But it pays big bucks to its high-skill employees who develop and execute the company’s strategy.
Anywhere from $93,336 to $192,602 annually, according to a recent Glassdoor survey.
That’s in sharp contrast with cooks, crew workers, and cashiers who earn around $8.50 per hour, according to the same survey.
Big Buck Earners In McDonald’s 2017
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Minimum Wage In McDonald’s 2017
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Still, 72 percent of these low-pay employees gave a vote of approval to CEO Steve Easterbrook. And some had a few positive comments about McDonald’s. Like the food, the flexible working hours, the the chance to meet people; and the opportunity for career growth.
The last comment is consistent with the company’s career statement. “At McDonald’s, we’re all about meeting people where they are and helping them unlock their full potential. Along with our independent owner/operators, we offer resources that help open the doors of opportunity for learning, training and advancement for employees as well as leaders—everywhere we do business.”
But they were negative comments, too. Like the low pay, bad management, and rude customers. And in fact, these three concerns aren’t independent from each other.
Low pay usually attracts employees with the wrong attitude about work. So, what seems to be customer rudeness could actually be customer frustration over poor services.
Low pay may also attract managers lacking the skills to manage the workplace efficiently and effectively, drawing angry complaints from both frustrated customers and employees.
Apparently, there’s a case to be made for a better pay at McDonald’s. But the better pay should come with a higher contribution to the company, which requires better education and training, not political mandates like the one in Seattle and other cities around the country.
Labor radicals should stop confusing work with social welfare.
Panos Mourdoukoutas, Contributor