If you’re feeling fed up with recent political events, here’s one more straw to place very gently on your camel’s back. (If you need a break from outrage instead, here are some puppies.)
Instead of offering its employees a living wage, McDonald’s partnered with Visa to give workers ideas on how to scrape by. As Robyn Pennacchia points out, their sample budget requires a 74-hour work week and makes no allowances for food or gas.
It’s a surprisingly frightening way to visualize the realities of minimum-wage work: a cheerily presented list of numbers that don’t add up.