Trainee managers at McDonalds get better benefits than journalists

A-level students that have studied media or other so-called ‘micky mouse’ subjects may have been told they can only expect to get a job flipping burgers.

The hopeful youngsters, however may be better off at McDonalds, which boasts a far meatier benefits package than many journalists get on business-to-business magazines.†

Apparently, Formula Won Recruitment was not joking when it advertised a London-based business-to-business editor’s role for an unappetizing salary of between £18,000 and £25,000.†

Not only does the new recruit have to be a ‘highly-talented editor and able to juggle a number of tasks at once’ he or she would also be required to ‘assist with the production of a lively mix of magazines and newsletters’.

In addition, the individual needs to be creative, and able to think outside the box and generate innovative concepts. Perhaps, potential employees should really use their brains and get a job at McDonalds instead.

Unlike many impoverished journalists, a McDonalds manager in Doncaster can look forward to a starting salary of £18,500, as well as a company car, pension, private healthcare cover and a bonus.

There is no truth to the rumour that the Employee Benefits editorial team are practicing saying: “Do you want fries with that?”