According to ROC (Restaurant Opportunities Center), MCD and most all of its fast food rivals don't provide sick pay for their employees. This virtually guarantees that you will eat contaminated food if you frequent MCD or its clones. As the leader of the fast food industry, MCD needs to show that it cares about its customers and employees.
As for me, I will search out the few fast food joints that do provide sick pay (In N' Out & 5 Guys, I believe) and avoid MCD & its cheapskate peers.
You accurately reflect the mentality of MCD management, stunato. Maybe you should stand outside a 5 Guys, a Chipotle Grill, or an In'N Out and compare the customer traffic to a local MCD unit. These smaller chains will feast on the carcass of "too big to fail" MCD.
Companies that care about their employees and their customers always do better in the long run. By the way, it's a real shock to see how much better the attitude and appearance of employees is at my local In'N Out is compared to the employees of a nearby MCD unit.
You don't know what you're talking about, reroe. MCD employees work 20-40+ hours per week. Very few employees anywhere work less than 20 hours per week.
In any case, it's fine with me if you choose to eat in a restaurant where sick people handle your food. But shareholders should consider the bad publicity MCD would get if an employee with a serious communicable disease infected customers. MCD needs to insure that their employees have access to health care and get sick days off.
Having low wage workers without access to health care or sick pay isn't just bad for them, it affects customers and potentially shareholders as well.