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McDonald's has yet again committed an employee relations gaffe, posting financial advice on its internal information website that advises employees how much they should tip nannies, personal trainers, pool cleaners, massage therapists and dog walkers for the holidays - at the same time as workers in 100 cities around the country were protesting what they say are less than subsistence wages.

The tips would add up to hundreds of dollars, NBC News reports, though the site also advises that people should live within their budgets.

McDonald's first reaction to questions about the site was to say that it is all third party content provided Emily Post. It's second reaction was to take down the posting.
KC's View:
These guys would appear to be about as tone-deaf as is humanly possible. They make it very difficult to be at all sympathetic to their arguments on the minimum wage issue.