For those who say economic recovery is all about job creation, this is good news to be celebrated. But is it really? Consider this:
- McDonald’s always staffs up for the summer. Last April, it added about 50,000 jobs, too.
- These are low-skill low-wage jobs — not living-wage jobs.
- It’s not likely that these jobs last long. Many are likely day-laborer or casual-labor jobs.
I suspect that folks with jobs, who agree with the McD assertion that “A job is a job.” don’t ever want to take one of these. They just want to rag on the un- and under (employed). And perhaps they are a bit fearful of the future.