McDonald's Shuts Down Staff Website After Website Tells Staff to Not Eat McDonald's

Categories: Really?!?!?

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Those golden arches? Not so golden.

McDonald's employees will have to go somewhere else to learn how to tip their au pairs and eat healthily now that McDonald's has shut down their internal employee resource website, McResource Line.

You might also remember the time the website suggested employees take on second jobs to help make ends meat, because even McDonald's knows that their wages aren't enough to live on.

The latest french fry faux pas involves healthy eating. A recent guide posted to McResource Line advised employees that, while fast food is cheap and quick, it's unhealthy and can make you overweight. Accompanying the post were several graphics, one of which showed a standard McDonald's meal with an "unhealthy choice" label and a sub sandwich, salad, and water with a "healthier choice label."

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That was it. Since Wednesday, the website has been taken down, replaced with an error message. McDonald's has confirmed the shutdown, via message posted to their website.

"A combination of factors has led us to re-evaluate and we've directed the vendor to take down the website," read the statement. "Between links to irrelevant or outdated information, along with outside groups taking elements out of context, this created unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary. None of this helps our McDonald's team members."

Maybe they can spend that money on wage increases instead.

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