McDonald's Corporation Complaint - My disappointment in the pronounced changes in McDonalds over the years
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA -- I am a 64 year old American citizen. I pay my taxes and abide by the laws of this [once] great nation. I'm a wife, mom & grandmother.
I can only imagine the amount of money I have spent at McDonalds over the last half-century! I've always enjoyed the food, and appreciated the quality of McDonalds products. When traveling, it has been almost a "comfort" to see the hundreds and hundreds of billboards telling us where we can find a Big Mac. I remember a time when my 13 year old son suddenly yelled from the back seat, "Mom! I'm scared!" Well, I immediately pulled the car over, and asked him what the heck was wrong! I turned around in my seat to see a big grin on his face! "I haven't seen a McDonalds sign for over five minutes," he said! Well, the whole carload broke into giggles over that one! Now, however, I find myself avoiding Mickey D's. I don't have such a high opinion of the fast-food restaurant any more. I will usually opt for an In-n-Out Burger. Not because
I'm crazy about their hamburgers...I still like a Big-n-Tasty better than anyone else's. Rarely if ever, have I seen an Hispanic working at an In-n-Out Burger! I'm sick and tired of the Hispanic employees.
Don't get me wrong. I'm no racist, and if people who are here legally find jobs at fast-food restaurants, including yours, I don't hold it against them. I just want to be able to understand what they are saying to me. I want them to understand me, too. I don't care to hear a deafening roar of Spanish language conversation coming from the kitchen. I admit I want to see at least 50% American kids working at McD's! Guess what? They don't even want to APPLY for jobs at McDonald's any more! Why? Because of the huge numbers of Hispanics working there. They don't want to be hasseled by Mexican kids with attitudes.
Ever since the illegal immigration issue has grown to such epic proportions, Mexicans (legal or NOT) have become more and more difficult to interact with. I have walked out of several fast-food operations myself, including McD's! At the WalMart in my community, the McDonald's snack bar employees have been taught a series of words and phrases in English. If one throws an unfamiliar sentence or series of words at them in English, they become mute...they don't know what to do. They chatter incessantly in Spanish behind the counter, and I have complained that if I have to have my meal interrupted by loud voices, at least I want to hear the din in English. McDonald's has fallen quite a few notches on my fast-food list. I'd like to enjoy the good ol' American eating experience we used to be able to count on.
This is still America...albeit barely! Is it too much to expect an America experience at what used to be the "All-American McDonald's?"