updated - May 29, 2015 Friday EDT
A resource website for McDonald's employees suggesting workers sing to relieve stress, and go on two vacations to lessen heart attacks has annoyed advocate group Low Pay Is Not Ok, United Press International reported Thursday.
"McDonald's knows that they don't pay their employees enough to make ends meet -- and they want to 'help.' But instead of paying us enough to get by, they made a McRescources website that's chock full of clueless (and offensive!) tips," the group's website says on their website UPI reported.
The company also suggests employees separate their food into pieces so they can satisfy their hunger cravings, and deal off or send back unused presents for more money.
"This is an attempt by an outside organization to undermine a well-intended employee assistance resource website by taking isolated portions out of context," McDonald's said in a statement. "The McResource website has helped countless employees by providing them with a variety of information and resources on topics ranging from health and wellness to stress and financial management. The website also includes some rotating 'quick tips' and while we recognize that some of these could be taken out of context, the vast majority of the resources and information on the site are based on credible outside experts and well-published advice."
Workers protested their $7.25 an hour pay and fought for a minimum $15 an hour this summer in cities throughout the United States CNN Money reported. These included Memphis, Raleigh, N.C., and Tampa.
The average pay for fast food workers across the United States is a little more than $9 an hour which amounts to $18,500 a year CNN Money reported. The number is less than the Census Bureau's poverty income threshold level of $23,000 for a family with four people.
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