Friday, August 05, 2005

For students with jobs, doing homework pays

McDonald's offers young employees financial incentive to study
GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Students working at some McDonald's restaurants around the country are getting paid whether they are flipping burgers or flipping through textbooks.
At Kathy and Jerry Olinik's two restaurants about 55 miles west of Detroit, high school and college students will be allowed to stay on the clock for an extra hour before or after their shifts this fall, as long as they spend the time doing schoolwork.
"Kids are our future. Anything we can do to support that is the responsible thing to do," Jerry Olinik says.
Trend spreading throughout the country
A McDonald's franchise owner in Wisconsin lets students stay on the clock to participate in a study group. Owners in North Carolina and Virginia allow employees to take English language classes as part of their shifts.
Burger King spokeswoman Laina Kawass says she has heard of franchise owners who make sure students finish their homework before their shifts...

2 Comments:

Blogger NYgirl said...

Evil McDonalds, the symbol of the Great Satan, can't be.

8:49 PM  
Blogger cyouincourt007 said...

Muahahahaha... : )

10:58 PM  

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