The Real Monthly Budgets of McDonald’s Employees
Following the publication of the outrageous budget proposed for McDonald’s employees, CNN has published the real-life monthly budgets of five McDonald’s employees. All five indicate negative monthly spending, relying on support from friends and family to make ends meet. None make anywhere near the income suggested by the original McDonald’s budget, even when working a second job. Most indicate that they are employed by McDonald’s only part time, despite their desire for full-time work.
And many have expenses not included in the McDonald’s budget—prescription medication not covered by insurance, childcare expenses, and so on. All are African American, adding an important racial element to the broader questions of economic inequality. It’s not a pretty picture, but well worth the read. The first, that of Devonte Yates, is pictured below.