to basically say

*Consumer Comment: Legal

*Consumer Comment: you sure do bitch a lot

*Consumer Comment: you sure do bitch a lot

*Consumer Comment: you sure do bitch a lot

*Consumer Comment: you sure do bitch a lot

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I was in a managment postion at this mcdonalds when one month my husbands schedule at work changed from him working 3 to 2 shift. So for 2 weeks I couldn't make it on by 2:00 on my thursday for 2 weeks. I couldn't make it to a manager's meeting so I left the store manager a note in the notebook explaining the sitiuation and that I would get there as soon as possible. She waited for me to arrive to commence to the bitch mode.

She said that I have a responsiblity to mcdonalds and I needed to get my "priorties" straight. I told her I had no one to watch the girls and couldn't afford day care on a mcdonalds salary. She told me to either put the kids in daycare, step down from management and get a pay cut of 1.25-1.50, or quit. I then asked her if she was going to pay for daycare, because just for 1 kids in daycare around here it is 420.00 a month. I have 3 kids, this ain't gonna happen on a mcdonalds salary.

My management shift were thursday-saturday everyweek and during the week if there was a vactaion schedule that needed to be covered. I had worked every saturday for 6 mths straight. Last year I had a total of 4 saturdays off all year long. I was told when I took the postion we were allowed to ask for days off just like other employees because we where "swing" managers. So, in february I asked for a saturday off and then they scheduled me instead of letting me off. I covered it with another manager just like I was told to do and she through a fit.

Well, I said that I could probably make it back to close his shift for him. She said ok, well I didn't make it back in time and found someone else to cover the closing part. I got a message on my cell that night that if I wasn't there that I was going to get fired. I went in and worked 11-close.

I really don't see what the big deal was if I had arranged for it all to be covered. Also I got in trouble for bringing in a drs excuse for a day but yet other people (swings) could bring a note for being sick and nothing was said to them. I had enough of that place, rules were made by upper management and when swings were given to do everything but hire someone upper management over ride what they say and basically says, "oh, you don't have to listen to them, they don't know what they are talking about"

anonymous
scottsburg, Indiana
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

2500 a month????

AUTHOR: dethklokbabe - (Norway)

Oh my GOD that's rich.

I'm 37, work at *irony but true* mcdonalds as a cashier in the chicago land area making min wage 8.25 an hour and I support my 15 yo son and myself on about 650 a month after taxes are out. 750 if I'm lucky. NO government help, no food stamps, NOTHING. My half of rent is 400 a month. By the time I pay my part of the bills, I'm usually broke by a few days before the next check. Rare times I get an extra 50 bucks left over and that is AWESOME! I absolutely LOVE when I have a little extra to maybe take my son out and do something fun. You know what though? We're happy. We got it pretty good. Roof over our head, electric, hot water, food in the fridge and awesomely discounted mcdonalds to bring home.

I don't know what I'd do if I made 2500 a month. I can't even imagine that.

I'm 16 months away from my first bachelors. My first degree ever. I finally got tired of working fast food, lol. I'll still work it after I graduate for something to fall back on as I'm in school for web design, graphic design, animation and 3d design and development but still. I'm just saying that 2500 is money I have NEVER seen in my entire LIFE in one month. To be that rich. My god.....Maybe I could afford my OWN place for 800 a month and still have 700 left over to save or spend on fun things.
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#2 Author of original report

please pay attention to the date this was orginally filed

AUTHOR: anonymous - (U.S.A.)

what i would like people to do is take a close look at the date on this report....it's been almost 4 years, i've grown up since then, i'm more mature now.  i know they didn't have to cater to me, although her choice of words were not very welcomed.  i am a good mother, and hello situations sometimes change after having children.  my  husband had a steady job (MARINE CORPS) then his enlistment ended and he did not wish to extend it at the time.  we realized very quickly that it was a huge mistake  because everything went to hell in a handbag.  we made stupid finanical  decisions, and buried ourselves i took the mcdonalds job just as a way of having a job when we moved  back to indiana i knew that i could count on at least having an immediate job opportunity, while i did not wish for that situation for us. 

i guess what i'm saying is, maybe i wasn't discriminated against, but at the same time i do pay attention to my children, i am older, situation has changed.  and if i could delete this stupid report i would.  stop badgering me and ridculing me over a post that was posted in april 0f 2006, i wish i had never found this website.  god forbid that i wanted to get something off my chest, i'm sure that none of you have ever had any type of complaint about a job.  no, i'm not a single mother, i have never been a single mother!  don't say if you can't afford to have kids keep your legs closed.  god forbid circumstances change, i mean everything is perfect 110% of the time right?  i'm done with this

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#3 Consumer Comment

"I can't afford 3 kids with a MC'D's salary."

AUTHOR: slc.munoz - (USA)

Are you listening to yourself? That's the answer right there.

Get an education and actually add some self worth to your life. It's not Mcdonalds' fault you can't afford three children. I agree with everyone on this post, the work place is not required to accomodate your children. I'm sorry, but this isn't a justified complaint. Imagine how many posts Mcdonalds' would have about employess who are late to work because of their children. You signed on for a job and you're taking it for granted, just be grateful you atleast have a job right now. Even if it is at a dumpy McDonald's restraunt.

I'd suggest to take the pay cut and attend to your children, it doesn't sound like you're a mature manager.

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#4 General Comment

Get Over Yourself.

AUTHOR: Cour_Sco1990 - (USA)

Listen, I am a 19 year old single mother of two. I am raising two kids and paying my rent on $9.50 an hour plus $100 dollars from their dad a week, that I may or may not see.

I work my butt off. Yea, I would like to be able to have an employer or a schedule to my liking but I understand that just isn't reality. I have two choices. I can work the schedule given to me and be able to take care of my kids OR I can play the.."I am a single mommy" card and expect the world to take cater to me like most women. I have a little more pride to that. Nobody is going to treat you better because you have kids. That would be discrimination to the other employees...ironic...huh? I would love to be able to call my boss and say.."Mike, I can't come in today because I don't have a babysitter." I can't do that. I would get fired. It is my responsibility to make sure those arrangements are made and I don't expect my employer to pick up the slack.

My point is, if you got problem with your employer...fine. Do not use your children as an excuse.
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#5 General Comment

hm 2500 a month IS a lot

AUTHOR: dethklokbabe - (Norway)

and here I was, working as a shift manager at arbys bringing home about 800 a month and I managed to pay my half rent (420/mth) and half electric (20/mth) and my own groceries (30/mth) and still take care of my 15 yo son perfectly. We even had enough to buy awesome stuff.

shrugs.

2500 a month? I don't know what the hell I'd do being that rich. seriously. That is an amount of money I will NEVER see. that is 2 times the amount I was bringing home. I'm unemployed right now due to the economy sigh.
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#6 UPDATE Employee

Okay here is my opinion..

AUTHOR: Andrea - (U.S.A.)

I work for a McDonald's in Arizona I too have a manager who has this problem. She is constantly late for work always on the phone with one of her kids and is distracted about 99% of the time and coming from an employee it's irritating as hell. If you are a manager you should be the one working the hardest and leading your crew. You should also know there are 3 different shifts to choose from and if the shift you are currently scheduled to is not working for you then ask your gm if you can possibly move to another shift that will allow you to do your job without the worrie of whos going to watch your kids. I'm sure your husband is able to watch your children during the night time or if he works nights then he should be able to watch them during the day. Mcdonald's does not care that you had kids they never asked you to spread your legs and have sex so why should it be there problem? Not to mention this was only for one month why would you concider this a rip off its not a ripoff at all... If you have a problem talk to the GM or find another job. Personally i'm so freaking tierd of managers complaining about oh its so hard.. think about it You managers get a way better deal then us. You get paid more you don't have to do as much as the rest of us although i believe you should...If you don't want to deal with manager duties, don't be a manager!!!!!!
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#7 Consumer Comment

advice

AUTHOR: Jason tillo - (U.S.A.)

Okay the first post did not go through, so let me give you some advice.  You seem to have more children than you can afford.  How about you stop bringing children into the world.  Mcdonalds does not have to pay for your childcare.  If you cannot afford to send your children to daycare stop bringing more children into the world.  Have some shame keep your legs crossed.  Or hire a babysitter to take care of your children, that way it won't cost that much.  If you bring children into this world you should be able to provide for them.  That is your job, not your employers or anyone elses.
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#8 Consumer Comment

here is my advice

AUTHOR: Jason tillo - (U.S.A.)

If you cannot afford to send your kids to daycare keep your legs crossed so you won't be having anymore children you cannot afford.   Other people don't have to pay for your kid.  Also you are a mother act like an adult, or perhaps you should be enroled in the daycare as well.
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#9 Consumer Comment

Moral Of The Story

AUTHOR: Bigcraig - (U.S.A.)

Kids/Family ALWAYS come first, job second.
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#10 Consumer Comment

Moral Of The Story

AUTHOR: Bigcraig - (U.S.A.)

Kids/Family ALWAYS come first, job second.
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#11 Consumer Comment

Moral Of The Story

AUTHOR: Bigcraig - (U.S.A.)

Kids/Family ALWAYS come first, job second.
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#12 Author of original report

didnt' mean

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

to post that many respones, sorry about that my computer kept bumping me off the internet.

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#13 Consumer Comment

Mistaken

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

jesus people.

One response would have been enough.

Those numbers you quoted are for a household of 4 and not for an individual person. I am sorry I quoted the wrong column of numbers.

39,563 is the average income for 1 person in missouri.

and yes, the cost of living is low here. That shouldn't matter too much, as it sounds from the OP's comments that they are trying to live a comfortable lifestyle. Not just fill out the basics.

Either way, we are way off topic.

The fact remains that the OP shows that she thinks employers need to give some sort of preferential treatment when you have children.
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#14 Consumer Comment

Ashley

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

The cost of living in Missouri is much lower than other states - I know - my worthless sister lives in Joplin - her bills are 1/3 of mine and our houses are about the same size
$2500 a month in Texas does not go far believe me
Stacey
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#15 Consumer Comment

Ashley

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

The cost of living in Missouri is much lower than other states - I know - my worthless sister lives in Joplin - her bills are 1/3 of mine and our houses are about the same size
$2500 a month in Texas does not go far believe me
Stacey
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#16 Consumer Comment

Ashley

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

The cost of living in Missouri is much lower than other states - I know - my worthless sister lives in Joplin - her bills are 1/3 of mine and our houses are about the same size
$2500 a month in Texas does not go far believe me
Stacey
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#17 Consumer Comment

Ashley

AUTHOR: Stacey - (U.S.A.)

The cost of living in Missouri is much lower than other states - I know - my worthless sister lives in Joplin - her bills are 1/3 of mine and our houses are about the same size
$2500 a month in Texas does not go far believe me
Stacey
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#18 Author of original report

can we please just move on now?

AUTHOR: anonymous - (U.S.A.)

forget i wrote this ok? im over this having to defend myself for a decision i felt was right. i find myself wondering why i'm even fighting this with people i don't even know. i'm not sure if everyone that has commented has kids or not, but now it's became a thread on how much money i make so i decided to let you know to give you numbers then i find another website to show everyone the median income level and god knows who is going to get mad at that. i'm saying we didn't have much money, we weren't poor, but we weren't exactly raking in the dough. we made stupid mistakes and lived within our means while he was in the military not realizing that things were getting ready to change drastically with the misconception that we had that it would simple for him to get a job after the military....after all that's what he was told at all his seperation classes. young and stupid came into play while being in the military and that affected us long after his enlistment was up with the money mistakes that we made then. and quite honestly we are still paying for them today 6 years later.

and i'm sure that Ashley may have very well been at a comfortable place with 37000 a year, and i did see that she has 2 full time people in her home but having kids makes a difference also. i'm not making an assumption and saying she doesn't have kids because she may very well have children.....that isn't my business. now we are at 47000/year which is still below the median income but we are able to budget so much better than before. it also helps with the kids being in school and not having to worry about a sitter when i can just work dayshift while they are in school when i do decide to go back to work.
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#19 Author of original report

i was mistaken by the total income number the last person used

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

i thought you said 32000, when i went and reread it you had put down 35000. i'm not sure how you came up with 35000. if you take 2500 a month times that by 12 i actually came up with 30000 but i used 32000 instead leaving room for any overtime that we could have gotten. even if you take 2500 and divided that by 4 that would equal 625 a week and multiply that by 52 that came up to 32500 so i'm still trying to figure out how you came up with the 35000. not being hateful at all, i'm just curious where the 35000 came from.

these are the numbers that the website above gave for missouri for the same time frame of 05-08

Missouri
63,847 '08
63,460 '07
64,128 '06
59,764 '05
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#20 Author of original report

didnt state i was poor but we were struggling at times....

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

http:// www.workworld.org/ wwwebhelp/ state_median_income.htm (spaces added just incase ROR doesn't want web address's)

median income level for a family of 4 from 2005-2008 in indiana (2008 figure is the top figure and go down)

Indiana
64,564 ---08
65,464 ---07
65,009 ---06
63,022 ---05

so you figured at 2500 a month for 12 months would roughly be 32000 (i came up with 30000, but we will use the first number). in 06 if i made 32000 my income is 32504.50 less than the median income level. may be a little less than that considering the figures above are for a family of 4 and we have a family of 5
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#21 Author of original report

didnt state i was poor but we were struggling at times....

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

http:// www.workworld.org/ wwwebhelp/ state_median_income.htm (spaces added just incase ROR doesn't want web address's)

median income level for a family of 4 from 2005-2008 in indiana (2008 figure is the top figure and go down)

Indiana
64,564 ---08
65,464 ---07
65,009 ---06
63,022 ---05

so you figured at 2500 a month for 12 months would roughly be 32000 (i came up with 30000, but we will use the first number). in 06 if i made 32000 my income is 32504.50 less than the median income level. may be a little less than that considering the figures above are for a family of 4 and we have a family of 5
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#22 Author of original report

didnt state i was poor but we were struggling at times....

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

http:// www.workworld.org/ wwwebhelp/ state_median_income.htm (spaces added just incase ROR doesn't want web address's)

median income level for a family of 4 from 2005-2008 in indiana (2008 figure is the top figure and go down)

Indiana
64,564 ---08
65,464 ---07
65,009 ---06
63,022 ---05

so you figured at 2500 a month for 12 months would roughly be 32000 (i came up with 30000, but we will use the first number). in 06 if i made 32000 my income is 32504.50 less than the median income level. may be a little less than that considering the figures above are for a family of 4 and we have a family of 5
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#23 Author of original report

didnt state i was poor but we were struggling at times....

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

http:// www.workworld.org/ wwwebhelp/ state_median_income.htm (spaces added just incase ROR doesn't want web address's)

median income level for a family of 4 from 2005-2008 in indiana (2008 figure is the top figure and go down)

Indiana
64,564 ---08
65,464 ---07
65,009 ---06
63,022 ---05

so you figured at 2500 a month for 12 months would roughly be 32000 (i came up with 30000, but we will use the first number). in 06 if i made 32000 my income is 32504.50 less than the median income level. may be a little less than that considering the figures above are for a family of 4 and we have a family of 5
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#24 Author of original report

i didn't say i was poor

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

i said there was alot to catch up on.



median income level for a family of 4 years 2005-2008



Indiana
64,564 (2008)
65,464 (2007)
65,009 (2006)
63,022 (2005)

here is the website with a few spaces added in just incase ROR won't let me paste the address

http://www .workworld .org/ wwwebhelp/ state_median_income.htm
remember if you copy and paste that in your browser remove spaces.

ok so 2500/mt and multiply that by 12 mths and i came up with 30000. but we will just say 32000 for numbers sake. we were living at roughly half of the median income level give or take a few.

i didn't say we were poor by any means, but i did say we were struggling. i laid out my numbers and bills for everyone and i didn't have to do that. just for the heck of it, what i found the median income levels on that site for missouri in those years for a family of four were

Missouri
63,847 (2008)
63,460 (2007)
64,128 (2006)
59,764 (2005)





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#25 Consumer Suggestion

check your math

AUTHOR: John - (U.S.A.)

Hello there Ashley, always gotta put in your two cents.
2500 a month is 30k not 35k a year.
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#26 Consumer Comment

I have to respond

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

Dear, 2500$ a month is a LOT of money to A LOT of people.

That's 35k a year. That's more than enough to live on. Until this year, my combined income was 37k a year and that's with 2 full time workers in the house. We lived quite comfortably on that money.

So you COULD have worked something out. 35k a year is twice the poverty line. You were hardly poor. Heck the MEDIAN income in missouri is only around 40k a year. You would be middle class here.
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#27 Author of original report

break down of pay and hours

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

ok, i was getting 9.25/hr and i was getting roughly 22 hrs/wk (i was only part time, so i wouldn't have to put them in daycare.) my "normal" schedule was 4-10 thursday, 5-10 friday, 2-11 saturday. with one managers meeting during the middle of the month somewhere which was usually on wednesdays. i made sure to tell them the week before the meeting that i was attempting to find a sitter because of the schedule change ( i told them about the change the moment i found out). i didn't know who to leave them with between 2:00-3:30 for the managers meeting, i didn't have anyone to watch them until 330 which is when my dad got off to keep them for me. i looked at all the options and what it ended up coming down to was leaving them with my grandma who medically could not keep them esp with one of my children being under the age of 1. so thats when i told them i didn't think i could make it, i told several of the full time managers that i didn't think i could make it because i didn't know what to do with them.

if i brought them to the meeting i could have only stayed until 2:30 then i would have had to leave and go pick up my oldest from kindergarten got back at 3:00 with all three of them finished out the meeting leave again at 3:45 when the meeting was over, take them to my dad's and get back to work by 4 and not be late clocking in. it takes at least 15 min. to get my girls buckled in and to my dad and about 10 min. on the way back, so i would have been at the very least 10 min. late.

let me say once again, this was a 1 thursday deal because of a 2pm managers meeting. i had never missed a meeting before because my husbands work never interefered with my work ever, in 10 years. he tried to explain to the people at work that we had no way in getting a sitter for the girls that two weeks, but there was an injury with another employee that he worked with and there wasn't any control of the situation of the schedule change for 2 weeks. there wasn't any reason to change my schedule at work to cover an issue for 1 day. he worked sunday-thursday 2-10:30 (his schedule was originally 10pm to 6:30 am) and it only interfered that thursday manager meeting which is why i didn't understand why it was thought my priorities were not in line. i wasn't asking the whole store to change just for me, i was asking them to let me miss 1 managers meeting because i just didn't know what else i could do or any other options that i had for the 1 day that there was actually a problem.

and yes when you are living off of roughly 2500 a month and you make just enough to not qualify for any assistance and your monthly bills before groceries and diapers and formula comes to about 2200 you don't have a margin anywhere to spend it on daycare. i didn't have the option for a pay cut or stay home if i wanted my kids to eat well, so yes the figure that the last person came up with of $60 is actually important. no we weren't always in that tight of a spot but just so happens we were playing catch up from the 7 mths that he wasn't employed after military enlistment ended. so take that 2500 a month and cut it down to about 1900 which still put us over for not getting govt assistance. the important thing was my kids had insurance through my work because we actually made to much for medicaid also. i would have loved to have stayed home and taken care of them myself, but at that present time it wasn't an option that we could have afforded.

i promised myself i wouldn't respond to anything else on this thread but i decided that maybe i needed to go into detail about our money situation at the time to show that yes i could not afford daycare, and i made too much to get help with it. i tried another way of getting a sitter for that hour and 1/2 i needed one and couldn't find a suitable one. if i had stepped down i would have still made to much to get assistance, i would have still been working the same hours so no hour changes, which was a good thing, but going from 9.25 to 8.00 would have still hurt bad and it would have been that $60 loss that was important for my kids to have eaten. my husband and i could live on ramen noodles if we had to, but that is not something i want my children to have to do nor should they. my children are well feed, well clothed, well kept and loved.
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#28 Consumer Comment

In Otherwords What You're Telling Us Is....

AUTHOR: Cory - (U.S.A.)

If you take a step down you'll be able to watch your kids, if you step down, you'll lose $1.25-$1,50 per hour. If you work 40 hours per week you'll lose $60 per week or $20 per kid per week. That's assuming you work 40 hours per week. So the $20 per kid per week is MORE important then watching your kids. I do think you have your priorties mixed up. Years ago, we had our granddaughter for the summer. I made the choice of closing MY SHOP on Saturday so I could spend the summer with her. I had to deceide whether the money was more important or the time spent with her.
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#29 Author of original report

just one more thing, and i'm done

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

i wasn't late time after time....it was one time late in a 10 year period which is a pretty decent track record. that's fine, you have your opinion and a valid opinion it is. and at that, i am done with responding to anyone. thank you all, whether i've liked what you have said or not you voiced your opinion and that is fine. just keep in mind that this was writen and happened well over 3 years ago and things have def. changed. thank you and have a great day!
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#30 Consumer Comment

Yes, You Could Not Handle Your Life!!

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

Handling your life means being in control of it. You couldn't handle it, by your own admission, for 2 weeks. Putting this on your husband isn't the point either; you could not foresee this could be an issue? I mean this is an obvious issue when you work in a restaurant or retail setting. You both could have been scheduled during a time where neither of you could care for the kids and for more than 2 weeks.

During that 2 week period, you were late, time after time, and couldn't cover your shift. It doesn't matter whether it was covered; it was expected that YOU would cover it. As a member of management, you are held to a higher standard and you set an example for the rest of the team; it doesn't matter whether it's a McDonalds or an office setting. In the end, you resigned and found something more accomodating to your schedule which is what you should have done in the first place.

McDonalds, like any other place of work, expects its managers to perform without excuses. You're blaming them for your life situation....and that's wrong.
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i can't handle my life?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

i can't handle my life because of a schedule conflict that lasted two weeks? i resigned from the position, and i found another job that was easier to work with. there were also other situations that came before this one that were not menitoned and i'm not going into detail about them either. basically all it was, was "the straw that broke the camels back", nothing more and nothing less. at the time, i was upset about the comment with "get your priorities straight" and that is why i wrote this. i am allowed to be upset and often i can get upset about stupid things and comments which i shouldn't let it get to me but i do and that is what led to this report. and yes i did say stupid comments, i agree that i probably should have just let it blow over and calmed down and thought about it. but it made me terribly upset when i believed that my priorities were with my kids and i was doing everything in my power to try to adjust the situation with the girls before i decided to mention something to work, but it didn't pan out that way.
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i can't handle my life?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

i can't handle my life because of a schedule conflict that lasted two weeks? i resigned from the position, and i found another job that was easier to work with. there were also other situations that came before this one that were not menitoned and i'm not going into detail about them either. basically all it was, was "the straw that broke the camels back", nothing more and nothing less. at the time, i was upset about the comment with "get your priorities straight" and that is why i wrote this. i am allowed to be upset and often i can get upset about stupid things and comments which i shouldn't let it get to me but i do and that is what led to this report. and yes i did say stupid comments, i agree that i probably should have just let it blow over and calmed down and thought about it. but it made me terribly upset when i believed that my priorities were with my kids and i was doing everything in my power to try to adjust the situation with the girls before i decided to mention something to work, but it didn't pan out that way.
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i can't handle my life?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

i can't handle my life because of a schedule conflict that lasted two weeks? i resigned from the position, and i found another job that was easier to work with. there were also other situations that came before this one that were not menitoned and i'm not going into detail about them either. basically all it was, was "the straw that broke the camels back", nothing more and nothing less. at the time, i was upset about the comment with "get your priorities straight" and that is why i wrote this. i am allowed to be upset and often i can get upset about stupid things and comments which i shouldn't let it get to me but i do and that is what led to this report. and yes i did say stupid comments, i agree that i probably should have just let it blow over and calmed down and thought about it. but it made me terribly upset when i believed that my priorities were with my kids and i was doing everything in my power to try to adjust the situation with the girls before i decided to mention something to work, but it didn't pan out that way.
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i can't handle my life?

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (U.S.A.)

i can't handle my life because of a schedule conflict that lasted two weeks? i resigned from the position, and i found another job that was easier to work with. there were also other situations that came before this one that were not menitoned and i'm not going into detail about them either. basically all it was, was "the straw that broke the camels back", nothing more and nothing less. at the time, i was upset about the comment with "get your priorities straight" and that is why i wrote this. i am allowed to be upset and often i can get upset about stupid things and comments which i shouldn't let it get to me but i do and that is what led to this report. and yes i did say stupid comments, i agree that i probably should have just let it blow over and calmed down and thought about it. but it made me terribly upset when i believed that my priorities were with my kids and i was doing everything in my power to try to adjust the situation with the girls before i decided to mention something to work, but it didn't pan out that way.
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AUTHOR: Jennifer - (U.S.A.)

I appreciate my husband greatly! we have always worked seperate shifts in order not to have to put them in daycare. now grant it, i DID NOT want to work at mcdonalds, but when my husbands enlistment was up from the military we decided to move back to indiana and i knew (since i worked there before kids) that i could go back there and start right away and that is why i was there. i have never put my kids in daycare and i have never felt that i should be forced, that's why i decided to choose a job that i could better control the situation. i don't use my children as leverage, i would never do that. we do not have 2 cars, we have one that is paid for and paying under 300 a month for the second one. we don't have a drinking or smoking habit that takes up our money either. but there are other bills to pay besides that, and i won't go into that here. i will say that yes we do have a luxry with the cable but that's an extra 50 a month which isn't terrible. my husband now is being paid over 19/hr so am able to stay at home with our kids and i'm still happy to say i haven't put them in daycare, i was never in daycare as a child and neither was my husband. although, i do understand that people do not have that option and they choose to put their kid in daycare which is perfectly fine and understandable it just wasn't something i wanted to do. as for overdraft fees shoot, if you over draft your bank then suck up the fees, i'm not perfect i make mistakes in the bank book and get overdraft fees occasionally so be it, that's my fault!

i just didn't agree with the tone of "get your priorities straight", i was putting food on the table for our kids and no, at the time we weren't even living comfortably because we were having to play catch up between him not finding a job easily after he got out of the military, we had a vehicle repossed because we were living off of less than 2000 a month but made to much to get any type of govt assistance but was barley getting by (not playing a pitty card either, being broke happens). and sometimes certain things will push a persons buttons and that was one of those times. i'm sorry if it sounds like i was playing the "mommy card", i kinda was but the comment the manager made struck a nerve and there was more going on there than that, but that's a whole other blog on here, i don't feel like writing it.
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AUTHOR: Jennifer - (U.S.A.)

I appreciate my husband greatly! we have always worked seperate shifts in order not to have to put them in daycare. now grant it, i DID NOT want to work at mcdonalds, but when my husbands enlistment was up from the military we decided to move back to indiana and i knew (since i worked there before kids) that i could go back there and start right away and that is why i was there. i have never put my kids in daycare and i have never felt that i should be forced, that's why i decided to choose a job that i could better control the situation. i don't use my children as leverage, i would never do that. we do not have 2 cars, we have one that is paid for and paying under 300 a month for the second one. we don't have a drinking or smoking habit that takes up our money either. but there are other bills to pay besides that, and i won't go into that here. i will say that yes we do have a luxry with the cable but that's an extra 50 a month which isn't terrible. my husband now is being paid over 19/hr so am able to stay at home with our kids and i'm still happy to say i haven't put them in daycare, i was never in daycare as a child and neither was my husband. although, i do understand that people do not have that option and they choose to put their kid in daycare which is perfectly fine and understandable it just wasn't something i wanted to do. as for overdraft fees shoot, if you over draft your bank then suck up the fees, i'm not perfect i make mistakes in the bank book and get overdraft fees occasionally so be it, that's my fault!

i just didn't agree with the tone of "get your priorities straight", i was putting food on the table for our kids and no, at the time we weren't even living comfortably because we were having to play catch up between him not finding a job easily after he got out of the military, we had a vehicle repossed because we were living off of less than 2000 a month but made to much to get any type of govt assistance but was barley getting by (not playing a pitty card either, being broke happens). and sometimes certain things will push a persons buttons and that was one of those times. i'm sorry if it sounds like i was playing the "mommy card", i kinda was but the comment the manager made struck a nerve and there was more going on there than that, but that's a whole other blog on here, i don't feel like writing it.
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AUTHOR: Jennifer - (U.S.A.)

I appreciate my husband greatly! we have always worked seperate shifts in order not to have to put them in daycare. now grant it, i DID NOT want to work at mcdonalds, but when my husbands enlistment was up from the military we decided to move back to indiana and i knew (since i worked there before kids) that i could go back there and start right away and that is why i was there. i have never put my kids in daycare and i have never felt that i should be forced, that's why i decided to choose a job that i could better control the situation. i don't use my children as leverage, i would never do that. we do not have 2 cars, we have one that is paid for and paying under 300 a month for the second one. we don't have a drinking or smoking habit that takes up our money either. but there are other bills to pay besides that, and i won't go into that here. i will say that yes we do have a luxry with the cable but that's an extra 50 a month which isn't terrible. my husband now is being paid over 19/hr so am able to stay at home with our kids and i'm still happy to say i haven't put them in daycare, i was never in daycare as a child and neither was my husband. although, i do understand that people do not have that option and they choose to put their kid in daycare which is perfectly fine and understandable it just wasn't something i wanted to do. as for overdraft fees shoot, if you over draft your bank then suck up the fees, i'm not perfect i make mistakes in the bank book and get overdraft fees occasionally so be it, that's my fault!

i just didn't agree with the tone of "get your priorities straight", i was putting food on the table for our kids and no, at the time we weren't even living comfortably because we were having to play catch up between him not finding a job easily after he got out of the military, we had a vehicle repossed because we were living off of less than 2000 a month but made to much to get any type of govt assistance but was barley getting by (not playing a pitty card either, being broke happens). and sometimes certain things will push a persons buttons and that was one of those times. i'm sorry if it sounds like i was playing the "mommy card", i kinda was but the comment the manager made struck a nerve and there was more going on there than that, but that's a whole other blog on here, i don't feel like writing it.
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AUTHOR: Jennifer - (U.S.A.)

I appreciate my husband greatly! we have always worked seperate shifts in order not to have to put them in daycare. now grant it, i DID NOT want to work at mcdonalds, but when my husbands enlistment was up from the military we decided to move back to indiana and i knew (since i worked there before kids) that i could go back there and start right away and that is why i was there. i have never put my kids in daycare and i have never felt that i should be forced, that's why i decided to choose a job that i could better control the situation. i don't use my children as leverage, i would never do that. we do not have 2 cars, we have one that is paid for and paying under 300 a month for the second one. we don't have a drinking or smoking habit that takes up our money either. but there are other bills to pay besides that, and i won't go into that here. i will say that yes we do have a luxry with the cable but that's an extra 50 a month which isn't terrible. my husband now is being paid over 19/hr so am able to stay at home with our kids and i'm still happy to say i haven't put them in daycare, i was never in daycare as a child and neither was my husband. although, i do understand that people do not have that option and they choose to put their kid in daycare which is perfectly fine and understandable it just wasn't something i wanted to do. as for overdraft fees shoot, if you over draft your bank then suck up the fees, i'm not perfect i make mistakes in the bank book and get overdraft fees occasionally so be it, that's my fault!

i just didn't agree with the tone of "get your priorities straight", i was putting food on the table for our kids and no, at the time we weren't even living comfortably because we were having to play catch up between him not finding a job easily after he got out of the military, we had a vehicle repossed because we were living off of less than 2000 a month but made to much to get any type of govt assistance but was barley getting by (not playing a pitty card either, being broke happens). and sometimes certain things will push a persons buttons and that was one of those times. i'm sorry if it sounds like i was playing the "mommy card", i kinda was but the comment the manager made struck a nerve and there was more going on there than that, but that's a whole other blog on here, i don't feel like writing it.
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#39 Consumer Comment

You Have A Choice Here.....

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

You can keep working or you can resign your position. It is that simple. This complaint should not have been filed against McDonalds because it isn't their fault you can't handle your life. They are under no obligation whatsoever to accomodate your life situation. It would be much better if you either (1) stayed at home with the kids, or (2) Find a job where they don't give a darn what time you come in.

You're absolutely right that you can voice your opinion if you wish. However, I would only point out that a fool has that same right. Exercising that right does not make your opinion correct - not even close to it. If you had taken even a moment to assess the situation competently, you would have realized this complaint has no merit whatsoever - as do the others who have commented here.
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#40 Consumer Comment

You Have A Choice Here.....

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

You can keep working or you can resign your position. It is that simple. This complaint should not have been filed against McDonalds because it isn't their fault you can't handle your life. They are under no obligation whatsoever to accomodate your life situation. It would be much better if you either (1) stayed at home with the kids, or (2) Find a job where they don't give a darn what time you come in.

You're absolutely right that you can voice your opinion if you wish. However, I would only point out that a fool has that same right. Exercising that right does not make your opinion correct - not even close to it. If you had taken even a moment to assess the situation competently, you would have realized this complaint has no merit whatsoever - as do the others who have commented here.
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#41 Consumer Comment

You Have A Choice Here.....

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

You can keep working or you can resign your position. It is that simple. This complaint should not have been filed against McDonalds because it isn't their fault you can't handle your life. They are under no obligation whatsoever to accomodate your life situation. It would be much better if you either (1) stayed at home with the kids, or (2) Find a job where they don't give a darn what time you come in.

You're absolutely right that you can voice your opinion if you wish. However, I would only point out that a fool has that same right. Exercising that right does not make your opinion correct - not even close to it. If you had taken even a moment to assess the situation competently, you would have realized this complaint has no merit whatsoever - as do the others who have commented here.
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#42 Consumer Comment

You Have A Choice Here.....

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

You can keep working or you can resign your position. It is that simple. This complaint should not have been filed against McDonalds because it isn't their fault you can't handle your life. They are under no obligation whatsoever to accomodate your life situation. It would be much better if you either (1) stayed at home with the kids, or (2) Find a job where they don't give a darn what time you come in.

You're absolutely right that you can voice your opinion if you wish. However, I would only point out that a fool has that same right. Exercising that right does not make your opinion correct - not even close to it. If you had taken even a moment to assess the situation competently, you would have realized this complaint has no merit whatsoever - as do the others who have commented here.
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#43 Consumer Comment

Here we go again with the 'I'm a mommy' line...

AUTHOR: Truth Detector - (U.S.A.)

I apologize in advance for the harshness of this rebuttal, but I have grown weary of this tired act and can remain silent no longer.

First of all, little missy, your pissy attitude speaks to the sense of entitlement that so many in your position seem to have with regards to balancing your own interests. You feel as though being a mother somehow bestows upon you this self-superior right to dictate the terms of your employment. I read the same type of complaints when women ignorantly whine about being assessed overdraft fees when they are 'single mothers', as though the penalties of irresponsibility somehow are waived when you are a 'single mommy'...

Let's lay all the cards on the table right now. The reason you are working is, quite simply, because you are choosing to. If your husband makes $16.00/hr, then you must either find a way to live within the constraints of that budget (Stranger things have happened than living on $33,000/year. I did it for four years while I finished undergraduate work...with a stay-at-home wife and three children.) or find a way to supplement your income without damaging your home. In your case, you traded raising your kids for making peanuts at a fast food grease bucket.

You are tossing your kids into day care so you can work, but in the process you have discovered what so many mothers have come to realize: Despite what you may see and hear on 'The View' or via any number of other feminist sources, sometimes you really CAN'T have it all. You can't expect the entire world to adjust their interests so you can have that extra car or buy two packs of smokes a day instead of one.

You correctly deduced that you were working for the sole purpose of paying someone else to raise your kids. You further correctly deduced that McDonalds was not going to bend over backwards to meet the needs of your schedule (nor should they) - and that your children were a higher priority than the piddly change you were making shuttling Big Macs all day long (Why you didn't arrive at that conclusion the moment your kids were born is beyond my comprehension). Yet despite your own awakening to the important priorities in your life, you see fit to file this bogus report against someone who employed you?

Sorry, but I think McDonalds did you the best favor an employer could given the circumstances. Perhaps instead of whining like a petulant child you could thank the Lord you have a hard-working husband who is capable of supporting you and the kids (Ask the thousands of single mothers who have to chase bums down for child support if they would gladly trade spots with you..).

However, I suspect you will just complain to your friends how McDonalds MUST be run by sexist pigs that will not move the moon and stars for you, a working mommy'. If that is the case, we will all wait in anticipation for your next complaint demonstrating just how selfish you really are
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#44 Consumer Comment

Discrimination?

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

Choosing between work and religion. That is something that an employer cannot do. It is illegal.


Choosing between work and family. That is not protected. An employer cant make you do that. It may be discrimination, but discrimination is not illegal.
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#45 Author of original report

so it's ok to basically say

AUTHOR: Jennifer - (U.S.A.)

it's not a false report, i had valid reason to write this. everyone i worked with agreed with me that i had a right to voice my opinion, and that is exactly what i did. NO ONE WILL MAKE ME CHOOSE WORK OVER MY KIDS! I was told when i took the position that if I needed to adjust the schedule I could, but my husbands $16/hr job takes priority over my 8.75/hr job and if i needed to adjust it by an hour then so be it. I had been there 10 years, i shouldn't have made the decision to go to management and i regret it, but any way i wouldn't have stayed. the day was approved, but they forgot and scheduled me anyway. i reminded them once that schedule went up and then i was told to cover it and i did and talked to the manager that morning and she said what i did to cover it was fine, then the story changed later on that evening

i'm sorry if that makes me a bad person for voicing my opinion. and yes i have written several of these but if you aren't here, how do you know that what i am writing is true or false. oh, and telling someone to choose between work and family is discrimination......just like work and religion. it's in the past, it's done and over with, and i was given an appology.
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#46 Consumer Comment

Legal

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

Discrimination against mothers in the workplace is perfectly legal. Why does an employer have to reschedule their store because you have a kid situation? Its not their responsibility or problem that you have children.

So I suppose you also think you should get better shifts and time off because you have kids too right? Do you have more right to certain things because you have children? Nope. You dont.

When you took the job you agreed that your shift was Thurs-Sat and that you were to be there at 2. You had a change because of your children, you either find a solution or find a new job. Employers should not have to work with you.

Its not fair to the employees that have no children when they are told "susie needs saturday off cause of her kid" those employees may also have a very valid reason to need saturday off too.

Bottom line: You agreed to the terms when you took the job. Now you have to live up to them or do a different job. As for the schedule change, if your manager did not authorize the change to your schedule for your weekend, that's your manager's prerogative. Last time I checked, changing your schedule for your convenience at any job is grounds for termination.
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#47 Consumer Comment

you sure do bitch a lot

AUTHOR: Mark - (U.S.A.)

seems to me like since you don't get your way all the time you write false reports. Almost every report found in Scottsburg, Indiana has been written by you. Thanks for the laughs
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#48 Consumer Comment

you sure do bitch a lot

AUTHOR: Mark - (U.S.A.)

seems to me like since you don't get your way all the time you write false reports. Almost every report found in Scottsburg, Indiana has been written by you. Thanks for the laughs
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#49 Consumer Comment

you sure do bitch a lot

AUTHOR: Mark - (U.S.A.)

seems to me like since you don't get your way all the time you write false reports. Almost every report found in Scottsburg, Indiana has been written by you. Thanks for the laughs
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#50 Consumer Comment

you sure do bitch a lot

AUTHOR: Mark - (U.S.A.)

seems to me like since you don't get your way all the time you write false reports. Almost every report found in Scottsburg, Indiana has been written by you. Thanks for the laughs
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