Good news for anyone who’s out of money and food!  From now until May 13th anyone in Japan who applies for a job and gets an interview at McDonalds will receive a complimentary small order of fries…

Okay, by now you’ve probably recovered from the shock of this amazing news.  According to their recent banner ad which reads “Let’s get started. McCrew: Until 5/13 all interviewees will receive a present of a free small fries.” this is no joke.

Like I was, you may be in denial that such a fantastic offer exists. That’s why I had to call my local Mickey D’s myself to confirm the news.

“Absolutely we are having the free small fry campaign.  However, we can’t confirm that all franchises in Japan are participating or not.”
(some McDonald’s employee)

It’s a stunning move that has rocked the fast food industry to its very foundation.  Employment analysts are predicting a massive influx of Rhodes scholars drawn in by those undeniably delicious salty snacks in the smallest portion designated by McDonald’s typically served to children under 5.

McDonald’s also seems brashly unconcerned that job candidates may leverage the free fries for a more highly paid position in a Burger King drive-through.  

Worse yet, some dishonest candidates may travel to McDonald’s; fill out and submit an application form; wait several days for a call to set up and interview; wait for the interview; then go through the hour long interview where they receive their free order of fries.  As they walk out of the interview clutching their golden brown present in the palm of only one hand they think to themselves “Suckers! I never wanted to work there. I just wanted this dollar worth of fries! Hahaha!”

Of course people on the internet have chimed in with their negative comments like “Is McDonald’s seriously going through with this campaign? Are they stupid?” and “A small fries? They could at least offer a medium.”  But when it comes to smart business decisions, who are you going to trust; some strangers on the internet or a multinational corporation who earned $27 billion last year?

Not everyone on the internet was negative about the move however.  One commenter wrote “I WUSH I wud eatin dose fraiZ write now Imma aply 2day!!!1!”
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