Burger flippers of the world, unite!

From the Associated Press:

McDonald’s Corp. will
hold its first national hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 openings at
its restaurants nationwide. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says
it is making a concerted effort to add staff as its business improves
and as more of its restaurants stay open 24 hours a day.

is hiring restaurant crew and management for full-time and part-time
positions. The company’s hiring goal translates to between three and
four new hires per restaurant.

Turnover slowed
in the past few years because of the weak economy, the company says.
McDonald’s sees this event an opportunity to attract employees in a
tough job market.

This is interesting for a number of reasons, particularly since McDonalds was one of the first companies to complain loudly about the cost of compliance with new ObamaCare health plan requirements.  One wonders how much $$$ the Obama Administration had to funnel to Mickey D’s in order to affect such an about-face. 

And then there’s that whole “burger flipper jobs” thing.  Remember back in the 1980’s, when liberals pooh-poohed the Reagan recovery by claiming that Americans were really worse off, because high-paying, secure union factory worker jobs were being supplanted by automation and the only thing left for blue collar workers would be mopping floors or flipping hamburgers at McDonalds for $3.50 an hour?

Now we have a true hamburger flipper economy.  Where are the detractors?

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