Business Corruption and Malfeasance


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McDonald's Blames Customers! w/ Melonie Mac​

Spooked McDonald's boss reveals huge amount prices have risen since 2019 in open letter about viral $18 Big Mac

McDonald's president Joe Erlinger admits in an open letter that prices are up across the menu by 40 percent in five years

Expert Neil Saunders, from GlobalData, told 'The letter is a bid to reassure customers that McDonald’s is not profiteering or acting unfairly.

'The problem is that while people may well buy that, the reality is that the price of menu items has become a lot more expensive.

'That may not be McDonald’s fault but it’s a problem for a meal that’s supposed to be an inexpensive indulgence.'

McDonald's made an eye-watering $14.5 billion profit last year.

In a 'myths vs facts' section of the letter, Erlinger says it is a myth that 'McDonald's has raised prices at a rate nearly double the rate of inflation'.
To back this up, he ignores the offical rate of inflation. Instead, he points to how much more McDonald's is paying for things.

He says: 'The average input costs (salaries, food and paper) are up around 40 per cent over the past five years. The average price of McDonald's menu items is up around 40 per cent over the past five years.'

He also admitted that the average price of a 10-piece McNuggets Meal now tpically costs 28 per cent more, up from $7.19 to $9.19.

Meanwhile he said a Big Mac was up 21 per cent, a Quarter Pounder with Cheese up 20 per cent and an Egg McMuffin up 23 per cent.

Erlinger admits that $18 Big Mac meals worry him - but says that they are the exception rather than the rule.

'I can tell you that it frustrates and worries me, and many of our franchisees, when I hear about an $18 Big Mac meal being sold - even if it was at one location in the U.S. out of more than 13,700.;

But then he rails aganst customers on social media talking about it.

He added: 'More worrying, though, is when people believe that this is the rule and not the exception, or when folks start to suggest that the prices of a Big Mac have risen 100% since 2019.'

His letter comes as a new report out Monday showed how much some popular combo meals have shot up in price.


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Adobe Monitors What You Do With Their Software

Adobe is spying on everything you do with their software, and if you want to use their products you are agreeing to have everything monitored.

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Fitness Center Internal Memo Labels Pride/BLM Symbols ‘Freedom Of Expression,’ Bans US Flag Except For Holidays

An internal memo from the 24 Hour Fitness Center labels Black Lives Matter and Pride Symbols “freedom of expression” while banning patriotic items like the American flag, except for holidays.

In the letter obtained by Libs Of TikTok, it informs employees that the fitness company is committed to “creating a more inclusive environment” before it details what is and is not allowed.

The memo said it encourages employees to “bring their full selves to work everyday” and then lists that “team members” can wear apparel that shows their “solidarity and support” for the following movements.

  1. “Black Lives Matter/BLM words.”
  2. “‘Pride’ and or pride rainbow logo.”
  3. “Juneteenth logo, symbol or date on Juneteenth (June 19).”
  4. “[US] Flag or United States logo” on federal holidays like Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Veterans Day, Patriots Day, etc.”

The leaked memo details come as Americans are being inundated all month long by corporate America from LGBTQ activists about embracing Pride.



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Why Nearly Half of US Online Job Postings Are Fake

Consequently, it’s not surprising that 55 percent of Americans say they’re “completely burned out” from job hunting, according to staffing company Insight Global.

Many hiring professionals say ghost posting hurts businesses that are actually trying to recruit new talent. Creating a pre-qualified pool of candidates for future openings is why 37 percent of surveyed hiring managers say they ghost post, but some argue it'll have the opposite effect.

“Ghost job postings are definitely problematic for companies legitimately trying to hire people,” Ben Lamarche, general manager at Lock Search Group, told The Epoch Times. “Not only do these clutter job boards and make it more difficult for candidates to find and apply to genuine job openings, they also cause frustration and mistrust among candidates.”

Working at a recruitment and consulting agency, Mr. Lamarche has witnessed the rise of fake job posts. A former recruiter friend of his confessed to posting “ghost jobs” to impress clients and boost his performance metrics. Mr. Lamarche noted the recruiter didn’t seem concerned about the candidates’ quality or level of interest, he was just looking for contact information.

He’s also seen incidents where professional candidates with perfectly matched skills suddenly face radio silence from hiring managers, only to find the exact job with the same ad posted on repeat every few weeks.

Tech companies, recruiters, and staffing agencies are among the biggest ghost posters, according to Stephen Greet, the CEO of BeamJobs.