McDonald’s gives its 85,000 UK staff an employee discount card as soon as they begin work with the chain.
The card offers staff five standard discounts, including a medium extra value meal for £2.99, a breakfast extra value meal for £1.99, or a toasted deli sandwich meal for £2.99. There is a limit of two purchases per visit. Staff are also offered free meals while they are working.
Neal Blackshire, benefits and compensation manager at McDonald’s, says: “When we put it in place many years ago, it was done to try to formalise something that had happened in a number of restaurants informally. It was not intended to drive motivation, it was the right thing to do in our relationship with our staff.”
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