McDonald’s Tells Its Minimum Wage Workers About Tipping Pool Boys And Au Pairs
This advice comes as fast-food workers from 100 cities across the nation push for $15-an-hour pay, a far cry from the wages most earn, in a mass strike on Thursday.
The tipping guide from etiquette maven Emily Post on McDonald’s website lists several high-ticket suggestions for givers during the holiday season, including “a gift from your family (or one week’s pay), plus a small gift from your child” for an au pair, “one day’s pay” for a housekeeper and “cost of one cleaning” for a pool cleaner.
The site also lists suggestions for dog walkers, massage therapists and personal fitness trainers.
In an email to CNBC, McDonald’s spokeswoman Lisa McComb said: “This is content provided by a third-party partner and quotes from one of the best-known etiquette gurus, Emily Post. We continue to review the resource and will ask the vendor to make changes as needed.”
Grateful employees must be so touched by this that they’ll come off picket lines.