McDonald’s outsourcing your drive-thru orders

First the manufacturing jobs went away, then IT, and now this:

The McDonald’s restaurant in Hermiston, Oregon appears to be “outsaucing” customers drive-thru meals.

The restaurant on Highway 395 has outsourced one of the most important jobs at the drive-through window — order taking.

When a customer drives through, they’ll be patched through to Grand Forks, North Dakota to place the order. Why? Because the minimum wage in North Dakota is $5.15, compared to Oregon’s $7.25.

Tim Nesbit is head of Oregon AFLCIO. He says this undercuts Oregon’s minimum wage by more than $2 an hour.

A McDonald’s media relations person in Illinois, where the corporate headquarters is based, never returned a phone call to the [Associated Press]

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