A McDonalds advertising design specialist who was told she would only be paid $1.20 an hour will be offered a job at the company in January.
The 33-year-old, who works at McDonalds in Australia, told The Australian Financial Review that she felt she had no choice but to accept the offer after she was rejected for a job on a travel agency.
“I felt it was a desperate move to get the job and I couldn’t believe it,” she said.
“It felt like an insult to the people I worked with.”
Ms Noreen was told that if she accepted the offer she would be offered $1 an hour.
“There was no compensation for my work and the agency would pay for all of my expenses and I’d be able to use my home office for my personal use,” she explained.
“But I didn’t want to give in.”
Ms O’Connor, who had to make a change of lifestyle because of her work commitments, said she felt betrayed.
“The agency told me they would pay me $1/hour and that I wouldn’t have to work overtime and take home less,” she recalled.
“That’s just not fair to me.
I was so angry and upset.”
Ms Gervais is also hopeful that she will get the same job at McDonald’s next month.
“If McDonalds can get it right this time, it could be a long shot,” she told The ABC.
“At the moment it looks like it’s going to be a job for a couple of weeks at least.”
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