McDonald's’s in Grimsby and Cleethorpes are hiring new staff to help make its stores friendlier and closer to the community. Customer care assistants are being recruited at the chain’s restaurants in Victoria Street in Grimsby and Meridian Point in Cleethorpes. McDonald's’s is also offering premium pay for the roles with a rate of £8.31 an hour for anyone over 16 instead of the standard £6 an hour for 16-year-olds. It says Customer Care Assistants will be “the face of the restaurant” in Victoria Street and Cleethorpes with a focus on “making children feel welcome” and “looking after customer needs”. It says: “We’re looking for a genuine smile plus an ability to connect with customers and make them feel valued.” The job description adds: ‘In a nutshell, you'll deal with customers and make sure everything runs as it should in the customer areas. “Activities include making children feel welcome, … [Read more...] about Our McDonald’s are hiring staff to make people happy
Making people happy
In The Methods of Ethics, a book read only by philosophers with an overdeveloped sense of duty, the late Victorian utilitarian moralist Henry Sidgwick argued that other philosophers of his day were wrong to believe that human beings act only for the sake of their own happiness or pleasure. There is a second spring of human action, he argues: the pursuit of excellence. A poet, a philosopher, or a sportsperson working obsessively may hope to be happy, but, more likely, what matters to them most is what they can achieve. Sidgwick’s work faded from fashion soon after his death in 1900. At Cambridge University, where he had been professor, he became a symbol of times past. The young Bertrand Russell and his fellows referred to him as Old Sidg. But his fortunes revived in the 1980s, and he is being read by undergraduates again. I don’t know if the current generation of university regulators ever studied him, but, if so, they have only remembered half of what he taught. We have … [Read more...] about What is the point of higher education if it doesn’t make people happy?
PUBLISHED: 06:00 13 November 2018 Greta Levy Amelia said: "I wouldn’t like to see anyone else get bullied at school for having no hair". Picture: Contributed Archant Amelia Isted, 9, volunteered to have her waist-length hair cut to her shoulders for a good cause. Amelia, 9, decided she was lucky to have such long hair and wanted to donate some of it to the Little Princess Trust. Picture: ContributedA nine-year-old girl has cut off her long-locks to help raise money for young people suffering with cancer. Amelia Isted volunteered to have her waist-length hair cut to her shoulders for a good cause. Amelia raised more than £1,300 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and donated 35cm of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.The Little Princess Trust handcrafts wigs for people up to the age of 24 who have lost their locks due to cancer treatment or other illness.Amelia raised more than £1,300 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and donated her hair ro be … [Read more...] about Girl ‘wants to make people feel like a princess everyday’ as she donates 35cm of her hair to charity
Harry Fone Follow 8 November 2018 • 2:19pm Welcome to Refresh – a series of comment pieces by young people, for young people, to provide a free-market response to Britain's biggest issues Oasis once sang "It's a crazy situation, but all I need are cigarettes and alcohol!" Most of us would probably add a cheeky McDonalds or a nice steak as occasional treats that help take the edge off stressful days, but now it seems that meat will be joining the list of evils that need their own special taxes. A report released this week has apparently "calculated" just how punitively high a "meat tax" would have to be to ward people off consuming various kinds of red and processed meats and thereby save the lives of 6,000 people a year. Criticising non-meat eaters is a dangerous business these days, as the editor of the Waitrose magazine found to his cost, but this story is emblematic of everything wrong with the current "public health" … [Read more...] about Eating red meat makes people happy. Stop trying to tax them into long-lived misery
Seeing friends’ holiday photos on Facebook makes people sad, research suggests BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Nine in ten Facebook users admit they feel low when they see their friends’ posts about travel, new research has found. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/seeing-friends-holiday-photos-on-facebook-makes-people-sad-research-suggests-37150256.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37150254.ece/63861/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_9c07d997-5d28-4274-9281-f80ab94a7cb2_1 Email Nine in ten Facebook users admit they feel low when they see their friends’ posts about travel, new research has found. The study of more than 800 Facebook users found women were more likely to feel down because posts made them envious of friends spending time with partners or families. Male users were more likely to report feeling sad because they are missing out on adventure and exploration. Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Falmouth, and Stockholm … [Read more...] about Seeing friends’ holiday photos on Facebook makes people sad, research suggests