Working Mother magazine has recognized McDonald’s for the benefits it offers hourly workers who get pregnant (10 weeks off at 50% pay). Francine Knowles of the Sun-Times reports that these are just some of many benefits McDonalds provides hourly employees.
I’m not going to say jobs at a fast food restaurant are ideal, but this company, which has often been disparaged for offering McJobs, is doing more positive things for its workers than many other companies. Most importantly, it offers a chance for employees to become managers. For some people, working at McDonald’s will be a career. For others, it can be starting point to learn good work skills. It’s easy to slam corporations, and I will continue to do so when they deserve criticism. In this case, McDonald’s deserves three cheers – especially for what it is offering pregnant workers.