Tuesday, 25 March 2008

The McDonald's difference.

Recently Sydney Anglican media has been looking at McDonald's, and discussing what the faithful of this fair city can learn from the way the Golden Arches structure and market their business.

It's sad that no mention is made of McDonald's refusal to discriminate against employees or customers on the grounds of gender, sexuality or marital status. I wonder how many burgers they'd sell if GLBT customers were routinely excluded? Or if divorced people were prohibited from purchasing fries and drinks, and women forbidden to rise above the position of assistant shift manager?

Aside from the fact that this sort of discrimination is illegal under Australian law, and the resultant fine substantial, my guess is Mcdonald's would be laughed into insolvency within weeks.

When Ronald McDonald has a greater commitment to justice and equality than the Sydney Anglican diocesean leadership is it any wonder they're no longer taken seriously?

2 comments:

Melinda Menzies said...

"When Ronald McDonald has a greater commitment to justice and equality than the Sydney Anglican diocesean leadership is it any wonder they're no longer taken seriously?"


That's priceless, I think I'll print it out and stick it to my fridge as my daily encouragement.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Alcibiades it's no wonder at all. When you put it that way, I can't think of anything more to say, except it's very sad.