Stephen Colbert Lectures Underpaid McDonald's Workers (Video)


Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert recently analyzed a budget advice website created by McDonald's (and VISA) for its employees who make minimum wage.

The budget chart advised workers to get a second job, which would result in $800 spending money every month, but failed to mention essentials such as food and clothing.

While that might sound grim on the surface, the host of "The Colbert Report" lectured 4 million McDonald's employees to "stop complaining," noted (video below).

"So, if you work two jobs at 75 hours a week and follow this budget to the letter, McDonald's non-bindingly promises you'll have $100 for savings a month, because as McDonald's says 'You can have almost anything you want as long as you plan ahead and save for it.' Unless the thing you want is money," said Colbert.

"So, stop complaining, 4 million fast food workers. McDonald's may have net a profit last quarter of $1.39 billion, but you get a fair wage, plus all the grease you can breathe. For Pete's sake, an employee at a Chicago McDonald's makes $8.25 an hour, but the CEO of McDonald's only makes $8.75... million dollars a year.

"$8.25, $8.75, they're practically the same if you don't care about math, and McDonald's budget proves they don't," Colbert concluded.



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