McDonald's to create 45 new jobs in York

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FAST food firm McDonald’s is to create 45 new jobs in York this year.

The announcement is part of a nationwide commitment to create 2,500 new positions across the UK by the end of the year, including 150 in Yorkshire.

In 2012, the company exceeded its pledge to create 2,500 by an additional 1,000, bringing its current total UK workforce to 91,000.

Last year, 70 per cent of the new positions were given to those under 21 years old, it said.

New employees in York will also have the chance to gain nationally-recognised qualifications.

Local McDonald’s operations manager James Thompson said: “In 2012 we added some fantastic crew from the local community to our team, many of whom were starting out in their first job.”

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11:15am Thu 24 Jan 13

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

New jobs? Keeping Blake Street cleaner and asking customers to keep the noise down, I hope.
New jobs? Keeping Blake Street cleaner and asking customers to keep the noise down, I hope. Ignatius Lumpopo
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12:00pm Thu 24 Jan 13

MouseHouse says...

McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.
McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this. MouseHouse
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12:05pm Thu 24 Jan 13

clm058 says...

neigh
neigh clm058
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12:08pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Whistlejacket says...

When McDonald's first got planning permission for the Blake St "restuarant", one of the conditions was that they would carry out regular litter patrols of the area.
It would certainly improve the appearance of Blake Street and Saint Helen's Square if this planning condition was enforced.
When McDonald's first got planning permission for the Blake St "restuarant", one of the conditions was that they would carry out regular litter patrols of the area. It would certainly improve the appearance of Blake Street and Saint Helen's Square if this planning condition was enforced. Whistlejacket
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12:14pm Thu 24 Jan 13

jaycee says...

Mousehouse-there was a time when I would have agreed with you but the other day I saw a trainee manager's job at McDonald's at £21k .Not a bad earner and very good experience.
Mousehouse-there was a time when I would have agreed with you but the other day I saw a trainee manager's job at McDonald's at £21k .Not a bad earner and very good experience. jaycee
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12:17pm Thu 24 Jan 13

gmc_1963 says...

Whistlejacket wrote:
When McDonald's first got planning permission for the Blake St "restuarant", one of the conditions was that they would carry out regular litter patrols of the area. It would certainly improve the appearance of Blake Street and Saint Helen's Square if this planning condition was enforced.
It would be nice if they pressure washed the grease off the pavement outside occasionally too.
[quote][p][bold]Whistlejacket[/bold] wrote: When McDonald's first got planning permission for the Blake St "restuarant", one of the conditions was that they would carry out regular litter patrols of the area. It would certainly improve the appearance of Blake Street and Saint Helen's Square if this planning condition was enforced.[/p][/quote]It would be nice if they pressure washed the grease off the pavement outside occasionally too. gmc_1963
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12:21pm Thu 24 Jan 13

timcore says...

Do they earn a certificate of surliness through their employer?
Do they earn a certificate of surliness through their employer? timcore
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12:39pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Blythespirit says...

As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.
As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television. Blythespirit
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12:40pm Thu 24 Jan 13

dwykes says...

MouseHouse wrote:
McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.
And that's what a lot of them will go on to do.
It's 20 years since i worked there but at the time a lot of the "crew" were @ College or University.
It's these sort of service industry jobs with a variety of working hours that are needed by students amongst others.
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.[/p][/quote]And that's what a lot of them will go on to do. It's 20 years since i worked there but at the time a lot of the "crew" were @ College or University. It's these sort of service industry jobs with a variety of working hours that are needed by students amongst others. dwykes
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12:46pm Thu 24 Jan 13

yorkborn66 says...

Any new full time jobs instead of seasonal jobs in York, has to be a bonus.
Even though McDonald’s would never be my choice for food it does cater for allot of people who like it.
Any new full time jobs instead of seasonal jobs in York, has to be a bonus. Even though McDonald’s would never be my choice for food it does cater for allot of people who like it. yorkborn66
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12:51pm Thu 24 Jan 13

SteadyOn says...

Good news for Media Studies graduates.
Good news for Media Studies graduates. SteadyOn
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12:56pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Woody G Mellor says...

Blythespirit wrote:
As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.
Huh! Speak for yourself. I'd much rather be at home playing games than working in McDonalds.
[quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.[/p][/quote]Huh! Speak for yourself. I'd much rather be at home playing games than working in McDonalds. Woody G Mellor
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1:18pm Thu 24 Jan 13

YSTClinguist says...

No, this is a good thing. Providing MaccyD's ensure their lowest paid staff are earning a 'living wage' which will fit the JRF framework of affording rent, utilities, food, clothes when needed, a mobile phone and some money to spend to feel 'part of society'. Otherwise this action is just going to be actively placing people in poverty.
No, this is a good thing. Providing MaccyD's ensure their lowest paid staff are earning a 'living wage' which will fit the JRF framework of affording rent, utilities, food, clothes when needed, a mobile phone and some money to spend to feel 'part of society'. Otherwise this action is just going to be actively placing people in poverty. YSTClinguist
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1:49pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Stressed Out says...

Might be laying staff off, not taking more on. I see that someone has brought their licence to review. Load of blue notices were up on Blake Street since the New Year. If that goes ahead the place will be shutting at 11pm.
Might be laying staff off, not taking more on. I see that someone has brought their licence to review. Load of blue notices were up on Blake Street since the New Year. If that goes ahead the place will be shutting at 11pm. Stressed Out
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2:02pm Thu 24 Jan 13

DonnyD says...

That's all we need with an increasing obesity epidemic ....
That's all we need with an increasing obesity epidemic .... DonnyD
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2:10pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Von_Dutch says...

DonnyD wrote:
That's all we need with an increasing obesity epidemic ....
They're not expanding or opening new premises so not quite sure what your beef is (pardon the pun). It's not like they force burgers and milkshakes down peoples' throats. People need to take responsibilty for their own bodies and what they eat, but it's a sign of the times that folks will blame everyone and everything before taking any personal responsibility.
[quote][p][bold]DonnyD[/bold] wrote: That's all we need with an increasing obesity epidemic ....[/p][/quote]They're not expanding or opening new premises so not quite sure what your beef is (pardon the pun). It's not like they force burgers and milkshakes down peoples' throats. People need to take responsibilty for their own bodies and what they eat, but it's a sign of the times that folks will blame everyone and everything before taking any personal responsibility. Von_Dutch
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2:25pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Blythespirit says...

Woody G Mellor wrote:
Blythespirit wrote:
As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.
Huh! Speak for yourself. I'd much rather be at home playing games than working in McDonalds.
... And expect your parents to support you?
[quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.[/p][/quote]Huh! Speak for yourself. I'd much rather be at home playing games than working in McDonalds.[/p][/quote]... And expect your parents to support you? Blythespirit
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2:56pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Whistlejacket says...

Stressed Out wrote:
Might be laying staff off, not taking more on. I see that someone has brought their licence to review. Load of blue notices were up on Blake Street since the New Year. If that goes ahead the place will be shutting at 11pm.
Or possibly they're trying to get the licence changed to allow 24 hour opening. That would explain why they need extra staff.
[quote][p][bold]Stressed Out[/bold] wrote: Might be laying staff off, not taking more on. I see that someone has brought their licence to review. Load of blue notices were up on Blake Street since the New Year. If that goes ahead the place will be shutting at 11pm.[/p][/quote]Or possibly they're trying to get the licence changed to allow 24 hour opening. That would explain why they need extra staff. Whistlejacket
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4:00pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Old_Man says...

Blythespirit wrote:
As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.
Well said. McDonald's might not be everyone's cup of tea but they certainly train and look after their employees.
[quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.[/p][/quote]Well said. McDonald's might not be everyone's cup of tea but they certainly train and look after their employees. Old_Man
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5:03pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Stressed Out says...

Whistlejacket wrote:
Stressed Out wrote:
Might be laying staff off, not taking more on. I see that someone has brought their licence to review. Load of blue notices were up on Blake Street since the New Year. If that goes ahead the place will be shutting at 11pm.
Or possibly they're trying to get the licence changed to allow 24 hour opening. That would explain why they need extra staff.
I think you'll find that they already have 24hr opening as does the one at Clifton Moor.
[quote][p][bold]Whistlejacket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stressed Out[/bold] wrote: Might be laying staff off, not taking more on. I see that someone has brought their licence to review. Load of blue notices were up on Blake Street since the New Year. If that goes ahead the place will be shutting at 11pm.[/p][/quote]Or possibly they're trying to get the licence changed to allow 24 hour opening. That would explain why they need extra staff.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find that they already have 24hr opening as does the one at Clifton Moor. Stressed Out
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5:10pm Thu 24 Jan 13

lowbeam says...

It would be nice if they pressure washed the foul-mouthed yobbo's off the pavement outside occasionally too!!
It would be nice if they pressure washed the foul-mouthed yobbo's off the pavement outside occasionally too!! lowbeam
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5:22pm Thu 24 Jan 13

bloodaxe says...

McFilth. A staggering amount of trash littering the roadsides of the city environs comes from this company. Their website trumpets their responsibilty to the environment but, like their "food" it's a load of garbage. The nice thing about York is that it has lots of indie cafes, so there are alternatives to risking your waistline at McDo.
McFilth. A staggering amount of trash littering the roadsides of the city environs comes from this company. Their website trumpets their responsibilty to the environment but, like their "food" it's a load of garbage. The nice thing about York is that it has lots of indie cafes, so there are alternatives to risking your waistline at McDo. bloodaxe
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6:14pm Thu 24 Jan 13

south bronx red 2 says...

DonnyD wrote:
That's all we need with an increasing obesity epidemic ....
Yeah , shut Rowntrees down.
Moron.
Im not a fan of them. But industry recognises them as one of the best management trainee companies in the UK.
[quote][p][bold]DonnyD[/bold] wrote: That's all we need with an increasing obesity epidemic ....[/p][/quote]Yeah , shut Rowntrees down. Moron. Im not a fan of them. But industry recognises them as one of the best management trainee companies in the UK. south bronx red 2
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8:06pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Young folks who work in a regular hours job are learning how to be valuable citizens. Congrats to everyone of them who've taken up posts such as a McJob. They'll reap the benefits down the line when moving on in the employment stakes.
Young folks who work in a regular hours job are learning how to be valuable citizens. Congrats to everyone of them who've taken up posts such as a McJob. They'll reap the benefits down the line when moving on in the employment stakes. Garrowby Turnoff
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8:09pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Even AndyD says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
Young folks who work in a regular hours job are learning how to be valuable citizens. Congrats to everyone of them who've taken up posts such as a McJob. They'll reap the benefits down the line when moving on in the employment stakes.
Well said - I'm not fan of McCapitalism-Monster
, but the pay scales and opportunities are better than most, so.....fair play.
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: Young folks who work in a regular hours job are learning how to be valuable citizens. Congrats to everyone of them who've taken up posts such as a McJob. They'll reap the benefits down the line when moving on in the employment stakes.[/p][/quote]Well said - I'm not fan of McCapitalism-Monster , but the pay scales and opportunities are better than most, so.....fair play. Even AndyD
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3:53am Fri 25 Jan 13

BigJon says...

"FAST food firm McDonald’s is to create 45 new jobs in York this year."

According to the article, it is 45 jobs 'in York'....so, depending on whether you count the one on the A64, that is 45 jobs over 4-5 restaurants over the course of a year...or aprox 1 per restaurant per month.

Given that, as someone has pointed out, a lot of the staff are students who will probably move on after their course is finished, this figure does not seem to be much higher (if at all) than the regular turnover of staff would be. It would be interesting to see the regular turnover figures for staff and compare it to this to see how many of the jobs are actually "new" ones and how many are simply replacing staff that leave.
"FAST food firm McDonald’s is to create 45 new jobs in York this year." According to the article, it is 45 jobs 'in York'....so, depending on whether you count the one on the A64, that is 45 jobs over 4-5 restaurants over the course of a year...or aprox 1 per restaurant per month. Given that, as someone has pointed out, a lot of the staff are students who will probably move on after their course is finished, this figure does not seem to be much higher (if at all) than the regular turnover of staff would be. It would be interesting to see the regular turnover figures for staff and compare it to this to see how many of the jobs are actually "new" ones and how many are simply replacing staff that leave. BigJon
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4:38am Fri 25 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

DonnyD wrote:
That's all we need with an increasing obesity epidemic ....
To be blunt, the obesity epidemic is a result of lazy parents meeting their kids from school in a car, even though the kids school is 5 minutes walk or less from home, and instead of cooking a hearty meal the parentds drive to McDonalds. Then age 20 the kid is fat and the parents then say "oh McDonalds should be punished for having good tasting stuff like salt and fat in their food as it's all their fault and not ours at all for being lazy"... The only 'epidemic' I see is that of people refusing to accept responsibility for themselves and/or any dependants.
[quote][p][bold]DonnyD[/bold] wrote: That's all we need with an increasing obesity epidemic ....[/p][/quote]To be blunt, the obesity epidemic is a result of lazy parents meeting their kids from school in a car, even though the kids school is 5 minutes walk or less from home, and instead of cooking a hearty meal the parentds drive to McDonalds. Then age 20 the kid is fat and the parents then say "oh McDonalds should be punished for having good tasting stuff like salt and fat in their food as it's all their fault and not ours at all for being lazy"... The only 'epidemic' I see is that of people refusing to accept responsibility for themselves and/or any dependants. Magicman!
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9:13am Fri 25 Jan 13

capt spaulding says...

Blythespirit wrote:
As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.
and setting each other on fire in the park.
[quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.[/p][/quote]and setting each other on fire in the park. capt spaulding
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10:41am Fri 25 Jan 13

Omega Point says...

bloodaxe wrote:
McFilth. A staggering amount of trash littering the roadsides of the city environs comes from this company. Their website trumpets their responsibilty to the environment but, like their "food" it's a load of garbage. The nice thing about York is that it has lots of indie cafes, so there are alternatives to risking your waistline at McDo.
Make sure your calorific intake is less than your energy expenditure, then there is no problem. You can get obese eating to much anywhere. Snobbish comment as well as ignorant
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: McFilth. A staggering amount of trash littering the roadsides of the city environs comes from this company. Their website trumpets their responsibilty to the environment but, like their "food" it's a load of garbage. The nice thing about York is that it has lots of indie cafes, so there are alternatives to risking your waistline at McDo.[/p][/quote]Make sure your calorific intake is less than your energy expenditure, then there is no problem. You can get obese eating to much anywhere. Snobbish comment as well as ignorant Omega Point
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11:01am Fri 25 Jan 13

Rich Picking says...

This has to be good news !! It is far too easy to criticise when you have a job and I am sure that many many people will be applying and some will be disappointed when they are not selected.
As for the litter situation I have brought up my children to realise that litter must be placed in a bin and believe we all have a part to play when keeping the city clean. I believe that parents have a massive part to play with rules and expectations !! (thats another subject though)

Well done Maccy Ds on creating the jobs for local York folk.
This has to be good news !! It is far too easy to criticise when you have a job and I am sure that many many people will be applying and some will be disappointed when they are not selected. As for the litter situation I have brought up my children to realise that litter must be placed in a bin and believe we all have a part to play when keeping the city clean. I believe that parents have a massive part to play with rules and expectations !! (thats another subject though) Well done Maccy Ds on creating the jobs for local York folk. Rich Picking
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11:05am Fri 25 Jan 13

Maquis says...

MouseHouse wrote:
McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.
And this is the problem. People like you who think anybody is "too Good" for any job. If you need work, you take it.
Maybe you are better qualified / experienced but so what, if you don't have a job, then you are just as unemployed as the next person.

This is the attitude which stops our young people from taking the available jobs which then go to the immigrants who will do them regardless as to qualifications, then you will bleat on about "immigrants coming over here and taking our jobs"
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.[/p][/quote]And this is the problem. People like you who think anybody is "too Good" for any job. If you need work, you take it. Maybe you are better qualified / experienced but so what, if you don't have a job, then you are just as unemployed as the next person. This is the attitude which stops our young people from taking the available jobs which then go to the immigrants who will do them regardless as to qualifications, then you will bleat on about "immigrants coming over here and taking our jobs" Maquis
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1:03pm Fri 25 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Maquis wrote:
MouseHouse wrote:
McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.
And this is the problem. People like you who think anybody is "too Good" for any job. If you need work, you take it.
Maybe you are better qualified / experienced but so what, if you don't have a job, then you are just as unemployed as the next person.

This is the attitude which stops our young people from taking the available jobs which then go to the immigrants who will do them regardless as to qualifications, then you will bleat on about "immigrants coming over here and taking our jobs"
Too right. Not sure how many people will *want* to work there, but for the people who have to it's good news.
[quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.[/p][/quote]And this is the problem. People like you who think anybody is "too Good" for any job. If you need work, you take it. Maybe you are better qualified / experienced but so what, if you don't have a job, then you are just as unemployed as the next person. This is the attitude which stops our young people from taking the available jobs which then go to the immigrants who will do them regardless as to qualifications, then you will bleat on about "immigrants coming over here and taking our jobs"[/p][/quote]Too right. Not sure how many people will *want* to work there, but for the people who have to it's good news. YorkCityLuke
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2:40pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Tim Cronin says...

I had to use the toilets at my local MacDonalds recently. As i trotted off to use the facilities, just outside the door was a young employee mopping up a load of vomit on the floor, and on the back of his tee-shirt read `i`m loving it`. Now, judging by the look on the lads face, this was clearly far from the case.
I had to use the toilets at my local MacDonalds recently. As i trotted off to use the facilities, just outside the door was a young employee mopping up a load of vomit on the floor, and on the back of his tee-shirt read `i`m loving it`. Now, judging by the look on the lads face, this was clearly far from the case. Tim Cronin
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4:36pm Fri 25 Jan 13

YSTClinguist says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Maquis wrote:
MouseHouse wrote:
McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.
And this is the problem. People like you who think anybody is "too Good" for any job. If you need work, you take it.
Maybe you are better qualified / experienced but so what, if you don't have a job, then you are just as unemployed as the next person.

This is the attitude which stops our young people from taking the available jobs which then go to the immigrants who will do them regardless as to qualifications, then you will bleat on about "immigrants coming over here and taking our jobs"
Too right. Not sure how many people will *want* to work there, but for the people who have to it's good news.
Depends with the upcoming housing benefit cap and compulsory first 30% of council tax. It'll be difficult to see how they will manage to afford to pay their bills if they live in York and are under 50hrs a week on their hourly wage. The job might be more suitable for middle class university graduates that still live at home, until they decide to take the plunge and move abroad for work.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.[/p][/quote]And this is the problem. People like you who think anybody is "too Good" for any job. If you need work, you take it. Maybe you are better qualified / experienced but so what, if you don't have a job, then you are just as unemployed as the next person. This is the attitude which stops our young people from taking the available jobs which then go to the immigrants who will do them regardless as to qualifications, then you will bleat on about "immigrants coming over here and taking our jobs"[/p][/quote]Too right. Not sure how many people will *want* to work there, but for the people who have to it's good news.[/p][/quote]Depends with the upcoming housing benefit cap and compulsory first 30% of council tax. It'll be difficult to see how they will manage to afford to pay their bills if they live in York and are under 50hrs a week on their hourly wage. The job might be more suitable for middle class university graduates that still live at home, until they decide to take the plunge and move abroad for work. YSTClinguist
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1:47am Sat 26 Jan 13

Maquis says...

YSTClinguist wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
Maquis wrote:
MouseHouse wrote:
McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.
And this is the problem. People like you who think anybody is "too Good" for any job. If you need work, you take it.
Maybe you are better qualified / experienced but so what, if you don't have a job, then you are just as unemployed as the next person.

This is the attitude which stops our young people from taking the available jobs which then go to the immigrants who will do them regardless as to qualifications, then you will bleat on about "immigrants coming over here and taking our jobs"
Too right. Not sure how many people will *want* to work there, but for the people who have to it's good news.
Depends with the upcoming housing benefit cap and compulsory first 30% of council tax. It'll be difficult to see how they will manage to afford to pay their bills if they live in York and are under 50hrs a week on their hourly wage. The job might be more suitable for middle class university graduates that still live at home, until they decide to take the plunge and move abroad for work.
What????
The housing benefit cap will not affect people unless they are living in the higher priced housing in London.
I dont know about the 30% of council tax thing you mention.
McDonalds pays a good wage to those who put the effort in, not only minimum wage.
The tax threshold is increasing, so people on lower wages will pay little or no income tax.
These jobs are perfect for people who need work!
They can pay their bills by earning money, not refusing it and living off the state.
[quote][p][bold]YSTClinguist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maquis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: McJobs. All the teenagers / young adults I know can do better than this.[/p][/quote]And this is the problem. People like you who think anybody is "too Good" for any job. If you need work, you take it. Maybe you are better qualified / experienced but so what, if you don't have a job, then you are just as unemployed as the next person. This is the attitude which stops our young people from taking the available jobs which then go to the immigrants who will do them regardless as to qualifications, then you will bleat on about "immigrants coming over here and taking our jobs"[/p][/quote]Too right. Not sure how many people will *want* to work there, but for the people who have to it's good news.[/p][/quote]Depends with the upcoming housing benefit cap and compulsory first 30% of council tax. It'll be difficult to see how they will manage to afford to pay their bills if they live in York and are under 50hrs a week on their hourly wage. The job might be more suitable for middle class university graduates that still live at home, until they decide to take the plunge and move abroad for work.[/p][/quote]What???? The housing benefit cap will not affect people unless they are living in the higher priced housing in London. I dont know about the 30% of council tax thing you mention. McDonalds pays a good wage to those who put the effort in, not only minimum wage. The tax threshold is increasing, so people on lower wages will pay little or no income tax. These jobs are perfect for people who need work! They can pay their bills by earning money, not refusing it and living off the state. Maquis
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5:14pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Woody G Mellor says...

Blythespirit wrote:
Woody G Mellor wrote:
Blythespirit wrote:
As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.
Huh! Speak for yourself. I'd much rather be at home playing games than working in McDonalds.
... And expect your parents to support you?
Too right! I didn't ask to be born!!
[quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Woody G Mellor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blythespirit[/bold] wrote: As a parent of four teenagers, I welcome any company providing jobs for young people. Much better to have a McJob than to spend all your time playing games in front of the television.[/p][/quote]Huh! Speak for yourself. I'd much rather be at home playing games than working in McDonalds.[/p][/quote]... And expect your parents to support you?[/p][/quote]Too right! I didn't ask to be born!! Woody G Mellor
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