Employees at a McDonald’s in Ohio recently got a Payday Surprise tucked in with their paychecks — a pamphlet from the Big Boss telling them that if they want to keep getting raises and benefits (and maybe paychecks) they better vote GOP:
Along with their recent paychecks, employees received a pamphlet from their employer on company letter head that stated “as the election season is here, we wanted you to know which candidates will help our business grow in the future.” While pointing out that the vote is the employee’s “personal decision,” the pamphlet explicitly states, “if the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels. If others are elected we will not”:
Can you say McCorporatocracy?
UPDATE: Can you say “walk it back”?:
In response to inquiries, Paul Siegfried, the owner of Siegfried Enterprises which owns the Canton McDonalds, released a statement confessing to an “error in judgement,” and offered a hedged apology to “those that I have offended.”
“Those that I have offended” — which would be anyone with even a modicum of professional ethics, awareness of elections law and a functioning brain stem. The full statement is here. It doesn’t refute any of the statements about raises and benefits being threatened by the election of Democrats — yet another meaningless “I’m sorry you were offended” steaming load of a non-apology from a sleazy shit-eating douchebag who’s probably only sorry he got caught. I hope his staff all walks off the job on Saturday afternoon.