I just realized that Walmart and McDonalds are responsible for the most intelligent move ever. I know I am a little behind on this one, but Walmart has been putting McDonaldses in their stores for a number of years.
What is intelligent is not the merger of two of the most popular businesses we love to hate, it’s this:
It is now possible to work at both McDonalds AND Walmart at the same time. Congruently, it is possible to be IN both McDonalds and Walmart at the same time.
Would it be safe to assume that the problems that plague both organizations would be compounded in the square footage occupied by both organizations?
Would it be safe to assume that the workers behind the counter could be both goth and hick at the same time?
Could we surmise that the manager of the McDonalds inside the Walmart would be twice as bitter, autocratic and stickler-ish?
My brother chewy once had a job at Mickey D’s. They spent about 2 months “training” him, and then they only gave him 2-3 shifts per month. So they invested all that time in ‘learnin’ him the ropes and then they forced him out by not giving him any reasons to stay. Smart.
I do have to say that I benefited from my brother Chewy’s brief job there. At the Christmas party they held for the employees, my brother won a tin of gummy dinosaurs—which I promptly stole. He had put them in his drawer, but he didn’t hide the fact that they were there. I stole them—almost ALL of them—one at a time and sneakily, like me sneaking to the fridge at 4:00 am to cheat on my diet. He confronted me, and I denied any involvement. Yeah, genius.
That’s when I developed a keen liking for gummy candies. I had never before tasted them. Mmmmmm…the fruity goodness of gummy candy. It’s like a first kiss every time I taste one—squishy, a little awkward and you can’t wait ten seconds before you want to try another.
(Don't miss my other post from today; I posted it a little late because I was traveling.)