8 Things Companies Have Said That Sounded Like April Fool’s Jokes But Sadly Weren’t

8 Things Companies Have Said That Sounded Like April Fool’s Jokes But Sadly Weren’t

For the calendar-challenged, we’ll point out that today is April 1, meaning the Internet is full of phony products, fake stories, doctored photos… so, you know, it’s like most days on the Internet. Rather than serve up a “United Charges Upgrade Fee For Merely Being Jealous Of First-Class Passengers” headline, or a post about Comcast CEO Brian Roberts giving up his job to play Gretl Von Trapp in a regional theater production of The Sound of Music, we’re looking back at some stories that would have been appropriate for April Fool’s. [More]

That "unhealthy choice" on the left looks awfully familiar.

McDonald’s Pulls McResource Website After Noticing It Suggests Employees Not Eat Fast Food

From telling minimum wage-earners they should relieve stress by taking at least two vacations a year to giving advice on how to file for welfare benefits, the McDonald’s McResource website and hotline for employees has been under fire in recent months for being out of touch with the workers it is supposed to help. Now comes the news that the site has been pulled down temporarily, but only after McD’s realized that it recommends people not eat fast food. [More]

“Sell Your Xmas Gifts” And Other Pearls Of Wisdom From McDonald’s Employee Site

“Sell Your Xmas Gifts” And Other Pearls Of Wisdom From McDonald’s Employee Site

A few weeks back, the McDonald’s McResource employee hotline made headlines when a company rep “helped” a 10-year McDonald’s employee improve her lot in life by directing her to numerous welfare programs to supplement her income. What other gems of advice do the McResource people have for employees? [More]