McDonald's Employee Tips: Fast Food Chain Under Fire For Telling Workers to Eat Less and Stop Complaining (VIDEO)

Nov 21, 2013 10:47 AM EST | By Dina Exil

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McDonald's offers employees tips on how to cope with issues like the upcoming holiday financial crunch. (Photo : Reuters)

McDonald's is coming under fire for allegations it reportedly offered its workers on an in-house, employees-only McResource Line website, on how to cope with issues like the upcoming holiday financial crunch.

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The website reportedly urged workers to lower stress by making sure they take a two-week vacation every year to avoid the risk of a heart attack by 50 percent, and returning some holiday gifts so they can get themselves out of debt, according to MSN.

"Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist, could bring in some quick cash," the site stated according to MSN.

Another tip on the McDonalds employee list asks employees to "quit complaining" to help lower blood pressure and sing instead. 

"We make $7.25 an hour," Jeanette Lynn, a 26-year-old McDonald's worker in Durham, N.C., told the Huffington Post. "Why in the world would we take vacation if we already aren't getting paid enough?"

Lisa McComb, director of U.S. media relations for McDonald's, told the Huffington Post the McResource Line is meant to be an employee resource, and that some of the tips there could be "taken out of context."

According to NBC News, McDonald's claims Low Pay Is Not OK is attempting to smear the chain's name by releasing the tips. In the company's opinion, the hints provided to workers are simply there to help them become better, more productive people.

"The McResource website has helped countless employees by providing them with a variety of information and resources on topics ranging from health and wellness to stress and financial management," the company said in a statement. "The website also includes some rotating 'quick tips' and while we recognize that some of these could be taken out of context, the vast majority of the resources and information on the site are based on credible outside experts and well-published advice."

The website where the tips are not accessible to non-employees, but an outside group has put together a couple of videos about the tips. The first part of one of the videos shows a section called stress management.

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