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MCJOBS HIRING DAY 4/19/11; HOW MANY LANDED THE JOB?

19 Apr

Today was McDonald’s heavily promoted hiring day. They announced plans to hire over 50,000 worker’s across the country in one day.  So I visited a McDonald’s in the city and suburbs of Chicago to see the lines of people waiting for that “guaranteed” job.  But in the early afternoon outside the Rock & Roll McDonald’s on the near north side and later in the day in the southwest suburbs, not a peep.  No lines, no media, no applicants.

On the ride home, a local radio station was taking calls and a young teen on the phone said she was hired at a south side location.  Hopefully this means others were hired as well and I was just at the wrong McDonald’s, at the wrong time.

A local news anchor interviewed a man applying for an $8.00 per hour job to support his entire family, he had recently lost his business.  Well, let’s hope he was able to secure a management position instead.  With the price of gas surpassing $4.00 a gallon, that wage will barely get him to work, much less feed his family. But a McJob is better than unemployment.

They reported that 1500 of the 50,000 jobs were to go to Chicago area residents. So if you were hired today, during your 3 minute interview, please share your story in the comments section.  It would be great to hear that it was a success, and someone actually secured a job.

Did they reach their goal?  How could they determine who was truly qualified in such a short amount of time? Well, there is still time to apply online if you are interested in a McJob.

MCJOBS HIT & RUN: https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/video-mcdonalds-hiring-day-hit-run-three-injured-in-cleveland/

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS ONLY A BLOG AND HAS NO AFFILIATION WITH MCDONALD’S CORPORATION.

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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7 responses to “MCJOBS HIRING DAY 4/19/11; HOW MANY LANDED THE JOB?

  1. kayla

    April 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I got hired today. The woman was doing interviews all day long. pretty much easiest interview ever.

    btw im in high school.. not pathetic :]

     
    • brittaj

      April 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Good for you Kayla! Work hard to pay for college and you will own one in the future!:)

       
    • TCW

      April 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      Working an honest job is not pathetic for anyone. Congratulations!

       
      • brittaj

        April 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm

        I AGREE! Anyone working a legal job is on the right track TCW:).

         
  2. nick

    April 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I went in for an interview, but havent got a call back yet. I am not in Chicago, Michigan actually, but from what I have seen, the McDonalds were i applied at hired 0 people anyways as i havent seen anyone new working. High school student here too.

     
  3. BJ

    May 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    They were doing only the 1st interview on hiring day, then if they liked you, you got a call back for a 2nd interview, I got a call back, went on my 2nd interview and was hired on the spot! And they hired 6 or more others for the same store.
    Hey it’s not my dream job, but it’s a paycheck that I need to pay the bills. “I’m loving it!”

     
    • brittaj

      May 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Good for you BJ!

       

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