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Jon Talton

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May 28, 2014 at 11:01 AM

McDonald’s and ‘real careers’

Last week, with protesters chanting outside McDonald’s annual meeting, Chief Executive Don Thompson told attendees, according to news reports, that “the company has a heritage of providing job opportunities that lead to ‘real careers.’ ” While this brought sneers from many critics, I think he’s probably right…but mostly about the McDonald’s circa 1979. Ray Kroc’s…


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